Worship Guide - Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Worship Guide

October 9, 2022

Eighteenth 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: “There is a Redeemer” Donna

 

Centering Words:

 

Are you stuck in the past? Have you lost hope for the future? Do not despair. Build houses of joy. Plant gardens of faith. Offer thanks and praise to the living God. All will be well.

 

*Call to Worship:

 

Leader:   Sing God’s praises.

People:  Make a joyful noise to the Lord.

Leader:   We have walked through fire and water with heavy burdens on our backs.

People:  But God has led us into a spacious place to plant gardens of faith.

Leader:   Rejoice in the Lord.

People:  Build houses of joy and shout glory to our God.

Leader:   Let us worship in gratitude and praise as we pray.

 

ALL: Master Gardener, you revive us when our bodies grow weak, and when our spirits faint within us. Though we may be bound by our worries, your word is not chained. Help us build houses of joy and plant gardens of faith. As we pray for the welfare of our communities, help us bloom where we are planted, that your harvest of hope and love may be bountiful. In gratitude for your blessings, we pray. Amen.

 

Hymn: He Has Made Me Glad”

 

I will enter his gates with thanksgiving in my heart,

I will enter his courts with praise.

I will say, "This is the day that the Lord has made."

I will rejoice, for he has made me glad.

 

He has made me glad, he has made me glad.

I will rejoice, for he has made me glad.

He has made me glad, he has made me glad.

I will rejoice, for he has made me glad.

 

I will enter his gates with thanksgiving in my heart,

I will enter his courts with praise.

I will say, "This is the day that the Lord has made."

I will rejoice, for he has made me glad.

 

He has made me glad, he has made me glad.

I will rejoice, for he has made me glad.

He has made me glad, he has made me glad.

I will rejoice, for he has made me glad.

 

PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD

 

Words of Assurance

 

Just as we have died with Christ, so shall we live with him.

And just as we have endured hardships with Christ, so shall we abide in his grace and mercy.

Amen

 

*Old Testament Reading: Jeremiah 29:1,4-7

 

1 These are the words of the letter that the prophet Jeremiah sent from Jerusalem to the remaining elders among the exiles, and to the priests, the prophets, and all the people, whom Nebuchadnezzar had taken into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon.

 

4 Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: 5 Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat what they produce. 6 Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease. 7 But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its       welfare you will find your welfare.

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: “Jesus Remains Faithful ”

 

Hymn: Be Still My Soul”

 

Be still, my soul: the Lord is on your side.

Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;

leave to your God to order and provide;

in every change, God faithful will remain.

Be still, my soul: your best,

your heavenly friend

through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

 

Be still, my soul: your God will undertake

to guide the future, as in the past.

Your hope, your confidence let nothing shake;

all now mysterious shall be bright at last.

Be still, my soul: the waves

and winds still know

the Christ who ruled them while He dwelt below.

 

Be still, my soul: the hour is hastening on

when we shall be forever with the Lord,

when disappointment, grief and fear are gone,

sorrow forgot, love’s purest joys restored.

Be still, my soul: when change

and tears are past

all safe and blessed we shall meet at last.

 

Sermon: “Present Yourself to God” Luke 17:11-19

 

11 On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. 12 As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, 13 they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” 14 When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were made clean. 15 Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. 16 He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. 17 Then Jesus asked, “Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? 18 Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 Then he said to him, “Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well.”

 

RESPONSE TO THE WORD

 

Hymn: “Give Thanks”

 

Give thanks with a grateful heart,

give thanks to the Holy One,

give thanks because he's given

Jesus Christ his Son.

 

Give thanks with a grateful heart,

give thanks to the Holy One,

give thanks because he's given

Jesus Christ his Son.

 

And now let the weak say "I am strong";

let the poor same, "I am rich

because of what the Lord has done for us

 

And now let the weak say "I am strong";

let the poor say, "I am rich

because of what the Lord has done for us

 

Give thanks with a grateful heart,

give thanks to the Holy One,

give thanks because he's given

Jesus Christ his Son.

 

Give Thanks with a grateful heart,

give thanks to the Holy One,

give thanks because he's given

Jesus Christ his Son.

 

And now let the weak say "I am strong";

let the poor say, "I am rich

because of what the Lord has done for us

 

And now let the weak say "I am strong";

let the poor say, "I am rich

because of what the Lord has done for us

Give thanks!

 

A Modern Affirmation

 

Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is the one true church, apostolic and universal, whose holy faith let us now declare:

 

We believe in God the Father, infinite in   wisdom, power, and love, whose mercy is over all his works, and whose will is ever directed to his children's good.

 

We believe in Jesus Christ, Son of God and Son of man, the gift of the Father's unfailing grace, the ground of our hope, and the promise of our deliverance from sin and death.

 

We believe in the Holy Spirit as the divine presence in our lives, whereby we are kept in perpetual remembrance of the truth of Christ, and find strength and help in time of need.

 

We believe that this faith should manifest itself in the service of love as set forth in the example of our blessed Lord, to the end that the kingdom of God may come upon the earth. Amen

 

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. Amen.

 

Prayers of the People: Joys and Concerns

Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer

 

SENDING FORTH

 

Hymn: “When We All Get to Heaven”

 

Sing the wondrous love of Jesus,

sing his mercy and his grace.

In the mansions bright and blessed

he’ll prepare for us a place.

 

When we all get to heaven,

what a day of rejoicing that will be!

When we all see Jesus,

we’ll sing and shout the victory!

 

While we walk the pilgrim pathway,

clouds will overspread the sky;

but when traveling days are over,

not a shadow, not a sigh.

 

When we all get to heaven,

what a day of rejoicing that will be!

When we all see Jesus,

we’ll sing and shout the victory!

 

Let us then be true and faithful,

trusting, serving every day;

just one glimpse of him in glory

will the toils of life repay.

 

When we all get to heaven,

what a day of rejoicing that will be!

When we all see Jesus,

we’ll sing and shout the victory!

 

Onward to the prize before us!

Soon his beauty we’ll behold;

soon the pearly gates will open;

we shall tread the streets of gold.

 

When we all get to heaven,

what a day of rejoicing that will be!

When we all see Jesus,

we’ll sing and shout the victory!

 

 

Benediction

 

 

 

 
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