October 20, 2019

19th Sunday after Pentecost

10:20AM




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





Gathering


Prelude



Welcome, Announcements, Joys & Concerns



Call To Worship

Lyn Fales

L: No matter how far from God we seem to be, we do not lose heart

P: For the days are surely coming, says the Lord.

L: No matter how many obstacles we face in life, in the church, we do not lose heart.

P: For the days are surely coming, says the Lord.

L: No matter how hard it is to continually pray and work for justice, we do not lose heart.

P: For the days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will forgive and restore my

People; when I will equip them for every good work; and when I will grant justice,

For I hear their cries day and night.

L: Let us worship God.

Opening Prayer


*Hymn #645

“Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above”

*Call To Confession


*Prayer Of Confession

Gracious God, we confess that we do not meditate on your commands and teachings all day long. We do not keep your word before us always and in all things. Instead, we turn away from your demanding truth and wander toward easier options. Forgive us, we pray, for pursuing our own desires rather than yours. Forgive us for growing weary in following you; for failing to pray and work tirelessly for justice; for losing hope in your power to transform the powers of this world. Tune our ears to the sound of your justice. Turn our hearts to your commandments and word of grace. Do not remember our sin, but remember your mercy forever. We pray in Christ’s name Amen

*Silent Prayer Of Confession

*Assurance Of Pardon

* Gloria Patri #581




Children’s Chat


Pastor Shelley

Anthem

Teach Me, O Lord

Thomas Attwood





Hearing


Prayer For Illumination


First Lesson


Micah6:8

Second Lesson


Luke 18: 1-8

Sermon

“Don’t Give Up!”

Rev. Liz Alexander





Responding


*Hymn #772

“Live into Hope”


*Affirmation Of Faith

Col. 1:15-20

Jesus Christ is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible. All things have been created through him and for him. He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn of the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of the cross. Amen.




Montreat Moment


Shannon Kavaja

Call To 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 #12

“Immortal, Invisible God Only Wise”

*Benediction






*Hymn #601


“Amen”