Order of Worship

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17th Sunday after Pentecost

September 24, 2023

INTROIT              Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty            Willmington 

Come! Now is the time to worship!
We come to worship God who provides!
When the Israelites wandered in the wilderness, God provided manna and quail.
God provides in unexpected ways.
Jesus tells a story of vineyard workers, some who work all day and some who work mere hours, yet the generous landowner paid all of them equally.
God provides in unexpected ways.
God does provide in unexpected ways, yet manna, quail, and grapes need gathering and harvesting.
We respond to God’s provision by gathering and harvesting all that God provides.
Come! Now is the time to worship!
We come to worship and partner with God who provides for the long haul! 

God of miracles and of mercy, all creation sings your praise. Like the vineyard owner, your grace is extravagant and unexpected. Lead us to repentance and the acceptance of your grace, that we may witness to your love, which embraces both those we call friend and those we call stranger. Amen. 

*HYMN                    Now Thank We All Our God                      No. 102

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH                                  The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

GLORIA PATRI                                                                            No. 70
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. Amen. 

OFFERTORY                                                  Georgiann Lewis
                                                                        & Amanda McLain
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him, all creatures here below;
Praise him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.


*HYMN                 Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy               No. 340




Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory forever.  Amen.  

*SCRIPTURE LESSON                                                Matthew 20:1-16

THE MESSAGE                 Reckless Grace        Rev. Dr. Ralph Wooten 

*CLOSING HYMN              Amazing Grace                               No. 378   


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