18th Sunday after Pentecost

October 13, 2019

 

WE GATHER AS GOD’S PEOPLE

PRELUDE

 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

COMMUNION PRAYER

DEDICATION OF OUR LIVES AND OUR GIFTS

Offertory

*Doxology #606

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

*BENEDICTION RESPONSE – Bell Choir

“Cheerful Bell Medley” arr. by Dennis

POSTLUDE