Order of Worship: Sunday, October 25, 2020
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Pouring the Water
Welcome and Announcements
Prelude: Lord, Speak to Us, that We May Speak, Thomas Pearce
Call to Worship:
We are called to love the Lord our God with all our heart, all our soul, and all our mind.
And to love our neighbors as ourselves.
Come, let us love our God.
Let us share God’s love in worship.
Prayer of the Day:
to whom all hearts are open,
all desires, known,
and from whom no secrets are hid:
Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts
by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,
that we may love you and others more fully
and glorify your holy name;
through Christ our Lord.
Hymn 305: Come Sing, O Church, in Joy! (Verses 1 and 4)
Call to Confession
Prayer of Confession:
since the creation of the world
you have nurtured us with your love.
Yet we acknowledge
we do not always share your love with others.
We are selective about who we choose as neighbors…
only those who look like us,
who talk like us,
who think like us.
Forgive us for not loving as you love.
Teach us to love more fully.
For in loving you, our lives will show love to all,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Assurance of Forgiveness
Hymn of Praise: Glory be to the Father
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.
Prayer for Illumination:
Guide us, O God,
by your Word and Spirit,
that in your light we may see light,
in your truth find freedom,
and in your will discover your peace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Profession of Faith: Scots Confession - 1560
We confess and acknowledge one God alone,
to whom alone we must cleave,
whom alone we must serve,
whom only we must worship,
and in whom alone we put our trust.
Who is eternal, infinite, immeasurable,
incomprehensible, omnipotent, invisible;
one in substance and yet distinct in three persons,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Amen.
Prayers of the People:
Lord in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.
The Lord’s Prayer:
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors;
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever.
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Hymn 722: Lord, Speak to Me that I May Speak (Verses 1, 4, and 5)
Postlude: Rejoice! O Pilgrim Throng, David Schack