8:30 Modern Service

Welcome

Stepping Into the Light

*Song


*Song


*Scripture Reading

Luke 12:13-21


Prayer of Confession

Lord Jesus, you were rich and became poor for us, living among common, hard-working people.  You learned to work with your hands, finding no task too common.  You were patient, learning from your heavenly Father and your family, waiting for the day when you would begin your ministry on earth.  You healed the sick and freed the captive, using your power only for others.  You never forced anyone to follow; you simply invited people to come walk with you.  Teach us your ways.

                You loved people, left them to pray, rose before sunrise, watched through the night, faced the wilderness, climbed up mountains, and sought the serenity of the Garden.  You pray for us when we are weary and tempted.  You offer forgiveness so we will have the courage to confess.  You believe in us, never giving up on our capacity to change.  You show extreme patience for us in all circumstances.  We have not followed you faithfully, but your Spirit is here to continue shaping us in your image.  We surrender ourselves to you, Lord Jesus.  Amen.

Pardon

One:

In the name of Jesus, you are forgiven!

ALL:

Thanks be to God!


*Song


*You Are Invited to the Table

The Great Thanksgiving

The Giving


Guided Prayer, Lord’s Prayer

Children’s Church


Sermon

The Mystery:

Who Are You Wearing?

Colossians 3:1-11


Offering


*Song


*Be the Church

*Benediction


*Sending Forth Song

11:00 classic service

Prelude

The Light of Christ Enters

*Introit

*God Calls Us to Worship

One:

Good morning, children of God – each one precious and loved, valuable and important.

ALL:

We are overwhelmed by the Spirit of Christ, who lives in us, making us the temple of God.

One:

We are people of prayer, ever longing to be near the Lord who engages us at our point of need.

ALL:

How great is our God!!


*Hymn

How Great Thou Art       77


*Gospel Reading

Luke 12:13-21


Prayer of Confession

Lord Jesus, you were rich and became poor for us, living among common, hard-working people.  You learned to work with your hands, finding no task too common.  You were patient, learning from your heavenly Father and your family, waiting for the day when you would begin your ministry on earth.  You healed the sick and freed the captive, using your power only for others.  You never forced anyone to follow; you simply invited people to come walk with you.  Teach us your ways.

                You loved people, left them to pray, rose before sunrise, watched through the night, faced the wilderness, climbed up mountains, and sought the serenity of the Garden.  You pray for us when we are weary and tempted.  You offer forgiveness so we will have the courage to confess.  You believe in us, never giving up on our capacity to change.  You show extreme patience for us in all circumstances.  We have not followed you faithfully, but your Spirit is here to continue shaping us in your image.  We surrender ourselves to you, Lord Jesus.  Amen.

Pardon

One:

In the name of Jesus, you are forgiven!

ALL:

Thanks be to God!


Hymn 

Freely, Freely       389


Offering

*Doxology


*Loose Change Offering

Hymn

I Come with Joy         617


*You Are Invited to the Table

The Great Thanksgiving

The Giving


Guided Prayer, Lord’s Prayer

Children’s Church


Anthem

"Going Home"


Sermon

The Mystery:  Who Are You Wearing?

Colossians 3:1-11


Be the Church

*Hymn

Nothing Between            373


*Benediction

Postlude