September 25, 2022

Join us for worship on Sunday, September 25, 2022. The sermon is “Doing Nothing Is Not an Option” by Dr. Zieman, based on Luke 16: 19-31. Music is provided by Trinity Brass: Marty McGuire & Gary Lynn, trumpets; Ann Pearson, horn; Keith Allen, trombone; John Broderick, tuba; Kristi Treu, director; Annette White, organ, 

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Bulletin for Online Worship Service for September 25, 2022
Livestream at 10:00 a.m.

GATHERING IN GOD’S NAME

PRELUDE
“Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer” Dale Wood
As the prelude begins, you are invited to begin your personal preparation for worship.

SILENT MEDITATION
“The pattern for many leaders is to be exalted in life and forgotten after death. The pattern for all who serve God—famous or obscure, respected or ignored—is that death is the door to glory.”

“People of loving service are rare in any walk of life. Leaders of loving service are still rarer. But in all cases those who serve will be loved and remembered when those who cling to power and privileges are forgotten.”
Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, in his funeral sermon for Queen Elizabeth II

CALL TO WORSHIP
Let us worship the eternal God, the source of love and life, who creates us.
Let us worship Jesus Christ, the risen one, who lives among us.
Let us worship the Spirit, the holy fire, who renews us.
To the one true God be praise in all times and places, through the grace of Jesus Christ.

PRAISE AND ADORATION

HYMN OF PRAISE
#320 The Church of Christ in Every Age WAREHAM

CALL TO CONFESSION

PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Merciful God, you call us to fight the good fight of the faith and to take hold of the eternal life. Yet, we fail to do this. Instead, we focus our hearts on things that are harmful. We find ourselves drawn to media sources that degrade others. We listen to voices that feed on fear and division We forget about those who are most in need. Forgive us God. Help us build up the body of Christ by living into our role as your disciples bringing love and hope to those we encounter.

SILENT PRAYERS OF CONFESSION AND PETITION

KYRIE ELEISON
“Lord, Have Mercy” Schubert

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

GLORIA PATRI
(#581) “Glory Be to the Father” GLORIA PATRI

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE NEW TESTAMENT LESSON
1 Timothy 6: 6-19 page 965 of the pew Bible

HYMN
#846 Fight the Good Fight DUKE STREET

FELLOWSHIP OF PRAYER

JOYS AND CONCERNS

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.

ANTHEM
“Childhood Hymn” (9:00) David R. Hosinger

PROCLAMATION OF GOD’S WORD

THE GOSPEL LESSON
Luke 16: 19-31 page 851 of the pew Bible

Leader: This is the Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

SERMON
“Doing Nothing Is Not an Option” Dr. Zieman

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH
from A Brief Statement of Faith (1991)
We trust in Jesus Christ, fully human, fully God. Jesus proclaimed the reign of God: preaching good news to the poor and release to the captives, teaching by word and deed and blessing the children, healing the sick and binding up the brokenhearted, eating with outcasts, forgiving sinners, and calling all to repent and believe the gospel. Unjustly condemned for blasphemy and sedition, Jesus was crucified, suffering the depths of human pain and giving his life for the sins of the world. God raised Jesus from the dead, vindicating his sinless life, breaking the power of sin and evil, delivering us from death to life eternal.

SANCTUS
“Holy, Holy, Holy” SANCTUS (Schubert)

RECEPTION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY
“Come Thou Fount” (9:00) arr. Dana F. Everson

DOXOLOGY
(#607)
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise Christ, all people here below;
Praise Holy Spirit evermore; Praise Triune God, whom we adore. Amen.

PRAYER OF DEDICATION
Eternal God, from the abundance of your creation we have all we need. You have blessed us richly. Bless us again by receiving these gifts, multiplying them and using them, that we might see your kingdom at work among us, through Christ our Lord. Amen

HYMN OF DEDICATION
#630 Fairest Lord Jesus CRUSADERS’ HYMN

CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

BENEDICTION RESPONSE
“Go Now In Peace” Don Besig

POSTLUDE
“Rigaudon” Andre Campra

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