WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY

PRELUDE:  Prelude on “Dunlap’s Creek” (“We Walk by Faith”) by James Biery

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP

HYMN:  The Church’s One Foundation [Aurelia]

PRAYER

INTROIT:  I Know My Faith is Founded by Nun Lob, Mein Seel arr. by Mark Schweizer

I know my faith is founded on Jesus Christ, my God and Lord; and this my faith confessing, unmoved I stand on His sure Word.  Our reason cannot fathom the truth of God profound; who trusts in human wisdom relies on shifting ground.  God’s Word is all-sufficient, it makes divinely sure, and trusting in its wisdom, my faith shall rest secure.  Increase my faith, dear Savior, for Satan seeks by night and day to rob me of this treasure and take my hope of bliss away.  But, Lord, with You beside me, I shall be undismayed; and led by Your good spirit, I shall be unafraid.  Abide with me, O Savior, a firmer faith bestow; then I shall bid defiance to every evil foe.  In faith, Lord, let me serve You; though persecution, grief and pain should seek to overwhelm me, let me a steadfast trust retain; then at my departure Lord, take me home to you, and let me there inherit as all you said holds true.  In life and death, Lord, keep me until Your heaven I gain, where I by Your great mercy the end of faith attain. [Erdmann Neumeister]

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE LESSON:  Luke 17:7-10

HYMN:  Here, O Lord, Your Servants Gather [Tokyo]

SERMON:  “Finding Our Common Ground on the Ground”

ANTHEM:   Draw Us in the Spirit’s Tether by Harold W. Friedell

Draw us in the Spirit’s tether; for when humbly, in thy name, two or three are met together, Thou art in the midst of them: Alleluia!  Touch we now thy garment’s hem.  As the brethren used to gather in the name of Christ to sup, then with thanks to God the Father break the bread and bless the cup, Alleluia! So knit thou our friendship up.  All our meals and all our living make as sacraments of thee, that by caring, helping, giving, we may true disciples be. Alleluia!  We will serve thee faithfully. [from Enlarged Songs of Praise]

CELEBRATION OF HOLY COMMUNION

INVITATION AND WORDS OF INSTITUTION

PRAYER

RECEPTION

PRAYER

HYMN:  We Are One in Christ Jesus [Somos Uno]

BENEDICTION

BENEDICTION RESPONSE:  Reprise by Harold W. Friedell

Alleluia!  We will serve thee faithfully.

POSTLUDE:  If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee by J.S. Bach

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.

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