WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRELUDE “When Morning Gilds the Skies” Dale Wood
*CALL TO WORSHIP – Lamentations 3:22-24
L: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end.
P: They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
L: “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul.
P: “Therefore I will hope in Him.”
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN 39 Great Is Thy Faithfulness
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Eternal God, in whom we live and move and have our being, whose face is hidden from us by our sin, and whose mercy we forget: Cleanse us from all offenses, and deliver us from proud thoughts and vain desires; that humbly, we may draw near to thee, confessing our faults, confiding in thy grace, and finding in thee our refuge and our strength, through Jesus Christ our Lord...
Silent Prayers of Confession
ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS
We rejoice in the good news that God sent Jesus into the world not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. Those who believe in him are not condemned, (John 3:17,18)but are forgiven.
Thanks be to God!
*GLORIA PATRI “Glory Be to the Father” #581
MESSAGE FOR YOUNG DISCIPLES – Blessing of the Backpacks
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSONS: Isaiah 56:1-8; Matthew 15:21-28
SERMON “Getting to Grace” Rev. Barrett Ingram
*HYMN 494 Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The Apostles’ Creed Page 35
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
OFFERTORY “Beautiful Savior” Dale Wood
RECEIVING OF GOD’S TITHES AND OFFERINGS
*DOXOLOGY – Hymn 606
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION
*HYMN 353 My Hope is Built on Nothing Less
*POSTLUDE “Fugue” A. Guilmant
*Those who are able are invited to stand.