Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
11:00 a.m. September 23, 2012
Prelude Nocturne, No. 5, Op. 37 GabrielFauré
Welcome and Ritual of Friendship
*Hymn 466 O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing AZMON
*Responses Reece H. Smith
Leader: Who are you?
People: I am a child of God.
Leader: Who are we?
People: We are children of God, the family of faith.
Leader: What does it mean to be children of God?
People: We belong to God who loves us and calls us God’s own.
Leader: May the Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
Leader: Let us pray. (Congregation seated.)
Prayer of Trust and Confidence
Invitation to Self-Examination and Confession of our Need for God’s Forgiveness (unison)
Merciful God, you pardon all who truly repent and turn to you. We humbly confess our sin and ask your forgiveness. We have not loved you with a pure heart, nor have we loved our neighbor as ourselves. We have not done justice, loved kindness, or walked humbly with you, our God. In your loving-kindness, most gracious God, have mercy on us. Create in us a clean heart and renew a right spirit within us. Restore to us the joy of your salvation and sustain us with your bountiful Spirit.
Time of Silence and Personal Confession
Reassurance of God’s Forgiveness
The Sacrament of Baptism Quinn Hadley James
*The ApostlesŐ Creed (page 14, Traditional) and Gloria Patri (No. 579)
(Afterward, children kindergarten age and younger may leave the Sanctuary for a period of supervised activity.)
*Hymn 366 Jesus, Thy Boundless Love to Me
Psalm 139:1-12 (NRSV) [You will find the text on page 545 in the pew Bible.]
Anthem I Will Arise and Go to Jesus American Folk Hymn
I Corinthians 1:18-25 (NRSV) [You will find the text on page 156 in the pew Bible.]
Sermon “Strong in the Lord The Rev. Vance E. Polley
*The Apostles’ Creed (page 14, Traditional) and Gloria Patri (No. 579)
Prayers of the People
The Bringing of our Tithes and Gifts
(During the offertory please sign the fellowship pad as it is passed and return it to the center aisle in order that we may get to know one another.)
*At the Presentation Doxology (No. 592) OLD HUNDREDTH
*Prayer of Dedication and The 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.
*Hymn 446 Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken AUSTRIAN HYMN
*Benediction and Choral Benediction Amen McNeil Robinson
*Postlude Bercevse (from the Dolly Suite) Gabriel Fauré
*All those who are able, please stand.
Prelude and Postlude by Composer of the Month, Gabriel Fauré: Nocturnes, meaning night, are magical pieces inspired by the setting and mood of nighttime. The Dolly Suite is a collection of pieces for four hands (duets), written for Helene Bardac, known as Dolly.Reece Smith is an ordained ruling elder and member of Sunrise Presbyterian. She is in her final year of studies in preparation to be a Commissioned Lay Pastor.