September 19 2021
Gathering and Prelude
The portions in bold print are the responses of the people.
Lighting of the Christ Candle:
The Light of the Risen Lord is among us.
Our journey continues as we walk in the Light of our Lord.
Welcome and Announcements
Call to Worship:
Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked
but instead delight in wisdom of the Lord.
In God we will delight!
They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither.
In God we will delight!
God will watch over them and they will prosper.
In God we will delight!
Come, you happy people, you who delight in the Lord,
let us worship the Lord with gladness.
Let us worship God in Spirit and in Truth.
Prayer of Approach:
God of wisdom, God our Creator:
Your knowledge is too wonderful for us.
You created the world and all that it contains.
You know each blade of grass and every hair on my head.
We are grateful for the part we play in Your vision for creation.
We offer You praise for Your infinite love for us and for our world. Accept our praise and make us new. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Hymn: “This is God’s Wondrous World” 296
(Time for the Young and the Young at Heart)
Prayer for Illumination
Seeking Inspiration in Sacred Word
The Hebrew Scripture:  Psalm 1  724  Blessed are those who live by the  Law of the Lord.
The Epistle Reading: James 3:13-4:7,8a Friendship with the World.
The Gospel Lesson: Mark 9:30-37 Who is the greatest?
The Meditation on the Word
Hymn: “Come and Find the Quiet Centre” 374
The Prayers and the Lord’s Prayer
Dedication of Our Offerings
Hymn: “Forth in Thy Name O Lord I Go” 424 (tune 330)
The Commissioning and Benediction
Go now in peace, never be afraid, God will go with you each hour of the day.  Go now in faith, steadfast, strong and true, know He will guide you in all you do.
Go now in love, and show you believe, reach out to others, so all the world can see.  God will be there, watching from above.  Go now in peace, in faith and in love.