WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
*CALL TO WORSHIP -- based on Psalm 130
Leader: Out of the depths I cry unto you, O Lord;
People: O Lord, hear our voice.
Leader: I wait for the Lord, my soul waits
People: In God's Word we put our hope.
Leader: For with the Lord is unfailing love.
People: In God, there is full redemption.
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN 307 “God of Grace and God of Glory”
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Lord, we look for you in the wrong places. We put our trust in material things. We worry about things we cannot change. We wonder if you are even there at all. For all the times we have doubted you, Lord, forgive us. For all the ways we have neglected your word and ignored your people, forgive us. Do not be far from us, Lord. There is no one else we can turn to for help. Renew our hearts and help us put our trust in you...
Silent Prayers of confession
WORDS OF ASSURANCE
There is no wrong that God cannot make right. There is no chasm that can separate us from God’s love. The Lord is patient and kind, generous and good. God will not forsake you or leave you. Turn to the Lord with confidence and put your faith in God’s great mercy. By the power of Jesus Christ, we are made whole.
*GLORIA PATRI “Glory Be to the Father” #581
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSON: Luke 16:19-31
SERMON “Chasm” Rev. Barrett Ingram
*HYMN 708 “We Give Thee but Thine Own”
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The Apostles’ Creed Page 35
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
RECEIVING OF GOD’S TITHES AND OFFERINGS
*DOXOLOGY – Hymn 606
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION
*HYMN 711 “Lord of All Good”
*Those who are able are invited to stand.