WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
*CALL TO WORSHIP -- based on Psalm 79:1-9
O Lord, you are the God of our salvation.
We have no hope without you:
Hear us when we call to you.
O Lord, you are the compassionate God
who cared for our ancestors and our parents:
Come now to us to save us, we pray.
O Lord, you are the Changeless God
whom we honor and revere:
We come this day to worship you, O God,
because we trust in your merciful grace.
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN 32 “I Sing the Mighty Power of God”
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Eternal God, in whom we live and move and have our being, your face is hidden from us by our sins, and we forget your mercy in the blindness of our hearts. Cleanse us from all our offenses, and deliver us from proud thoughts and vain desires. With lowliness and meekness may we draw near to you, confessing our faults, confiding in your grace, and finding in you our refuge and strength; through Jesus Christ your Son…
Silent Prayers of confession
WORDS OF ASSURANCE
God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Those who believe in him are not condemned. (John 3: 17, 18a)
The good news therefore is this: in Jesus Christ we are forgiven.
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 LESSONS: Amos 8:1-12, Luke 16:1-13
SERMON “Management?” Rev. Barrett Ingram
*HYMN 724 “O Jesus, I Have Promised”
*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 “All Good Gifts” Natalie Sleeth
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 697 “Take My Life”