Monday, September 27, 2010

Apple Festival Sunday Service

Morning Worship – September 26, 2010
Apple Festival Sunday
A Service of Song and Thanksgiving
Lectionary for next Sunday:
Lamentations 1:1-6; Psalm 137; 2 Timothy 1:1-14; Luke 17:5-10


Instrumental Prelude

Greeting by Pastor

Invocation (in unison):
God our Redeemer, draw unto us as we draw unto you in worship. We have pushed ourselves in service to you this week, and we give you thanks for all our many blessings. Now open our eyes to see, our ears to hear, and our spirits to encounter your will for us this day. Transform us with the truth of your love and grace, in the name of the one who loved us and gave his life for us. Amen.

The Entrance

*Introit “Softly and Tenderly” (see insert)

*Call to Worship: Psalm 91:1-6, 11-16 (no refrain) UMH 210

*Opening Hymn #600 “Wonderful Words of Life”

Prayer of Confession (in unison):
Gracious God, you lavishly bestow the gift of your love. Forgive us, we pray, when we don’t recognize your gifts; when we think we are entitled to your generosity; when we constantly ask for more; when we do not hear the cries of those around us. Teach us the ways of godliness. Grant us a spirit of contentment that we may be grateful for your provision and share what you give. As we are blessed by you, so may we be a blessing to others, in the name of your matchless gift, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

(A short period of silence will follow.)

Words of Assurance

Anthem by our Choir

*Greeting One Another with the Peace of the Lord

Time for Children of All Ages

Proclamation of the Word

New Testament Lesson: 1 Timothy 6:6-19

*Gospel Hymn #156 “I Love to Tell the Story” (vs. 1, 3, 4)

The Gospel: Luke 16:19-31

Response to the Word of God

Congregational Hymn Sing

Sharing of Joys and Concerns

Silent Prayer followed by Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

The Offering of Our Gifts


*Prayer of Thanksgiving

Sending Forth

*Sending Hymn #64 “Holy, Holy, Holy!”

*Dismissal with Blessing

*Hymn of Blessing #673 “God Be with You”

Instrumental Postlude

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