St. Mark Presbyterian Church (USA) in West St. Louis County: continuing to move into the future, building on our 50 year history of serving God.
Sunday, October 10, 2021
Order of Worship October 10
Listening God, hear your church today as we bring our joys and our concerns, our thanksgivings and our requests. Fill us with the assurance you hear our words and thoughts, our songs and our tears. In the name of the One who always shows us the way, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
PRELUDE Canon, Fughetta, and March on a “Ton-y-Botel” Gudger
WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP
God, you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel.
Our ancestors trusted in you, and you delivered them.
They cried to you, and you saved them.
In you we will trust because you are holy, O God.
All praise to you, now and forever!
† HYMN “The God of Abraham Praise” Hymnal #49
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
We know the commandments: you shall not murder; you shall not commit adultery; you shall not steal; you shall not bear false witness; you shall not defraud; honor your father and your mother. We think we are obeying you, but we cannot let go of the things we think we need or what we believe is important. We do not follow you or love you with all our hearts, our minds, or our strength. We are unwilling to give our whole selves to you. Forgive our disobedience, our lack of commitment, and our desire to focus on material things instead of on your will for us. Lead us back to you and help us let go of anything that keeps us from following. (Silent Confession)
ASSURANCE OF GRACE
† SHARING THE PEACE OF CHRIST
The peace of Christ be with you. And also with you.
†GLORY TO GOD Hymnal #582
TIME WITH CHILDREN (Sunday Worship) (Children 5th grade and younger may leave to attend Sunday School)
SCRIPTURE Mark 10:17-31
SERMON “Golden Handcuffs ” 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 Thy Word Smith/Geschke Chancel Bells
† THE DOXOLOGY Hymnal #606
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER Hymnal p. 35
† HYMN “Will You Come and Follow Me” Hymnal #726
† CHARGE AND BLESSING
† BENEDICTION “You Shall Go Out With Joy” Hymnal #80