The Worship of God | Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost


Prelude

Praeludium in C, Dieterich Buxtehude

Chiming of the Hour

Music for Gathering

Great is the Lord, Michael and Deborah Smith

Setting the Table

Welcome Home

Benjamin Smith

Call To Worship

One: Welcome, friends and strangers, beloved children of God, to God’s wide-open arms.
All: Now is our set-apart time to worship God!
One: Welcome, teachers and students, listeners and learners, to God’s wide-open arms.
All: Now is our set-apart time to worship God!
One: Welcome, young and young-at-heart, tired and tireder-than-tired, to God’s wide-open arms.
All: Now is our set-apart time to worship God!
One: Welcome, in-person friends and folks on Zoom, to God’s wide-open arms.
All: Now is our set-apart time to worship God!
One: Welcome, every single one of you, recipients of the Spirit’s wisdom, to God’s wide-open arms.
All: Let’s worship God together today, Amen.

Music for Reflection

Gather us In, John A. Behnk

*Morning Prayer

Benjamin Smith

*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

We Worship You Almighty God, Mark Patterson

*Children’s Time

Benjamin Smith

Hebrew Scripture

Proverbs 1:20-33

Prayer of Illumination

Sermon

Rev. Brent Bowden

Giving Our Gifts to God

Music for Reflection

Oh God Who Give to Humankind, Thomas Tallis

Blessing of Educators and Learners

Prayer of Dedication

Life of the Church

Benjamin Smith

Thank you to all who led in worship for today’s serviceincluding today’smusicians Ella Torres, soprano; LaurenCase, alto; Andrew Miller, tenor; JackO’Leary, bass; Doleen Hood, piano; Samuel Baker, organ. Another big thank youto the FBCR Kids for providing today’s wonderful Communion Table Art

Benediction

Postlude

Trumpet Tune, David N. Johnson