September 27, 2020 WORSHIP SERVICE

10 AM  –  The Ringing of the Bell and Lighting of the Altar Candles       

Gathering Hymn: “Give Thanks” No. 2036 The Faith We Sing

Give thanks with a grateful heart, give thanks to the Holy One,
Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son. (2x)
And now, let the weak say “I am strong”; let the poor say “I am rich
because of what the Lord has done for us.” (2x)
Give thanks! Give thanks!

Prayer for Deliverance:

Give me a pure heart, that I may see thee; a humble heart, that I may hear thee; a heart of love, that I may serve thee; a heart of faith, that I may abide in thee. Amen. (Dag Hammerskjold, Sweden, 20th century)

Call to Worship: from Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Yea, tho’ I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me. Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies. Thou anointest my head with oil. My cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Amen.

OPENING HYMN:  “Santo! Santo! Santo!” “Holy, Holy, Holy!” vs. 1 & 2 No. 65/64  UMH

Holy, holy, holy!  Lord God Almighty!  Early in the morninng our song shall rise to thee.  Holy, holy, holy!  Merciful and mighty, God in three persons, blessed Trinity!  

Santo! Santo! Santo!  Senor omnipotente, siempre el labio mio loores te dara.  Santo! Santo! Santo! Te adoro reverente, Dios en tres personas, bendita Trinidad.

Santo! Santo! Santo!  La gloria de tu nombre vemos en tus obras en cielo, tierra y mar; Santo! Santo! Santo! Te adorara todo fombre, Dios en tres personas, bendita Trinidad.

Holy, holy, holy!  Lord God Almighty!  All thy works shall praise thy name in earth and sky and sea.  Holy, holy, holy!  Merciful and mighty, God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

Children’s Sermon: by Carolyn Diaz     

The Lord’s Prayer: 

Offertory Piano Solo: by Joy Asenas   

Doxology:  “Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow” 

Prayer of Dedication:  

Let me be full, let me be empty. Let me have all things, let me have nothing. I freely and heartily yield all things to thy pleasure and disposal. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

HYMN OF PREPARATION: “My Life Is In You, Lord” No. 2032 TFWS

My life – is in you, Lord; my strength – is in you, Lord; my hope – is in you, Lord; in you, it’s in you.  

My life – is in you, Lord; my strength – is in you, Lord; my hope – is in you, Lord; in you, it’s in you. 

I will praise you with all of my life…I will praise you will of my strength; – with all of my life – with all of my strength, – All of my hope – is in you…

My life – is in you, Lord; my strength – is in you, Lord; my hope – is in you, Lord; in you, it’s in you.  My life – is in you, Lord; my strength – is in you, Lord; my hope – is in you, Lord; in you, it’s in you. In you…

Prayer for Illumination: 

Send Your Spirit to fill our lives with Your love, that we may not only hear but also do Your Word.  Amen  (Ruth C. Duck, USA, 20th Century) 

Scripture Reading Matthew 21:23-32

Sermon: “Who Says So?” Rev. Bethany Carpenter

Holy Communion at HOME:    

Response 1:  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.

Response 2:  Christ has died, Christ is risen,  Christ will come again!

Response 3:  Amen, Amen, Amen.

Closing Prayer:                                                        

Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hidden.

Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may worthily 

magnify your holy name, through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Bardsdale Closing Song Congregation  

May the God of Peace be with you, holding you in strong fingered hands, and may you be an instrument of God’s peace, to those whose hands you hold, and may the blessings of peace, be with you, be with you, be with you. (Edited by Roberta Palmer)