Morning Worship 


10:30 A.M.                                                                          October 21, 2018




 WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE BODY OF CHRIST                                            


PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP #301 (Vs. 1, 5)       All Are Welcome        TWO OAKS        

Let us build a house where love can dwell and all can safely live,

a place where saints and children tell how hearts learn to forgive.

Built of hopes and dreams and visions, rock of faith and vault of grace;

here the love of Christ shall end divisions: all are welcome;

All are welcome; all are welcome in this place.


Let us build a house where all are named, their songs and visions heard

and loved and treasured, taught and claimed as words within the Word.

Built of tears and cries and laughter, prayers of faith and songs of grace;

let this house proclaim from floor to rafter: all are welcome;

All are welcome; all are welcome in this place.


*CALL TO WORSHIP (Responsive) (Please Stand)     

Be still, and know that God is.

      God was, also, in the beginning.

  And when all human striving has ceased, God will still be.

     From everlasting to everlasting, God is God and alone is worthy to be worshiped.

Let us sing praise to our God


*HYMN 24                      God Who Stretched the Spangled Heaven              HOLY MANNA


*SHARING OF CHRIST’S PEACE                                                                                        

The peace of Christ be with you.

      And also with you.

                                                    Sharing of Christ’s peace.**


CALL TO CONFESSION             (Please Be Seated)                                                        


  PRAYER OF CONFESSION (In Unison)                                                                              

Gracious God, you have promised to receive us when we come to you.  We confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed.  We have disobeyed your law. We have not loved you or our neighbors as we should. Forgive us, O God, and grant that we may live and serve you in newness of life; through Jesus Christ our Savior.




  RESPONSE 418 (Vs. 1)     Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling       SOFTLY AND TENDERLY

        Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling, calling for you and for me.

See, on the portals he’s waiting and watching, watching for you and for me.

Refrain:    “Come home, come home!  You who are weary, come home.”

                 Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling, calling, “O sinner, come home!”              


ASSURANCE OF PARDON                                                                                                 


  RESPONSE 318 (Vs. 3)    In Christ There Is No East or West                               St. Peter

Join hands, disciples of the faith, what e’er your race may be.

All children of the living God are surely kin to me.




  SCRIPTURE READING FROM THE PSALMS                                                PSALM 130

                                                (Standard Print Pew Bible, O.T. p. 614)


  ANTHEM                                 Order My Steps                                       Arr. Schrader

Order my steps in your Word, dear Lord, lead me, guide me, every day. Send your anointing, Father, I pray. Order my steps in your Word. Humbly I ask thee, teach me your will, while you are working, help me be still. Tho’ Satan is busy, God is real! Order my steps in your Word. I want to walk worthy, my calling to fulfill. Please order my steps, Lord, and I’ll do your blessed will. The world is ever changing, but you are still the same. If you order my steps, I’ll praise your name. Order my steps in your Word, order my tongue in your Word, guide my feet in your Word, wash my heart in your Word. Show me how to walk in your Word, show me how to talk in your Word. When I need a brand new song to sing, show me how to let your praises ring. Order my steps in your Word.

                                                                                   Chancel Choir


  MESSAGE                           The Danger of Hiding                             Guest Pastor

                          Message Text: Acts 4:32-5:11 (Standard Print Pew Bible, N.T. p. 1081)



I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead.  On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.


*HYMN 726                              Will You Come and Follow Me                      KELVINGROVE


PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                                                                                               


LORD’S PRAYER (In Unison)                                                                                               

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your 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 yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever.  Amen.


WORSHIP OF GOD IN TITHES AND OFFERINGS                                                           

      Offertory                          Largo                                                          Eccles


*DOXOLOGY 608        Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow               PRAISE GOD

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise Christ, all people here below;

Praise Holy Spirit evermore; praise Triune God, whom we adore.


*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING                                                                                            


*HYMN 547                           Go My Children                                   AR HYDY NOS




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