Worship Resources

Presbyterian Church

Of

Muskogee

9-27-20

Greetings & Announcements

 

Prelude

 

Call to Worship

One: Cry out with joy to the Lord, all the earth!

All: Worship the Lord with gladness!

One: Come into God’s presence with singing!

All: Worship the Lord in word and deed!

 

Hymn Holy God, We Praise Your Name #460 Blue

 

Holy God, we praise your name; Lord of all, we bow before you;

All on earth your scepter claim, all in heaven above adore you.

Infinite your vast domain, everlasting is your reign.

 

Hark, the glad celestial hymn angel choirs above are raising;

Cherubim and seraphim, in unceasing chorus praising,

Fill the heavens with sweet accord; holy, holy, holy Lord.

 

All apostles join the strain as your sacred name they hallow;

Prophets swell the glad refrain, and the blessed martyrs follow,

And from morn to set of sun, through the church the song goes on.

 

Holy Father, Holy Son, Holy Spirit; three we name you,

While in essence only One; undivided God we claim you,

And adoring bend the knee while we own the mystery.

 

Call to Confession

Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor, trusting in the promise of forgiveness.

 

Prayer of Confession

Almighty God, we have been wandering in the wilderness of sin. We have complained in the face of your mercy. We have been selfish and conceited in the face of your sacrifice. We have not done your will. Teach us humility. Teach us gratitude. Infuse your spirit into our beings so that we might be reconciled to you. Hear now our silent, personal confession.

 

Assurance of Pardon

One: The Lord is loving and we are reconciled to God. Friends, believe and live the good news.

All: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.

 

Gloria Patri

 

Scripture Readings

Psalm Reading Psalm 78:1-4

 

1 Give ear, O my people, to my teaching;
incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
2 I will open my mouth in a parable;
I will utter dark sayings from of old,
3 things that we have heard and known,
that our ancestors have told us.
4 We will not hide them from their children;
we will tell to the coming generation
the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might,
and the wonders that he has done.


Gospel Reading Philippians 2:1-13

2 If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, 2 make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. 5 Let the same mind be in you that was[a] in Christ Jesus,

6 who, though he was in the form of God,
did not regard equality with God
as something to be exploited,
7 but emptied himself,

taking the form of a slave,
being born in human likeness.
And being found in human form,
8 he humbled himself
and became obedient to the point of death—
even death on a cross.

9 Therefore God also highly exalted him
and gave him the name
that is above every name,
10 so that at the name of Jesus

every knee should bend,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue should confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

12 Therefore, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed me, not only in my presence, but much more now in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; 13 for it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

Message “…one Lord, one faith, one Baptism…”

 

Affirmation of Faith the Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

Hymn We All Are One in Mission #435 Blue

 

We all are one in mission, we all are one in call,

Our varied gifts united by Christ, the Lord of all.

A single, great commission compels us from above

To plan and work together that all may know Christ’s love.

 

We all are called for service to witness in God’s name;

Our ministries are different, our purpose is the same:

To touch the lives of others by God’s surprising grace

So every folk and nation may feel God’s warm embrace.

 

Now let us be united and let our song be heard.

Now let us be a vessel for God’s redeeming word.

We all are one in mission, we all are one in call,

Our varied gifts united by Christ, the Lord of all.

 

Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer

God of all kindness, you gave your only Son, because you loved the world so much.

 

We pray for the peace of the world. Move among us by your Spirit, break down barriers of fear, suspicion, and hatred. Heal the human family of it divisions and unite it in the bonds of justice and peace.

 

We pray for our country. Enrich our common life; strengthen the forces of truth and goodness; teach us to share prosperity, that those whose lives are impoverished may pass from need and despair to dignity and joy.

 

We pray for those who suffer. Surround them with your love, support them with your strength, console them with your comfort, and give them hope and courage beyond themselves.

 

We pray for our families, for those whom we love. Protect them at home; support them in times of difficulty and anxiety, that they may grow together in mutual love and understading, and rest content in one another.

 

We pray for the Church. Keep us true to the gospel and responsive to the gifts and needs of all. Make known your saving power in Jesus Christ, by the witness of our faith, our worship, and our life. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, who taught us to pray:

 

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

 

Hymn All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name #142 Blue

 

All hail the power of Jesus’ name! Let angels prostrate fall;

Bring forth the royal diadem, and crown Him Lord of all!

Bring forth the royal diadem, and crown Him Lord of all!

 

Ye chosen seed of Israel’s race, ye ransomed from the fall,

Hail Him who saves you by His grace, and crown Him Lord of all!

Hail Him who saves you by His grace, and crown Him Lord of all!

 

Let every kindred, every tribe, on this terrestrial ball,

To Him all majesty ascribe, and crown Him Lord of all!

To Him all majesty ascribe, and crown Him Lord of all!

 

O that with yonder sacred throng we at His feet may fall!

We’ll join the everlasting song, and crown Him Lord of all!

We’ll join the everlasting song, and crown Him Lord of all!

 

Charge and Benediction

 

Postlude