PRELUDE:  Prelude in G (Opus 37, No. 2) by Felix Mendelssohn

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP

HYMN:  The Lord Is God [Azmon]

PRAYER

INTROIT:  If I Can Help Somebody by Alma Bazel Androzzo/arr. by David Brunner; Maria Schafer, soprano solo

If I can help somebody as I pass along; if I can cheer somebody with a word or song, if I can show somebody he is traveling wrong, then my living shall not be in vain.  If I can point somebody to the Lamb once slain; if I can tell somebody that He rose again, that He can cleanse the guilty He can wash the stain, then my living shall not be in vain.  If I can help somebody as I journey through this world, then my living shall not be in vain.

SCRIPTURE LESSON WITH READER AND SINGERS:  Luke 10:25-37

ANTHEM:  The Good Samaritan by John D. Horman

Narrator:  A lawyer once asked Jesus, “What shall I do to inherit eternal life?”  Jesus answered him, “What do the Scriptures say?  How do you explain them?”  The man answered, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind; and love your neighbor as yourself.”  “You are right,” Jesus said; “Do this and you will live.”  The lawyer replied with the question, “Who is my neighbor?”  Jesus answered:

Quartet:  There was once a man who was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho.  Robbers attacked him, stripped him and beat him, leaving him half dead.  It happened that a priest was going down that very same road.  When he saw the man lying there in need, he walked on by, leaving the man half dead.  And in the same way a Levite came by that very same day, and he looked at the man lying there in need and walked away, leaving the man half dead.  A Samaritan who was walking came upon the man, and he stopped to offer aid and his heart was filled with pity and he cared, for his soul was filled with love.

Narrator:  He went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them.  Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him.  The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, “Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend.”  And Jesus said, “Which man would you have for a friend?”  The lawyer replied: “The Samaritan.”  “Go then and do the same,” said Jesus. [Luke 10:25-37]

SERMON:  “Give Others What You’d Hope to Receive”

HYMN:  Though I May Speak (The Gift of Love) [Gift of Love]

PRAYER

HYMN:  Take Thou Our Minds, Dear Lord [Hall]

BENEDICTION

BENEDICTION CHORAL RESPONSE:  Send Us Now in Peace by Mark Schweizer

Send us now in peace, according to thy word. Let your name be in our hearts and everywhere adored.

POSTLUDE:  Fugue in G (Opus 37, No. 2) by Felix Mendelssohn

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