October 18, 2020

Opening Declaration of Dependence

Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Psalm 124:8  
Rend your hearts and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger,and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster. Joel 2:13  
To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, for we have rebelled against him and have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God by walking in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets. Daniel 9:9–10  
Correct me, O Lord, but in justice; not in your anger, lest you bring me to nothing. Jeremiah 10:24 
I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Treat me as one of your hired servants.” Luke 15:18–19  
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:8–9

Praise the Lord!  Praise the Lord in His sanctuary!
Praise the Lord!  Praise the Lord in His firmament!
Praise God for His mighty deeds! Praise God according to His greatness!
Praise God with trumpet sound.
Let lute and harp resound with tambourine and dance in praise to God!
With strings and pipe let every type of praise be heard!
Sound the loud clashing cymbals!  Let your praise resound with cymbals
!Let everything that breathes praise God! Let heaven and earth praise God. Alleluia, sing alleluia!
Lift your voice in praise to God. Alleluia, sing alleluia!
Let everything that breathes praise God! Sing alleluia!
Congregation, please stand and join the choir in singing:
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy health and salvation!
All ye who hear, now to His temple draw near, Join me in glad adoration!
Praise to the Lord, O let all that is in me adore Him!
All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before Him!
Let the Amen sound from His people again: Gladly forever adore Him!

Prayer of Confession

‍Almighty and most merciful Father,
         we have erred and strayed from Your ways like lost sheep,
         we have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts,
         we have offended against Your holy laws,
         we have left undone those things which we ought to have done,
         and we have done those things which we ought not to have done,
         and so we are helpless without You.
O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders,
         spare us, as we confess our faults,
         restore us, as we are penitent, according to Your promises declared to us in Christ Jesus our Lord,
         and grant, O most merciful Father, for His sake, that we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and devout life, to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.

 All: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: for Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Assurance of Grace

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and  live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. For  you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to  the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. (1 Peter 2:24-25)
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.

General prayer

The Old Testament Lesson

The Hymn - "Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates"   (Trinity Hymnal 198)
Scripture Reading - Isaiah 53
The Hymn -  "O Sacred Head, Now Wounded"  (Trinity Hymnal 247)

The New Testament Lesson - John 19:1-27

Benediction

     Leader: Now may the God of peace  who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus,  the great shepherd of the sheep, by  the blood of      the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will,  working in us  that which is pleasing in his sight,      through Jesus Christ,  to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen. Hebrews 13:20-21

October 18, 2020
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
10:00 a.m.

Welcome and Announcements
Scripture Sentence
- Psalm 124:8
     Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

Prelude

Liturgy of the Word

Call to Worship - Psalm 124:1-8
     Minister: Minister: If it had not been the LORD who was on our side— let Israel now say—
     People: if it had not been the LORD who was on our side when people rose up against us, then the flood would have swept us away, the torrent would have gone over us;  then over us would have gone the raging waters.
     
Minister:
Blessed be the LORD, who has not given us as prey to their teeth! We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we have escaped!
All:  Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth. Blessed be the Lord!

Opening Hymn - "Our God, Our Help in Ages Past" (Hymnal #30)

     Our God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come,
     Our shelter from the stormy blast, and our eternal home:

     Under the shadow of your throne your saints have dwelt secure;
     Sufficient is your arm alone, and our defense is sure.

     Before the hills in order stood, or earth received her frame,
     From everlasting you are God, to endless years the same.

     A thousand ages in your sight are like an evening gone;
     Short as the watch that ends the night before the rising sun.

     The busy tribes of flesh and blood, with all their lives and cares,
     Are carried downward by your flood, and lost in foll'wing years.

     Time, like an ever-rolling stream, bears all its sons away;
     They fly forgotten, as a dream dies at the op'ning day.

     Our God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come:
     O be our guard while troubles last, and our eternal home.

Prayer of Invocation
Silent Confession
Corporate Confession and the Lord’s Prayer
     All:
Eternal God, in whom we live and move and have our being; whose face is hidden from us by our sins; and whose mercy we forget in the blindness of our hearts; cleanse us, we beseech You, from all our offenses, and deliver us from proud thoughts and vain desires, that with lowliness and meekness we may draw near to You, confessing our faults, confiding in Your grace, and finding in You our refuge and our strength; through Jesus Christ Your Son.

     All: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: for Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
Assurance of Grace
- John 11:25-26
   Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”

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.
Offertory
- Proverbs 3:6
   In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Prayer of the Church - Elder Curt Goodhart
Reading of Scripture
- 1 Kings 17:17-24
Hymn of Preparation  - "Out of My Bondage, Sorrow, and Night  (Hymnal #503)

     Out of my bondage, sorrow, and night, Jesus, I come, Jesus, I come;
     Into thy freedom, gladness, and light, Jesus, I come to thee;
     Out of my sickness, into thy health, out of my want and into thy wealth,
     Out of my sin and into thyself, Jesus, I come to thee.

     Out of my shameful failure and loss, Jesus, I come, Jesus, I come;
     Into the glorious gain of thy cross, Jesus, I come to thee;
     Out of earth’s sorrows into thy balm, out of life’s storms and into thy calm,
     Out of distress to jubilant psalm, Jesus, I come to thee.

     Out of unrest and arrogant pride, Jesus, I come, Jesus, I come;
     Into thy blessed will to abide, Jesus, I come to thee;
     Out of myself to dwell in thy love, out of despair into raptures above,
     Upward for aye on wings like a dove, Jesus, I come to thee.

     Out of the fear and dread of the tomb, Jesus, I come, Jesus, I come;
     Into the joy and light of thy throne, Jesus, I come to thee;
     Out of the depths of ruin untold, into the peace of thy sheltering fold,
     Ever thy glorious face to behold, Jesus, I come to thee.

Scripture Reading - Luke 7:11-17
Sermon: "Raising the Widow's Son" by Pastor Trey Jasso

Liturgy of the Upper Room

Hymn of Preparation - "Soul, Adorn Yourself with Gladness" (Trinity Hymnal #421)
     Soul, adorn yourself with gladness, leave the gloomy haunts of sadness,
     Come into the daylight's splendor, there with joy your praises render.
     Bless the One whose grace unbounded this amazing banquet founded;
     He, though heav'nly, high, and holy, deigns to dwell with you most lowly.

     Hasten as a bride to meet him, eagerly and gladly greet him.
     There he stands already knocking; quickly, now, your gate unlocking,
     Open wide the fast-closed portal, saying to the Lord immortal:
     "Come, and leave your loved one never; dwell within my heart forever."

     Now in faith I humbly ponder over this surpassing wonder
     That the bread of life is boundless though the souls it feeds are countless;
     With the choicest wine of heaven Christ's own blood to us is given.
     Oh, most glorious consolation, pledge and seal of my salvation.

     Jesus, source of lasting pleasure, truest friend and dearest treasure,
     Peace beyond all understanding, joy into all life expanding:
     Humbly now, I bow before you, love incarnate, I adore you;
     Worthily let me receive you, and, so favored, never leave you.

Words of Institution
Our Confession of Faith
- "The Apostles' Creed"
     Minister: Christian, in whom do you believe?
     All: I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.
     I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the virgin Mary;      He suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended into hell.
     The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
     I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.
Amen.

Prayer of Humble Approach

Approach the Table

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Doxology
     Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
     Praise him all creatures here below.   
     Praise him above ye heavenly hosts;
     Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
Benediction
Postlude