Twelfth Sunday atter Pentecost--August 23, 2020

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

August 23, 2020



Call to Worship

One: You have called us to together, O Lord.
All: Each one of us is unique, with differing gifts and talents.
One: Yet each talent is valuable in God’s realm.
All: We, who are many, are one in body in Christ.
One: Come, let us praise the Lord who has called together.
All: Let us open our hearts and spirits to God’s word for us.

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                                                     Jesus Calls Us                                     720 purple (vs. 1 & 4) 375 green (vs.  1 & 4)         

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession (unison)

Caring God, you call us to be the body of Christ: to live in community, to care for one another, to use our different gifts. Instead of working to sustain community, we follow our own desires. Instead of trusting in your care, we think we can do it alone. Forgive our neglect of others. Give us obedient spirits, that we may care for one another, depend on your love, and use our gifts for your gospel.

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

Hebrews Scriptures Isaiah 51:1-6

Special Music                                       There Is a Balm in Gilead    

Gospel Lesson Romans 12:1-8

Message                                                  Living Sacrifice                    

Hymn of Response                            We Are One in the Spirit                 300 purple (vs. 1 & 4) 284 green (vs. 1 & 4)

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                                   Take My Life                                   697 purple (vs. 1 & 6) 379 green (vs. 1 & 3)