The Worship of God | Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

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Chiming of the Hour

Music for Meditation

Todd Haefele, guitar

Welcome Home

Call to Worship

One:       Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good;
love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honour.

Many:    Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. 

One:       Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer.

Many:    Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers.

One:       Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.
Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.
Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly;
do not claim to be wiser than you are.

Many:    Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. 

All:         Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Gospel Lesson

Matthew 16:21-28


Called as Partners in Christ’s Service, vs. 1 and 3
BEECHER, Zundel, J. P. Huber
from the New Century Hymnal, #495
David Labman piano, 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


When Israel was in Egypt Land, vs. 1,3, and 4
African American Spiritual
from the The New Century Hymnal, #572
David Labman, piano, vocals

Hebrew Lesson

Exodus 3:1-15

Prayer for Illumination


Moments For Response

Music For Response

Peace Be Still,  by A. Denson and J. Nelson
Dave, Doleen & Oliver Hood, vocals
Doleen Hood, accompaniment


Prayer of Dedication

*Life of the Church

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