WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRELUDE Trumpet Tune on “Com Rhondda” by Michael Helman
*CALL TO WORSHIP – from Colossians 1:15-28
Leader: Christ is the image of the invisible God,
the firstborn of all creation,
People: for in Christ all things in heaven
and on earth were created,
things visible and invisible,
Leader: Christ is before all things,
and in him all things hold together,
People: for all things, in heaven and on earth
are reconciled to God through Christ.
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN 12 “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
God of our salvation, in Jesus Christ, you show us your fullness of grace, beauty, and truth. Yet we are distracted by many things, while we neglect the one thing needful -- to know him, love him, and serve him. Forgive us for turning away from the One through whom you seek to save the lost. Pour out your Spirit upon us, that we may know Christ more fully, and be made ambassadors of the good news, that in Christ you give the world a sure hope of glory...
Silent Prayers of confession
WORDS OF ASSURANCE – Colossians 1:19,20
In Jesus all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through Jesus all things, whether on earth or in heaven, have been reconciled to God. Friends, believe the gospel:
in Jesus Christ we are forgiven!
*GLORIA PATRI “Glory Be to the Father” #581
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSON: Luke 10:38-42
SERMON “Attentiveness” The Rev. Barrett Ingram
*HYMN 828 “More Love to Thee, O Christ”
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The Apostles’ Creed Page 35
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
RECEIVING OF GOD’S TITHES AND OFFERINGS
*DOXOLOGY – Hymn 606
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION
*HYMN 462 “I Love to Tell the Story”
*POSTLUDE “Chaconne” by Louis Couperin
*Those who are able are invited to stand.