WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
*CALL TO WORSHIP – from Phil. 3:13, 14
Leader: Forgetting what lies behind
People: and straining forward to what lies ahead,
Leader: we press on toward the goal,
People: for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN 839 “Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine!”
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Almighty God, we grow comfortable with the way things are in our lives, in the church, and in the world. We do not always welcome the new life you offer in Christ, for you overturn our notions of power and protocol. Sure of our own righteousness, we are critical of others. Forgive us, we pray, and help us bend our lives toward your own life of self-giving and sacrifice. In Christ’s name, we pray…
Silent Prayers of confession
WORDS OF ASSURANCE
The Lord has indeed done great things for us, as “our righteousness is one that comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God based on faith.” (Phil.3: 9) The good news therefore is this: In Jesus Christ we are accepted, we are loved, 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.
PRESENTATION OF FAITHFUL SAINT
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSON: John 12:1-8
SERMON “A Waste?” Rev. Barrett Ingram
*HYMN 828 “More Love to Thee, O Christ”
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The Apostles’ Creed 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 “Forgive Our Sins As We Forgive”
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 610 “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing”
*Those who are able are invited to stand.
We welcome Carolyn Scoggins as our guest organist today.