WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRELUDE Fugetta on “We Know That Christ is Raised”
arr. Richard Proulx
*CALL TO WORSHIP – from Psalm 149
Leader: Praise the Lord! Sing to God a new song.
People: As long as we live we will sing aloud God’s praises
in the assembly of the faithful.
Leader: Let God’s children be glad, let all God’s children rejoice!
People: With our whole being we will sing and dance,
giving praise to the God of our salvation.
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN 32 “I Sing the Mighty Power of God”
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed. We have not loved you with our whole heart and mind and strength; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. In your mercy forgive what we have been, help us amend what we are, and direct what we shall be, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name…
Silent Prayers of confession
WORDS OF ASSURANCE – John 3:16-17
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
Leader: Friends, believe the good news.
People: 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 LESSON: Colossians 3:1-17
SERMON “Why Sing?” The Rev. Barrett Ingram
*HYMN 188 “Jesus Loves Me!”
*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 “Our Hope, Our Life” Hymn 847
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 643 “Now Thank We All Our God”
*POSTLUDE Fanfare on “Picardy” Albert Zabel