10:00 am Virtual Service
ORDER OF WORSHIP
CENTERING PRAYER (Romans 14)
Eternal God, you are our hope and our salvation, for in Jesus Christ you conquered death. Baptized in him, you raise us to new life. Increase our faith, hope, love, and generosity, that we may praise you with our whole hearts this day and welcome you with joy when you come to set the whole world free. Amen.
PRELUDE Praeludium and Fugue Fischer
WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP
Friends, we come today to worship our Creator.
Father, give us FEARLESS faith.
Sisters, we gather to praise our Redeemer.
Jesus, give us FEARLESS hope.
Brothers, we meet to celebrate our Sustainer.
Spirit, give us FEARLESS love.
Come, let us worship our generous God together!
† HYMN “This Is My Father’s World” Hymnal #370
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Holy and gracious God, you are all light, wonder, and glory. You are our strength and our delight; you give us all we need to live. Yet, our eyes wander to all that glitters, and we chase after things that do not give life. Forgive us, Lord, and turn us back to you. Overwhelm us with your goodness and cover us with your grace, for we know you are the source of life, the fountain of all that is good. We continue to pray in Jesus’ name. (Silent Confession)
ASSURANCE OF GRACE
† SHARING THE PEACE OF CHRIST
The peace of Christ be with you.
And also with you.
SCRIPTURE Ephesians 3:14-21
SERMON “FEARLESS: Generosity” Rev. Dr. Dave Burgess
AFFIRMATION OF FAITH Westminster Confession of Faith, Shorter Catechism, Question One
Q. What is our chief end?
A. Our chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy God forever.
OFFERING AND PRESENTATION OF 2021 PLEDGE CARDS
SPECIAL MUSIC Cantabile on I Want to Walk Behnke
† THE DOXOLOGY
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
† HYMN “Take My Life” Hymnal #697
† CHARGE AND BLESSING
† BENEDICTION RESPONSE “We Lift Our Voices” Hymnal #710
POSTLUDE Fantasia on I Want to Walk Behnke
†You are invited to stand, as you are able.