WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRELUDE “If You But Trust God to Guide You”
*CALL TO WORSHIP – from Psalm 119:1,2
Leader: Happy are those whose way is blameless,
People: who walk in the law of the Lord.
Leader: Happy are those who keep the Lord’s decrees,
People: who seek the Lord with their whole heart.
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN 39 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Merciful God, we confess that we remain preoccupied with ourselves, separated from sisters and brothers in Christ. We cling to destructive habits, hold grudges, and show reluctance to welcome one another; we allow the past to hold us hostage. In your loving kindness, have mercy on us, and free us from sin. Remind us of your promises so that we may rise to new life, and live together in grace…
Silent Prayers of confession
WORDS OF ASSURANCE
Through Jesus Christ forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you.
In Christ we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace.
(from Acts 13:38; Ephesians 1:7)
Leader: Friends, believe the good news of the gospel.
People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven!
*GLORIA PATRI “Glory Be to the Father” Hymn #581
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSONS: Genesis 45:3-11, 15
SERMON “The Power of Forgiveness” Rev. Barrett Ingram
*HYMN 353 “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less”
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The Apostles’ Creed Hymnal pg. 35
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
OFFERTORY ANTHEM “I Will Sing of Thy Great Mercies”
RECEIVING OF GOD’S TITHES AND OFFERINGS
*DOXOLOGY Hymn #606
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION
*HYMN 306 “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”
*POSTLUDE “Rondeau” Jean Mouret
*Those who are able are invited to stand.