Prayers by Rev. Dr. Barb Hedges-Goettl please credit 🙂
Welcome and Announcements Reader
Prelude Go, Tell it On the Mountain (Blue, 29)
O God, in this time of worship, speak a word to us:
a word of life, a word of encouragement, a sustaining, life-changing, word,
for we know that with your word you heal the sick, cure the infirm,
and even raise the dead.
So come into this house and speak, Lord—speak, for your children are listening.
In the name of Jesus, Amen.
Call to Worship (Romans 9:16, 26-28) Reader
One: Everything depends not on what we humans want or do,
Many: but only on God's mercy;
Not only from among the Jews but also from among the Gentiles
we are the people God calls.
God says, “the people who were not mine,
I will call ‘My People’
the nation that I did not love
I will call ‘My Beloved’
And in the very place where they were told, ‘You are not my people,’
there they will be called the children of the living God.”
*Opening Hymn God of Compassion, in Mercy Befriend Us Blue, 261
*Call to Confession Reader
Sometimes we are tossed and thrown by what goes on around us.
Let us renew our trust in God.
Prayer of Confession (unison)
God, the forces that pummel us are legion.
The things that call to us are like an unruly mob.
At times we are battered, hit left and right by tough situations.
At times we are bereft, falling into hopelessness.
At time we are bemused, not knowing what to make of it all.
Forgive us for not turning more constantly to you,
our constant help in times of need. (Silent Confession)
Words of Assurance:
See how much the Lord does for us, how he shows mercy on us.
We thank God for the Good News: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.
Gloria Patri: (Blue #579) “Glory Be to the Father”
Passing of the Peace: The peace of Christ be with you. And also with you.
Minute for Mission
Prayers of the People/Lord’s Prayer (traditional) Blue Hymnal, p. 14
Celebration of Birthdays and Anniversaries Reader
Offering Hymn God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending Blue Hymnal, 422
* Doxology (Blue, #592) Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow
* Prayer of Dedication (unison) Pastor
Prayer for Illumination Blue Hymnal, 11
Scripture Reading: Mark 5:1-20 Reader
*Confession of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed (Traditional) Blue Hymnal, p.14
*Closing Hymn Live Into Hope Blue Hymnal, 332
*Charge and Benediction Pastor
Postlude O Master, Let Me Walk With Thee (Blue Hymnal, 357)