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

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP

HYMN:  Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise [St. Denio]

PRAYER

INTROIT:  Let My Prayer Come Up Into Thy Presence by Henry Purcell/arr. by Sir Frederick Bridge

Let my prayer come up into Thy presence as the incense, let my prayer as the incense come up into Thy presence: and let the lifting up of my hands be as a morning sacrifice. [Psalm 141:2]

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE LESSON:  Luke 18:1-8

ANTHEM:  The Prayers I Make by Jane M. Marshall

The prayers I make will then be sweet indeed, if Thou the spirit give by which I pray; my unassisted heart is barren clay, which of its native self can nothing feed; of good and pious works Thou art the seed which quickens where Thou sayest it may; unless Thou show us then Thine own true way, no man can find it!  Father, Thou must lead! Do Thou, then, breathe those thoughts into my mind by which such virtue may in me be bred that in Thy holy footsteps I may tread; the fetters of my tongue do Thou unbind, that I may have the power to sing of Thee and sound Thy praises everlastingly. [Michelangelo Buonarroti, trans. William Wordsworth]

SERMON:  “Holy and Happy Audacity”

HYMN:  Seek Ye First [Lafferty]

PRAYER

HYMN:  What a Friend We Have in Jesus [Converse]

BENEDICTION

BENEDICTION RESPONSE:  A Prayer at Times of Change by Jane M. Marshall

May God bless you and all you do; may God bless those you leave and those to whom you go; and may your heart rejoice that love, which knows no limits of time or place, surrounds you always.

POSTLUDE:  Chaconne by André Campra

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