Sunday, October 17, 2021

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Gathering in God’s Presence



Call to Worship

Prayer of Adoration

Hymn of Praise #1                        “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty”

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty! 
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee. 
Holy, holy, holy! merciful and mighty! 
God in three persons, blessed Trinity! 


Holy, holy, holy! all the saints adore thee, 
casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea; 
cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee, 
who wert, and art, and evermore shalt be. 
Holy, holy, holy! though the darkness hide thee, 
though the eye of sinfulness thy glory may not see, 
only thou art holy; there is none beside thee, 
perfect in power, in love and purity. 
Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty! 
All thy works shall praise thy name, in earth and sky and sea. 
Holy, holy, holy! merciful and mighty! 
God in three persons, blessed Trinity! 


Prayer of Confession                      From Psalm 25:6, 11, 15, 18, 20-21


Leader:          Remember Your mercy, O Lord, and Your steadfast love, for they have been everlasting.

People:         For Your name’s sake, O Lord, pardon my guilt, for it is great.

Leader:          My eyes are ever toward the Lord, for He will pluck my feet out of the net.

People:         Consider my affliction and my trouble, and forgive all my  sins.

Leader:          Oh, guard my soul, and deliver me! Let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in You.

People:        May integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait for You.


Assurance of Forgiveness

Sung Response #581                                               “Glory Be to the Father”

Passing the Peace

Leader: May the peace of Christ be with you.

People: And also with you.

The congregation confers peace on one another using the words: “May the peace of Christ be with you.”


Hearing the Word

Time with Young Disciples                                                          


“Ancient Words

Holy words long preserved for our walk in this world. 

They resound with God’s own heart, 

O let the ancient words impart. 


Ancient words ever true, changing me, changing you, 

We have come with open hearts,  

O let the ancient words impart. 


Scripture                           Matthew 20:20-28

Sermon                             Pastor Ted Buck

                              “Not the Kingdom Way”


Affirmation of Faith                                                            The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead.  On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.     

Prayers of the People and the 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.


Responding to the Word 

Life of Columbia

Giving Our Tithes and Offerings

Hymn # 353                                          “My Hope is Built on Nothing Less”

My hope is built on nothing less 
than Jesus’ blood and righteousness; 
I dare not trust the sweetest frame, 
but wholly lean on Jesus’ name. 
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand; 
all other ground is sinking sand; 
all other ground is sinking sand. 
When darkness seems to hide his face, 
I rest on his unchanging grace; 
in every high and stormy gale, 
my anchor holds within the veil. (Refrain) 
His oath, his covenant, his blood 
support me in the whelming flood; 
when all around my soul gives way, 
he then is all my hope and stay. (Refrain) 
When he shall come with trumpet sound, 
O may I then in him be found, 
dressed in his righteousness alone, 
faultless to stand before the throne. (Refrain) 



Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.


Being Sent into the World

Prayer of Dedication                                                                      


Postlude                                  “Crown Him Lord of All!”

                                                     Gilbert M. Martin



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