20th Sunday After Pentecost October 30th , 2011
Prelude Virginia Dow, Organist
Welcome and Announcements
Please welcome and greet one another
Ringing of the Bell
Call to Worship:
The God of new beginnings,
*Hymn 363 "A Mighty Fortress is Our God" Pilgrim Hymnal
begins with us here in this place.
The God of dreams
dreams in us a new world.
The God of wholeness,
brings a new kind of harmony into this world.
The God of vision,
envisions new possibilities in us.
The God of love,
loves our lives and yet makes us new.
Come, let us worship our wondrous God!
*Prayer of Invocation
Loving God, who reaches out to restore our souls,
touch us now with your word of truth.
May the familiar phrases of scripture draw us back
into a vital relationship with you and all of your children.
Lead us in paths of righteousness that we may shine with your love.
*Hymn of Praise "Awesome God"
Presentation of Bibles
Our God is an awesome God;
He reigns from heaven above with wisdom, pow'r and love,
Our God is an awesome God!
Madison Elizabeth Bowers Kaitlyn Ann Hartell
Christopher Adam Hartell
*Hymn to Celebrate the Giving of the Bibles:
351: "I Was There is Hear Your Borning Cry" New Century Hymnal
LISTENING FOR THE WORD
A Scripture Reading from the book of Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20
RESPONDING TO THE WORD
A Meditation Rev. Lucia Anne Jackson
Litany response: God, have mercy on us and guide us in your way.
Special Music "I Sing as I Arise Today" NCH# 83
The Prayers of the People
Sharing our Joys and Concerns
The Lord's Prayer
The Offerings of the People
*The Doxology & Prayer of Dedication
*Hymn 76: "Sent Forth by God's Blessing" New Century Hymnal
"I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance
of the law than they do upon its enforcement." - Calvin Coolidge, 20th century