A Service of Worship for the Lord's Day     


October 21, 2018 

                                                                                                   Mrs. Lynn Patterson 

*Welcome and Greeting 

Leader: We gather today in the name of our risen Lord Jesus Christ. May His Peace be with you all. 

People: And also with you. 

(Please take a moment to greet one another as the people of God) 

Announcements and Opportunities for Service 

(Please sign the Friendship Register found in your pew) 

Choral Introit 

*Call to Worship (Adapted from Psalm 104) 

Leader: Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord our God, you are very great. 

People: You cause the grass to grow for the cattle, and plants for people to use. 

Leader: You bring forth food from the earth, and wine to gladden the human heart, oil to make the face shine, and bread to strengthen the human heart. 

People: May the glory of the Lord endure forever. Praise the Lord! 

*Opening Prayer 

*Hymn 14 “For the Beauty of the Earth” 

(The ushers will collect prayer cards during the singing of this hymn.) 

*Call to Confession (adapted from Matthew 11.28-30) 

Come to me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Let us ask God to forgive us. 

*Silent Prayer 

*Prayer of Confession 

Almighty God, you have given us many blessings and trusted us with many opportunities to serve you. We are grateful to be your people and are anxious to discern your will for our lives. But we must confess, O Lord, that we have not been nearly as hospitable or generous toward others as you are toward us. We have not been good stewards of all that you have given to our care. Through the power of your Holy Spirit, speak to our hearts and minds. Forgive us, Father, and challenge us to be better stewards of your kingdom’s treasure; in Christ’s name we pray. Amen. 

*Assurance of Pardon 

*Gloria Patri (Hymn 58l) 

Special Music                                                                                                      Sanctuary Choir 

Children’s Sermon 

(We invite All God’s Children from birth through 2nd grade old to join us downstairs following the Children’s Sermon) 

Prayer for Illumination 


Old Testament Job 38.1-7 OT 447 

New Testament Hebrews 5.1-10 NT 194 

Gospel Mark 10.35-45 NT 40-41 

Leader: The Word of the Lord. 

People: Thanks be to God. 

Our Scripture Reader for this morning is Janis Rosenbaum. 

Sermon “How Can I Help?” 

*Hymn 767 “Together We Serve” 

*Affirmation of Faith The Apostles’ Creed (page 35) 

Joys and Concerns of the Church 

Prayers of the People 

Offering of Tithes and Gifts 


*Doxology (Hymn 606) 

*Prayer of Thanksgiving and The Lord’s Prayer (page 35) 

*Hymn 761 “Called as Partners in Christ’s Service” 


*Choral Benediction 



USHERS: Linda Ward, Terri Milliken 

                Ruth Hils, Joan Routh