WE GATHER AND APPROACH GOD
PRELUDE – Deborah Guillory, Organ
“Praise the Lord Who Reigns Above”
*HYMN OF PRAISE
“O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing” – Hymnal, No. 57 verses 1-4, 7
INVITATION TO HOLY COMMUNION
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Lord God of Creation, you have promised that you will never leave us; but how quickly we turn from you and from each other! We are content to let our goodness and our worship remain theoretical. Lord God, let the sickness be healed, the death wish go from us, and the people come alive again. Let your word of hope sound in the cities and the voice of your mercy comfort the towns. Make us all teachable, that we may learn again and again what things come first, what truths endure, what actions are worthy of your grace. Give us this day your daily bread, joy and vision; and so we pray for all; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
WORDS OF ASSURANCE
LEADER: God is with us.
PEOPLE: God brings us peace and forgiveness.
LEADER: God brings us opportunities
ALL: New and fresh every day!
ANTHEM – Chancel Choir
“Jesus, Joy of Man’s Desiring”
WE WORSHIP THROUGH OUR PRAYERS AND OUR OFFERINGS
“Breathe on Me, Breath of God” – Hymnal, No. 420 verse 1
INVITATION TO THE OFFERING
OFFERTORY – Deborah Guillory, Organ
“How Deep the Father’s Love for Us”
*HYMN OF THE GOSPEL
“O How I Love Jesus” – Hymnal, No. 170
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD
SCRIPTURE – Isaiah 42:1-9
SERMON – “His Model for Ministry”
Rev. Doug de Graffenried
THE GREAT THANKSGIVING
WE GO FORTH IN FAITH AND SERVICE
*HYMN OF COMMITMENT
“Sent Forth by God’s Blessing” – Hymnal, No. 664