WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRELUDE “Our Father Who in Heaven Art” J. S. Bach
*CALL TO WORSHIP – from Psalm 139
Leader: O Lord, you have searched me and known me,
and are acquainted with all my ways.
People: Even before a word is on my tongue, O Lord,
you know it completely.
Leader: For it was you who formed my inward parts;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
People: How weighty to me are your thoughts, O God!
I try to count them—they are like the sand.
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN 624 “I Greet Thee, Who My Sure Redeemer Art”
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Eternal God, in whom we live and move and have our being, your face is hidden from us by our sins, and we forget your mercy in the blindness of our hearts. Cleanse us from all our offenses, and deliver us from proud thoughts and vain desires. With lowliness and meekness may we draw near to you, confessing our faults, confiding in your grace, and finding in you our refuge and strength; through Jesus Christ your Son….
Silent Prayers of confession
WORDS OF ASSURANCE – Colossians 2:13,14
When we were dead in our trespasses, God made us alive by forgiving all our trespasses - erasing the record that stood against us...by nailing it to the cross. The good news therefore is this: In Jesus Christ 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.
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSON: Luke 11:1-13
SERMON “Praying Like Jesus” The Rev. Barrett Ingram
Text: “Jesus said to them, ‘When you pray say…” Luke 11:2
*HYMN 465 “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”
*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 “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” Dale Wood
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 321 “The Church’s One Foundation”
*POSTLUDE “O God Our Help in Ages Past”
*Those who are able are invited to stand.