November 11, 2018

Order of Worship

- 10:30 am

The 25th Sunday after Pentecost

But now Christ has appeared once for all at the end of the ages

to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself.  (Hebrews 9:26)

 

God Gathers Us for Worship

Prelude

Welcome

Prayer of Preparation

* Call to Worship (from Psalm 146)

Praise the LORD, O my soul,

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

Do not put your trust in princes,

        in mortal men, who cannot save.

Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob

        whose hope is in the Lord his God,

He upholds the cause of the oppressed

        and gives food to the hungry.

The Lord reigns forever.

        Praise the LORD

* Psalm 146: Praise the Lord, Sing Hallelujah (# 518)

* God’s Greeting

* Songs of Praise:       Be Still for the Presence (# 532)

 He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands (# 26:1,3-6)

* Prayer of Invocation

Children’s Sermon

Children ages 3-7 are invited to Children’s Worship
as we sing Go Now in Peace (# 950)

We Seek God’s Mercy

Call to Confession: Hebrews 4:15-16

Prayer of Confession

Eternal God, you do not change.

You have revealed yourself to us in your Word.

You call us to worship you in spirit and in truth.

But we confess that we often worship

not your true self but who we wish you to be.

We too often ask you to bless what we do

rather than seeking to do what you bless.

Forgive us for seeking concessions

when we should be seeking guidance.

Forgive us when our worship shapes you into what we want

instead of shaping us into what you want.

Help us to meet you here, that we might bow

before your unspeakable majesty

and so live for you now and ever, in Christ. Amen.

Song of Dedication: Take, O Take Me As I Am (# 741)

Assurance of Pardon: Isaiah 53:5,4

* 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: Mark 12:29-31

Prayer of God’s People

We Hear God’s Word

Prayer for Right Hearing

Old Testament Reading: 1 Kings 17:8-16 (pg. 253)

Epistle Reading: Hebrews 9:24-28 (pg. 850)

Gospel Reading: Mark 12:38-44 (pg. 718)

The word of the Lord

Thanks be to God.

Message: The Appearance of righteousness

 

We Respond with Thanksgiving

* Hymn of Response: Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God (# 746)

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

* Doxology: Now Blessed Be the Lord our God (# 953)

* God’s Blessing

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord

Thanks be to God.  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.

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