ORDER OF WORSHIP FOR SUNDAY
SEPTEMBER 10, 2017
*indicates a request to stand
PRELUDE Adagio For Strings op 11 — Samuel Barber
Please SILENCE your electronic devices in preparation for worship
INTROIT O Be Joyful by John Yarrington
GREETING and INVITATION TO WORSHIP
L: We come from far and near to this community of faith.
P: Lord, draw us together in celebration of your love.
L: We are young, older, middle aged.
P: We are rich, comfortable, poor, struggling,
L: Now is the time of Celebration! God is with us!
P: Now is the time of Rejoicing! God’s love is poured over us!
Lord, we are just beginning to get back into the “church year,” a time when our lives settle down into a somewhat predictable pattern. Children are heading back to school, college students to their studies, people to their work. And life goes on. But have we overlooked how we are living that life? Have we forgotten the many ways in which we have not been faithful to you? You judge us and love us. You look at what we say and what we have done and ask us to live lives of mercy and peace. As you have forgiven us, help us be forgiving to others. Let us bring peace and hope, keeping doors open for healing and redemption. Walk with us, Lord, this day and all our days. AMEN.
HYMN Gather Us In, #2236 (The Faith We Sing)
CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER Let the Words of My Mouth by John Yarrington
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Remembering 911 and honoring First Responders
THE LORD’S PRAYER
ANTHEM Great Is Thy Faithfulness, Choral setting by Jack Schrader
GIVING OURSELVES TO GOD
Down A Country Lane — Aaron Copland
*PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS We Will Glorify
We will glorify the King of kings. We will glorify the Lamb. We will glorify the Lord of lords, who is the great I Am.
Lord Jehovah reigns in majesty. We will bow before His throne.
We will worship Him in righteousness. We will worship Him alone.
*PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST *FELLOWSHIP CHORUS He Is Here
He is here! He is here! My heart tells me that Jesus, Jesus is here!
THE WRITTEN WORD 1 Kings 11:1–13
QUESTIONS OF LIFE AND FAITH
1. Why didn’t King Solomon’s great wisdom save him from God’s condemnation?
2. What weakness hurts your relationship with God?
3. What gods divide your attention today?
SONG OF PREPARATION #473, Lead Me Lord
THE SPOKEN WORD Being the King of Fools
HYMN #422, Jesus, Thine All Victorious Love
THE BLESSING “Go Now In Peace”
POSTLUDE God Bless America — Irving Berlin
Please join us in the Fellowship Hall following our worship for continued fellowship over refreshments