Welcome & Announcements
Call to Worship
Liturgist: Almighty God, at this special time we remember Your blessings and powerful deeds.People: You have sustained us in times of crisis; You have delivered us throughout the years.
Liturgist: Let us worship the LORD with thankful hearts and grateful praise. Amen.
Prayer of Adoration and Confession
Guide: Everlasting Majesty and Lord of all Creation, we lift our hearts and voices to praise Your Holy Name and cheerfully rejoice in Your sacred presence. Throughout the entire Earth, millions of people are blessing and glorifying Your power. Today, we gladly join them in the worship of Your ways and the praising of Your deeds.
People: Gracious Father, we know that our lives are imperfect and filled with moments of sinful mistakes. We have been selfish, proud, and faithless; stubborn, greedy, and indifferent; angry, bitter, and spiteful. Heavenly Lord, forgive us when temptation overcomes us and sin overwhelms our hearts. Pardon us for neglecting our responsibilities and casting aside our faith. Hear us now as we silently pray.
- SILENCE -
Guide: Loving God, without Christ’s sacrifice, we would have nothing to restore us to You. We would have no escape from Your wrath, as well as no hope of entering into Your everlasting Kingdom. Humbly and thankfully, we make these prayers in the Name of Jesus, our Only Savior, and in His precious words, we unite our hearts, saying,
“Our Father…THE LORD’S PRAYER (debts/debtors)
Promise of the Gospel:
Guide: Jesus grants us the Bread of Heaven through the love of His Father. By Christ’s wounded body, our broken ways are healed and by His perfect obedience, we are reclaimed for God. Let us cheerfully rejoice, for our sins are completely forgiven, both now and forever. Amen.
Gloria Patri (sung in unison): Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.
Prayers for Health and Healing
Pastor: Have mercy upon us, O God, have mercy upon us, for in You our souls take refuge. We cry out to You as the Most High God, who fulfills the purposes of our lives. Loving Lord, send forth Your mercy from Heaven; release us from our fears through the power presence of Your faithful love.
People: In the midst of our anxieties and troubles, grant us peace. From the discomfort of our illnesses and the suffering we endure, heal us, O Lord. Let Your goodness and grace, Your greatness and glory be experienced in our lives and those of our loved ones, as we seek healing from all that harms us in body, mind, heart, and spirit. Hear us now as we silently pray.
Silent Prayers for ourselves and others. A candle is lit
Pastor: Great is Your love, O Lord, reaching from the farthest heavens into the very substance of our earthly lives. In Jesus’ Name, we pray. Amen. (Healing Prayer based on words & phrases from Psalm 57)
Prayer for Illumination
Reader: Holy Spirit, may we walk through the Scriptures and be led to a beautiful place. May we be filled with wonder and amazement through all that Christ has done in our lives. In Jesus’ Name, we pray. Amen.
The Message & the Apostles’ Creed
Offering & Offertory:
Dedication (in unison – led by pastor): Lord Jesus, we all have special gifts and talents, and we each have different resources and treasures. As we combine and gather them before You, may we glorify Your work and continue to enhance Your Name. Take our tithes and gifts; bless them for the life, work, and ministry of this church, which You ask us to undertake, support, and fulfill in Your Holy Name. Amen.
Benediction (in unison): May Christ keep us united to His body, so that we may accomplish great things in His Name; may the Father sustain us as members of Christ’s church, so that we may honor His Kingdom; and may the Holy Spirit grant us a new vision, so that we may fulfill the purposes of the One, Triune, and Living God in this church and community, both now and always. Amen.
Doxology & Postlude