WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRELUDE “Christians, We Have Met to Worship” Mark Hayes
*CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 13:3a,5-6
Leader: O LORD my God! Give light to my eyes,
People: I trusted in your steadfast love;
Leader: my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
People: I will sing to the LORD, because He has dealt bountifully with me.
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN 624 I Greet Thee, Who My Sure Redeemer Art
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Gracious and merciful God, who has created and redeemed us and who sustains our lives: we confess to you our sin. We have been given much, but have too often responded with too little. Forgive our doubting hearts and mistrustful lives. We worship you with our lips, but our lives do not shout forth praise. Forgive our sin that we may love you and serve you with all our heart and strength and might. In Christ’s name we pray…
Silent Prayers of confession
WORDS OF ASSURANCE from Romans 6:22-23
Now that you have been freed from sin and enslaved to God, the advantage you get is sanctification. The end is eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Friends, believe the good news.
In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.
*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.
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSONS: Exodus 19:2-8, Romans 5:1-8
SERMON “We Have What it Takes” Rev. Maryellen Robeson
*HYMN 282 Come Down, O Love Divine
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The Apostles’ Creed Page 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 “This is My Father’s World” Robert Lan
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 39 Great Is Thy Faithfulness