Weekly Bulletin

September 20, 2020                      16th Sunday after Pentecost

 Call all your laborers, O God, tell us to roll up our sleeves  For we know that we have work to do.  Let us find you in the work we share here and now, in Christ’s presence we pray. Amen.                                     

*indicates that congregation should stand, if able

ANNOUNCEMENTS

*CALL TO WORSHIP(read responsively) (based on Psalm 105)

L: O give thanks to the LORD, call on his name, make known his deeds among the peoples.
P: Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wonderful works.
L: Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.
P: Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually.
L: Remember the wonderful works he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he uttered, O offspring of his servant Abraham, children of Jacob, his chosen ones.

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION (unison)

O Lord our good and merciful God, we acknowledge all our sins which we have committed in every-day living–in thought, word and deed; in body and soul alike.  We are sincerely sorry that we have offended you, and we truly repent of our sin. We humbly ask you, O Lord: by your great mercy forgive all our past transgressions and absolve us from them.  We firmly resolve, with the help of your Holy Spirit, to amend our ways as we strive to live a life without sin; that we may walk in the way of the righteous and offer praise and glory to the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Amen.

 *HYMN: “The Solid Rock”                                          brown (54)

 RECEPTION OF NEW MEMBER

 OLD TESTAMENT LESSON:  Exodus 16:2-15       Pew Bible p. 58
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON: Philippians 1:21-30 Pew Bible p. 980
L: This is the Word of God for the people of God.
P: Thanks be to God.                                          

SHARING OF JOYS AND CONCERNS
Pastoral Prayer
Lord’s Prayer                        p. x at front of red hymnal

OFFERING
*Doxology                        Back cover of brown hymnal
*Prayer of Thanksgiving

*FAVORITE HYMN

*SERMON TEXT: Matthew 20:1-16 
L: This is the Word of God for the people of God.
P: Thanks be to God.                                          

SERMON                                                      Pastor Steve Swigart                                     

*HYMN: “Grace Greater Than Our Sin”                               394

*CLOSING PRAYER  (unison)

O Creator and mighty God, you have promised strength for the weak, rest for the laborers, light for the way, grace for the trials, help from above, unfailing sympathy, undying love.  O Creator and mighty God, help us to continue in your promise.  Amen.

*BENEDICTION

*THREEFOLD AMEN

*POSTLUDE