Greeters: Sach & Barbie Mowery
Liturgist: Starla Fogleman
September 15, 2019
14th Sunday after Pentecost
Gracious God, give us courage to step out boldly, to plant our small seeds generously, and without fear. Use our gifts to accomplish more than we could possibly imagine,
so that, through us, Your kingdom might come and Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Amen
Hymns are from the purple chorus book and the brown hymnal.
*indicates that congregation should stand, if able
PRELUDE WITH CANDLE LIGHTING
MEDITATION HYMN (Please remain seated)
“O Lord, How Wonderful You Are” (purple chorus book) 51
*CALL TO WORSHIP (read responsively)
L: Those who trust in the Lord will be shown kindness.
P: Be kind to God’s children.
L: God loves all his children.
P: Children of God form communities.
L: God’s love can work through us.
P: By showing kindness to our neighbors, we share God’s love.
*OPENING PRAYER (unison)
Heavenly father, we thank you for your steadfast love. You have made each of us special. Show us how to complement each other. Show us to be kind to our neighbors. Let our community be humble and grow in kindness through your guidance. Amen.
*HYMN: “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” 7
FIRST LESSON: Proverbs 11:24-25 Pew Bible p. 535
L: This is the Word of God for the people of God.
P: Thanks be to God.
SHARING OF JOYS AND CONCERNS
*Lord’s Prayer p. x at front of red hymnal
*Doxology Back cover of brown hymnal
Prayer of Thanksgiving
*HYMN: “Let Us Love One Another” 353
SERMON TEXT: 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 Pew Bible p. 968
SERMON: “A Great Neighbor” Josh Randolph
Youth & Adult Education Coordinator
*HYMN: “Make Me a Blessing” 177