A Simplified Order of Worship October 11, 2020 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost


Prelude                                                           “Toccata”                                               Douglas Wagner
                                                                 Barbara Hoff - organ

Call to Worship                                                                   Kasey P. Lindsay and Matthew Fochtman
  L: Let the wilderness lift up its voice and shout for joy,
    P: and the desolate mountain tops echo back God’s praise.
  L: For the empty places are not empty at all –
    P: God’s habitation is in all the earth.
  All: Let everything on earth praise the Lord!

Opening Prayer   
Almighty God of grace and mercy, who always looks to restore your children:
Let us always rejoice in your gifts that, being led by your invitation, we may please you with our lives and obtain the good for which we pray;
In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God for ever and ever. Amen.                                                        [Leonine Sacramentary; alt, TJC]

Hymn                                           “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”                                            #526

Prayer Before the Word                                                                                                    Jan Carpenter

First Lesson                                                 Exodus 32:1-14

Psalm                                                     Psalm: 106:1-6, 19-23

Children’s Time                                                                                                 Kathy and Mike Lindsay

Second Lesson:                                           Philippians 4:1-9

Message                                               “Passing Understanding”                     Pastor Gilbert Stones

Hymn                                         “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace”                                        #2171

Pastoral Prayer

Prayer Interlude
The Lord’s Prayer                                                                                                                    Beth Crizer
    Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come,
    your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
    Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who
    sin against us.
    Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.
    For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever.

Offering    [Click here for Online Giving]

Offertory                                            “Blessed Assurance”                                       arr. Heide Muller
                                          Kay Bolin and Janet Oliver, dulcimer duet   

Prayer of Dedication

Hymn                                 “View the Present through the Promise”                                        #3048

                                         Join us on Zoom at 11:00 a.m. for fellowship.

Song of Blessing:                                “Shalom to You”                                                      Jora Landis

Passing the Peace of Christ with phone calls, texts, emails, cards and prayers

Thanks to everyone who made today’s service possible
Barbara Hoff - Organ and Piano
Jora Landis - Vocal
Kathy and Mike Lindsay - Children’s Time
Jan Carpenter - Reader
Matthew Fochtman and Kasey P. Lindsay, Beth Crizer - Liturgy
Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editing
Rich Bolin - Music Coordinator and camera work

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Apologies to Tom Tatton and Barbara Hoff. The information about the Prelude was inadvertently left out of last week's bulletin. It has been corrected. Here is the proper information.

Prelude                                                 “Ashokan Farewell”                                                  Jay Unger
                                              Tom Tatton - Viola; Barbara Hoff - Piano


Children's Time

This week we have a cowpoke tryna' wrestle with the content of Exodus 32:1-14.