Seventeen Sunday after Pentecost--September 20, 2020

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 27, 2020



Call to Worship

One: Come, let us worship God who provides for us.
All: Even though we whine and complain, God hears our cries.
One: Lift your voices in praise, for God has come to comfort you.
All: Thanks be to God who forgives and heals our wounded souls.
One: Come, celebrate God’s steadfast love.
All: Open our hearts, O Lord, and let us truly listen to your words.

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                                                       Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession (unison)

God of patience, your people grow weary. We complain and question. We put you to the test. Our mouths say yes, but our deeds say no. When we wander off your path, when we fail to follow through on our good intentions, when we give our attention to trivial things; gently call us back to you. Empty our hearts of anger and pride. Empty our souls of greed and selfishness. Empty our minds of envy, doubt, and mistrust. Forgive us our wrongdoing, and reclaim us with your love.

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 78:1-4, 12-16

Special Music                                       Like a River Glorious                        

Hebrews Scriptures Exodus 17:1-7

Message                                                 "Is the Lord Among Us?"

Hymn of Response                            There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy

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 

Musical Response

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                                      Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah