Order of Worship for September 26, 2021                 Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

                                       Season of Creation - Mountain Sunday


Prelude                                           "Mountain Sketch, Op. 32, No. 2”                    Joesph W. Clokey
                                                                  “Wind in the Pine Trees”

Call to Worship                                                                                                                     Sandy Green
    In the name of our God, who creates mountains, the name of Christ, crucified on a           

        mountain and the name of the Spirit, deep in the mountains. Amen.
    Holy! Holy! Holy! Earth is filled with God’s presence.
    Christ, we gather in your name to worship in this sanctuary called Earth,

    A planet filled with your presence, quivering in the forests, vibrating in the land, pulsating

      in the wilderness, shimmering in the rivers.

    God, reveal yourself to us in this mountain and show us your face in all creation.
        Holy! Holy! Holy! Earth is filled with God’s presence.

Hymn                                                   “Marching to Zion”                                                               #733

Opening Prayer                                                                                                                    Sandy Green
God, our Creator, as we climb the mountains, we celebrate the wonders of the wild that surround us. Help us to see in the surrounding landscape the places where the planet has been polluted and to empathize with the groaning of creation beneath us. Teach us to recognize that the hills are alive with your Spirit and to rejoice with all our kin, especially the creatures of the wild. In the name of Christ who reconciles and renews all things in creation. Amen.

Prayer Before the Word                                                                                                      Marian Kaser

First Lesson                                               Isaiah 65:17-19, 25

Psalm                                                             Psalm 48:1-11

Second Lesson                                            Romans 8:35-39   

Children’s Time   

Gospel                                                            Mark 16:14-15
                          L: The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ   P: Praise to you, Lord Christ

Message                                           “The Spirit in the Mountain”                        The Rev. Rich Bolin

Hymn                                                         “Hymn of Promise”                                                        #707

Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                                                           Elizabeth Clover
    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 trespasses as we forgive those who trespass  against us.
    And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil

    for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever.


Offering    [Click here to go to online giving]

Offertory                                 “How Majestic Is Your Name”    Michael Smith, arr. by John Carter

Prayer of Dedication

Hymn                                         “I Sing the Almighty Power of God”                                            #152

Song of Blessing:                                       “Shalom to You”   

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


Children's Time

You can find mountains almost everywhere, and they can come in all different shapes, sizes, and even colors.

But what makes mountains so important? And why do we have a whole service dedicated to them?