Order of Worship – 17 Pentecost, September 19, 2021

Ward Hill Church of Christ the King

A Christ-Centered Community of Faith, Hope, & Love

The Lord’s Day, September 19, in the Lord’s Year 2021

17th Sunday after Pentecost

Please speak bold words and sing italicized words; * we invite you to stand as able.

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 164   O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing                                                 AZMON

* Invocation

* 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 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.

* New Life in Christ: 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 597, v. 3)                                                                                                GIFT OF LOVE

Come, Spirit, come, our hearts control, our spirits long to be made whole. Let inward love guide every deed; by this we worship and are freed.

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.

Announcements, Scripture Memory, & Catechism – see Bell Ringer

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 20:  Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Jeremiah 11:18-20      Psalm 54                                 The Word of the Lord.

James 3:13-4:10         Mark 9:30-37                          Thanks be to God.  

Sermon – “Aiming for Last Place”                    Sermon Series: Mostly Mark

The Apostles’ Creed – hymnal page 845

Offering Ourselves and Our Gifts

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.

* Offertory Prayer

* Hymn 674   I Need Thee Every Hour                                                                      NEED

* Benediction

Postlude

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