WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRELUDE “Aria” Nicholas Bowden
*CALL TO WORSHIP – from Psalm 145
L: I will exalt you, my God the King;
P: I will praise your name for ever and ever.
L: Every day I will praise you
P: and extol your name for ever and ever.
L: My mouth will speak in praise of the LORD.
P: Let every creature praise God’s holy name for ever and ever.
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN 275 A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you
in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart and mind and strength. We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. In your mercy forgive what we have been, help us amend what we are, and direct what we shall be, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name…
Silent Prayers of Confession
ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS –based on John 3:16
Out of love for the world, God chose to share our humanity in the person of Jesus Christ, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. The good news therefore is this: in Jesus Christ we are accepted, we are loved, we are forgiven.
Thanks be to God!
*GLORIA PATRI “Glory Be to the Father” #581
MESSAGE FOR YOUNG DISCIPLES
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
READING FROM SCRIPTURE: Jonah 3:10-4:11
SERMON “Love and Mercy” Rev. Barrett Ingram
*HYMN 435 There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
*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 “Thou Shalt Love” Hank Beebe
RECEIVING OF GOD’S TITHES AND OFFERINGS
*DOXOLOGY – Hymn 606
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION
*HYMN 438 Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me
*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE (ALL)
The Lord bless and keep you, the Lord make His face
to shine on you and be gracious, gracious.
The Lord bless and keep you, the Lord lift His countenance on you and give peace, give you peace. Amen.
*POSTLUDE “A Mighty Fortress” Stephen Aber