Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
11:00 a.m. September 16, 2012
Prelude Barcarolle, No. 1, Op. 26 GabrielFauré
Welcome and Ritual of Friendship
*Hymn 482 Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty LOBE DEN HERREN
*Responses Reece H. Smith
Leader: Come to Christ, people of God, taste the kindness of the Lord!
People: God supplies our every need and fills us with good things.
Leader: Come to Christ and be built upon the cornerstone into a spiritual home where all may find rest for the evening and courage and strength for the day.
People: With joy we praise God.
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
A Moment with the Children
(Afterward, children kindergarten age and younger may leave the Sanctuary for a period of supervised activity.)
*Hymn 333 Seek Ye First LAFFERTY
Micah 6:8 (NRSV) [You will find the text on page 816 in the pew Bible.]
Anthem Total Praise Richard Smallwood
Luke 6:41, 42 (NRSV) [You will find the text on page 61 in the pew Bible.]
Sermon “What Do Ministers Do When They Have A Bad Day?” 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 376 Love Divine, All Loves Excelling HYFRYDOL
*Choral Benediction Halle, Halle, Halle Traditional Caribbean
*Postlude Impromptu No. 5, Op. 102 Gabriel Fauré
*All those who are able, please stand.
Prelude and Postlude by Composer of the Month, Gabriel Fauré: Fauré was inspired by boat rides in Venice to write his Baracarolles, while his Impromptus are based on improvisation. The 11:00 a.m. anthem, Total Praise, is American Gospel; while Halle, Halle, Halle, is in the Caribbean folk music tradition. 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.