Worship Guide

Worship Guide

September 25, 2022

Sixteenth 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: “We Have Come to Worship You” Michael

 

Centering Words:

Be rich in the good things you do, that you may take hold of what is truly life.

 

*Call to Worship:

 

Leader:   Sheltered by God,

People:  we come now to worship.

Leader:   Invited by Christ,

People:  we come now to pray.

Leader:   Welcomed by the Spirit,

People:  we gather as the people of God.

Leader:   Let us pray.

 

ALL: Sheltering God, as we worship you this day, cover us with the presence of your   Holy Spirit. Gather us in the goodness of your grace, that we may experience your comforting presence and your powerful protection. In your loving name, we pray. Amen.

 

 

Hymn: Are Ye Able”

 

“Are ye able," said the Master,

“To be crucified with Me?"

“Yea," the sturdy dreamers answered,

“To the death we follow Thee."

 

Lord, we are able. Our spirits are thine.

Remold them, make us, like thee, divine.

Thy guiding radiance above us shall be

a beacon to God, to love and loyalty.

 

Are ye able to remember,

when a thief lifts up his eyes,

that his pardoned soul is worthy

of a place in paradise?

 

Lord, we are able. Our spirits are thine.

Remold them, make us, like thee, divine.

Thy guiding radiance above us shall be

a beacon to God, to love and loyalty.

 

Are ye able when the shadows

close around you with the sod,

to believe that spirit triumphs,

to commend your soul to God?

 

Lord, we are able. Our spirits are thine.

Remold them, make us, like thee, divine.

Thy guiding radiance above us shall be

a beacon to God, to love and loyalty.

 

Are ye able? Still the Master

whispers down eternity,

and heroic spirits answer,

now as then in Galilee.

 

Lord, we are able. Our spirits are thine.

Remold them, make us, like thee, divine.

Thy guiding radiance above us shall be

a beacon to God, to love and loyalty.

 

PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD

 

Words of Assurance

 

As we listen to the words of life, may they inspire us to pursue righteousness, holy living, faithfulness, love endurance, and gentleness.

Praises be to God. Amen.

 

*Old Testament Reading: Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15

 

1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord in the tenth year of King Zedekiah of Judah, which was the eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar. 2 At that time the army of the king of Babylon was besieging Jerusalem, and the prophet Jeremiah was confined in the court of the guard that was in the palace of the king of Judah, 3 where King Zedekiah of Judah had confined him.

 

6 Jeremiah said, The word of the Lord came to me: 7 Hanamel son of your uncle Shallum is going to come to you and say, “Buy my field that is at Anathoth, for the right of redemption by purchase is yours.” 8 Then my cousin Hanamel came to me in the court of the guard, in accordance with the word of the Lord, and said to me, “Buy my field that is at Anathoth in the land of Benjamin, for the right of possession and redemption is yours; buy it for yourself.” Then I knew that this was the word of the Lord.

 

9 And I bought the field at Anathoth from my cousin Hanamel, and weighed out the money to him, seventeen shekels of silver. 10 I signed the deed, sealed it, got witnesses, and weighed the money on scales. 11 Then I took the sealed deed of purchase, containing the terms and conditions, and the open copy; 12 and I gave the deed of purchase to Baruch son of Neriah son of Mahseiah, in the presence of my cousin Hanamel, in the presence of the witnesses who signed the deed of purchase, and in the presence of all the Judeans who were sitting in the court of the guard. 13 In their presence I charged Baruch, saying, 14 Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Take these deeds, both this sealed deed of purchase and this open deed, and put them in an earthenware jar, in order that they may last for a long time. 15 For thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Houses and fields and vineyards shall again be bought in this land.

 

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 Rich Man and Lazarus”

 

Hymn: “Majesty / How Majestic is Your Name”

 

Majesty, worship his majesty;

unto Jesus be all glory, honor and praise.

