PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
September 18, 2016 - 10:00 AM Service18th Sunday after Pentecost
Liturgical Color: Green
Rev. Christine Dickerson
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|Pre-Service Music||Praise Band|
|Welcoming||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|Life of the Church||David Smith|
|Passing of the Peace||My Peace (As we return to our seats.)||Congregation|
|Prelude||Special Music||Praise Band|
|* Call to Worship One: We gather in this house of peace; Many: Our hearts long for God’s presence and wisdom. One: May our time together fill us with joy and hope; ALL: And our songs of praise be heard by all the nations!|
|* Opening Hymn||Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!||Hymn #1 (all)|
|Prayer of Adoration & Confession (unison)|
We live in a world of such possibilities, a world made by you, Creator of all. We live in a world of beauty because of your attention, to love, grace, color and light. Through our faith in you our path becomes straight, for your hand prepares the way before us. You never fail and we praise you, O God, and give thanks! Sometimes, though, we fail. We think beauty is found in riches, in the glitter of gold, and we keep it for ourselves. We become afraid that others will steal it, and so we close others off. Their suffering or need is hidden from us by our own doing. Forgive us, please forgive us! Reveal to our hearts the true treasure revealed in Christ, a treasure to be shared as the love we have received, offering hope, care and dignity to every soul. We ask these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.
|(A moment for silent reflection)|
|Assurance of Pardon|
Hear the Good News! Who is in a position to condemn? Only Christ, and Christ died for us, Christ rose for us, Christ reigns in power for us, Christ prays for us.
Anyone who is in Christ is a new creation. The old life has gone; a new life has begun. Know you are forgiven and be at peace. Amen.
|* Singing||Gloria Patri||Hymn #623|
|Shine, Jesus Shine||Hymn #192 (1, 2)|
|Choral Preparation||Hear Us, O Lord||See Screen (1)|
|Prayers of the People & 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.
|Anthem||May I Introduce You to a Friend||Solo by Erika Voerman|
|Prayer for Illumination||.|
Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that as the Scriptures are read and your Word is proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us today. Amen
|Psalter Lesson||Psalm 79: 9-11, 13 (Unison)||David Smith|
|Hebrew Testament||Jeremiah 8: 18-9:1|
|Song of Preparation||Teach Me Thy Way, O Lord||See Screen (1)|
|Gospel Lesson||Luke 16: 1-13|
|Pastor: "The Word of the Lord." People: "Thanks be to God."|
|Sermon||Chain of Fools||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|* In Response||O Love, That Will Not Let Me Go (A Hymn of commitment to God, addressed as Love, Light and Joy)||Hymn #833 (all)|
|Morning Tithes and Offerings|
|Offertory||Special Music||Praise Band|
|* Prayer of Dedication|
|* A Challenge to Go Forth|
|* A Singing Response||May Your Presence Go With Us||Congregation|
|* Gathering for Fellowship in Fellowship Hall|