20TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
OCTOBER 18, 2020 | 10:00 AM
WELCOME TO ONLINE WORSHIP AT FIRST CHURCH!
Welcome to all who gather to worship online today! We hope you feel the warmth of God’s presence and welcome right where you’re at. If this if your first time joining us online, we are honored by your presence and hope to see you again soon! To stay informed, please subscribe to our weekly email.
First, we’re not just friendly, we’re friends! Our primary belief is that everyone (no exceptions!) is created in the loving image of God, who is love itself.
Second, in everything we do, we strive to live our mission: By the power of Christ, we are blessed to be a blessing!
WE GATHER TO WORSHIP
(the people’s words in bold print)
PRELUDE + CHIMING OF THE HOUR
(Gordon Young, arr. Douglas Wagner)
CALL TO WORSHIP (Psalm 96)
O sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth!
Sing to the Lord, bless God’s name;
tell of God’s salvation from day to day.
Declare the Lord’s glory among the nations,
God’s marvelous works among all the peoples.
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
God is to be revered above all gods.
All the gods of the peoples are idols,
but the Lord made the heavens.
Honor and majesty belong to the Lord;
strength and beauty are in God’s sanctuary.
Give thanks to the Lord, for God is good!
HYMN OF PRAISE
“Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”
Holy God, you reign in glory and dwell in light. You are
immortal and invisible. And yet in love you are close to all
who worship you in spirit and in truth. Allow us the privilege
of sacred wonder, so that we may live this day worshiping you with all our hearts, minds, and wills. In the name of Christ the risen Savior we pray, Amen!
CALL TO CONFESSION
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
What a debt we owe to you, O God. You have given us all things in Christ, and yet we withhold from you the honor and glory that are yours. Forgive us, we pray, and by your grace restore in us a sense of wonder and awe at your desire to show yourself to those who love and serve you. Amen.
DECLARATION OF FORGIVENESS (Romans 8)
The Lord our God answers us and forgives us. The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting. Believe the good news, through Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. Amen.
Thanks be to God!
WE EXPERIENCE GOD’S WORD
“He Hideth My Soul”
(W. J. Kirkpatrick, arr. B. Thoreson)
SCRIPTURE READING - THE OLD TESTAMENT LESSON
12 Moses said to the Lord, “See, you have said to me, ‘Bring up this people’; but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. Yet you have said, ‘I know you by name, and you have also found favor in my sight.’ 13 Now if I have found favor in your sight, show me your ways, so that I may know you and find favor in your sight. Consider too that this nation is your people.” 14 He said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” 15 And he said to him, “If your presence will not go, do not carry us up from here. 16 For how shall it be known that I have found favor in your sight, I and your people, unless you go with us? In this way, we shall be distinct, I and your people, from every people on the face of the earth.”
17 The Lord said to Moses, “I will do the very thing that you have asked; for you have found favor in my sight, and I know you by name.” 18 Moses said, “Show me your glory, I pray.” 19 And he said, “I will make all my goodness pass before you, and will proclaim before you the name, ‘The Lord’; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy. 20 But,” he said, “you cannot see my face; for no one shall see me and live.” 21 And the Lord continued, “See, there is a place by me where you shall stand on the rock; 22 and while my glory passes by I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and I will cover you with my hand until I have passed by; 23 then I will take away my hand, and you shall see my back; but my face shall not be seen.”
"God's Glory Revealed"
Rev. Lisa Martin, Pastor
WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & 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 debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
WE DEPART TO SERVE
“Rock of Ages”
“In the Rifted Rock I'm Resting”
(William W. Bentley)
GOD’S TITHES + OUR OFFERINGS
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