WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
*CALL TO WORSHIP -- based on Psalm 65:1-5
Leader: What mighty praise belongs to You, O God!
People: You are the God of our salvation!
Leader: Answering our prayers with mighty deeds,
you forgive our sins with endless love.
People: You are the hope of the whole world!
Leader: We will fulfill the promises we’ve made to you,
People: in the company of Your people,
in this sanctuary where You meet us.
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN 620 “Praise My Soul, the God of Heaven”
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Loving God, too often we hide beneath the veil of religion
or trust too much in the good things we do. Smug and safe in our pews, we look down on those not here, thankful we are not like them. Remind us of the truth that all have sinned,
even us. We have failed to live as the people you call us to be.
Cleanse us and restore us, for the sake of Jesus, our Savior…
Silent Prayers of confession
WORDS OF ASSURANCE
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39) Hear then Christ’s word of grace, “Our sins are forgiven”
Thanks be to God!
*GLORIA PATRI “Glory Be to the Father” #581
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSON: 2nd Timothy 4:6-18
SERMON “Living Presence” Rev. Barrett Ingram
*HYMN 846 “Fight the Good Fight”
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The Apostles’ Creed Page 35
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
RECEIVING OF GOD’S TITHES AND OFFERINGS
*DOXOLOGY – Hymn 606
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION
*HYMN 269 “Lead On, O King Eternal”
*Those who are able are invited to stand.