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11.13.2022 Sermon



Jeanette Woodruff Organist

Rev. Marty Weirz Pastor (315) 262-4684

Prelude &Call to Worship Leader: Come into this household of the living God, the Three in One. Gather in the wonder of the mystery that God has invited us to share in.

People: We have come as the family of Christ, led by the Spirit of God.

Leader: Ascribe to the Divine glory and strength; ascribe to God the glory that is due. Worship the Triune God in the Beauty of Holiness.

People: Our hope is that in this time of worship and learning, we might embrace what lies beyond our imagination and understanding.

Hymn #28 Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing (vs1,3)

Come Thou fount of every blessing Tune my heart to sing Thy grace Streams of mercy never ceasing Call for songs of loudest praise

Teach me some melodious sonnet Sung by flaming tongues above Praise the mount, I'm fixed upon it Mount of Thy redeeming love

Oh, to grace how great a debtor Daily I'm constrained to be Let Thy goodness like a fetter Bind my wandering heart to Thee

Prone to wander, Lord I feel it Prone to leave the God I love Here's my heart, oh take and seal it Seal it for Thy courts above

Here's my heart Oh take and seal it Seal it for Thy courts above

Prayer of Confession Holy God, we acknowledge that too often we try to live not acknowledging the mystery of your Being. Even though you have shown us your truth, we allow ourselves to rest in our own uncertainties. We find ourselves unable or unwilling to embrace the love through which you sent Christ to live among us. We take for granted the grandeur of you as Creator, of Christ as Redeemer, and of the Holy Spirit as ever-present sustain-er. We do not live out the beloved community you desire for all. Forgive us, we pray, and help us give testimony to your love. Amen

Scripture Luke 14:7-11

Sermon “Life In The Pits”

Hymn #364 Jesus, thy Boundless Love To Thee

Verse 1 Jesus, Thy boundless love to me No thought can reach, no tongue declare; Oh knit my thankful heart to Thee And reign without a rival there. Thine, Wholly Thine, alone I am! Be Thou alone my constant flame.

Verse 2 O love, how gracious is thy ray! All fear before thy presence flies; Care, anguish, sorrow, melt away Wherever thy healing beams arise. O Jesus, nothing may I see, Nothing desire or seek, but Thee!

Verse 3 In suffering be Thy love my peace, In weakness be Thy love my power; And when the storms of life shall cease, Jesus, in that important hour, In death as life be Thou my guide, And save me, who for me hast died.

Prayers of the People and Lord’s Prayer (debts)

Hymn #407 Dear Lord and Father of Mankind

1 Dear Lord and Father of mankind, forgive our foolish ways; reclothe us in our rightful mind, in purer lives thy service find, in deeper reverence, praise.

2 In simple trust like theirs who heard beside the Syrian sea the gracious calling of the Lord, let us, like them, without a word rise up and follow thee.

4 Drop thy still dews of quietness, till all our strivings cease; take from our souls the strain and stress, and let our ordered lives confess the beauty of thy peace.

5 Breathe through the heats of our desire thy coolness and thy balm; let sense be dumb, let flesh retire; speak through the earthquake, wind, and fire, O still, small voice of calm!

Benediction & Postlude

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