GATHERING AROUND THE WORD
Welcome & Announcements
Call to Worship (based on Psalm 90)
God, be a dwelling place for us, we pray.
Lord you have been a dwelling place for all generations
Before the mountains were brought forth, or even you had formed the earth, you are present
From everlasting to everlasting you are are God
For a thousand years in your sight, are like yesterday when it is past.
So let us praise God from yesterday to tomorrow.
*Hymn #343 “Called as Partners in Christ’s Service”
Called as partners in Christ’s service, Called to ministries of grace
We respond with eep commitment Fresh new lines of faith to trace
May we learn the art of sharing, Side by side and friend with friend,
Equal partners in our caring To fulfill God’s chosen end.
Christ’s example, Christ’s inspiring, Christ’s clear call to work and worth,
Let us follow, never faltering, Reconciling folk on earth.
Men and women, richer, poorer, All God’s people, young and old.
Blending human skills together Gracious gifts from God unfold.
Thus new patterns for Christ’s mission, In a small or global sense,
Help us bear each other’s burdens, Breaking down each wall or fence.
Words of comfort, words of vision, Words of challenge, said with care,
Bring new power and strength for action, are us colleagues, free and fair.
Prayer of Confession: (unison): God, I confess that sometimes I am like Simon Peter, and all I have to say is “Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful person.” We have seen evil, yet you are good all the time. All the time God is good. So you teach me to count my days and my blessings. Let your work manifest in your servants, we pray. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon: God satisfies us in the morning with God’s steadfast ove, so that we may rejoice and be glad all of our days in the good news: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.
HEARING THE WORD
Children’s Time : Telling God’s Story
(All children are invited to the front)
Prayer for Illumination
1st Scripture Reading Psalm 90:14-17
2nd Scripture Reading Luke 5:1-11
“Feed My Sheep” Pastor Katy Stenta
Reflection Roger Held
Joys & Concerns & The Lord’s Prayer (p. 16 in the blue hymnal)
RESPONDING TO THE WORD
*Doxology (#592 in Blue Hymnal) Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise God all creatures here below. Praise God above ye heavenly host. Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost! Amen.
SENDING THE WORD
Prayer of Dedication: God, let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us. Give us the gifts we need to let your work be manifest to your servants, and your glorious power to their children. Prosper for us the work of our hands we pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Hymn # 370 “Just as I am, Without One Plea”
Just as I am, without one plea, But that Thy blood was shed for me,
And that Thou baddest me come to Thee
O Lamb of God, I come, I come!
Just as I am though tossed about, With many a conflict, Many a doubt
Fightings and fears within, without.
Just as I am Thou wilt receive, Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse relieve
Because Thy promise I believe,
*Charge & Benediction
The peace of Christ be with you.
And also with you. (Invitation to share Peace)