Moses’ Journey

 

Exodus 3 and Romans 12

 

I had some recording difficulties today. Please forgive that there is no time of offering in the service today. In it’s place, I invite you to spend some time considering how God may be calling you and how you might have the courage to answer, “Here I am.”

A Vulnerable Hospitality

Matthew 10 and Genesis 22

PRELUDE

WELCOME       

One:        May the grace and love of our Lord Jesus Christ be with each

         and everyone of you.

People:  And also with you.

*CALL TO WORSHIP:    

                Of Psalm  89

One:  I will sing of your steadfast love, O Lord!

All:     Lead me, guide me, Lord Jesus

One:  I will proclaim your faithfulness to all generations!

All:     Lead me, guide me, Lord Jesus

One:  I will abide in your steadfast love forever!

All:     Lead me, guide me, Lord Jesus

 *HYMN:                         “Victory Chant”                                  

 *CALL TO CONFESSION

Leader: My brothers and sisters, not out of dread and fear, but believing that God is faithful to forgive, let us rid ourselves of what we no longer need to carry.

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All: Holy One, we repent of our hard heartedness and our divisive behavior. Teach us to be truly hospitable, and to have kind and listening hearts. We repent of our stiff-necked stubbornness and insistence on our own way. Soften our hearts and give us courage to admit when we are wrong and to embrace meaningful change. Where we are unkind, give us compassion, where we are tight-fisted, ease our anxiety, where we are broken, let the light shine through the cracks in our being that we might be bearers of light and love.

SILENT PRAYER OF CONFESSION

*ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS

Leader: God forgives you. Be at peace. 

People:  In Jesus Christ we are restored!

 *RESPONSE OF PRAISE                          “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, Amen, Amen

*SHARING OF THE PEACE

 Leader: Having been assured of God’s forgiveness and peace, let us share a sign of Christ’s peace with one another. The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

People: And also with you.

SCRIPTURE LESSON          Matthew 10:40-42                                     N.T. pg 11                                                           Genesis 22: 1-14                              O.T. pg 17

SERMON                            “Hospitality in Divisive Times”

                                             Rev. Cynthia Wunder              

*HYMN                                   “Let It Rise”

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH ~ The Apostle’s Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit; Born of the Virgin Mary; Suffered under Pontius Pilate; Was crucified, dead and buried; He descended into Hell; The third day He  rose  again  from  the  dead;  He  ascended  into  heaven;  And  sitteth  on  the  right  hand  of  God  the Father Almighty; From thence He shall 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.

Prayers of the People

Our Father, which 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, lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever. Amen

OFFERING OF OUR GIFT AND TALENTS

*RESPONSE                                       Doxology”            (traditional)

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

*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

 Gracious and Holy God, all that we have, all that we are, comes from you. Teach us to receive with gratitude and give with grace, that we might more fully embody your vision, your desire, here on earth. Amen

Sending Hymn:            “Sing to the King”

*CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

*FAREWELL

POSTLUDE