We welcome everyone to worship with us during this new year. You are cordially invited to worship and fellowship with us at our 10:50 am morning service as we celebrate the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost. You are welcome to come and hear our pastor, the Reverend Pat Locke, whose sermon will be, "By Grace Alone" with the Scripture taken from Joel 2 and Luke 18. Sunday School begins at 10 am. The Lunch Bunch will be dining at Label Restaurant following our morning worship. We look forward to having you join with us in worship and Christian fellowship. We hope that you will be able to attend. May God Bless !! **
ORDER OF WORSHIP - SUNDAY, October 23, 2016
LITANY OF WELCOME
No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.
Welcome to our guests! Welcome to those who have no church home, need strength, have doubt, or want to know Christ better.
Welcome to those who have worshiped in this place for generations! Welcome to people of all racial & ethnic heritages, of all gender orientations, and to families of every shape and size.
We welcome you home!
RESPONSIVE CALL TO WORSHIP (Psalm 65)
Praise is due to you, O God of Zion, you who answer prayer!
Happy are those you choose and bring near to your courts.
O God of our salvation, you are the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas.
Those who live at earth's farthest bounds are awed by your signs; you make the gateways of the morning and the evening shout for joy.
You crown the year with your bounty; it overflows with your richness.
With the mountains, meadows and valleys we shout and sing together for joy.
Come, let us worship the God of our salvation!
The Standard Lectionary for the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost, October 23rd is: Joel 2:23-32; Psalm 65; 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18; and the Gospel of Luke 18:9-14.
PRELUDE: "Lift Up Your Heads" - Truro tune / Ritter
HYMN OF PRAISE (#267): "Come, Christians, Join to Sing"
RESPONSE TO CONFESSION (#576): "Lord, Have Mercy"
RESPONSE TO ASSURANCE (#581): "Glory Be to the Father"
ANTHEM: "To You I Lift Up My Soul" - Zgodava
HYMN (#829): "My Faith Looks Up to Me"
OFFERTORY: "Offertory in G" - Beethovan / Peterson
DOXOLOGY (#606): "Praise God from Whom All Blessing Flow"
CLOSING HYMN (#465): "What a Friend We Have in Jesus"
POSTLUDE: "Tambourin" - Gossec
*all hymns are from "Glory to God," the Presbyterian Hymnal (2013), unless otherwise noted.
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