Greeter: Patti Koptchak
Liturgist: Josh Randolph
November 17, 2019
23rd Sunday after Pentecost
King of all the earth, Creator of the universe, from everlasting to everlasting, you are Lord. You are merciful and full of loving-kindness and great compassion; You have washed us thoroughly from our wickedness and cleansed us from our sin; We will rejoice, for your grace, O Lord, has overflowed for us. This is our God, the Holy One. Come before him with thanksgiving and offer him the sacrifice of praise.
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)
“Give Thanks” (purple chorus book) 13
*CALL TO WORSHIP (read responsively)
L: Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love;
P: according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.
L: Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!
P: For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.
L: Against you, you only, have I sinned, and done that which is evil in your sight, so that you are justified in your sentence and blameless in your judgment.
P: Behold, I was born into iniquity, and I have been sinful since my mother conceived me.
L: Behold, you desire truth in the inward being; therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart.
P: Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow;
L: Make me hear with joy and gladness; let the bones which you have broken rejoice.
P: Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.
L: Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.
P: Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your holy Spirit from me.
L: Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and sustain in me a willing spirit.
*OPENING PRAYER (unison)
Lord Jesus Christ, you are the way of peace. Come into the brokenness of our lives and our land with your healing love. Help us to be willing to bow before you in true repentance, and to bow to one another in real forgiveness. By the fire of your Holy Spirit, melt our hard hearts and consume the pride and prejudice which separates us. Fill us, O Lord, with your perfect love, which casts out our fear, and bind us together in that unity which you share with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
*CELEBRATION OF FRIENDSHIP
*HYMN: “His Name Is Wonderful” (purple) 209
FIRST LESSON: Psalm 51:1-12 Pew Bible p. 474
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: “Change My Heart, O God” (purple) 2
*HYMN: “Just As I Am” 478