A Service of Worship for the Lord’s Day

September 15, 2019



“And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, ‘This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.’” Luke 15.2


Prelude                                                                                   Mr. Karl Trumpler

*Welcome and Greeting

Leader: We gather today in the name of our risen Lord Jesus Christ. May His Peace be with you all.

People: And also with you.

(Please take a moment to greet one another as the people of God)

Announcements and Opportunities for Service

(Please sign the Friendship Register found in your pew)

Choral Introit

*Call to Worship (Adapted from Psalm 14)

Leader: Fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.”

People: But God is with the company of the righteous. The Lord is our refuge.

*Opening Prayer

*Hymn 12 “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”

*Call to Confession (adapted from Isaiah 55.6-7)

Seek the Lord while he may be found, call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake their way, and the unrighteous their thoughts; let them return to the Lord, that he may have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. Let us seek God’s pardon together.

*Silent Prayer

*Prayer of Confession

Eternal God, in whom we live and move and have our being, whose face is hidden from us by our sins, and whose mercy we forget in the blindness of our hearts: Cleanse us from all our offenses, and deliver us from proud thoughts and vain desires, that with reverent and humble hearts we may draw near to you, confessing our faults, confiding in your grace, and finding in you our refuge and strength; through Jesus Christ your Son. Amen

*Assurance of Pardon

*Gloria Patri (Hymn 581)

Special Music “Prelude from Suite No. 1” (J.S. Bach)                      Marie Cole, Cello

Children’s Sermon

(We invite All God’s Children from birth through 2nd grade to join us downstairs following the Children’s Sermon)

Prayer for Illumination

Scripture Lessons

Old Testament lesson Jeremiah 4.11-12, 22-28 OT 662-3

New Testament lesson 1 Timothy 1.12-17 NT 184

Gospel lesson Luke 15.1-10 NT 67-8

Our Worship Reader for this morning is Susan Allred.

Leader: The Word of the Lord

People: Thanks be to God

Sermon “This Fellow Welcomes Sinners”

*Hymn 442 “Just as I Am, without One Plea”

*Affirmation of Faith The Apostles’ Creed (Pages 35)

Joys and Concerns of the Church

Prayers of the People

Offering of Tithes and Gifts

Offertory                                                                              Mr. Karl Trumpler

*Doxology (Hymn 606)

*Prayer of Thanksgiving and The Lord’s Prayer (Page 35)

*Hymn 634 “To God Be the Glory”


*Choral Benediction





USHERS: Don & Sally Lesher

               Jeff & Lisa Garret