Majesty, kingdom authority,

flow from his throne

unto his own; his anthem raise.

So exalt, lift up on high

the name of Jesus,

Magnify, come glorify

Christ Jesus, the King.

Majesty, worship his majesty,

Jesus who died, now glorified,

King of all Kings.

 

O Lord, our Lord,

how majestic is your name in all the earth.

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth.

O Lord, we praise your name.

O Lord, we magnify your name:

Prince of Peace, mighty God;

O Lord God Almighty.

 

Majesty, worship his majesty;

unto Jesus be all glory, honor and praise.

Majesty, kingdom authority,

flow from his throne

unto his own; his anthem raise.

So exalt, lift up on high

the name of Jesus,

Magnify, come glorify

Christ Jesus, the King.

Majesty, worship his majesty,

Jesus who died, now glorified,

King of all Kings.

 

Sermon: “Gulf is Crossed” Luke 16:19-31

 

19 “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20 And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21 who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man’s table; even the dogs would come and lick his sores. 22 The poor man died and was carried away by the angels to be with Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried. 23 In Hades, where he was being tormented, he looked up and saw Abraham far away with Lazarus by his side. 24 He called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in agony in these flames.’ 25 But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that during your lifetime you received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in agony. 26 Besides all this, between you and us a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who might want to pass from here to you cannot do so, and no one can cross from there to us.’ 27 He said, ‘Then, father, I beg you to send him to my father’s house— 28 for I have five brothers—that he may warn them, so that they will not also come into this place of torment.’ 29 Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; they should listen to them.’ 30 He said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ 31 He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’ ”

 

RESPONSE TO THE WORD

 

Hymn: “Come Thou Almighty King”

 

Come, thou almighty King,

help us thy name to sing, help us to praise!

Father all glorious, o'er all victorious,

come and reign over us, Ancient of Days!

 

Come, thou incarnate Word,

gird on thy mighty sword, our prayer attend!

Come, and thy people bless,

and give thy Word success,

Spirit of holiness, on us descend!

 

Come, holy Comforter,

thy sacred witness bear in this glad hour.

Thou who almighty art, now rule in every heart,

and ne’er from us depart, Spirit of power!

 

To thee, great One in Three,

eternal praises be, hence, evermore.

thy sovereign majesty may we in glory see,

and to eternity love and adore!

 

Psalter: Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16

 

1    Those who dwell in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty,

2    will say to the Lord, "My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust."

3    For the Lord will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence

4    and will cover you with his pinions;

   under the Lord's wings you will find refuge. God's faithfulness is a shield and buckler.

5    You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day,

6    nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.

14   Because they cleave to me in love,                                  

        I will deliver them; I will protect them, because they know my name.

15   When they call to me, I will answer them; I will be with them in trouble, I will rescue them and honor them.

16   I will satisfy them with long life and show them my salvation.

 

“Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”

 

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

 

Prayers of the People: Joys and concerns

Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer

 

SENDING FORTH

 

Hymn: “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus”

 

Stand up, stand up for Jesus,

ye soldiers of the cross;

lift high his royal banner,

it must not suffer loss.

From vict’ry unto vict’ry,

his army shall he lead,

till every foe is vanquished,

and Christ is Lord indeed.

 

Stand up, stand up for Jesus,

the trumpet call obey;

forth to the mighty conflict,

in this his glorious day.

Ye that are brave now serve him

against unnumbered foes;

let courage rise with danger,

and strength to strength oppose.

 

Stand up, stand up for Jesus,

stand in his strength alone;

the arm of flesh will fail you,

ye dare not trust your own.

Put on the gospel armor,

each piece put on with prayer;

where duty calls or danger,

be never wanting there.

 

Stand up, stand up for Jesus,

the strife will not be long;

this day the noise of battle,

the next the victor’s song.

To those who vanquish evil,

a crown of life shall be;

they with the King of Glory

shall reign eternally.

 

Benediction

 

 

 

 
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