PRELUDE:  I Need Thee Every Hour arr. by Gene Roberson

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP

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

PRAYER

INTROIT:  Abundant Blessings by James E. Clemens

God, we honor you.  God, we trust in you.  God, we worship and adore you.  Take what we bring, offered to you.  Teach us to show your abundant blessings.  Alleluia, amen.

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE LESSON:  Luke 16:1-9

HYMN:  A Dishonest Steward by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette

SERMON:  “Being Smart about Money; Being Smart with God”

ANTHEM:  Wilt Thou Forgive?  by John Hilton/arr. by Arlen Clarke

Wilt thou forgive the sin, where I begun, which is my sin, though it were done before?  Wilt thou forgive those sins through which I run, and do run still, though still I do deplore?  When thou hast done, thou hast not done, for I have more.  Wilt thou forgive that sin by which I’ve won others to sin, and made my sin their door?  Wilt thou forgive that sin which I did which I did shun a year or two, but wallowed in a score?  When thou hast done, thou hast not done, for I have more.  I have a sin of fear that when I’ve spun my last thread, I shall perish on the shore; swear by thyself, that at my death thy Son shall shine as he shines now, and heretofore.  And having done that, thou has done, I fear no more. [John Donne]

PRAYER

HYMN:  I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me [I’m Gonna Live]

BENEDICTION

RESPONSE:  Till and Tend My Heart  by Jane Marshall

My patient Father, sower of eternal life, till and tend my heart.  In every temptation and in every opposition open me more deeply so the seed of your Word will penetrate deeper to the core of my being.  I surrender, I surrender all, all of myself to you – Heart, mind, and muscle.  Show me today what that means as I move among a people whom you also love.  My patient Father, till and tend my heart. [Julian of Norwich]

POSTLUDE:  Fanfare  by Michael Helman

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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