PRELUDE:  What Does the Lord Require by Michael Burkhardt

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP

HYMN:  All Creatures of Our God and King [Lasst Uns Erfreuen]

PRAYER

INTROIT:  All My Hope on God is Founded by Michael Burkhardt

All my hope on God is founded who will all my trust renew, who through change and chance will guide me, only good and only true.  God unknown, from thy throne, call my heart to be thine own.  Mortal pride and earthly glory, sword and crown betray our trust; what with care and toil we fashion, tower and temple, fall to dust.  But thy power, hour by hour, is my temple and my tower.  Great thy goodness, ever enduring; deep thy wisdom, passing thought; splendor, light, and life attend thee, beauty springing out of naught.  Evermore from God’s store newborn worlds rise and adore.  Still from earth to God eternal sacrifice of praise be done, high above all praises praising for the gift of God’s own Son.  Christ doth call one and all: ye who follow shall not fall. [Joachim Neander, paraphrased Robert Bridges]

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE LESSON: Luke 14:7-14

HYMN:  What Does the Lord Require of You?

Congregation sings the following four (4) times:

What does the Lord require of you?

What does the Lord require of you?

Quartet sings:

Justice, kindness, walk humbly with your God.

To seek justice and love kindness and walk humbly with your God.

SERMON:  “Advancing by Taking the Back Seat”

ANTHEM: A Prayer for Humility by Mark Patterson

Mighty God and gentle Lamb, Lord of all creation, how we long to know you, how we strive to serve you, help us now to love you even more.  Give us humble hearts to praise you and listening ears to hear your voice, willing hands to serve you, thankful spirits to rejoice.  Lord of all, we adore you, and we bring this prayer before you: create in us humble hearts.  When our thoughts turn proud, remind us of the grace you freely give.  When we lose our way, Lord, find us, draw us close to you again.  Give us humble hearts to praise you and listening ears to hear your voice, willing hands to serve you, thankful spirits to rejoice.  Lord of all, we adore you, and we bring this prayer before you: create in us humble hearts.  Amen.

PRAYER

HYMN:  Come! Live in the Light! [We Are Called]

BENEDICTION

BENEDICTION RESPONSE:  Keep God’s Light by Mark Patterson

Keep God’s light before you; keep God’s truth beside you; keep God’s hope to guide you everywhere you go.  Keep God’s peace within you; feel God’s strength defend you; let God’s love begin to fill your thirsty soul.

POSTLUDE:  Festival Alleluia by Dan Miller

The flowers are given today in remembrance of 9-11, “May we never forget.”

Would you like to sponsor flowers on week for worship?  You can place your order for any Sunday throughout 2021 by using this link that takes you to Covenant’s Flowers for Worship form —  https://forms.gle/9C98VA1d17SPmTBV8

 

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