WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRELUDE “We Walk By Faith and Not By Sight”
arr. Lynn Trapp
*CALL TO WORSHIP – from Psalm 80
Leader: Hear us, O Lord, we call upon your name today,
People: shine your light upon us and give us your grace!
Leader: Give us life, O Lord, as we reach out to you.
People: Let your face shine upon us, O Lord God of hosts!
Leader: Help us to never turn away from you,
People: that we may rejoice in your salvation!
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN 475 “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”
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. 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 for the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ…
Silent Prayers of confession
WORDS OF ASSURANCE
Jesus endured the cross and disregarded its shame for the sake of the joy that was set before him. (Hebrews 12:2) That joy is our salvation. His joy is our freedom. 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 LESSON: Hebrews 11:29-12:2
SERMON “By Faith” Rev. Barrett Ingram
*HYMN 829 “My Faith Looks Up to Thee”
*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 “My Faith Looks Up to Thee” 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 463 “How Firm a Foundation”
*POSTLUDE “Trumpet Voluntary” Jeremiah Clarke