Below is the order of worship for Sunday, August 29, 2021. Please follow along in person or live on Facebook and use this to participate in prayers, and prepare for reading scripture and listening to the sermon.
Welcome & Announcements
Prelude (The light of Christ enters the world)
Call to Worship – James 1:17
Leader: In deep gratitude we come to worship God.
People: We recognize God as the source of all goodness.
Leader: All good gifts come from the Spirit of God: love, peace, joy, patience, kindness, gentleness are all of God.
ALL: We come with grateful hearts, not for things, but for who God is.
We Fall Down
Congregational Greeting Time “Wave to your neighbor.”
Shout to the Lord
Prayer & Offering
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,
For Ever And Ever
Take My Life
Scripture: Hosea 14: 1 – 9 New Living Translation
1 Return, O Israel, to the Lord your God, for your sins have brought you down.
2 Bring your confessions, and return to the Lord.
Say to him, “Forgive all our sins and graciously receive us,
so that we may offer you our praises.
3 Assyria cannot save us, nor can our warhorses.
Never again will we say to the idols we have made, ‘You are our gods.’
No, in you alone do the orphans find mercy.”
4 The Lord says,
“Then I will heal you of your faithlessness; my love will know no bounds,
for my anger will be gone forever.
5 I will be to Israel like a refreshing dew from heaven.
Israel will blossom like the lily; it will send roots deep into the soil like the cedars in Lebanon.
6 Its branches will spread out like beautiful olive trees, as fragrant as the cedars of Lebanon.
7 My people will again live under my shade. They will flourish like grain and blossom like grapevines. They will be as fragrant as the wines of Lebanon.
8 “O Israel, stay away from idols! I am the one who answers your prayers and cares for you.
I am like a tree that is always green; all your fruit comes from me.”
9 Let those who are wise understand these things. Let those with discernment listen carefully.
The paths of the Lord are true and right, and righteous people live by walking in them.
But in those paths sinners stumble and fall.