The Worship of God | Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

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Chiming of the Hour

Music for Meditation

The Solid Rock, by E. Note,  W. Bradbury, arr. D. Labman
(my hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness…)
David Labman, piano

Welcome Home

Chuck Sparnecht

Call to Worship

Tim Guara

One:    Thus says the Lord:

Many: Maintain justice, and do what is right, for soon my salvation will come and my deliverance be revealed.

One:    Happy is the mortal who does this…better than sons and daughters;

Many: I will give them an everlasting name that shall not be cut off.

One:    And the foreigners who join themselves…and hold fast my covenant—

Many: these I will bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer;

One:    their burnt-offerings and their sacrifices…for all peoples.

Many: Thus says the Lord God, who gathers the outcasts of Israel, I will gather others to them besides those already gathered.

Hebrew Scripture

Genesis 45:1-15


Blessed Assurance, F. Crosby, P. Knapp
from the Worshipping Church, #514
Sam Baker, organ; David Labman vocals

*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

Revs. Ken and Peg Williams


Help Us To Accept Each Other, vs. 1,2, & 4
by F. Kaun, J. New Beck, from the The Worshipping Church, #437
Sam Baker, organ; David Labman, vocals

Gospel Lesson

Matthew 15:21-28
Rev. Ivan Marable

Prayer for Illumination


Hope and Reconciliation in the Midst of Trauma
Rev. Ivan Marable

Moments For Response

Tim Guara

Music For Response

Lotosblume,  by R. Schumann
Hugo Christensen-Diehl, baritone


Prayer of Dedication

*Life of the Church

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


Rev. Ivan Marable