The Worship of God | Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost


Prelude, W.A. Mozart

Chiming of the Hour

Music for Gathering

There’s a Quiet Understanding, Tedd Smith

Setting the Table

Welcome Home

Rev. Brent Bowden

Call To Worship

One: Hey FBCR, what does faith do?
Many: “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen.”
One: Yes, that’s what faith is, but what does faith do?
Many: Some say faith is belief, but it is more like a stubborn trust.
One: That does seem important, but what does it do?
Many: Our faith is a deeply held trust in the divine.
One: You do know a lot about faith, and you do seem to have a lot of it, but what does it do?
Many: Source and Sustainer of our Faith, help us to live the answer to this question with our lives and in our community. Amen

Music for Reflection

Fanfare, A. Soler

*Morning Prayer

Rev. Brent Bowden

*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.

Special Music

They Shall Not Hunger or Thirst, Lily Strickland

*Children’s Time

Benjamin Smith

Scripture Readings

James 2:1-17, Mark 7:24-3

Prayer of Illumination


Rev. Brent Bowden


Invitation to the Table

The Great Feast

Arioso, J.S. Bach

All worshipers are invited to proceed to the chancel to receive the elements of communion. All who wish to partake are invited, none are excluded. If you need to be served at your seat, please catch the eyes of the minister and they will gladly come to you

Prayer of Blessing




Blest Be the Tie that Binds,J. Faucett, J. Nägeli, arr. L. Mason

Thank you to all who led in worship for today’s serviceincludinggreeters, Dave & Doleen Hood; Musicians Ella Torres, soprano; Doleen Hood,piano; Samuel Baker, organ