Weekly Worship

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20TH, 2019

PRELUDE

ANNOUNCEMENTS

INTROIT     Video

CALL TO WORSHIP          

(adapted from The Whole World our Neighborhood)

One:  God is our shepherd and opens the door of welcome to us all.

All: We rest in green pastures and walk by still waters, which renew and refresh our spirits.

One: God guides us along paths of righteousness

All: And walks with us through shadowed valleys so we are not afraid.

One: God has set the banquet table for us in the presence of our enemies.

All: There we’re anointed with oil and our cup overflows.

One: Goodness and mercy shall never depart from us

All: And we will dwell in the house of God forever.

PRAYERS OF ADORATION AND CONFESSION

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

 HYMN   438      “When Morning Gilds the Skies”

 Children come forward

TIME WITH THE CHILDREN

 HYMN   485      “Saviour, Like a Shepherd Lead Us”

THE HOLY SCRIPTURE

Psalm 23 (responsively)

1 John 3:14-24

John 10:11-18

One: Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church                            All: Thanks be to God.

SERMON      Open Doors

RESPONSE OF FAITH

(based on poet Robert Frost and John the disciple):

‘Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in’. It’s a place we don’t earn or deserve, but a place where the doors are always open. May Christ’s church – may THIS church – be a home to all; to those who are here this morning, and also to ‘the other sheep who are not in this fold.’ And may divine love be shared openly with all.

HYMN   371      “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”

OFFERING

Anthem

Doxology Hymn   457 vs 1   “Now Thank We all our God”

Dedication

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

The Lord’s Prayer      Book of Praise #564-sins

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen.

 HYMN   685      “How Firm a Foundation”

CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

CLOSING HYMN    755     “Go Ye, Go Ye into the World”

POSTLUDE