Sept 24, 2017

16th Sunday after Pentecost


Greet your neighbors–Pass Friendship Pad to others in your pew, and then pass it back.




G. Handel

Welcome, Announcements, Joys & Concerns

Montreat Moment

Marilyn Stephan

Call To Worship

Mike Weber

L: This is the day God has made.

P: Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

L: These are the hearts and voices God has given us.

P: Let us sing and praise and be joyful together!

Opening Prayer

*Hymn #396

“Brethren, We Have Met to Worship”

*Call To Confession

*Prayer Of Confession

Gracious God, we have sought after things, but we have not sought after you. We have expected generosity, but we have not shown generosity. We have not been gracious or grateful. We have failed to remember all that you have done. Forgive us and fill our hearts with gratitude. Help us to share our gifts and strengthen our legs so that we can run after you, O God. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

*Silent Prayer Of Confession

*Assurance Of Pardon

*Gloria patri #581

Children’s chat

Matt Barany


“Just As I Am”

Joseph M. Martin


Unison Prayer For Illumination

Let the wisdom of your Word rain down on us like manna and feed us, that we may be strengthened to do the work to which we are called, for the glory and honor of your name. Amen.

First Lesson

Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45

Second Lesson




Rev. Shelley S. Gardner


*Hymn #722

“Lord, Speak to Me That I May Speak ”

*Affirmation Of Faith

Apostles’ Creed

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.



“Jesus, I Will Ponder Now”

J. Walther

*Doxology #606

“Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow”

*Offertory Prayer

Prayers of God’s people and the lord’s prayer


*Hymn #619

“Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven”


*Hymn #601




L. Bottazzo