September 23, 2018

18th Sunday after Pentecost

10:20AM




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


Gathering


Prelude

Wachtet Auf, Ruft uns die Stimme

J. C. Bach


Welcome & Announcements, Joys and Concerns

Call To Worship

Becky Panko

L: Happy are the people who do not follow the advice of the wicked

P: or take the path that they follow.

L: Their delight is in the law of the Lord,

P: and they meditate on God’s law day and night.

L: The Lord watches over the way of the righteous,

P: but the way of the wicked will perish.

L: Let us worship God.

Opening Prayer

*Hymn #2

“Come, Thou Almighty King”

*Call To Confession


*Prayer Of Confession

God of wisdom, forgive our foolishness. We desire what we do not need and corrupt our relationships with envy. You urge us to gentleness but we stir up conflict. Give us your grace, that we may harvest righteousness and peace, for the sake of Jesus Christ.

*Silent Prayer Of Confession

*Assurance Of Pardon

* Gloria Patri #582

“Glory to God, Whose Goodness Shines on Me”

Children’s Chat


Matt Barany




Anthem

“Jesus, Name Above All Names”

Wilson





Hearing


Prayer For Illumination


First Lesson


Proverbs 31:10-31

Second Lesson


James 3:13-4:3

Third Lesson


Mark 9:30-37

Sermon

“Good Life”

Pastor Mindy


Responding


*Hymn #320

“The Church of Christ in Every Age”



*Affirmation Of Faith

The Theological Declaration of Barmen 8.11, 8.14, 8.17,8.20

L: Jesus Christ, as he is attested for us in Holy Scripture, is the one Word of God which we have to hear and which we have to trust and obey in life and in death.

P: As Jesus Christ is God’s assurance of the forgiveness of all our sins, so in the same way and with the same seriousness is he also God’s mighty claim upon our whole life. Through him befalls us a joyful deliverance from the godless fetters of this world for a free, grateful service to his creatures.

L: The Christian Church is the congregation of the brethren in which Jesus Christ acts presently as the Lord in Word and Sacrament through the Holy Spirit.

P: As the church of pardoned sinners, it has to testify in the midst of a sinful world, with its faith as with its obedience, with its message as with its order, that is solely Christ’s property, and that it lives and wants to live solely from Christ’s comfort and from Christ’s direction in the expectation of his appearance.

L: The various offices in the church do not establish a dominion of some over the others;

P: on the contrary, they are for the exercise of ministry entrusted to and enjoined upon the whole congregation.




Offering



Offertory

Fughetta in C Major”

J. C. Bach



*Doxology #606

“Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow”


*Offertory Prayer

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


Sending




*Hymn #700

“I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me”

*Benediction



* Hymn #601


“Amen”




Postlude

“Choral in F Major”

P. F, Zachaw