October 11, 2015 10:00am
Preparing for God’s Word
PRELUDE: “Holy, Holy, Holy” Dykes
CHORAL INTROIT “Trading My Sorrows” Evans
*CALL to WORSHIP: Psalm 22: 3-5
Leader: O God, You are holy, dwelling in the praises of Israel.
People: Our ancestors trusted in You. They trusted and You
Leader: They cried out to You and were saved. In You they
trusted and were not put to shame.
People: We cry out to You, O Lord, in worship, and place our
lives in Your hand.
Leader: Let us worship God together!
*HYMN #638G “O Christ, the Healer, We Have Come”
*CORPORATE PRAYER of CONFESSION (unison)
Gracious God of abundant love, we know that You can discern the thoughts and intentions of our hearts. We also know that You understand what it means to be human. Forgive us, O Lord, for the times when we have grumbled and complained when things were difficult. For the times when we have been envious or greedy, wanting to be first, instead of generous and merciful, putting others before ourselves. For walking far away from You, instead of remaining near. Forgive us, we pray, and renew our hearts. Help us hold fast to You. And hear us now, in the stillness and quiet, as we speak to you, in honest confession…Amen.
*ASSURANCE of PARDON and *GLORIA PATRI (#733)
*AFFIRMATION of FAITH- Apostles’ Creed (back)
Hearing God’s Word
A WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS
ANTHEM: “Forever” Tomlin/Lawrence
PRAYER for ILLUMINATION
Psalm 22: 1-15 (p. 500)
Hebrews 4: 12-16 (p. 220 )
SERMON: “Approach the Throne of Grace” -Rev. Sandi Shaner
Responding to God’s Word
SERVICE of HEALING
Statement and Prayer of Intercession
Gracious God, source of all healing, in Jesus Christ you heal the sick and mend the broken. We bless you for this oil pressed from the fruits of the earth, given to us as a sign of healing and forgiveness, and of the fullness of life you give. By your Spirit, come upon all who receive this ministry of compassion, that they may receive your healing touch and be made whole, to the glory of Jesus Christ our Redeemer. Amen.
HYMN (seated) #478G “Sweet Hour of Prayer”
PRESENTATION of TITHES and OFFERINGS
OFFERTORY: “How Great Thou Art” Hines Margaret Powers and Nick Mercado
*DOXOLOGY (#34) and *PRAYER of DEDICATION
*HYMN #668G “Wonderful Words of Life”
*BENEDICTION and *CHORAL RESPONSE
SEATED for SILENT REFLECTION
POSTLUDE: “Sing and Rejoice Greatly” Smith
(*) indicates when to stand
(G)- refers to our Green hymnal “Worship & Rejoice”
274 Years of Service
In the Name of Christ
Sowing, GROWing, and Serving
1741 – 2015
Pittsgrove Presbyterian Church
Daretown, New Jersey
Rev. Sandra Shaner, Pastor
Dominic Mercado, Director of Music
Margaret A. Powers, Organist
Jill Stout, Secretary
Joyce Guiliano, Sexton