Eighteen Sunday after Pentecost--October 4, 2020 World Communion Sunday


Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

October 4, 2020



Call to Worship

One: Come, all who hunger for good news.
All: We thirst for words of hope and healing.
One: Come, from rural road and city street.
All: We gather at the King’s invitation.
One: Come, join the celebration.
All: Let us worship the Lord!


Opening Prayer

Hymn                                                                  Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Extravagant God, you invite us to your table in the kingdom of heaven. But we do not take our place at the feast. We say, “We have more important things to do,” and turn back to labors that threaten to consume us. Beckon us again, we pray, that we may respond with gratitude. In your mercy, gather us in that we might experience the joy of your kingdom and taste the abundance of your grace.

Assurance of Pardon

Gloria Patri

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen, Amen.

Passing the Peace of Christ 

ONE: Since Christ has extended to us the peace of God, let us, as his disciples, spread his peace to others. The peace of Christ be with you.
ALL: And also with you.
ONE: We are now going to check to see who is with us this morning as our way of sharing Christ’s peace.

Prayer for Illumination

New Testament Reading Philippians 4:1-9

Special Music                                                 Cathy Bigler, Soloist

Hebrew Scriptures Exodus 32:1-14 

Message                                                            The LORD Changed His Mind

Hymn of Response   Let Us Break Bread Together


Invitation to the Table

Great Prayer of Thanksgiving

The Lord’s Prayer (Debts)

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. 

The Communion of the People

Prayer After Communion                           

Communion Hymn                                      Let Us Break Bread Together

Affirmation of Faith                                    Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand Of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.  I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting.  Amen.

Stewardship Moment

Prayer of Thanksgiving for our Blessings


Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise Him, all creatures here below; praise Him above, ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen

Closing Hymn                                              Kum ba Yah