A Simplified Order of Worship October 18, 2020
Prelude “Chanson (A Sacred Song)” Kenneth Lowenberg
The Trinity Ringers
Call to Worship Debbie Livingston and Josie and Oliver Main
The Lord sets the prisoners free;
the Lord opens the eyes of the blind.
The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down.
The Lord loves the righteous.
The Lord watches over the sojourners,
God upholds the widow and the orphan.
The Lord will reign for ever!
Praise the Lord!
Opening Prayer Pastor Gilbert Stones
Loving God, through Christ born a poor baby to parents in a strange land,
you showed us your care for those
who are poor, excluded, and in harm’s way.
Send us this day to your beloved children
who suffer need, hate, and harm,
that we might be agents of your justice, love, and peace,
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God for ever and ever. Amen.
Hymn “Wounded World that Cries for Healing” #2177
Prayer Before the Word Elizabeth Clover
First Lesson Psalm 99
Gospel Lesson: Matthew 22:15-22
Children’s Time Pastor Rich Bolin
Message: “What Shall We Render unto Caesar?” Pastor Rich Bolin
Hymn “This Thread I Weave” words by Shirley Erena Murray
Music by Jim Strathdee, sung by Jim and Jean Strathdee and friends
Prayers of the People Pastor Gilbert Stones
The Lord's Prayer Musical setting by Rich Bolin
Sung by Jora Landis
Offering [Click here for Online Giving]
Offertory “Song of Joy” by Mark Hayes
Barbara Hoff, piano
Prayer of Dedication
Hymn “This Is My Song” #437
Donna and Joe Asire, duet
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Song of Blessing: “Shalom to You” Jora Landis
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