October 20, 2019

Order of Worship

- 10:30 am

The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works. (Ephesians 2:10)


God Gathers Us for Worship



Prayer of Preparation

* Call to Worship: Psalm 121:1-2

Leader:         I lift my eyes to the hills -

where does my help come from?

People:        My help comes from the Lord

the Maker of heaven and earth.

* Opening Psalm: How Great Thou Art (# 553)

* God’s Greeting

* Songs of Praise: In Christ Alone (# 770)

 The Steadfast Love of the Lord (# 347:2X)

* Prayer of Invocation


Continued by Children’s Worship, as we sing Go Now in Peace (# 950)

We Seek God’s Mercy

Call to Confession: Isaiah 30:15,18

I Will Give You Rest (# 666)

Prayer of Confession

Gracious God,

our sins are too heavy to carry,

too real to hide,

and too deep to undo.

Forgive what our lips tremble to name,

what our hearts can no longer bear,

and what has become for us

a consuming fire of judgment.

Set us free from a past that we cannot change;

open to us a future in which we can be changed;

and grant us grace

to grow more and more in your likeness and image;

through Jesus Christ, the light of the world. Amen

I Will Give You Rest (# 666: X2)

Assurance of Pardon: (# 671)

God’s will for our lives: Ubi caritas et amor (#154:3X)

* the passing of the peace:
The peace of the Lord be with you.
And also with you.
(We share the passing of the peace.)


We Hear God’s Word

Prayer for Right Hearing

Old Testament Reading: Genesis 32:22-31 (pg. 25)

PSALM 121: To the Hills I Lift My Eyes (# 331)

epistle Reading: Ephesians 2:1-10 (pg. 827)

Gospel Reading: Luke 18:1-8 (pg. 742)

                The word of the Lord

Thanks be to God.

Message:  Spirituality in Christ: God’s Workmanship

We Respond with Thanksgiving

* Hymn of Response: Amazing Grace (# 691)

Offerings:       The Ministries of Hessel Park Church
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The Lord be with you

And also with you.

Let us give thanks to the Lord.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.

(prayer continues)

God Sends Us Out with His Blessing

* Closing Hymn: To God Be the Glory (# 956)

* God’s Charge and Blessing

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord

Alleluia! Amen.

May the Lord watch over you –

Your going out and coming in,

your sleeping and waking,

 your labor and rest,

your dying and rising.

Truly, the Lord will keep your life – forever.

Alleluia! Amen.