Sweetwater Presbyterian

Small in size, Big in Faith and Love

Sweetwater Presbyterian Church
The Church at Worship
August 18, 2019 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gathering Words:
This is the day the Lord has made
People: Let us rejoice and be glad in it!
May the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
People: And also with you

Welcome and Announcements

Lighting of the Candles

Verses of Silent Reflection
This is the covenant I will establish with the people of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. Hebrews 8:10

*Call to Worship
Leader: This is a holy day set aside for worshiping God.
People: We draw near to meditate and pray as God commands.
Leader: We are freed from our labors for this time of praise!
People: Let us bring our hymns of joy and thankfulness!

*Opening Hymn: My Hope is Built on Nothing Less #353

*Opening Prayer

Old Testament Lesson Exodus 16:11-26

The 10 Commandments
Prayer of Confession
Holy God. help us know ourselves as we are and set before us a vision of what life could be if we followed your law. We act in ways that seem to meet our immediate interests without considering the way you have shown us. (
moment of silent confession) O God, we cannot escape your here. Forgive us and help us, we pray. Amen.

The Assurance of Pardon
Leader: Hear and believe the good news of the gospel
People: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven!
Choral Response: To God Be the Glory V1 #634

Christian Greetings

Children's Moment
Our children will leave for the nursery & children’s church

Hymn: O Day of Rest and Gladness #393

Congregational Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Gospel Lesson Mark 2:23-29

Prayer of Inspiration Your Law, O Lord, Is Perfect #61

Sermon The 4th Commandment
Statement of Faith PCUSA Brief Statement of Faith (excerpt)

Invitation to the Offering
*Doxology and Prayer of Thanksgiving

*Closing Hymn: O God, You Made the Sabbath Day
(Words on screen.
All Praise to Thee, My God, This Night #675)

Leader: Let the life of Jesus be visible in you this week.
People: We will live each day as a gift from God.
Leader: Let the glory of God shine in all you do.
People: We will seek to live as God has commanded.

Choral Benediction
May the God of Hope Go With Us #765