A SERVICE OF WORSHIP FOR THE LORD’S DAY
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 4, 2022
WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
*CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 139:1-6
Leader: You have searched me, Lord,
People: and you know me.
Leader: You know when I sit and when I rise;
People: you perceive my thoughts from afar.
Leader: You discern my going out and my lying down;
People: you are familiar with all my ways.
Leader: Before a word is on my tongue
People: you, Lord, know it completely.
Leader: You hem me in behind and before,
People: and you lay your hand upon me.
Leader: Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
People: too lofty for me to attain.
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN 611 “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Sovereign God, we confess that we have not turned away from sin. We follow the advice of the wicked and scoff at those who do good. We make plans we cannot complete and promises we will not fulfill. Forgive us, God of grace. Refresh and renew our hearts, so that we may seek your will and do all the good we can; through Jesus Christ our Lord…
Silent Prayers of confession
WORDS OF ASSURANCE
As a potter holds a piece of clay, God holds and shapes our lives. As you repent of your sin and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ for your salvation, know that you are forgiven and be at peace.
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: Jeremiah 18:1-11
SERMON “Redeemed Lump” Rev. Barrett Ingram
Text: “‘Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?’ declares the LORD.” – Jeremiah 18:6
*HYMN “Have Thine Own Way, Lord” (insert)
*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 ANTHEM “Be Present, Spirit of the Lord”
Mary Kay Beall
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 720 “Jesus Calls Us”
*Those who are able are invited to stand.