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Ordinary Time 2017

24 September 2007
liturgy - five year old Presbyterian draft

I found this draft of a liturgy stuck in my Presbyterian Hymnal Companion. It's dated September 22, 2002 (the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time).

It's like my very own predestined time capsule!

The names of the innocent have been removed. The definite article has not.

THE WELCOME
THE CHIMES
THE PRELUDE
THE PREPARATION

        Welcome! The prophet Isaiah reminds us that "those who 
wait for the LORD shall renew their strength, they shall mount up 
with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall
walk and not faint" (40:31).  Let us claim that wonderful promise
as we present ourselves humble before God.

        ...IN PRAISE AND CONFESSION...

THE CHRIST CANDLE**
THE PROCESSIONAL

* HYMN NO.492                Bunessan
        "BAPTIZED IN WATER"

THE CALL TO WORSHIP
One: Come to the fountain of life.
All: Come to the streams of mercy.
One: Come, dip in the reservoir of forgiveness,
All: Immerse yourself in the waters of healing.
One: Come, be renewed by the eternal springs.,
All: Be filled with overflowing blessing.
One: Come, walk beside still waters,
All: Be empowered by the rivers of justice.
One: Come, all you yearning for meaning, 
     hoping for truth, thirsting for God.
All: Here, find your thirst quenched and your joy expanded.

* THE PASSING OF THE PEACE
ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE CHORAL INTERLUDE

THE PRAYER CONFESSION
    Loving Jesus, strong Shepherd, your love for us reaches
from the cradle to the grave.  there is no place or time or
situation in which we are cut off from your care.
    Remind us of that love whenever we doubt our own worth,
forget our blessing in baptism or act out of fear or anger.  Forgive
us for finding life boring or predictable, filled with routine and 
sameness when you have placed us in a garden.  Turn our world
upside down occasionally and surprise us with grace and joy.
Keep us forever amazed at your love.  You restore our souls and
lead us to the house of love.  Amen.

THE ASSURANCE OF GOD'S PARDON
Leader: Jesus gave the most extravagant gift of all -- the
        offering of himself for us.  Through this selfless gift, we
        are set free, and our sins are forgiven.
People: Thanks be to God!

THE BAPTISMAL HYMN NO. 498                 Kingdom
        "Child of Blessing, Child of Promise"

Sacrament of Baptism


        ...LISTENING FOR GOD'S WORD...

THE ANTHEM


THE TIME WITH THE YOUNG CHURCH

THE READINGS OF SCRIPTURE    Matthew 20:1-11
        Pew Bible        New Testament Pg. 21-22
THE GLORIA PATRI
THE MESSAGE
        "The First& the Last"

        ...OUR RESPONSE TO GOD'S WORD...
HYMN NO. 338                African Melody
        "Kum ba Yah"

THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
    Prayers
    Lord's Prayer Pg. 16 (Traditional)
    Choral Response

THE PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERINGS
THE OFFERTORY

* THE DOXOLOGY

PRAYER OF DEDICATION

    Generous God, thank you for the gifts you bestow upon us 
daily.  Make us aware of each blessing that comes our way -- and
create in us the constant desire to be blessings for others.  Bless 
what we bring before you, we pray.  Amen.

HYMN No. 525                Isaiah 6-9
        "Here I Am Lord"

* THE BENEDICTION
*THE CHORAL RESPONSE

THE POSTLUDE

................................
* PLEASE STAND IF ABLE...........THANK YOU
**The Christ Candle is brought in at the beginning of the service 
symbolizing the light of Christ that we seek to be illuminated by during 
the service.  The Christ Candle is taken out at the end of the service 
symbolizing the light of Christ that we are able to take with us out into 
the world.  
.....................................

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