Old Stone Presbyterian Church ~ Lewisburg, West Virginia
August 27, 2017 ~ 11:00 A.M.
The 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Striking of the Chimes
Welcome, Announcements, and Call to Worship (Please sign and pass the worship register)
Introit “Fill Me Now” Stephanie Burford and TimHolbrook, duet
Prayer of the Day (unison)
Gracious God, we thank you for being ever present with us. We know that we are never alone. Your mercies are faithful and rich. Pour out your Spirit upon us, that we might do the work of your will. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Hymn #476 “O Worship the King, All Glorious Above” LYONS
Call to Confession
Prayer of Confession (unison) from Psalm 51
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love;
according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from your presence, do not take your holy spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and sustain in me a willing spirit.
Declaration of Pardon
Leader: Hear and believe the good news of the gospel.
People: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.
Gloria Patri Hymn #579
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Time with the Young Church (afterwards children are dismissed for Sunday School)
Hymn #345 “Dear Lord and Father of Mankind” REST
Prayer for Illumination
Gospel Reading Matthew 3: 23 - 26 page 3
Anthem “Seek Ye His Countenance in All Places” Stephanie Burford and Tim Holbrook, duet
Epistle Reading Romans 3: 21 - 24 page 187