PRELUDE:  Prayer (from “Three Expressive Pieces”) by George Frederick McKay

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP

HYMN:  I Will Exalt My God, My King (Psalm 145) [Te Exaltare, Mi Dios]

PRAYER

INTROIT:  Spirit of the Lord, Come Down  by John Harper

Spirit of the Lord, come down, spreading your protective wing over all that you have made, over every living thing.  Come in storm-wind, cleansing fire, sweeping through a world unclean, come in every gentle breeze: breath of God, unheard, unseen.  Holy Spirit, blessed Light, guide and strengthen mind and will; comfort every grieving heart, and our inmost being fill.  Through the Father and the Son, by whose blood our life was bought fill our empty hands with gifts: come with grace unearned, unsought. [Stanbrook Abbey]

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE LESSON:  Luke 18:1-8

HYMN:  God, You Hear Our Weary Praying 

SERMON:  “What Does Prayer Accomplish?”

ANTHEM:  Cause Us, O Lord by Ron Nelson

Cause us, O Lord our God, to lie down each night in peace, and to awaken to renewed life and strength.  Hear our prayer, O Lord.  Lord, help us to order our lives by Thy council, lead us in the paths of righteousness.  Lord, be Thou a shield about us, protect us.  Save our world from sorrow, from hate, and from war.  Curb Thou within us the will to do evil. Shelter us beneath the shadow of Thy wings.  Cause us, O Lord our God, to lie down each night in peace, and to awaken to renewed life and strength.  Amen. [From the Book of Prayer]

PRAYER

HYMN: Every Time I Feel the Spirit [Pentecost]

BENEDICTION

BENEDICTION RESPONSE:  Faithful Songs by Carol Doran

Make your prayer and music one!  Lift your songs of faith as signs that this world has not undone Heaven’s wonderful designs.  Alleluia! [Thomas H. Troeger, based on Acts 16:25] 

POSTLUDE:  Allegro (from “Ten Pieces for Organ”) by Eugène Gigout

Flowers are given today by Hubert Lloyd in memory of Hubert & Agnes Lloyd.

Presbyterian Disaster Relief (PDR):  God’s people are called on to stand in the “GAP” — Give. Act. Pray.  The PDR’s response to the situation in Ukraine will include both financial and technical assistance as the network of faith communities providing humanitarian assistance grows in the months ahead.  Gifts can be made online, by calling (800) 872-3283, by texting PDAUKR to 41444, or by check made payable to Presbyterian Church U.S.A. with “DR000156-Ukraine” on the memo line & mailed to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA, 15264-3700.

Would you like to sponsor flowers for one week for worship?  You can place your order for any Sunday throughout 2022 by using this link that takes you to Covenant’s Flowers for Worship form —  https://forms.gle/9C98VA1d17SPmTBV8

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