The Worship of God | Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost


Gathering

Music for Meditation

Sonata in D, K. 576, Adagio, W. A. Mozart

Organ Prelude

Prelude and Fugue in G Major, J. T. Krebs

Chiming of the Hour

Setting the Table

Welcome Home

Call to Worship

One: May God bless us with discomfort

Many: At easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships

So that we may live deep within our hearts

One: May God bless us with anger

Many: At injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people,

So that we may work for justice, freedom, and peace.

One: May God bless us with tears

Many: To shed for those who suffer pain, rejection, hunger, and war

So that we may reach out our hands to comfort them and to turn their pain into joy.

One: And may God bless us with enough foolishness

Many: To believe that we can make a difference in the world

So that we can do what others claim cannot be done to bring justice and kindness to all our children and the poor.

Choral Response

What Does the Lord Require?, A. Bayly, E. Routley

*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

Special Music

How Can I Keep from Singing, American folksong, arr. R. Walter

Scripture Reading

Prayer for Illumination

Sermon

Giving Our Gifts to God

Music for Meditation

Love divine, all loves excelling, arr. C. Callahan

Prayer of Dedication

Benediction

Postlude

Crown Him with Many Crowns, arr. J. Blersch

Thank you to our musicians in today’s service including: Ella Torres, soprano; Danielle Romano, alto;
Josh Carlisle, tenor; Jack O’Leary, bass; Samuel Baker, organ; David Labman, piano, director.