Ward Hill Church of Christ the King – The Lord’s Day, October 11, in the Lord’s Year 2020 – 19th Sunday after Pentecost
Please speak bold words and sing italicized words.
Prelude & Quiet Prayer – five minutes before service (9:55-10:00 am)
Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
And blessed be his kingdom, now and forever. Amen.
Hymn 81 O Love of God, How Strong and True JERUSALEM (PARRY)
Being Reconciled to God and One Another
Confession of Sin: Gracious God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, you have promised to receive us when we come to you. We confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you or our neighbors as we should. Forgive us, O God, and grant that in the Holy Spirit we may live and serve you in newness of life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Declaration of Forgiveness & New Life in Christ: If you have repented of your sin and turned in faith to Jesus Christ, I can declare through Christ’s atoning death and life-giving resurrection that you are forgiven in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. If you love God, keep his commandments. Jesus said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”
Response (Hymn 681, verse 1) DENNIS
How gentle God’s commands, how kind his precepts are! Come, cast your burdens on the Lord, and trust his constant care.
O Lord, open our lips, and our mouths shall show forth your praise.
Gloria Patri (Hymn 735) GLORIA PATRI (GREATOREX)
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, amen.
The Peace of Christ The peace of Christ be with you. And also with you.
Welcome & Announcements; Scripture & Catechism – see Bell Ringer
Preparing to Hear God
Song – If you and I believe in Christ and we together pray,
The Holy Spirit will come down and set God’s people free,
And set God’s people free, and set God’s people free;
The Holy Spirit will come down and set God’s people free.
If you and I remain in Christ and we together pray,
The Holy Bible teaches us that God will hear our prayer,
That God will hear our prayer, that God will hear our prayer;
The Holy Bible teaches us that God will hear our prayer.
If you and I have faith in Christ and we together pray,
The Holy Spirit shows us how to follow in God’s way,
To follow in God’s way, to follow in God’s way;
The Holy Spirit shows us how to follow in God’s way.
Collect for Proper 23: Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Hearing God by Word and Spirit
The Holy Scriptures Isaiah 25:1-9 Psalm 23
Philippians 4:1-9 Matthew 22:1-14
The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
Sermon – “Rejoicing Together”
Answering God in Faith, Prayer, and Giving
The Apostles’ Creed – hymnal page 845
I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth: And in Jesus Christ, His only begotten 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 is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there he shall come to judge the living and the dead: I believe in the Holy Spirit; I believe in the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.
Prayers of Thanksgiving, Petition, and Intercession
The Lord’s Prayer – 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, forever and ever. Amen.
Offering Ourselves and Our Gifts to God
Offertory (Hymn 729) HERR JESU CHRIST
All things are thine; no gift have we, Lord of all gifts, to offer thee; and hence with grateful hearts today, thine own before thy feet we lay.
Doxology (Hymn 731) OLD HUNDREDTH
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.
Being Sent with God’s Blessing into the World
Hymn 629 What a Friend We Have in Jesus WHAT A FRIEND