PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
September 16, 2018 - 10:00 AM Service17th Sunday after Pentecost
Liturgical Color: Green
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|Pre-Service Music||Praise Band|
|Welcoming||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|Life of the Church||David Smith|
|Passing of the Peace||My Peace (As we return to our seats.)||Congregation|
|Prelude||Peace in the Valley||Praise Band|
|* Call to Worship|
One: Sing to the Lord a new song;
Many: Our hope is in the Lord!
One: By God’s love we are given life;
Many: And by Grace we find renewal and hope.
One: Let us sing to the Lord a new song;
ALL: Sing praises, let all Creation sing praises!
|* Opening Hymn||O For A Thousand Tongues||Hymn #610 (all)|
|Prayer of Adoration & Confession (unison)|
Life is good, O Lord, and your Creation is beautiful. There is nothing to compare with mountains that reach to the sky, the nurturing sound of rushing water, or the song of a bird on the wing. You have painted your earth with color and light, and soil to be tilled and planted that none may be hungry. We give thanks to you for so much that we take for granted, and we look away as we wonder why we plunder this world and one another? Why, O God, do hate and fear guide our hands? We are ashamed and ask your forgiveness, your healing and your guidance. Let the strength and trust we find in you break down the walls of distrust and build communities of friendship and sharing. We humbly ask in Jesus name to be your hands and your heart as we follow in the footsteps of your Son, Amen.
|(A moment for silent reflection)|
|Assurance of Pardon|
Who is in a position to condemn? Only Christ, and Christ died for us, was risen for us, and reigns in power over us. Sisters and brothers hear this good news. Through Christ we are forgiven and reconciled with the Creator of all.
|Gloria Patri||Hymn #581|
|* Praise Hymn||Thy Word Is a Lamp Unto My Feet||Hymn #458 (all)|
|Choral Preparation||There Is a Place of Quiet Rest||Choir|
|Prayers of the People & 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 evil. For thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.
|Anthem||Surely the Presence of the Lord Is In This Place||solo by Erika Voerman|
|Prayer for Illumination||.|
Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that as the Scriptures are read and your Word is proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us today. Amen
|Psalter Lesson (in Unison)||Psalm 19: 1-4, 7-11, 14||David Smith|
|Hebrew Lesson||Proverbs 1: 20-33|
|Song of Preparation||Breathe on Me, Breath of God||Hymn #286 (1&3)|
|New Testament||James 3: 1-12|
|Pastor: "The Word of the Lord." People: "Thanks be to God."|
|Sermon||It’s Easier to Corral Cats||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|* In Response||Lord of All Hopefulness||Hymn #683 (all)|
|Morning Tithes and Offerings|
|Offertory||Send the Light||Praise Band|
|* Prayer of Dedication|
|* A Challenge to Go Forth|
|* A Singing Response||Let There Be Peace on Earth||Congregation|
|* Gathering for Fellowship in Fellowship Hall|