One Out of Ten Lepers Agree

Dr. Jonathan Sloan gives a message about the various ways people respond to the gift of salvation. Based on Luke 17:11-19

 The Service for the Lord’s Day

September 15, 2019    10:30 a.m.

WE GATHER TO PRAISE GOD, THE LORD OF LIFE

Prelude                                       “Better Is One Day”                                                arr. L Shackley

“Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy”                            arr. R Abriol

“I Sing The Mighty Power of God”                                arr. R Abriol

 

News of the Church

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*The Greeting and Welcoming of One Another

(There are no strangers in God’s House, just friends we have not yet met.

Greet your neighbor with Christian love and let them know that you’re glad to see them!)

 

*Hymn                                                                        “Forever”                                                          C Tomlin

 

Call to Worship                                                                                                       AJ Baratta

Leader:     We gather this morning to give thanks for our blessings;

People:    to fall at the Lord’s feet in grateful response to His goodness.

Leader:     We are continually blessed by God,

People:    we should strive to be the one who returns to say thank you.

       Leader:     Too many people in the world feel entitled to gifts from God and take

them with no regard for the love with which they are given.  God’s

compassion sends them forth, our faith should bring us back.

ALL:        Let us worship God!

 

*Anthem                                            “One True God”                 Redman, Chapman and Tomlin

Adonai Singers

 

*Prayer of Confession (Unison)

       Dear Lord, we often respond to the good in our lives with a self-congratulatory pat on the back.  We keep score between our sacrifices and our blessings always expecting more.  We cry out to You and just assume that our cries will be heard and You will heal our pain because somehow we have earned it.  Help us to remember that goodness is born of You and given to us whether we deserve it or not.  We can never give enough to equal all we are given.  You hear our cries because You are merciful and understanding not because we are sinless and deserving.  Help us to always turn back to You in appreciation and praise…

(Silent time of prayer)

 

*Assurance of Pardon

Leader:     We are all afflicted with the disease of sin.  Jesus hears our cries and treats us with compassion, mercy and forgiveness.

ALL:           Thanks be to God!

 

*The Gloria Patri – Hymn Tune, 581

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen.

 

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

Children’s Choir                                     “Hosanna”

 

Children’s Message

After the Children’s Message, children 7 and younger may continue to Millard Hall for Children’s Church.  All other children are asked to remain in worship.

 

Anthem                                     “Let All the People Praise!”                                  C Courtney

Chancel Choir

 

Message           “One Out of Ten Lepers Agree”             Dr. Jonathan Sloan

Luke 17:11-19                                   Pew Bible pg. 852

Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers
11 On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. 12 As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, 13 they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” 14 When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were made clean. 15 Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. 16 He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. 17 Then Jesus asked, “Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? 18 Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 Then he said to him, “Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well.”

 

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

Litany of Dedication to Music Ministry

Leader:                  Making music to the praise of God in the congregation is a

ministry that requires devotion and discipline.  Do you accept

individual responsibility for this ministry?

Musicians:           I do.

      Leader:                  Will you be faithful to the discipline of music?

Musicians:           I will.

      Leader:                  May the faith expressed by your music live in your heart; may what you believe in your heart, be practiced in your life; and may God give you grace to offer your music and your life in faithfulness and dedication to Him, now and in the world to come.

 

I commend to the congregation, these persons.  They have been

blessed with the spiritual gifts to serve in the music ministry in the

church.  Will you sustain them with your encouragement and your

prayers, as together we seek to offer praise to God?

People:                 We will.

 

Prayer (Unison)

      God of prayer and song, God of melody and silence, be with Your servants

      who make music and sing praises for Your glory.  May the joyful noises rising

      to the Heavens give us a glimpse of the beauty which awaits us at the end of

      the ages.  May the praise extended fulfill our spirit, lift our heart and continue

      to offer the hope of perfection promised as we stand before Your unveiled

      glory.  We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord.  Amen.

 

*Hymn #641                                                              “When In Our Music God is Glorified”

 

Prayers of the People and The Lord’s Prayer (Unison)

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.

 

Offering

Offertory                               “Hark, the Glad Sound”                                  arr. R Mallory

Handbell Choir

 

*Doxology (The Hymnal, p. 606)

 

*Prayer of Dedication

 

WE GO FORTH TO SERVE

*Hymn #33                                                                                                    “Praise the Lord!  God’s Glory Show”

 

Benediction

 

Postlude                                       Trumpet Tune ”Cebell”                                               H Purcell

 

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*Please stand, in body or in spirit