The Worship of God | Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Worshipers who wish to add their voice to elements marked with * may use the unmute icon (see image to the right) to unmute their microphone then again at the conclusion of that element to re-mute. Please keep your Zoom controls or phone muted at all other times to aid the focus of other worshipers.

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Chiming of the Hour

Music for Meditation

Prelude, T. Stern
Sam Baker, organ

Welcome Home

Call to Worship

One:   Open our hearts, that we may see!
Many: May we see our siblings the way God sees them.
One:    Open our hearts, that we may hear!
Many: May we hear the cries of our siblings the way God hears them.
One:    Open our hearts, that we may understand!
Many: May we accept others who are different than us, the way God accepts us.
One:    Open our hearts, that we may listen!
Many: May we listen to others, for we know God listens to us.
One:    Come, let us worship the God who breaks open the Word!
Many: May our hearts be broken open to the Gospel.

Hebrew Scripture

Genesis 32:22-31


Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise, v. 1 & 2
ST. DENIO, adapted Welsh ballad, John Roberts in Caniadeeth y Cysegr
words by Walter Smith
from the New Century Hymnal, #1 

*Morning Prayer

*Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

*Children’s Time


Won’t You Let Me Be Your Servant,  v. 1, 2, 4 & 6
by R. Gillard, arr. B.C. Pulkingham
from the New Century Hymnal, #539

Gospel Lesson

Matthew 14:13-21

Prayer for Illumination


Service of the Lord’s Supper

Invitation to the Table

Giving Thanks

The Great Feast

Music For Reflection

O Waly Waly, arr. J. Biery
Sam Baker, organ

*Life of the Church

Worshipers with information on the life of the church are invited
to unmute their microphones and offer their announcements.


Parting Hymn

Blest Be the Tie That Binds

Though we are set apart,
our times of gath’ring lost.
Our voices still we raise to God,
Who makes community.

Blest be the tie that binds
our hearts in Christian love.
The fellowship of kindred minds
is like to that above.