12th Sunday after Pentecost
Lectionary: Exodus 1:8-Chapter 2: vs. 10
Romans 12:1-8; Gospel of Matthew 16:13-20
Rev. Paige M. Wolfe, Liturgist
Tom Norrell, Preacher
Greeting and Announcements
Call to Worship:
Minister: This is the day that the Lord has made.
People: We will rejoice and be glad in it.
Minister: This is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh.
People: And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: and whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Confession of Faith
We believe in the one God, creator and sustainer of all things, the source of all goodness and beauty, all truth and love.
We believe in Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, our teacher, example, and Redeemer, the Savior of the world.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, God present with us for guidance, for comfort, and for strength.
We believe in the forgiveness of sins, in the life of love and prayer, and in grace equal to every need.
We believe in the Word of God found in the scripture, tradition, reason and experience.
We believe in the church, we who are united in the living Lord for the purpose of worship and service.
We believe in the reign of God as the divine will realized in human society, and in the family of God, where we are all brothers and sisters.
We believe in the final triumph of righteousness and in the life everlasting. Amen.
Old Testament Lesson: Exodus 1:8-2:10
Epistle Lesson: Romans 12:1-8
*Gospel Lesson: Matthew 16:13-20
Pastoral Prayer: The Lord's Prayer
Sermon: Who Do We Think You Are by Tom Norrell, Pastor
Response to the Word:
Lord, send us out in travail and hardship so we might restore life. Lord, push us out beyond our comfort that we might share your peace that passes understanding. Redeem the years we believe we have lost and the hopes that seem dim and distant, and restore our sense of purpose as we recognize your hand in our lives as individuals and as a congregation. We confess to you our doubts. We proclaim to you our faith. Amen.
Postlude: Brian Dailey, pianist
*Please stand for the reading of the Gospel.
You are invited to join the Upper Room Sunday school class on
Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM on Zoom. If you want to join, click
the link below and enter the meeting ID and password!
Meeting ID: 815 9104 7549
This Sunday our special speaker is The Reverend Dr. Susan A. Bennett, a
former member of Central who moved to Atlanta after her marriage to
Dr. Larry Adams.
She will be teaching on "Engaging the Paradigm Shift."