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September 26, 2021
Prelude (Audra Allen, organist)
Welcome (Pastor Gena)
Call to Worship (Amy Caldwell)
Give ear to God’s teaching.
We gather to hear the stories of our ancestors.
Incline your ears to parables and dark sayings of old.
We come seeking stories of God’s wondrous power.
Tell the coming generations of God’s glorious deeds.
Teach them that they may tell them too
Come to the fount of living water.
We will drink deeply from the waters of life.
Taste the wellspring of our salvation.
We gather to worship as people reborn.
Opening Hymn: "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing" (Audra Allen, organist)
Pastoral Prayer and Lord's Prayer (Pastor Gena)
The Lord's Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil;
for thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
Prayer Response: "Lord Listen to Your Children Praying"
Lord, listen to your children praying, Lord, send your spirit in this place;
Lord, listen to your children praying, send us love, send us pow’r send us grace.
First Scripture Reading: Genesis 12:1-3 (Gary Ford)
Children's Message (Cara Hritz)
Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world, colors varied dark and light, they are precious in His sight; Jesus loves the little children of the world.
Special Music: (Jim Cope)
Second Scripture Reading: Genesis 15:1-6 (J.C. Leasure)
Reader: The Word of God, for the people of God…
Community: Thanks be to God!
Sermon "God Builds a Nation" (J.C. Leasure)
Call to Offering (Pastor Gena)
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow! Praise God, all creatures here below! Praise God above, ye heavenly hosts! Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
Dedication of Offering Prayer (Pastor Gena)
Invitation to Communion (Pastor Gena)
Communion Hymn: "I'm Gonna Eat at the Welcome Table" (Audra Allen, organist)
Prayer for the Bread & Cup (Craig Dotson)
Words of Institution (Pastor Gena)
Sharing in Communion
Closing Hymn: “People of God" (Jody Mullis, pianist)
Benediction (J.C. Leasure)