WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRELUDE “Take My Life, That I May Be” Kristina Langlois
*CALL TO WORSHIP --Ps. 36:7, 9
Leader: How precious is the steadfast love of God.
People: All people may take refuge in the shadow of
Leader: Christ is the fountain of life.
People: In Christ we behold the Light of God.
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN 321 “The Church’s One Foundation”
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Almighty God, we confess that we have been led astray by the idols of our world. We have depended on our possessions and have not placed our trust in your grace. We have carelessly consumed the gifts you offer and have failed to be faithful stewards. Forgive us, we pray. Lead us to true repentance that we may serve you faithfully. Through Christ we pray...
Silent Prayers of confession
WORDS OF ASSURANCE
The good news is that God has continued to love and save us (Psalm 36 v.10) in and through Jesus - whom we confess as Savior and Lord through the power of the Holy Spirit. Friends, believe these words of grace: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.
Thanks be to God!
*GLORIA PATRI “Glory Be to the Father” #581
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.
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSON: 1st Corinthians 12:1-31
SERMON: “Graced with Gifts” Rev. Barrett Ingram
*HYMN 697 (vss. 1-4) “Take My Life”
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The 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.
*“catholic” (little c) is translated as “universal” and is not a reference to the Roman Catholic Church.
ORDINATION/INSTALLATION OF ELDERS – Class of 2024
RECEIVING OF GOD’S TITHES AND OFFERINGS
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.
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
*HYMN 39 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
*POSTLUDE Toccata on “Veni Creator Spiritus”
*Those that are able are invited to stand.