PSPC Worship Service

PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
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September 24, 2017 - 10:00 AM Service
16th Sunday after Pentecost
Liturgical Color: Green
 
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Pre-Service Music Praise Band

Welcoming Rev. Sara McCurdy

Life of the Church Elder John Evans

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Passing of the Peace My Peace (As we return to our seats.)  Congregation

Prelude Special Music  Praise Band

* Call to Worship Leader: O God, be not far from us, People: For we are your children. Leader: O God, help us to believe, People: For in Christ we would live abundantly. Leader: O God, we search for you and would worship you, People: For in you we live and move and have our being.

* Opening Hymn Come, Thou Almighty King  Hymn #2 (all)

Prayer of Adoration & Confession (unison)
O God of a Thousand Faces, who sees through all our pretenses to that silent, secret space where our true spirit sojourns, prune away the duplicities that mask our best intentions and all those quick defenses that disguise who we really are. Open us up to you and to all who would touch the truth of our being, so all may see the integrity of lives given over to you, now and forever. Amen

(A moment for silent reflection)

Assurance of Pardon
Who is in a position to condemn? Only Christ, and Christ died for us, was risen for us, and reigns in power over us. Sisters and brothers hear this good news. Through Christ we are forgiven and reconciled with the Creator of all.

* Singing Gloria Patri  Hymn #623

Take My Life & Let it Be  Hymn #697(1 & 6)

Choral Preparation Hear Us, O Lord  On Screen

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 He Touched Me  duet by Caryl Williamson and Jim DeHart

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 105: 1-6, 37-45 (Unison)  Elder John Evans

Gospel Lesson Matthew 20: 1-16 

Song of Preparation Holy Spirit, Truth Divine  On Screen

Sermon Passage Philippians 1: 21-30 

Pastor: "The Word of the Lord." People: "Thanks be to God."

Sermon Living Faithfully  Rev. Sara McCurdy

* In Response When We Are Living  Hymn #822 (all)

Morning Tithes and Offerings

Offertory Special Music  Praise Band

* Doxology Congregation

* Prayer of Dedication

* A Challenge to Go Forth

* A Singing Response Blest Be the Tie That Binds  Congregation

* Benediction

Postlude Praise band

* Gathering for Fellowship in Fellowship Hall

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