WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
*CALL TO WORSHIP from Romans 12:9-11
Beloved in Christ, let love be genuine;
hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good.
Love one another with mutual affection;
outdo one another in showing honor.
For in this way God's glory will be made known
and all people will praise God.
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN 263 All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Have mercy on us, Lord. You have set your way before us, and we tremble to see it. It is not just suffering we are afraid to bear, but also the weight of your call: your command to excel in love, rejoice in hope, and live peaceably with all -- your appeal to overcome evil with good. Who are we to live in such a way? We do not merit your confidence. Merciful God, forgive our fear and faithlessness. Help us to see what you see, to follow where you go, and to live in awe at your presence, which is our help and encouragement....
Silent Prayers of Confession
ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS from 1st Timothy 1:15
The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. Hear then Christ's word of grace to us: our sins are forgiven.
Thanks be to God!
*GLORIA PATRI “Glory Be to the Father” #581
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSONS: Romans 12:9-21; Exodus 3:1-15
SERMON “Divine Disruptions” Rev. Barrett Ingram
*HYMN 69 I, the Lord of Sea and Sky
*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
RECEIVING OF GOD’S TITHES AND OFFERINGS
*DOXOLOGY – Hymn 606
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION
*HYMN 306 Blest Be the Tie That Binds