Sunday, October 2, 2022

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Prelude                             Garnet Hayes


Call to Worship                                       

Prayer of Adoration

Hymn #32                                                          

I Sing the Mighty Power of God”

I sing the mighty power of God
That made the mountains rise,
That spread the flowing seas abroad
And built the lofty skies.
I sing the wisdom that ordained
The sun to rule the day.
The moon shines full at God’s command,
And all the stars obey.


I sing the goodness of the Lord
Who filled the earth with food.
God formed the creatures through the Word,
And then pronounced them good.
Lord, how Thy wonders are displayed,
Where’er I turn my eye,
If I survey the ground I tread,
Or gaze upon the sky!


There’s not a plant or flower below
But makes Thy glories known.
And clouds arise, and tempests blow,
By order from Thy throne,
While all that borrows life from Thee
Is ever in Thy care,
And everywhere that we can be,
Thou, God, art present there.

Prayer of Confession                                                                

Gracious God, for the goodness and beauty of creation we praise You. For the way Your good creation nurtures and inspires us, we are grateful. Yet there are times when we take advantage of Your unfailing love revealed in creation, in our families, and in our communities. Forgive us when we are ungrateful in how we treat all of Your generous gifts. You forgive us day in and day out, You never fail us, and You’ll never leave us. Renew our gratitude for the sacrifice You made for us as we silently confess our sins before You now.

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.”


Time with Young Disciples                                                     

“Spirit of the Living God” 

Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on me.

Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on me.

Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me.

Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on me.

“Spirit of the Living God” words and music by Daniel Iverson. ©1935. Renewed 1963 Birdwing Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing). All rights reserved. CCLI #171048


Scripture                       Psalm 100; Luke 17:11-19

Sermon                         Rev. Carmen Goetschius

Flourishing Disciples: Practicing the Christian Virtues

                  Gratitude that Heals


Invitation to the Lord’s Table

Prayers of Intercession, Consecration, 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.

Words of Institution and Serving the Elements

Thanksgiving after the Supper

Life of Columbia                                              

Commissioning of Stephen Ministers

Giving our Tithes and Offerings


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.

Prayer of Dedication                                                 

Hymn #14

“For the Beauty of the Earth” 

For the beauty of the earth,
For the glory of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies:


Lord of all, to Thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.


For the wonder of each hour
Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flower,
Sun and moon, and stars of light: (Refrain)


For the joy of ear and eye,
For the heart and mind’s delight,
For the mystic harmony
Linking sense to sound and sight: (Refrain)


For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth, and friends above,
For all gentle thoughts and mild: (Refrain)


For Thyself, best gift divine
To the world so freely given;
For that great, great love of Thine,
Peace on earth and joy in heaven: (Refrain)


Postlude                Praise the Lord, Who Reigns Above

                                                                          (Franklin Ritter)

                                                                             Garnet Hayes                                                                                   


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