Sunday Morning Worship Resource for September 6, 2020

FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
September 6, 2020
The love of God brings peace to our lives.
The judgment of God brings peace to our world.

PRELUDE “All Creatures of Our God and King” arr., R. Hobby©1999 Morningstar Music PublishersCCLI #1040206

CALL TO WORSHIP – Annie Drake and Maci Satterwhite
Have you heard the good news?
Christ calls us to be people of light.
Have you heard the good news?
Christ offers us God’s love and grace.
Have you heard the good news?
Christ lives in us when we gather in his name.
Come! Let us worship the Lord.

HYMN OF PRAISE“Praise the Lord! Ye Heavens Adore Him” HYFRYDOL
Sam Hampton, violin
Praise the Lord! Ye heavens adore Him, praise Him angels in the height.
Sun and moon, rejoice before Him; Praise him, all ye stars of light.
Praise the Lord! For He hath spoken; worlds His mighty voice obeyed;
Law which never shall be broken for their guidance hath He made.

Praise the Lord! For he is glorious; Never shall His promise fail.
God hath made His saints victorious; Sin and death shall not prevail.
Praise the God of our salvation! Hosts on high, His powers proclaim.
Heav’n and earth and all creation laud and magnify His name.

Worship, honor, glory, blessing, Lord, we offer unto Thee.
Young and old, Thy praise expressing, in glad homage bend the knee.
All the saints in heav’n adore Thee. We would bow before Thy throne.
As Thine angels serve before Thee, so on earth Thy will be done.
Stanzas 1, 2, Anonymous; Stanza 3 by E. Osler Public Domain

WELCOME TO WORSHIP Rev. Aho

CHILDREN’S TIME Mrs. Kristin Archer

NEW TESTAMENT READINGRomans 13:8-10Rev. Pat Cox

CALL TO PRAYER“Sweet Hour of Prayer” arr., H. Helvey© 1993 Beckenhorst PressCCLI #1049296
Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer,
that calls me from a world of care
And bids me at my Father’s throne
make all my wants and wishes known.
In seasons of distress and grief,
my soul has often found relief,
And oft escaped the tempter’s snare
by Thy return sweet hour of prayer.

PASTORAL PRAYER Rev. Aho

MUSIC FOR WORSHIP“Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”
arr., P. Liebergen, Sanctuary Choir, 2020

Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
in light inaccessible hid from our eyes.
Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
almighty, victorious, Thy great name we praise.

Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
nor wanting, nor wasting, Thou rulest in might.
Thy justice like mountains high soaring above
Thy clouds, which are fountains of goodness and love.

To all life Thou givest, to both great and small. 
In all life Thou livest, the true life of all.
We blossom and flourish like leaves on the tree
and wither and perish, but naught changeth Thee.

Thou reignest in glory, Thou rulest in light,
Thine angels adore Thee, all veiling their sight.
All praise we would render, O help us to see
‘tis only the splendor of light hideth Thee!
© 2003 by Carl FischerCCLI #1049296

MESSAGE  “The Thing About Rules . . . ” Rev. Aho
Exodus12:1-14, Matthew 18:15-20

OUR RESPONSE
BENEDICTION
God has put a new song in our hearts
and we go out to sing that song to the Lord.
God has put a song of justice and peace in our souls
and we go to bring a new song to the world.
God has put a song of joy in our very being
and we go to live a new song with every step we take. Amen.

POSTLUDE “Postlude on HYFRYDOL” arr., J. Payne

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