February 16, 2020

6th Sunday after Epiphany

10:20AM




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





Gathering


Prelude




Welcome & Announcements, Joys and Concerns



Call To Worship

Becky Panko

L: Happy are those who are without blame.

P: Blessed are those who walk in God’s way.

L: Happy are those who are faithful, whose eyes are fixed on righteousness.

P: Joyful are those whose hearts are filled with praise

L: Blessed are those who seek God.

P: We come to worship the One who leads us in the ways of life.

Opening Prayer

*Hymn #610

“O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing”

*Call To Confession


*Prayer Of Confession

Loving God, you call us into community, teach us your ways, and bless us with abundant life. Yet we turn aside to follow other paths: we take the easy way out, listening to the world’s call rather than your call to commitment; we quarrel with one another, letting differences divide us; we cherish our resentments, shutting off our hearts from forgiveness and reconciliation; we cling to petty jealousies, feeling we deserve more than we have. Forgive us when we wander from your love. Draw us into community with each other, and feed us with the milk of your grace, that we may grow in faithfulness and work together in peace. Amen.

*Silent Prayer Of Confession

*Assurance Of Pardon

* Gloria Patri #581




Anthem

Lord, For Thy Tender Mercy’s Sake

Richard Farrant





Hearing


Prayer For Illumination


First Lesson


Deuteronomy 30:15-20

Second Lesson


Matthew 5:21-37




Sermon

Hard Words to Live By

Rev. Marie A. Bacchiocchi





Responding


*Hymn #286

“Breathe on Me, Breath of God”



*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 life everlasting.

Offering



Offertory





*Doxology #606

“Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow”

*Offertory Prayer


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





Sending




*Hymn #546

“Lord, Dismiss Us with Thy Blessing”




*Benediction



* Hymn #601


“Amen”




Postlude