Bulletin October 27

We Gather to Worship

Welcome and Announcements Prelude

Andante (from Trio in D minor);Felix Mendelssohn

Call to Worship

We come to quiet ourselves in this place of holiness.

Be still and know . . .

we come to listen to the Word that can set us free.

Be still and know that God is . . .

our Hope, our Help, our Refuge, and our Redeemer.

Hymn 480: In Christ there is no east or west

Time for the Young and Young at Heart

Lesson from Joel 2:23-32

Unison Prayer of Confession

We confess that we are unworthy servants. We have not always acted as children of God. We confess that we have left undone things we should have done, and we have done and said things that we should not have done and said. For those times when we have sinned against You even unintentionally, we ask Your forgiveness. We truly deserve only condemnation. But we pray that You, for the sake of Jesus Christ, will forgive us and increase our faith, that we may become the new creations in life and purpose that You intend.

Assurance of Pardon

Be still and know the good news: God has not forsaken nor forgotten us, but redeems us. Why should we be afraid? God is in our midst- forgiving, restoring, sending. Thanks be to God! Amen.

Hymn 438: When morning gilds the sky

We Listen for Christ’s Voice

Prayer for Illumination

Lesson from Luke 18:9-14

Choir Anthem: The Tallis Canon; Douglas Wagner

Sermon: Powerful Questions Series: What Good Is Prayer?

We Respond to God’s Call

Hymn 399: Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness

Offering

Doxology 79

Prayer for Blessing of the Offering

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 315: A mighty fortress is our God

Benediction and Amen

Sing Amen 264

Postlude: A mighty fortress is our God; Gordon Young