Stewardship Season

October 21, 2018

 

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. Please be mindful to turn your cell phone off, or on a setting that won’t disturb others.

*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

#710  “We Lift Our Voices”

CALL TO WORSHIP

One:     The time for harvest is close at hand.

What have you done with the gifts God has given you?
ALL:  We have brought our gifts to the house of the Lord.
One:     Praise God for the gifts and for opportunities for service that they represent.
ALL:  We praise God for all the ways in which our lives have been blessed.
One:     Generous God, accept our gifts and our lives this day.
ALL:   Loving God, accept our praise and gratitude.  Let us worship God.

*HYMN   #406                    “We Are Standing On Holy Ground”

WE CONFESS OUR NEED

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION

One:     We have failed to love you with all our hearts and to be good stewards of your creation: Lord, have mercy.
All:      Lord, have mercy.

One:     We have failed to take up the cross of discipleship and to be good stewards of your gospel: Christ, have mercy.
All:      Christ, have mercy.

One:     We have failed to be faithful members of your church and to be good stewards of your spiritual gifts: Lord, have mercy.
All:      Lord, have mercy.

SILENT PERSONAL CONFESSION

*ASSURANCE OF PARDON

One:     Romans 5:8 says, “God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners, Christ died for us. Confident in God’s gift of forgiveness,

I declare to you Christ's word of grace: Your sins are forgiven.
All:    Thanks be to God.       

*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. Peggy Huston

GOSPEL LESSON (page 807)                           Matthew 25: 14-30

CHOIR ANTHEM       “Reap What You Sow”              Pepper Choplin

SERMON      “The 3 Pockets of Stewardship, II”     Rev. Peggy Huston HYMN  #693                        “Though I May Speak”

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

DEDICATION OF OUR LIVES AND OUR GIFTS

Offertory

*Doxology #606

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   #546                “Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing”

BENEDICTION

*BENEDICTION RESPONSE #710            “We Lift Our Voices”

POSTLUDE