September 17, 2017

15th Sunday after Pentecost

10:20AM



Gathering





Prelude

“Andante From Second Violin Sonata”

J.S. Bach

Welcome

Montreat Moment

Pastor Mindy

Call To Worship

Roy Axelsen

L: People of God, bless the Lord,

P: bless God’s holy name.

L: For as the heavens are high above the earth,

P: so great is God’s steadfast love for us.

L: Let us worship God.

Opening Prayer

*Hymn #475

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

*Call To Confession

*Prayer Of Confession

Merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart and mind and strength. We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. Forgive what we have been, and direct what we shall be, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name.

*Silent Prayer Of Confession

*Assurance Of Pardon

*Gloria patri #581

Children’s chat

Pastor Shelley

The Sacrament Of Baptism

Simon Descartes Velasco


Son of Amy and Kerwyn Velasco

There is one body and one Spirit, Just as you were called to the hope of your calling

One Lord, one faith, one Baptism, One God and Father of all, Who is above all, and through all and in all. Eph. 4:4-6

Questions for the congregation

Do you, as members of the church of Jesus Christ

Promise to guide and nurture Simon

By word and deed, with love and prayer? We do.

Will you encourage him to know, trust and follow Christ, and to be a faithful

Member of his church? We Will.

*Affirmation Of Faith

Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.




Anthem

“A Thankful Heart”

Tina English Arr. by John Purifoy


Hearing


Prayer For Illumination




First Lesson


Exodus 14:19-31

Second Lesson

Romans 14:1-12

Sermon

“Live to the Lord”

Pastor Mindy


Responding




*Hymn #484

“Out of Deep, Unordered Water




Offering



Offertory

“Interlude in G”

L.Mourlan

*Doxology #606

“Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow”

*Offertory Prayer


Prayers of God’s people and the lord’s prayer


Sending




*Hymn #623

“I’ve Got Peace Like a River”

*Benediction

*Hymn #601


“Amen”

Postlude

“Creation Setting ”

J.Haydn