Enter to Worship, Depart to Serve
We invite you to sign the worship registry at the end of each row and pass it on to others in your pew, then pass the book back.
Our Mission: "To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world."
WORDS OF WELCOME/ANNOUNCEMENTS
+CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.
People: Worship the Lord with gladness; come into God’s presence with singing.
Leader: Know that the Lord is God. God made us, and we are God’s people.
People: Enter God’s house with thanksgiving and praise.
Leader: Thank God and bless God’s holy name.
People: The Lord is good. God’s love is steadfast and endures forever.
Leader: God’s faithfulness knows no boundary, no end.
People: Praise the Lord! Let us worship with our whole hearts.
+OPENING HYMN “We Gather Together” #131
PASTORAL PRAYERGracious and all-powerful God, we come into your presence acknowledging you as King, and in so doing, acknowledge ourselves as your people. Through the life of your Son, Jesus Christ, you showed yourself to be a Servant-King, a King for whom love and mercy, humility and grace, faith and faithfulness were a way of life, and you call us to the same. Remind us that it is in self-sacrifice, not in self-promotion, that we will find joy; that it is in our weaknesses that we will receive your Spirit and be made strong; that it is in giving up our delusions of control and trusting in you that we will find the peace and security which we so desperately seek. Our hope is in you, O Lord, in hearing the voice of our Good Shepherd and in following where you lead. Grant us the wisdom and the courage to listen and obey. Amen.
Time with Young Disciples
HYMN “Rejoice, the Lord is King” #715
SCRIPTURES Matthew 25:31-46
As forgiven and reconciled people, let us offer ourselves and our gifts to God.
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.
PRAYER OF DEDICATION
+ CLOSING HYMN “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name” #154
+ SENDING FORTH WITH BLESSING
(+) Those who are able are invited to stand.