Bulletin for Oct. 16

PRELUDE by Janesta Williams, Organist

THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH Camille Dunlap, Liturgist

ENTERING GOD’S HOUSE

CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Each morning, God’s grace awakens us, each evening, God’s peace cradles us.
People: Compassion is our constant companion, as we go through work, school, the day.
Leader: In every moment, God is present with us; God whispers words which can change our lives.
People: Justice is our faithful teacher, pointing to where we can carry out fairness.
Leader: When we find ourselves groping in the shadows, God’s light will provide a way home.
People: We turn the corner, and hope is waiting for us; we return home, and find a smile and welcoming arms.

*HYMN No. 417 Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Leader: We know, despite our sincere efforts to live in God’s way, that all too easily we slip off the path to the kingdom. Trusting that God will answer our prayers and forgive us, let us confess our sins, as we pray together,
People: Great Lover of Justice, hear our prayers: called to treat all people equally, we take sides and pick favorites; chosen to be your children, we arrogantly assume others are not so honored; challenged to be examples of faith, we reveal our worst natures to our families and friends. Forgive us, Giver of Rest. Enable us to stop putting you to the test, so we can open our hypocritical hearts to your healing touch of compassion and hope. As Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, has given all for us, may we give ourselves to you confidently, completely, faithfully. Amen.

*KYRIE ELEISON
Lord, have mercy upon us. Christ, have mercy upon us, Lord, have mercy upon us. Amen

*ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Leader: Hear the good news: the One who created goodness and beauty is also the One who shows no partiality, but offers grace and peace to all.
People: God has heard our prayers and done the very thing we asked – forgiven us, healed us, restored us. Thanks be to God. Amen. (Lectionary Liturgies, Pentecost 18-A)

* GLORIA PATRI No. 579

MOMENT WITH THE CHILDREN by Camille Dunlap

HEARING GOD’S WORD

*HYMN No. 526 For All the Saints
(Please pass prayer cards to the end of the pew so they may be collected as we sing.)

BELLS ACROSS AMERICA

SEVENTY-TWO CHIMES

COMMENTS by James C. Massey of the Van Wyck Volunteer Fire Department

SCRIPTURE Matthew 22:15-22

New Testament Pages 24-25 in pew Bible

SERMON HOW ARE YOU WITH PAYING TAXES? by Rev. McSpadden

RESPONDING TO THE WORD

*THE APOSTLES’ CREED
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried, he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead, he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty, from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER

THE OFFERING

*THE DOXOLOGY No. 592

*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

*HYMN OF RESPONSE No. 538 Lord, Dismiss Us with Thy Blessing

*BENEDICTION

* Please Stand

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

As we pray today we will be remembering Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church in Chester, SC and its 47 members.

GREETERS AND USHERS: Jay Teager and Will McSpadden

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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT:

Sat., Oct. 29, Community Halloween Party in the Community Building
4:00 pm Games, 5:30 pm Hot Dog Supper, 6:30 pm Candy Walk

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