Worship Guide - Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost

Worship Guide

August 28, 2022

Twelfth 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: “He is Here” Michael

 

Centering Words:

 

Let mutual love continue, as it gathers your family and friends close. Let mutual love increase, as it extends to the stranger, the lost, and the lonely.

 

*Call to Worship:

 

Leader:   With gifts of praise,

People:   we come to worship.

Leader:   With heartfelt prayers,

People:  we come to worship and pray.

Leader:   With open minds, eager to grow,

People:  we come to worship and grow this day.

Leader:   Let us pray.

 

ALL: Loving God, flow through our worship and our lives. Expand your love in and through each of us and through our community of faith, that we might create a house of such hospitality and love that all may feel truly welcome. Reach out through each of us and through our community of faith, that we might reach out beyond our walls to the stranger, the lost, and the lonely, and that we might discover how abundant your love truly is. Amen.

 

Hymn: Fill My Cup, Lord”

 

Like the woman at the well I was seeking

for things that could not satisfy;

and then I heard my Savior speaking:

"Draw from my well that never shall run dry."

 

Fill my cup, Lord, I lift it up, Lord!

Come and quench this thirsting of my soul;

bread of heaven, feed me 'til I want no more -

fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole!

 

There are millions in this world who are craving

the pleasures, earthly things afford;

but none can match the wondrous treasure

that I find in Jesus Christ my Lord.

 

Fill my cup, Lord, I lift it up, Lord!

Come and quench this thirsting of my soul;

bread of heaven, feed me 'til I want no more -

fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole!

 

So, my neighbor, if the things this world gave you

leave hungers that won't pass away,

my blessed Lord will come and save you,

if you kneel to him and humbly pray;

 

Fill my cup, Lord, I lift it up, Lord!

Come and quench this thirsting of my soul;

bread of heaven, feed me 'til I want no more -

fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole!

 

PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD

 

Words of Assurance

 

Like honey from a rock, Christ’s love flows within us with the sweetness of God’s grace.

Like finest wheat, the Spirit’s sustenance feeds us with mercy and hope.

Thanks be to God. Amen.

 

*New Testament Reading: Luke 14:1, 7-14

 

1On one occasion when Jesus was going to the house of a leader of the Pharisees to eat a meal on the sabbath, they were watching him closely.

 

7 When he noticed how the guests chose the places of honor, he told them a parable. 8 “When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, do not sit down at the place of honor, in case someone more distinguished than you has been invited by your host; 9 and the host who invited both of you may come and say to you, ‘Give this person your place,’ and then in disgrace you would start to take the lowest place. 10 But when you are invited, go and sit down at the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he may say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher’; then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at the table with you. 11 For all who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

 

12 He said also to the one who had invited him, “When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, in case they may invite you in return, and you would be repaid. 13 But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. 14 And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”

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: “God Speaks to Me”

 

Special Music: “I’m Listening”  Charles & Stefanie

 

Sermon: “Cracked Cisterns”  Jeremiah 2:4-13

 

4      Hear the word of the Lord, O house of Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel.

5      Thus says the Lord:

What wrong did your ancestors find in me

that they went far from me,

and went after worthless things, and became worthless themselves?

6      They did not say, “Where is the Lord

who brought us up from the land of Egypt,

who led us in the wilderness,

in a land of deserts and pits,

in a land of drought and deep darkness,

in a land that no one passes through,

where no one lives?”

7      I brought you into a plentiful land

to eat its fruits and its good things.

But when you entered you defiled my land,

and made my heritage an abomination.

8      The priests did not say, “Where is the Lord?”

Those who handle the law did not know me;

the rulers transgressed against me;

the prophets prophesied by Baal,

and went after things that do not profit.

9      Therefore once more I accuse you,

says the Lord,

and I accuse your children’s children.

10     Cross to the coasts of Cyprus and look,

send to Kedar and examine with care;

see if there has ever been such a thing.

11     Has a nation changed its gods,

even though they are no gods?

But my people have changed their glory

for something that does not profit.

12     Be appalled, O heavens, at this,

be shocked, be utterly desolate,

says the Lord,

13     for my people have committed two evils:

they have forsaken me,

the fountain of living water,

and dug out cisterns for themselves,

cracked cisterns

that can hold no water.

 

RESPONSE TO THE WORD

 

Psalter: Psalm 81:1-10

 

1    Sing aloud to God our strength;

       Shout for joy to the God of Jacob!

2    Raise a song, sound the tambourine,

the sweet lyre with the harp.

3    blow the trumpet at the new moon,

At the full moon, on our feast day.

4    for it is a statute for Israel,

An ordinance of the God of Jacob,

5    who made it a decree in Joseph,

When God went out over the land of Egypt.

I hear a voice I do not know:

 

6    “I relieved your shoulder of the burden;

Your hands were freed from the basket.

7    In distress you called, and I delivered you;

       I answered you in the secret place of thunder;

       I tested you at the waters of Meribah.

8    Hear, O my people, while I admonish you!

O Israel, if you would but listen to me!

9    There shall be no strange god among you;

You shall not bow down to a foreign god.

10   I am the Lord your God.

       Who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.

       Open wide your mouth, and I will fill it.”

 

“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: “To God be the Glory”

 

To God be the glory,

great things he has done!

So loved he the world

that he gave us his Son,

who yielded his life an atonement for sin,

and opened the life-gate that all may go in.

 

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,

let the earth hear his voice!

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,

let the people rejoice!

O come to the Father,

through Jesus the Son,

and give him the glory,

great things he has done.

 

O perfect redemption,

the purchase of blood,

to every believer the promise of God;

the vilest offender who truly believes,

that moment from Jesus a pardon receives.

 

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,

let the earth hear his voice!

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,

let the people rejoice!

O come to the Father,

through Jesus the Son,

and give him the glory,

great things he has done.

 

Great things he has taught us,

great things he has done,

and great our rejoicing

through Jesus the Son;

but purer, and higher, and greater will be

our wonder, our transport,

when Jesus we see.

 

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,

let the earth hear his voice!

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,

let the people rejoice!

O come to the Father,

through Jesus the Son,

and give him the glory,

great things he has done.

 

Benediction

 

 

 
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