Fifteen Sunday ater Pentecost--September 13, 2020

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 13, 2020



Call to Worship

One: Our God is majestic in holiness, awesome in splendor, and worthy of our highest praise.

All: Who is like the Lord?

One: Our God blew back the waters, prepared a path through the sea, and appeared as a pillar of fire to light the way.

All: Who is like the Lord?

One: The Lord is our strength and our salvation.

All: Let us sing to the Lord who triumphs gloriously!

Opening 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

Hymn                                                         Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty               35 purple (vs. 1 & 2) 8 green (vs.  1 & 2)

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession (unison)

O God, we confess that our lives do not always reflect your transforming power. You are gracious, but we cling to judgment. You are kind, but we can be cruel. You are forgiving, but we nurse grudges and old wounds. You are filled with joy, but too often we are filled with dissatisfaction and complaints. Forgive us, O God, and fill us with your Holy Spirit this day, and make us new through Christ.

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

Psalm Lesson Psalm 114 

Special Music                                        Raise Your Hands

Hebrews Scriptures Exodus 14:19-31

Message                                                  The Lord is on Their Side

Hymn of Response                            There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy  435 purple (first half of verses 1 & 2) 68 green (vs. 1 & 3)

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.

Prayers of the People 

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                                       Great Is Thy Faithfulness                39 green (vs. 1) 43 green (vs. 1)