A Service of Worship for the Lord’s Day

October 17, 2021

 

“My refuge and my fortress; my God in whom I trust.” Psalm 91.2

 

 

Prelude                                                                                                 Mrs. Donna Scofield

Welcome and Greeting

Leader: We gather today, in our church and in our homes, 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

Opening Prayer

Morning Introit                                                                                 Mrs. Donna Scofield

*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!

*Call to Confession (adapted from John 3.16-17)

For God so loved the world that he gave us his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. For God sent his Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

*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

Special Music                                                                                            Mrs. Donna Scofield

Children’s Sermon

Prayer for Illumination

Scripture

Old Testament lesson Psalm 91 OT 511

Leader: The Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

Sermon “In God We Trust”                                                                         Dr. Don Scofield

Joys and Concerns of the Church

Prayers of the People

*The Apostles’ 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 Ghost, 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 quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

*Offering of Our Tithes and Gifts

*Prayer of Thanksgiving and 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. Amen.

*Benediction

Postlude                                                                                                   Mrs. Donna Scofield