(“The Syro-Phoenician Woman” by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM)

©Order of Worship September 05, 2021
Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost

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The worship video will be available live at 11:00 am.
Text for hymns are found below each hymn.  Click on the hymn highlighted text for music.

Prelude: …………………………….……………Gregory D.
Greetings………………………………………Pastor Juan
Opening Prayer: ……………………………….Susana F.
Opening Hymn:O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing” #57 UMH
Words: Charles Wesley, 1739 Music: Carl G. Glaser;
Arr. by Lowell Mason, 1839
1.O for a thousand tongues to sing my
great Redeemer’s praise, the glories of my
God and King, the triumphs of his grace!
2.My gracious Master and my God, assist
me to proclaim, to spread through all the
earth abroad the honors of thy name.
3.Jesus! the name that charms our fears, that
bids our sorrows cease; ‘tis music in the
sinner’s ears, tis’ life, and health, and peace.
4.He breaks the power of canceled sin, he
sets the prisoner free; his blood can make the
foulest clean; his blood availed for me.
5.He speaks, and listening to his voice, new
life the dead receive; the mournful, broken,
hearts rejoice, the humble poor believe.
6.Hear him, ye deaf; his praise, ye dumb, your
loosened tongues employ; ye blind, behold your
Savior come, and leap, ye lame, for joy.
7.In Christ, your head, you then shall know,
shall feel your sins forgiven; anticipate your
heaven below, and own that love is heaven.
Psalm Lesson with Response: Psalm 125…………..…Susana F.
Liturgist: Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever.
All: As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people, from this time on and forevermore.
Liturgist: For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest on the land allotted to the righteous, so that the righteous might not stretch out their hands to do wrong.
All: Do good, O LORD, to those who are good, and to those who are upright in their hearts.
Liturgist: But those who turn aside to their own crooked ways the LORD will lead away with evildoers.
All: Peace be upon Israel!
Hymn of Preparation: Awesome God” #2040 TFWS
Words and Music: Rich Mullins
© 1988 BMG Songs, Inc.
Our God is an awesome God; he reigns from
heaven above with wisdom, pow’r and love.
Our God is an awesome God!
Our God is an awesome God; he reigns from
heaven above with wisdom, pow’r and love.
Our God is an awesome God!
Our God is an awesome God!
Our God is an awesome God!
Oh Lord, You’re Beautiful” #2064 TWS
Words and Music: Keith Green © 1980 BMG
Songs, Inc./Birdwing Music
1.O Lord, you’re beautiful, your face is all I
seek; and when your eyes are on this child,
your grace abounds to me.
2.O Lord, you’re wonderful, your touch is
all I need; and when your hand is on this
child, your healing I receive.
3.O Lord, you’re beautiful, your face is all I
seek; and when your eyes are on this child,
your grace abounds to me.
Gospel Lesson: Mark 7:24-37…..………………..Susana F.
Sermon….……….………………………….…Pastor Juan
Giving of our tithes and offerings…………Susana F.
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Offertory Solo:
Offertory Response:  The Doxology #95 UMH
Words: Thomas Ken, 1674 Music: Attr. to Louis Bourgeois, 1551
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.  Amen.
Prayer after receiving…………………….Pastor Juan
Prayers of The People……………………Pastor Juan
Holy Communion……………………..….Pastor Juan
Liturgy, prayers and responses are located below this copy of order of worship.
Closing Hymn: What A Friend We Have In Jesus” #526 UMH
Words: Joseph M. Scriven, ca. 1855
Music: Charles C. Converse, 1868
1.What a friend we have in Jesus, all our
sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to
carry everything to God in prayer! O what
peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain
we bear, all because we do not carry
everything to God in prayer.
2.Have we trials and temptations? Is there
trouble anywhere?  We should never be
discouraged; take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful who will all
our sorrows share?  Jesus knows our every
weakness; take it to the Lord in prayer.
3.Are we weak and heavy laden, cumbered
with a load of care?  Precious Savior, still our
refuge; take it to the Lord in prayer.  Do thy
friends despise, forsake thee?  Take it to the
Lord in prayer!  In his arms he’ll take and
shield thee;  thou wilt find a solace there.
Dismissal with Blessing…….……………Pastor Juan
Postlude: …………………………………….…Gregory D.

This table is open to all who recognize Jesus Christ as healer and redeemer. This table is open to all who work to bring God’s Kingdom here on earth. No one is turned away because of life circumstances. No one is barred from this table. No one seeking God’s abundant grace and mercy is turned aside. We see before us the abundance that a life of faith offers as we respond to God’s everlasting mercy in prayer and deed.

Pastor Juan: Merciful God, we confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart. We have failed to be an obedient church. We have not done your will, we have broken your law, we have rebelled against your love, we have not loved our neighbors, and we have not heard the cry of the needy. Forgive us, we pray. Free us for joyful obedience, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

All pray in silence.

Pastor Juan: Hear the good news:
Christ died for us while we were yet sinners; that proves God’s love toward us. In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!

All: In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!

All:  Glory to God. Amen.

Let us offer one another signs of reconciliation and love.
All, including the pastor, exchange signs and words of God’s peace by crossing hands, wave to one another due to social distancing guidelines.

Pastor Juan: The Lord be with you.

All: And also with you.

Pastor Juan: Lift up your hearts. The pastor may lift hands and keep them raised.

All: We lift them up to the Lord.

Pastor Juan: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

All: It is right to give our thanks and praise.

Pastor Juan: And so, with your people on earth and all the company of heaven we praise your name and join their unending hymn:

All: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

Pastor Juan: In union with Christ’s offering for us, as we proclaim the mystery of faith.

All: Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.

Pastor Juan: All honor and glory is yours, almighty Father (God ), now and forever.

All: Amen.

Pastor Juan: And now, with the confidence of children of God, let us pray:

All: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial, and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen.

Elements are consecrated by the Pastor at this point. Elements are also sealed and prepackaged for sanitation reasons and in accordance with CDC and state guidance on COVID-19.

Ushers will call people one by one to come to the Lord’s table to grab the consecrated elements which are pre-packaged with grape juice on one side and wafer on the other side. You will walk back to your seat and partake in eating and drinking the body and blood of Christ.

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