WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRELUDE “Seek Ye First” Douglas Wagner
*CALL TO WORSHIP adapted from Psalm 32
Leader: Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, all you people of God,
and shout for joy, because your heart seeks God.
People: Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered.
Leader: May all your people offer prayer and thanksgiving
to your Holy Name.
People: O Lord, you are a hiding place for us;
Leader: You help your people in times of trouble;
People: You cause our hearts to be filled with
glad cries of deliverance!
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN 81 Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Gracious and merciful God, who has created and redeemed us and who sustains our lives: we confess to you our sin. We have been given much, but have too often responded with too little. Forgive our doubting hearts and mistrustful lives. We worship you with our lips, but our lives do not shout forth praise. Forgive our sin that we may love you and serve you with all our heart and strength and might. In Christ’s name we pray…
Silent Prayers of Confession
ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS
Leader: We are enabled to live our lives in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ because of the generous love of God for “if we confess our sins, God who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)
All: Thanks be to God!
*GLORIA PATRI “Glory Be to the Father” #581
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
READING FROM SCRIPTURE
Exodus 16:2-15; Philippians 1:21-30; Matthew 20:1-16
SERMON “Generosity” Rev. Barrett Ingram
*HYMN 828 More Love to Thee, O Christ
*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 “Christus Paradox” Arr. A. Fedak
RECEIVING OF GOD’S TITHES AND OFFERINGS
*DOXOLOGY – Hymn 606
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION
*HYMN 269 Lead On, O King Eternal!
*POSTLUDE “Trumpet Tune in D Major” David Johnson