Gathering Music Preludio and Arietta from “Diversions” – Norman Dello Joio
. . . a time of greeting and sharing those things which inform who we are as a community of faith and how God is moving among us. You are invited to welcome visitors, share joys, prayer requests, and announcements.
Guest and visitors, please fill out one of the “Welcome” Cards found in the pew Bibles and place it in the offering plate.
Focusing Music Prayer – Cornelius Gurlitt
Prayer of Supplication Psalm 86:1- 10 (p.544)
*Call to Worship
One: You are my God; be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you I cry all day long.
All: For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call on you.
One: For you are great and do wondrous things; you alone are God.
All: Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart to revere your name.
One: Let us worship God!
*Opening Song “He Leadeth Me” #599
Invitation to Give
Offering Music Romanza from Horn Concerto, no. 4 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Prayer for the Offering
Childcare provided – Infant thru K-garten – Education Building
Prayer Song “Why Should I Feel Discouraged” insert
Unison Prayer of Confession
O God, you have given us great gifts and we have sometimes failed to give you great thanks.
We have envied the gifts of others and wished for what we do not have.
We have eaten our food without tasting it and worn our clothes without noticing them.
We have taken baths without remembering those who have no plumbing.
We have greeted friends and loved ones without breathing prayer for our relationships.
We have used the resources of the earth with no thought to replacing them.
O God, help us to repent, help us to put you first.
Help us to honor your creation, your love, your grace – in all we do. AMEN
Words of Assurance
Special Music “Gratitude” – words and music Nichole Nordeman – arr. Heather Sorenson
Gospel Reading Matthew 10: 24-39 (p.12)
Message “Even Sparrows” Jerry Bowen
*Sending Song “Jesus Calls Us” insert
*Sending Music Allegro molto marcato – Valentin Rathgeber