Sunday Worship Guide - Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost

 

Worship Guide

October 17, 2021

Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost

Creating Disciples of Jesus who Transform the World

 

ENTRANCE WITH PRAISE

 

Greetings:

Minister: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you!

People: And also with you!

 

Special Music: Great is the Lord” - Stefanie

 

Centering Words:

 

Whoever wishes to be first among you must be the servant of all, for the Human One came not to be served but to serve.

 

*Call to Worship:

 

Leader:   God of all creation, we come to praise and worship you.

People:  You are clothed with honor and majesty, wrapped in light as with a garment.

Leader:   You stretch out the heavens like a tent, making the clouds your chariot, and riding on the wings of the wind.

People:  You set the earth on its foundations, hiding its depths with a watery cloak that moves in the rhythm of your breath.

Leader:   In your wisdom, you have made us in your image, showing us glimpses of glory in the work of your hands.

People:  God of life and love, we come to praise and worship you.

Leader:   Let us pray.

 

ALL: God of wind and water, God of love and compassion, God of all that is and all that ever shall be, when Job insisted he was innocent of every sin, you came to him in a whirlwind, and showed him the wonders of a world he had not made. When James and John asked Jesus for power and glory, he told them that they would share in the bitter cup that he would drink, and in the baptism of suffering that he would endure for the world. Remind us that we are members of the body of Christ, and that we are called to serve your creation in love and compassion. Amen.

 

Hymn: This Is My Father’s World”

 

This is my Father’s world,

and to my listening ears

all nature sings, and round me rings

the music of the spheres.

 

This is my Father’s world:

I rest me in the thought

of rocks and trees, of skies and seas;

his hand the wonders wrought.

 

This is my Father’s world,

the birds their carols raise,

the morning light, the lily white,

declare their Maker’s praise.

 

This is my Father’s world:

He shines in all that’s fair;

in the rustling grass I hear Him pass;

he speaks to me everywhere.

 

This is my Father’s world.

O let me ne’er forget

that though the wrong seems oft so strong,

God is the ruler yet.

 

This is my Father’s world:

why should my heart be sad?

The Lord is King; let the heavens Ring!

God reigns; let the earth be glad!

 

PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD

 

Words of Assurance

 

Hear the good news: In the midst of our self-centered complaints and desires, God opens our eyes to all that surrounds us.

In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.

In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven. Glory to God. Amen

 

 

 

*Gospel Reading: Mark 10:35-45

 

35 James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” 36 And he said to them, “What is it you want me to do for you?” 37 And they said to him, “Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” 38 But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?” 39 They replied, “We are able.” Then Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink; and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized; 40 but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.”

 

41 When the ten heard this, they began to be angry with James and John. 42 So Jesus called them and said to them, “You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. 43 But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, 44 and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. 45 For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.”

 

Leader:   This is the Word of God, for the People of God

People:  Thanks be to God!

 

WORD AND RESPONSE

 

Time with Young Friends: “Jesus Loves Me

 

Children’s Message: “The Bigger Picture”

 

Hymn: “What Feast of Love”

 

What feast of love is offered here,

what banquet come from heaven?

What food of everlasting life,

what gracious gift is given?

 

This, this is Christ the King,

the bread come down from heaven.

Oh, taste and see and sing!

How sweet the manna given!

 

What light of truth is offered here,

what covenant from heaven?

What hope of everlasting life,

what wondrous word is given?

 

This, this is Christ the king,

the sun come down from heaven.

Oh, see and hear and sing!

the Word of God is given!

 

What wine of love is offered here,

what crimson drink from heaven?

What stream of everlasting life,

what precious blood is given?

 

This, this is Christ the king,

the sweetest wine of heaven.

Oh, taste and see and sing!

The Son of God is given!

 

Sermon: “Out of the Whirlwind” - Job 38:1-7, 34-41

 

1     Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind:

2    “Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?

3    Gird up your loins like a man, I will question you, and you shall declare to me.

4    “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding.

5    Who determined its measurements—surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it?

6    On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone

7    when the morning stars sang together and all the heavenly beings shouted for joy?

34   “Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, so that a flood of waters may cover you?

35   Can you send forth lightnings, so that they may go and say to you, ‘Here we are’?

36   Who has put wisdom in the inward parts, or given understanding to the mind?

37   Who has the wisdom to number the clouds? Or who can tilt the waterskins of the heavens,

38   when the dust runs into a mass and the clods cling together?

39   “Can you hunt the prey for the lion, or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,

40   when they crouch in their dens, or lie in wait in their covert?

41   Who provides for the raven its prey, when its young ones cry to God, and wander about for lack of food?

 

RESPONSE TO THE WORD

 

 Prayers of the People: Joys and concerns

Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer

 

THE SACRAMENTS OF HOLY COMMUNION

 

Invitation, Prayer of Confession and Pardon:

 

Christ our Lord invites to his table

all who love him,

who earnestly repent of their sin

and seek to live in peace with one another.

