WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRELUDE “O God, My Faithful God” Sigfrid Karg-Elert
*CALL TO WORSHIP – from Psalm 66
Leader: Come and hear, all you who fear God, and
I will tell what the Lord has done for me.
People: Truly God has listened and given heed to
the words of my prayer.
Leader: You are blessed, O God, because you have not
rejected my prayer, or removed your steadfast love from me.
People: I will come into your house and pay you my vows, those that my lips uttered and my mouth promised when I was in trouble.
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN 12 Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Living God, we confess that we look for the living among the dead. You made the heavens and earth, but we worship our own devices. You send your Spirit to guide us, but we try to find our own way. Forgive us; give us new life! Renew the promise of our baptism and make us ready to receive the life that death cannot destroy; through Jesus Christ our Lord...
Silent Prayers of Confession
ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS – 1 Peter 3:18
Hear the good news: “For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, in order to bring you to God.” And so, I declare to you: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.
Thanks be to God!
*RESPONSE OF PRAISE
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSONS: Acts 17:22-31; John 14:15-21
SERMON “Keep My Commandments” Rev. Barrett Ingram
*HYMN 300 We Are One in the Spirit
*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 “His Light Still Shines”
RECEIVING OF GOD’S TITHES AND OFFERINGS
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below: alleluia, alleluia!
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost:
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION
*HYMN 697 Take My Life