18th Sunday after Pentecost
October 13, 2019
WE GATHER AS GOD’S PEOPLE
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Welcome to worship at FPC Cadillac. We are glad you are here. Please share your prayer requests/praises by writing them on the blue card in the pew rack and placing them in the offering plate.
*Indicates that those who are able may stand
WE PRAISE THE LORD OUR CREATOR
INTROIT AND BRINGING IN THE LIGHT OF CHRIST
Let this be a time of preparing our hearts for worship
Bell Choir “In Christ There is No East or West” arr. Lloyd Larson
CALL TO WORSHIP
One: We look to the rulers of this earth for leadership, wisdom, and strength.
All We look to these bodies of ours for stability, fulfillment, and joy.
One: We look to families and friends for love, compassion, and hope.
All: When rulers betray, when bodies fail, and when families disappoint,
One: God offers another look.
All: God will guide us.
One: God’s Spirit will sustain us.
All: Christ will welcome us home.
One: Come, my sisters and brothers, we are all God’s family now.
*HYMN page 39 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
WE CONFESS OUR NEED
*PRAYER OF CONFESSION
God, who is like a loving parent, you call us to be your friends and to make friends of others – more even, to recognize in them our brothers and sisters, your family in Christ. Ye, we live in a world where deep divisions run between ethnic groups because of race, religion or past history. Lord, help your people to be your friends and to make friends – your family in Christ.
We pray for our communities where different traditions shape different outlooks on things. Lord, help your people to listen well to each other that we may learn to live together knowing that though different we are your family in Christ.
We pray for our own families, where growing up is difficult: where harsh words spoken in anger are not easily taken back, and hurtful or thoughtless actions are endangering relationships. Lord, empower your children to be patient, slow to anger and to become wise in their speaking and acting as your family in Christ. Amen.
SILENT PERSONAL CONFESSION
*ASSURANCE OF PARDON
PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST
*SUNG RESPONSE “Gloria Patri” (Avery & Marsh)
Glory be to the Father, and the son, and the Holy ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen.
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE Rev. Andrew Pomerville
OLD TESTATMENT LESSON Ruth 1:1-13
GOSPEL LESSON John 2:1-11
BELL CHOIR ANTHEM
“The Church’s One Foundation” arr. by Krug
SERMON by Rev. Andrew Pomerville
“Never Listen to Your Mother-In-Law"
COMMUNION HYMN page 1
“Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty”
WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD
COMMUNION - Communion will be by intinction today. Everyone who has faith in Jesus Christ is welcome at this table.
WORDS OF INSTITUTION
COMMUNION OF THE PEOPLE
DEDICATION OF OUR LIVES AND OUR GIFTS
Prayer of Thanksgiving
PASTORAL PRAYER 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 us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
WE GO RENEWED
* HYMN page 749 “Come! Live in the Light!”
*BENEDICTION RESPONSE – Bell Choir
“Cheerful Bell Medley” arr. by Dennis