A SERVICE OF WORSHIP FOR THE LORD’S DAY
World Communion Sunday
October 2, 2022
WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRELUDE “If You But Trust in God to Guide You”
arr. Michael Costello
*CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: O Lord, our gracious God,
from all around the world this day,
People: May a joyful shout of praise rise
to your holy presence!
Leader: From our brothers and sisters
of every tongue and every tribe,
People: From men and women, boys and girls,
Leader: May the gladness of our God fill every heart!
People: As we gather round your table, O Christ,
Leader: Your people rejoice in your salvation!
People: May the whole world know that you alone are God!
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN 39 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
We have not loved the world, O God, as we should. We have not forgiven our enemies seventy times seven. We have not gladly turned the other cheek when people have offended us. We have not gone the second mile with most people, and with some not even the first. Yet you have loved us with a steady and unchangeable love. You have been generous to us far beyond what we could expect, and merciful when we deserved no mercy. Forgive us, Lord, for seeing the faults of others and not seeing our own…
Silent Prayers of confession
WORDS OF ASSURANCE
If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away see everything has become new! All this is from God, to whom we have been reconciled through Christ. (2 Corinthians 5: 17, 18a). Through Jesus we are forgiven, we are healed, we are restored.
Thanks be to God!
*GLORIA PATRI “Glory Be to the Father” #581
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSON: “Luke 17:5-10”
SERMON: “Here's the Job Description” The Rev. Jerrod Lowry
*HYMN 515 “I Come with Joy”
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The Nicene Creed page 34
OFFERTORY ANTHEM “You Satisfy the Hungry Heart”
RECEIVING OF GOD’S TITHES AND OFFERINGS
*DOXOLOGY “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow” #606
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION
*HYMN 500 “Be Known to Us in Breaking Bread”
SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER
Prayer of Thanksgiving and The Lord’s Prayer
Communion of the People
Prayer after Communion
*HYMN 310 “I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord”
*POSTLUDE “Gigue” Dietrich Buxtehude
*Those that are able are invited to stand.