The Worship of God | Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

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Chiming of the Hour

Music for Meditation

Now Thank We All Our God (Nun dankett alle Gott), arr. J. S. Bach
Sam Baker, organ

Welcome Home

Call to Worship

One:       What can we do O God to convince you to join us today?

Many:    Could we roll out the red carpet and put on a good show that you would choose to attend?

One:       Could we name our adversaries and start some kind of war with them, a prophetic contest?

Many:    You could swoop in and save our day and our triumph would tell us you are here.

One:       Could we clean up our act and do all the right things such that you would have no shame to be numbered among us?

Many:    Could we humble ourselves to the lowest levels that you might look upon our humility and come among us?

One:       Could we sing with such passion and emotion that we would have a sense of your presence?

Many:    No, we can do no more than to be together.

One:       Your words echo through the centuries, “Wherever 2 or 3 are gathered in my name, I am there among them.”

Many:    You’ve been here the whole time.

New Testament Lesson

Romans 13:8-14


Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing, vs. 1 and 3
Traditional American Melody, words R. Robinson
from the Worshipping Church #45

*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


In Christ There is No East or West,
J. Oxenham, R. Reinangle
from the New Century Hymnal, #395

Gospel Lesson

Matthew 18:15-20

Prayer for Illumination


Service of the Lord’s Supper

Invitation to the Table

Giving Thanks

The Great Feast

Music For Reflection

O Holy City Seen of John (Morwellham), arr. Seth Bingham
Sam Baker, organ

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.


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.