Faith and Favoritism
Today’s guest speaker is Don Herschell.
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Gathering Around the Word
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Those who trust in God are like the mountains, immovable and abiding.
People: God shelters the people: today and for eternity.
Leader: Rich or poor, God creates us to pursue justice and to care for one another.
People: Be a blessing, O God, to those who are good and upright in heart.
Leader: God calls us to be rich in faith, to honor our heritage as heirs of the Kingdom.
People: We are blessed when we share our blessings, that peace may be upon the people.
PRAYER OF INVOCATION
HYMN: “God of Grace and God of Glory” #528
CALL TO CONFESSION
PRAYER OF CONFESSION (UNISON)
Gracious God, we come before you today knowing that we often fall short of your call to love one another well. We allow ourselves to be blinded by wealth and power. We ignore those around us who suffer injustice, poverty, and rejection. We tune out the cries of the poor and those on the edges of our communities. Help us to see your great generosity, hear your word of mercy, and feel your great love for all who need your redemptive grace. Strengthen us to reach out in service to those who are in need. Make us aware of those outside our own communities, that we may see them as your precious children and serve them in humility and joy. May we continue to grow in grace as we learn how to serve you in the name of the great Servant, even Jesus Christ. Amen.
*Time of silent prayer.
Assurance of Pardon
*Passing the Peace
L: The peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
P: And also, with you.
*Response - GLORIA PATRI
The Word of God
Prayer of Illumination
Epistle reading: James 2:1-13, Gospel reading: Mark 7:24-30
Sermon: “Faith and Favoritism”
Responding to the Word
HYMN: “Christ For The World We Sing” #686
Minute for Mission
Presentation of our Tithes and Offering
Prayer of Dedication
Concerns and Celebrations
BIRTHDAYS Carol Horne, Dana Wilson, Nora Beth Gill, London Rich
ANNIVERSARIES Lynn and Dan Kalich; Barb and John O’Hara; Susie and Dave Cummings; Nicole and Doug King
JOYS AND CONCERNS
Continued prayers for Susan Schively, Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, Lisa Phillips, Chuck
Dicks, Karen Eisiminger, Ed Horne, June and Keith McGill, Glenn Miles, Roger Riggs, Doug
Ward, Tim Knabenshue, Adam Moore, Frank Huffman, Nellie and Frank Baker, Michael Durila,
Jr., Michael Durila Sr., Justin Hagon, Cory Patrick, Tom Westfall, Mary Ann Durila, Donald
Potts, Suzy Smith, Elaine Belcascro, Lisa Marshall, Art and Kathy Waugaman and Jean
Prayers of the People Don Herschell
The Lord’s Prayer
HYMN: “In Christ There Is No East Or West" #685
We welcome all who have come to join us in the worship of the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Please come again. If you are visiting with us today, please let us know that we might welcome you into our church family.
REMEMBER OUR FOOD COLLECTION: And Jesus said, “You give them something to eat.” Mark 6:37. September food collection is boxed pasta such as spaghetti, pasta sauce, canned meats, peanut butter, jelly. Please remember our food pantry is available to anyone in need. Replenish with your hands and listen for the need with your ears. Contact Becky Phillips with any need in the community or to donate.
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