A Service of Worship for the Lord’s Day

September 20, 2020


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Prelude                                                                                     Mrs. Lynn Patterson

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.

Announcements and Opportunities for Ministry

Opening Prayer

Morning Introit                                                            Mrs. Donna Scofield

*Call to Worship (adapted from Psalm 105)

Leader: O give thanks to the Lord, call on his name, make known his deeds among the peoples. Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wonderful works.

People: Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Let us seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually and remember the wonderful works he has done.

*Call to Confession (adapted from 1 John 2.1,2)

If anyone sins, we have someone who pleads with the Father on our behalf—Jesus Christ, the righteous one. And Christ himself is the means by which our sins are forgiven, and not our sins only, but also the sins of everyone. Let us confess our sins before God and one another.

*Silent Prayer

*Prayer of Confession

Our merciful God and Father of all, we confess that we are sinners in need of your perfect forgiveness and love. We readily admit that we often stumble in our Christian walk and fail to be good servants of your kingdom. Grant us this day your forgiveness that cleanses and renews our lives for your service. Enable us to be a people of one spirit and one mind and mold us in the image of Christ Jesus our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.

*Assurance of Pardon

Special Music                                                                 Mrs. Lynn Patterson

Children’s Sermon

Prayer for Illumination


Gospel lesson Matthew 20.1-16

Leader: The Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

Sermon “The Last”                                                      Dr. Don Scofield

Special Music                                                       Mrs. Donna Scofield

*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.

Joys and Concerns of the Church

Prayers of the People, Thanksgiving, Blessing 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.


Postlude                                                                  Mrs. Lynn Patterson