PRELUDE:  Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow (from “Triptych”) by Piet Post

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP

HYMN:  Great God of Every Blessing [Aurelia]

PRAYER

INTROIT:  Wake Up, Church, Wake Up!  by Pepper Choplin; Desiree Flores, alto; Mark Waters, tenor

How lovely is thy house, O Lord, what joy we find inside as we in blessed peacefulness abide.  How comforting is the music, how comfortable are the pews as we rest, rest, rest, in the Lord.  Wake up, church, wake up!  The Lord is calling you.  Wake up, church, wake up!  There is kingdom work to do and so arise and shine.  Now tell the world your light is come.  Wake up, church, wake up!  There’ll be plenty time to rest when life is done.  We can’t hide inside the walls, sitting on the pews.  God calls us to go out and we cannot refuse and so arise, and shine.  Now tell the world your light is come.  Wake up, church, wake up!  There’ll be plenty time to rest when life is done.  And so arise and shine and give God the glory, glory.  Rise and shine and give God the glory, glory.  Rise and shine and give God the glory, glory, children of the Lord.  Wake up, church, wake up, and give God the glory, glory.  Now children, rise and shine and give God the glory, glory children of the Lord.  Wake up, church, wake up!

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE LESSON:  Luke 16:19-31

ANTHEM:  Poor Man Lazrus arr.  by Jester Hairston

Poor man Lazrus sick and disabled, dip your finger in the water, come and, cool my tongue, ‘cause I’m tormented in the flame.  He had to eat crumbs from the rich man’s table, dip your finger in the water, come and, cool my tongue, ‘cause I’m tormented in the flame.  I’m tormented in the flame, dip your finger in the water, come and, cool my tongue, ‘cause I’m tormented in the flame.  Rich man Divies he lived so well, and when he died he went straight to hell.  I love to shout, I love to sing, I love to praise my heavenly king.  I’m tormented in the flame, dip your finger in the water, come and, cool my tongue, ‘cause I’m tormented in the flame.

SERMON:  “An Open Heart is Better than a Mighty Miracle”

HYMN:  God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending [Beach Spring]

CELEBRATION OF HOLY COMMUNION

INVITATION AND WORDS OF INSTITUTION
PRAYER
RECEPTION
PRAYER

HYMN:  Brethren, We Have Met to Worship [Holy Manna]

BENEDICTION

RESPONSE:  Bless Thou the Gifts Tallis Canon- Thomas Tallis, arr. by Jay Edwards

Bless thou the gifts our hands have brought, bless thou the work our hearts have planned.  Ours is the faith, the will, the thought, the rest, O God is in thy hand. [Samuel Longfellow]

POSTLUDE:  Tuba Tune in D by C. S. Lang

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