The Worship of God | Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

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Chiming of the Hour

Music for Meditation

Nearer, My God, to You, S. Adams, arr. S. Bingham
Sam Baker, organ

Welcome Home

Call to Worship

One:                The God of our ancestors calls to us today;

Many:            May we have the faith of our ancestors to go where God leads us.

One:                The God of our children calls to us today;

Many:            May we work for justice and peace to build up the reign of God on earth.

One:                Jesus, the son of the Living God, calls to us now;

Many:            May we worship God, follow Jesus, and be moved by the Spirit to do justice, love mercy, walk humbly with God, now and forever. Amen.

Hebrew Scripture

Isaiah 43:1-5a, 15-19


Lead On Eternal Sovereign/In Egypt under Pharaoh,
E. Shurtleff/H. Smart 
from the New Century Hymnal, #573/574
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


Near, My God, to You, S. Adams, T. Troger
from the The New Century Hymnal, #606
Sam Baker, organ; David Labman, vocals

Gospel Lesson

Mark 1:14-15

Prayer for Illumination


Between Leaping and Landing
Rev. June Joplin

Moments For Response

Music For Response

Evensong,  by L. Lehmann
Danielle Romano, mezzo-soprano


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.