WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRELUDE Prelude on “Engelberg” James Pethel
*CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 34:1-3
Leader: I will bless the Lord at all times;
People: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Leader: My soul makes its boast in the Lord;
People: let the humble hear and be glad.
Leader: O magnify the Lord with me,
People: and let us exalt his name together.
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN 475 (vss. 1 & 3) “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Merciful God, whose mercy is fresh each morning, and renewed each evening: we confess to you our sin. We have not obeyed your commandments and our sin is ever before us. Forgive our doubt that so easily besets us, as well as the despair which crowds out true hope. By your mercy cleanse us of our sins that we may live joyful and obedient lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord…
Silent Prayers of confession
WORDS OF ASSURANCE – Romans 5:8
“God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” All you who repent of your sin and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ for your salvation, rejoice and be glad and give glory to the Lord who has taken away all of your sins in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
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: Mark 9:30-37
SERMON “Service Above Self” Rev. Barrett Ingram
*HYMN 727 (vss. 1 &2) “Will You Let Me Be Your Servant”
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The Apostles’ Creed
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.
*“catholic” (little c) is translated as “universal” and is not a reference to the Roman Catholic Church.
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
OFFERTORY ANTHEM “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace” Sebastian Temple
RECEIVING OF GOD’S TITHES AND OFFERINGS
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 838 (vss. 1 & 4) “Standing on the Promises”
POSTLUDE “Gigue” Douglas Wagner
*Those that are able are invited to stand.