Sunday, September 13, 2020
PRELUDE
Vater unser im Himmelreich
(Our Father in Heaven)
by Georg Bohm (1661-1733)
 
NEWS OF THE CHURCH 
 
CALL TO WORSHIP
 
HYMN #7 verses 1, 2, 4
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
LOBE DEN HERREN
 
OPENING PRAYER
 
GLORIA PATRI
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.
 
SCRIPTURE READING
Psalm 103:1-13 
 
HYMN #384 verses 1 & 2
Children of the Heavenly Father
 
SCRIPTURE READING
Matthew 18:21-35
 
HOMILY
As We Forgive Our Debtors
 
ON TODAY'S MUSIC
 
 MORNING OFFERING
MUSIC MEDITATION
Awake, My Heart
by James E. Clemens
text by Isaac Watts

Awake, my heart,
Arise, my tongue,
Prepare a tuneful voice;
In God, the life of all my joys,
Aloud will I rejoice.

Arise, my soul,
Awake, my voice,
And tunes of pleasure sing,
Then hallelujahs shall address
My Savior and my King.

Hosanna!
Let the earth and skies
Repeat the joyful sound;
Let hills and vales repeat the voice
In one eternal round.
 
DEDICATION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS
 
DOXOLOGY
Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him, all creatures here below;
Praise him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
 
CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER
 
SUNG RESPONSE
Words and music: Geonyong Lee; English paraphrase by Marion Pope, © 1990 Geonyong Lee.
Used by permission, OneLicense #729334-A
THE LORD'S PRAYER
 
HYMN
God, How Can We Forgive
LEONI
Words: Ruth Duck, 1996, The Pilgrim Press.
Used by permission, OneLicense #729334-A
God, how can we forgive when bonds of love are torn?
How can we rise and start anew, our trust reborn?
When human loving fails and every hope is gone,
your love gives strength beyond our own to face the dawn.

When we have missed the mark, and tears of anguish flow,
how can you still release our guilt, the debt we owe?
The ocean depth of grace surpasses all our needs.
A priest who shares our human pain, Christ intercedes.

Who dares to throw the stone to damn another’s sin,
when you, while knowing all our past, forgive again?
No more we play the judge, for by your grace we live.
As you, O God, forgive our sin, may we forgive.
 
BENEDICTION
 
 POSTLUDE
Allegro molto from Sonata Op. 65 No. 6
(based on the chorale Vater unser im Himmelreich)
by Felix Mendelssohn 
WORSHIP PARTICIPANTS
Jonathan White, Interim Senior Pastor
Ruth Bell Olsson, Interim Associate Pastor
Julia Brown, Director of Music/Organist
Randy, Kristi, Rowan, Finneus, and Cecily Burghart, Cantors

MORNING WORSHIP MUSIC
CHILDREN'S MESSAGE
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These will be posted by Saturday afternoon.
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