WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
*CALL TO WORSHIP – from Psalm 122
Leader: I was glad when they said to me,
People: “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”
Leader: Here we gather, in this place,
People: To pray for the peace of your people, O Lord.
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN 49 “The God of Abraham Praise”
PRAYER OF CONFESSION William Temple
O God, our judge and savior, set before us a vision of thy purity, and let us see our sins in the light of thy holiness. Pierce our self contentment with the shafts of thy burning love, and let love consume all that hinders us from service to thy cause; for thy holiness is our judgment, so are thy wounds our salvation…
Silent Prayers of confession
WORDS OF ASSURANCE
Hear the good news: Those who are in Christ are a new creation;
the old has passed away, behold, the new has come. All this is from God to whom we have been reconciled through Christ.
And so, I declare to you, in Jesus Christ we are forgiven.
Thanks be to God!
*GLORIA PATRI “Glory Be to the Father” #581
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSONS: Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18 & Luke 13:31-35
SERMON “Brooding” Rev. Barrett Ingram
Text: “Jerusalem, Jerusalem… How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!” (Luke 13:34)
*HYMN 209 “My Song Is Love Unknown”
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The Apostles’ Creed pg. 35
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
RECEIVING OF GOD’S TITHES AND OFFERINGS
*DOXOLOGY Hymn 606
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION
*HYMN 846 “Fight the Good Fight”
*Those who are able are invited to stand.