A Service of Worship for the Lord’s Day

World Communion Sunday

October 2, 2022


Prelude                                                                                                     Mrs. Lynn Patterson

*Welcome and Greeting

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.

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 Lamentations 3.21-24)

But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. The Lord is our portion, therefore we will hope in him.

*Opening Prayer

*Hymn 35 “Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty”

*Call to Confession (adapted from Hebrews 4.14, 16)

Since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us with confidence approach the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Let us ask God to forgive us.

*Silent Prayer

*Prayer of Confession

Almighty God, in and through whom we are created and sustained in this life, we pause to give thanks this day for your blessings beyond measure. Although our journey through this life is sometimes a challenge, you never take your eyes off us. You are as close as our next breath, and yet so perfect and holy and powerful that we fall to our knees and bow our heads in your presence. Forgive us our sins this day, O Lord, and help us to accept your forgiveness that we might be cleansed and made whole. Empower us to extend your forgiveness and love to others as we share the good treasure of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

*Assurance of Pardon

*Gloria Patri (Hymn 581)

Special Music “Peace Like a River”                                                                Sanctuary Choir

Children’s Sermon

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

Prayer for Illumination


Old Testament Psalm 90.1-6 OT 510

Old Testament Psalm 37.1-9 OT 473

This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Our Scripture Reader for this morning is Bud Oates.

Sermon “Patience and Trust”                                                                      Dr. Don Scofield

Joys and Concerns of the Church

Prayers of the People

Offering of Our Tithes and Gifts

*Doxology (Hymn 606)

*Prayer of Thanksgiving

The Eucharist

*Hymn 507 “Come to the Table of Grace”

*Affirmation of Faith 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.

Invitation to the Lord’s Table


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.

Breaking of the Bread

Communion of the People



*Choral Benediction