September 23, 2018

Order of Worship

- 10:30 am

The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

The wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate,

submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.  (James 3:17)


God Gathers Us for Worship



Prayer of Preparation

* Call to Worship (from Psalm 146)

Praise the LORD, O my soul,

        I will praise the Lord all my life;

        I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.

Blessed is the one whose help is the God of Jacob,

        Whose hope is in the Lord his God

The Maker of heaven and earth,

        the sea, and everything in them –

        the Lord who remains faithful forever.

Praise the LORD

* Opening Hymn: Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise (# 579)

* God’s Greeting

* Songs of Praise:                Come, People of the Risen King (see bulletin insert)

He Is Lord (# 227)

* Prayer of Invocation

We Seek God’s Mercy

Call to Confession: Psalm 116:1-2, 5

Prayer of Confession and Assurance of Pardon (# 636)

Kyrie (# 637)

* 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: James 1:19-22, 27

Song of Dedication: Ubi caritas et amor (# 154: 3X)

Prayer of God’s People

We Hear God’s Word

Prayer for Right Hearing

Old Testament Reading: Proverbs 31:10-31 (pg. 471)

Psalm 1

Refrain (see bulletin)

Blessed is the one

        who does not walk in step with the wicked

or stand in the way that sinners take

        or sit in the company of mockers,

but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,

        and who meditates on his law day and night.

That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,

        which yields its fruit in season

and whose leaf does not wither—

        whatever they do prospers.


Not so the wicked!

        They are like chaff

        that the wind blows away.

Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,

        nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,

        but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.


Epistle Reading: James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a (pg. 855)

Gospel Reading: Mark 9:30-37 (pg. 715)

The word of the Lord

Thanks be to God.

Message:   The Path to Greatness

We Respond with Thanksgiving

* Hymn of Response: I Surrender All (# 739)

Offerings:      The Ministries of Hessel Park Church
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Prayer of Thanksgiving

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
(Prayer continues)

God Sends Us Out with His Blessing

* Closing Hymn: Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing (# 933)

* God’s Blessing

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord

Thanks be to God.  Alleluia!

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ,
the love of God,
and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all..

Alleluia!  Amen.