WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRELUDE “O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee" Dale Wood
*CALL TO WORSHIP – from Psalm 99:1-3
Leader: The Lord is Sovereign; let the people tremble in awe.
People: God is enthroned upon the cherubim;
let the earth shake.
Leader: The Lord is great in Zion and is high above all peoples.
People: Proclaim the greatness of the Lord our God,
and worship God upon the holy mountain.
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN 667 “When Morning Gilds the Skies”
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Eternal God, we confess that we do not expect and long for
the transforming power of your love to work miracles in these hard hearts of ours. Yet we secretly long for a rescue, an escape, a miracle, to relieve us of the responsibilities and the challenges you set before us. Healing Spirit, renew our confidence in your power and in the power of love to change our lives, and give us courage to be the fully responsible persons Christ calls us to be…
Silent Prayers of confession
WORDS OF ASSURANCE
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another, for this comes from the Lord, the Spirit. (2 Corinthians 3:17-18) In Jesus Christ we are forgiven and transformed!
Thanks be to God!
*GLORIA PATRI “Glory Be to the Father” Hymn 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 LESSONS: Exodus 34:29-35
SERMON “The Face in the Crowd” Rev. Maryellen Robeson
*HYMN 662 “Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies”
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The Apostles’ Creed Hymnal pg. 35
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.
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
OFFERTORY ANTHEM “Go Up to the Mountain of God”
RECEIVING OF GOD’S TITHES AND OFFERINGS
*DOXOLOGY Hymn 606
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
*HYMN 450 “Be Thou My Vision”
*POSTLUDE “Roudo” John Bull
*Those who are able are invited to stand.