A Service of Worship for the Lord’s Day

September 19, 2021

 

“Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro…he led his flock beyond the wilderness… there the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of a bush; …” Exodus 3.1-2

 

 

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 1)

Leader: Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers;

People: but their delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law they meditate day and night.

Leader: They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither.

People: In all that they do, they prosper.

*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 a good witness for Christ. At times, we are anything but peaceable, gentle, and full of mercy. Grant us this day your forgiveness that cleanses and renews us. 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

Children’s Sermon

Prayer for Illumination

Scripture

Old Testament lesson Exodus 3.1-15

Leader: The Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

Sermon “An Ordinary Life”                                                                        Dr. Don Scofield

Special Music                                                                                       Mrs. Donna 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