August 18, 2019

Order of Worship

- 10:30 am

In Remembrance of Me

The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup
you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
(1 Corinthians 11:26)

God Gathers Us for Worship



Prayer of Preparation

* Call to Worship: Psalm 95:6

Leader:           Come, let us bow down in worship,
People:                      let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;
                        for he is our God
                                    and we are the people of his pasture,
                                    the flock under his care.

* Opening hymn: Now with Joyful Exultation (# 512:1-3)

* God’s Greeting

* Songs of Praise:    Come Now, O Prince of Peace (# 905)
                                    The Steadfast Love of the Lord (# 347)

* Prayer of Invocation

Children’s Sermon

We Seek God’s Mercy

Call to Confession: Matthew 11:28-30

Prayer of Confession (# 636)

Kyrie Eleison (# 637)

Assurance of Pardon: (#636)

* We Share the Passing of the Peace

The peace of the Lord be with you.
And also with you.

God’s will for our lives: Ephesians 4:32-5:2


We Hear God’s Word

Prayer for Right Hearing

Old Testament Reading: Jeremiah 23:23-29 (pg. 554)



God presides in the great assembly;
he renders judgment among the “gods”:

“How long will you defend the unjust
and show partiality to the wicked?

 Defend the weak and the fatherless;
uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.

Rescue the weak and the needy;
deliver them from the hand of the wicked.


“The ‘gods’ know nothing, they understand nothing.
They walk about in darkness;
all the foundations of the earth are shaken.

I said, ‘You are “gods”;
you are all sons of the Most High.’

But you will die like mere mortals;
you will fall like every other ruler.”

Rise up, O God, judge the earth,
for all the nations are your inheritance.


Hal H. Hopson © 1988 Hope Publishing Company.  Used with permission.

Epistle Reading: 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 (pg. 812)

Gospel Reading: Luke 12:49-56 (pg. 738)

                        The word of the Lord

                        Thanks be to God.

Message: In Remembrance of Me: Communion

We Respond with a Feast of Thanksgiving

* Hymn of Response: Let Us Break Bread Together (# 837)

Offerings:      The Ministries of Hessel Park Church
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Sursum Corda (Lift up your hearts):

Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right for us to give thanks and praise.


It is truly right and our greatest joy
to give you thanks and praise,
O Lord our God, creator and ruler of the universe.
You formed the universe in your wisdom,
and created all things by your power.
You set us in families on the earth
to live with you in faith.
We praise you for good gifts of bread and wine,
and for the table you spread in the world
as a sign of your love for all people in Christ.
Great and wonderful are your works, Lord God almighty.
Your ways are just and true.
Therefore we lift our hearts in joyful praise,
joining our voices with choirs of angels,
and with all the faithful of every time and place,
who forever sing to the glory of your name:

* Sanctus (Holy): Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty (# 538:4)


We praise you, most holy God,
for sending your only Son to live among us, sharing our joy and sorrow.
He told your story, healed the sick, and was a friend of sinners.
Obeying you, he took up his cross and died that we might live.
We praise you that he overcame death and is risen to rule the world.
He is still the friend of sinners.
We trust him to overcome every power that can hurt or divide us,
and believe that when he comes in glory, we will celebrate victory with him.

Anamnesis (Remembrance) and Words of Institution

We give thanks to God the Father
that our Savior, Jesus Christ, before he suffered,
gave us this memorial of his sacrifice until he comes again.
The Lord Jesus, on the night when he was betrayed, took bread,
and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said,
“This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.”
In the same way, he took the cup after supper, saying,
“This cup is the new covenant in my blood;
do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.”
For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup,
you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.


Great is the mystery of faith:
Christ has died,
Christ is risen,
Christ will come again.

Epiklesis (Invocation of the Holy Spirit)

Gracious God,
pour out your Holy Spirit upon us
and upon these your gifts of bread and wine,
that the bread we break and the cup we bless
may be the communion of the body and blood of Christ.
By your Spirit make us one with Christ,
that we may be one with all who share this feast,
united in ministry in every place.
As this bread is Christ’s body for us,
send us out to be the body of Christ in the world.

The Lord’s Prayer

Now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we pray:

Our Father in heaven,
            hallowed be your name,
            your kingdom come,
            your will be done,
            on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
            as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial
            and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
            now and forever. Amen.

Invitation to the Sacrament

Congregation in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord has prepared his Table for his church.  All who love him and trust in him alone for their salvation are now invited to join with Christ in this holy supper. 

We come with gladness.  Thanks be to God!

The Communion

Thanksgiving Prayer

Gracious God, we thank you for the love
that brings us food from heaven,
gives us the life of your dear Son,
and assures us that we belong
to the company of all his faithful people
in heaven and on earth.
Grant that, strengthened by this fellowship
and by the power of his Holy Spirit,
we may continue his work in the world,
until we come to the glory of your eternal kingdom;
through the same Jesus Christ,
your Son, our Lord. Amen.

God Sends Us Out with His Blessing

* Closing Hymn: Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow (# 965: English, All Languages)

* God’s Blessing

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord
Amen. Alleluia!
The God of peace,
who brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus,
the great shepherd of the sheep,
by the blood of the eternal covenant,
make you complete in everything good
so that you may do God’s will,
working among us that which is pleasing in God’s sight,
through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever!
Alleluia! Amen