Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost--October 25, 2020

Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

October 25, 2020



Call to Worship  One:

One: Lord, you have been our dwelling place for generations.
All: From everlasting to everlasting you are God. All:
One: Let your work be manifest in your servants.
All: May your glorious power shine through us.
One: Let the favor of the Lord be upon us.
All: May God prosper us for the work of our hands.

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                                      Be Thou My Vision

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession (unison)

Merciful and gracious God, we come together seeking your healing wisdom. Our lives are filled with anxiety and fear. We turn our backs on people in need and close ourselves away from opportunities to serve. Confusion and anger abound in our nation and in our hearts. Forgive us when we have chosen the pathways of greed and fear instead of the highway of peace and hope. Bind up our sounds and calm our spirits. Teach us again to turn to you in 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 90:1-6, 13-17

Special Music                          If Not Yet                                            Carrie Newcomer     

Hebrews Scriptures Deuteronomy 34:1-12

Message                                    The Servant of the Lord

Hymn of Response               Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

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                           Spirit of the Living God