WP September 15, 2019

September 15, 2019:  14thSunday after Pentecost

 

PRELUDE & CANDLE LIGHTING

 

WELCOME

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP  

As Abraham welcomed the strangers
So God welcomes us.
God greets us with joy
and says, “rest here for a while.”
God brings out water to wash our dusty feet.
God prepares a meal to nourish our weary spirits.
So let us receive the gracious hospitality of our God.
Let us rest in this holy placewhere there is shade and water, food and laughter.

Let us worship God!

Written by Joanna Harader, https://spaciousfaith.com

 

*OPENING PRAYER

 

*PRAISE SONGS

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Wondrous God, who sets suns and moons above us, mountains and valleys beneath us, and friends and strangers among us:  How often have we tried to hide from your presence, how seldom have we looked for your creating face and your fashioning hand!

Lord, have mercy upon us.

Wondrous God, who took upon yourself flesh of our flesh in Jesus our brother, and being found in human form made the ultimate disclosure of yourself in the face of Jesus Christ:  how often we have forgotten you, how seldom have we really loved and followed you!

Christ, have mercy upon us.

Wondrous God, who pours out freely the Holy Spirit: how often have we ignored your promptings, how seldom have we asked for your help or accepted your gifts!

Lord, have mercy upon us.  Amen.

Reprinted by permission from The Worship Sourcebook©2004 Faith Alive Christian Resources.

 

(Silence for personal reflection and confession)

 

*SONG OF THANKSGIVING

 

*PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

 

*PRAISE SONG 

 

SCRIPTURE READING  Genesis 18:1-15; 21:1-7

 

CHILDREN’S TIME

 

SERMON “She Laughs, God Laughs, We Laugh”

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.  Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread.  And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.  Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever.  Amen.

 

*DEDICATION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS

 

OUR SHARED LIFE AND SERVICE

 

*CLOSING SONG

 

*BENEDICTION