 

Therefore, let us confess our sin before God

and one another.

 

Merciful God,

we confess that we have not loved you

with our whole hearts.

We have failed to be an obedient church.

We have not done your will,

we have broken your law,

we have rebelled against your love,

we have not loved our neighbors,

and we have not heard the

cry of the needy.

Forgive us, we pray.

Free us for joyful obedience,

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Hear the good news:

Christ died for us while we were yet sinners;

that proves God's love toward us.

In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!

 

In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.

Glory to God. Amen

 

 The Great Thanksgiving  

 

The Lord be with you

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts

We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God

It is right to give our thanks and praise.

 

It is right, and a good and joyful thing,

always and everywhere

to give thanks to you,

Father Almighty, creator of

heaven and earth.

 

You formed us in your image and

breathed into us the breath of life.

When we turned away, and our love failed,

your love remained steadfast.

You delivered us from captivity,

made covenant to be our sovereign God,

and spoke to us through your prophets.

 

And so,

with your people on earth

and all the company of heaven

we praise your name and join their unending hymn:

 

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord,

God of power and might,

heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes

in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

 

Holy are you, and blessed is your Son

Jesus Christ.

Your Spirit anointed him

to preach good news to the poor,

to proclaim release to the captives

and recovering of sight to the blind,

to set at liberty those who are oppressed,

and to announce that the time had come

when you would save your people.

He healed the sick, fed the hungry,

and ate with sinners.

By the baptism of his suffering,

death, and resurrection,

you gave birth to your church,      

delivered us from slavery to sin and death,

and made with us a new covenant

by water and the Spirit.

 

When the Lord Jesus ascended,

he promised to be with us always,

in the power of your Word and Holy Spirit.

 

On the night in which he gave himself up for us, he took bread, gave thanks to you, broke the bread, gave it to his disciples, and said:

"Take, eat; this my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me."

 

When the supper was over, he took the cup,

gave thanks to you, gave it to his disciples, and said:

"Drink from this all of you;

this is my blood of the new covenant,

poured out for you and for many

for the forgiveness of sins.

Do this, as often as you drink it

in remembrance of me."

 

And so,

in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ,

we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving

as a holy and living sacrifice,

in union with Christ's offering for us,

as we proclaim the mystery of faith

 

Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.

 

Pour out your Holy Spirit on us gathered here,

and on these gifts of bread and wine.

 

Make them be for us the body and blood of Christ,

that we may be for the world the body of Christ,

redeemed by his blood.

By your Spirit make us one with Christ,

one with each other,

and one in ministry to all the world,

until Christ comes in final victory,

and we feast at his heavenly banquet.

Through your Son Jesus Christ,

with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church,

all honor and glory is yours, almighty Father,

now and forever.   Amen

And now with the confidence of children of God, let us stand and sing the Lord’s Prayer:

 

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name.

 

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done,

hallowed be thy name.

 

On earth as it is in heaven.

hallowed be thy name.

 

Give us this day our daily bread.

hallowed be thy name.

 

Forgive us our trespasses

hallowed be thy name.

 

 

as we forgive those who trespass against us.

hallowed be thy name.

 

And lead us not into temptation

hallowed be thy name.

But deliver us from all that is evil.

hallowed be thy name.

 

For thine is the kingdom,

the power and the glory

hallowed be thy name.

For thine is the kingdom,

the power and the glory

hallowed be thy name.

 

Amen, amen, it shall be so

hallowed be thy name.

Amen, amen, it shall be so

hallowed be thy name.

 

As we share in the bread of life,

is it not a sharing in the body of Christ.

 

And as we share in the cup of Salvation,

Is it not a sharing in the blood of Christ.

 

 

Moment of Prayer and Meditation

 

Prayer of Thanks

 

Eternal God, we give you thanks

for this holy mystery

in which you have given yourself to us. 

Grant that we may go into the world

in the strength of your Spirit,

to give ourselves to others,

in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Amen

 

SENDING FORTH

 

Hymn: “Nothing But the Blood”

 

What can wash away my sin?

Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

what can make me whole again?

Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

 

O precious is the flow

that makes me bright as snow;

no other fount I know;

nothing but the blood of Jesus.

 

For my pardon this I see:

nothing but the blood of Jesus.

For my cleansing this my plea:

nothing but the blood of Jesus.

 

O precious is the flow

that makes me bright as snow;

no other fount I know;

nothing but the blood of Jesus.

 

Nothing can for sin atone:

nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Naught of good that I have done:

nothing but the blood of Jesus.

 

O precious is the flow

that makes me bright as snow;

no other fount I know;

nothing but the blood of Jesus.

 

This is all my hope and peace:

nothing but the blood of Jesus.

This is all my righteousness:

nothing but the blood of Jesus.

 

O precious is the flow

that makes me bright as snow;

no other fount I know;

nothing but the blood of Jesus.

 

 

Benediction

 

 
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