PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
September 23, 2018 - 10:00 AM Service18th Sunday after Pentecost
Liturgical Color: Green
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|Pre-Service Music||Praise Band|
|Welcoming||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|Life of the Church||Elder Jim DeHart|
|Passing of the Peace||My Peace (As we return to our seats.)||Congregation|
|Prelude||I Believe||Praise Band|
|* Call to Worship|
One: We gather in this house of peace;
Many: Our hearts long for God’s presence and wisdom.
One: May our time together fill us with joy and hope;
ALL: And our songs of praise be heard by all the nations!
|* Opening Hymn||To God Be the Glory||Hymn #634 (all)|
|Prayer of Adoration & Confession (unison)|
We live in a world of such possibilities, a world made by you, Creator of all. We live in a world of beauty because of your attention, to love, grace, color and light. Through our faith in you our path becomes straight, for your hand prepares the way before us. You never fail and we praise you, O God, and give thanks! Sometimes, though, we fail. We think beauty is found in riches, in the glitter of gold, and we keep it for ourselves. We become afraid that others will steal it, and so we close others off. Their suffering or need is hidden from us by our own doing. Forgive us, please forgive us! Reveal to our hearts the true treasure revealed in Christ, a treasure to be shared as the love we have received, offering hope, care and dignity to every soul. We ask these things in Jesus’ name. 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||Praise Him, All Ye Little Children||(on screen)|
|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||My Tribute||Solo by Harry Horde|
|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||Psalm 1||Elder Jim DeHart|
|Epistle Lesson||Proverbs 24: 1-7|
|Song of Preparation||Breathe on Me, Breath of God||Hymn #286 (1&3)|
|Gospel Lesson||Mark 9: 30-32|
|Pastor: "The Word of the Lord." People: "Thanks be to God."|
|Sermon||The Gospel Truth||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|* In Response||I Love to Tell the Story||Hymn #462 (all)|
|Morning Tithes and Offerings|
|Offertory||Pass It On||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|