November 18, 2018

Montreat Sunday

10:20AM




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


Gathering




Prelude

MYC 2018 Video


Welcome

Processional

“10,000 Reasons”

By Matt Redman

Call To Worship (Psalm 150)

Logan Castro

L: Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty firmament!

P: Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his surpassing greatness!

L: Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp!

P: Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe!

L: Praise him with clanging cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals!

P: Let everything that breathes praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!

Opening Prayer

*Hymn #401

“Here in This Place”

*Call To Confession

Daniel DaRocha

*Prayer Of Confession


You call us to be your voices in this world and we stay silent. You call us to be your hands in this world and we keep them hidden. You call us to be your feet in the world and we go on our own way. When we meet those who are doubting and say nothing, forgive us. When we meet those who need your touch and do nothing, forgive us. When we are called to take up your cross and carry nothing, forgive us. Breathe forgiveness into us, Breathe grace into us. Breathe your life into us that we might develop the ears to hear your voice above all others.

*Silent Prayer Of Confession

*Assurance Of Pardon

* Gloria Patri #582

“Glory to God Whose Goodness Shines on Me”

Children’s Chat


Amanda Kavaja, Alyssa Molnar





Hearing


Prayer For Illumination

Peter Willoughby

First Lesson

Numbers 26:1-2, 52-56, 27:1-11


Second Lesson

Mark 2:1-12

Victoria Mancine

Sermon

“Developing Voices”

Rev. Shelley Gardner


Responding




*Hymn #543

“God Be the Love to Search and Keep Me”



*Affirmation Of Faith

Theological Declaration of Barmen

Through Jesus’ life-saving death and resurrection, God assures us forgiveness and belovedness. We reject the false truths. We reject worship of false lords. Falseness pulls us further from our relationship with our one true God. We reject false doctrines of the Church that serve only its own pleasure, ideology, and political beliefs. We believe that Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit are actively presently in Word and Sacraments in the relational Church. As individual members of this body, we are imperfect and forgiven, and we are called to testify to a broken world in faith and obedience. We share the Gospel message and the Word of the living God. We strive to live solely from Christ’s comfort and from his direction through his presence in the world.




Montreat Moment


Marilyn and Bob Stephan

Offering



Offertory

To a Wild Rose

Edward MacDowell



*Doxology #606

“Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow”


*Offertory Prayer

Rachael Malltell

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

John Hartnett



Sending




*Hymn #339

“Lift Every Voice and Sing”

*Benediction






Postlude

Gigue From French Suite no. 6 in E Major

J.S. Bach





*Those Who Can, May Stand