Bulletin November 3

We Gather to Worship

Welcome and Announcements

Prelude: Scicilenne; Mark Sirett

Call to Worship

Those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength.
They shall mount up with wings as eagles; They shall run and not be weary;
They shall walk and not faint.
In the company of all God’s saints and pilgrims, come and worship.
We come with prayer and praise to find our strength renewed.

Hymn 407: Praise my soul the King of Heaven

Time for the Young and Young at Heart

Lesson from Isaiah 1:10-18 (630 OT)
The word of the Lord/ Thanks be to God

Unison Prayer of Confession

Ancient of days, God of our lives, you have been faithful to us from our very beginnings. Yet we confess that we are not so faithful to you.
We fill our time with activities that distract us from your purposes.We do not always follow through on our good intentions.
Times of sorrow make us doubt your goodness and turn away.Forgive us, God, when the light of our faith flickers.
Draw us back to you with the love and mercy we witness in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon

Dear friends, while it is true that we have all sinned, It is a greater truth that we are forgiven through God’s love in Jesus Christ.To all who humbly seek the mercy of God I say, In Jesus Christ our sin is forgiven.
Let us be at peace with God, with yourself and with one another

Hymn 749: Be still, my soul

We Listen for Christ’s Voice

Prayer for Illumination

Lesson from Luke 19:1-10 (82 NT)

The word of the Lord/ Thanks be to God

Choir Anthem: Blest are They; David Haas

Sermon “Out on the Limb” Faith

We Respond to God’s Call

Hymn 634: Will you come and follow me


Doxology 79

Prayer for Blessing of the Offering

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 582: May God’s love be fixed above you

Benediction and Amen

Sing Amen 264

Postlude: Praise the Lord with the Drums & Cymbals; Sigfrid Karg-Elert