Order of Service

September 25, 2022

Ordinary Time

Welcome

 

Leader: The Lord be with you

All: And also with you

Leader: This is the day the Lord has made

All: I will rejoice and be glad in it

It Is Well / Peace Like A River
When peace like a river attendeth my way

When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say

It is well, it is well with my soul


It is well (it is well) with my soul (with my soul)  

It is well, it is well with my soul

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come

Let this blest assurance control
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate

And has shed His own blood for my soul
 

It is well (it is well) with my soul (with my soul)  

It is well, it is well with my soul


I've got peace like a river, I've got peace like a river
I've got peace like a river in my soul

I've got peace like a river, I've got peace like a river

I've got peace like a river in my soul

I've got joy like a fountain, I've got joy like a fountain
I've got joy like a fountain in my soul

I've got joy like a fountain, I've got joy like a fountain

I've got joy like a fountain in my soul

I've got love like an ocean, I've got love like an ocean
I've got love like an ocean in my soul

I've got love like an ocean, I've got love like an ocean

I've got love like an ocean, in my soul

 

Desert Song

This is my prayer in the desert

When all that's within me feels dry

This is my prayer in my hunger and need

My God is the God who provides

 

And this is my prayer in the fire

In weakness or trial or pain

There is a faith proved of more worth than gold

So refine me Lord through the flame

 

And I will bring praise, I will bring praise

No weapon formed against me shall remain

I will rejoice, I will declare

God is my victory and You are here

 

And this is my prayer in the battle

When triumph is still on its way

I am protected and seen by the Christ

So firm on His promise I'll stand

 

All of my life in every season

You are still God

I have a reason to sing

I have a reason to worship

Oh, yeah

 

All of my life in every season

You are still God

I have a reason to sing

I have a reason to worship

 

All of my life in every season

You are still God

I have a reason to sing

I have a reason to worship

 

All of my life in every season

You are still God

I have a reason to sing

I have a reason to worship

 

You are Lord

You are here in my heart

 

And this is my prayer in the harvest

When favour and providence flow

I know I'm filled to be emptied again

The seed I've received I will sow

 

Canticle of the Turning

My soul cries out with a joyful shout

That the God of my heart is great

And my spirit sings of the Wondrous things

That you bring to the ones who wait

You fixed your sight on your servant's plight

And my weakness you did not spurn

So from east to west shall my name be blest

Could the world be about to turn?

 

My heart shall sing of the day you bring

Let the fires of your justice burn

Wipe away all tears for the dawn draws near

And the world is about to turn!

 

Though I am small, my God, my all, you

Work great things in me

And your mercy will last from the Depths

Of the past to the end of the age to be

Your very name puts the proud to shame

And to those who would for you yearn

You will show your might

Put the strong to flight

For the world is about to turn

My heart shall sing of the day you bring

Let the fires of your justice burn

Wipe away all tears

For the dawn draws near

And the world is about to turn!

 

From the halls of power to the fortress tower

Not a stone will be left on stone

Let the king beware for your

Justice tears ev'ry tyrant from his throne

The hungry poor shall weep no more

For the food they can never ears

There are tables spread, ev'ry

Mouth be fed

For the world is about to turn

My heart shall sing of the day you bring

Let the fires of your justice burn

Wipe away all tears

For the dawn draws near

And the world is about to turn!

Though the nations rage from age to age

We remember 

Who holds us fast

God's mercy must deliver us from the conqueror's crushing grasp

This saving word that out forebears

Heard is the promise which holds us bound

'Til the spear and rod can be

Crushed by God

Who is turning the world around

My heart shall sing of the day you bring

Let the fires of your justice burn

Wipe away all tears

For the dawn draws near

And the world is about to turn!

My heart shall sing of the day you bring

Let the fires of your justice burn

Wipe away all tears

For the dawn draws near

And the world is about to turn!

Scripture

Genesis 32:24-32: Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. 25 When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he struck him on the hip socket; and Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. 26 Then he said, ‘Let me go, for the day is breaking.’ But Jacob said, ‘I will not let you go, unless you bless me.’ 27 So he said to him, ‘What is your name?’ And he said, ‘Jacob.’ 28 Then the man said, ‘You shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with humans, and have prevailed.’ 29 Then Jacob asked him, ‘Please tell me your name.’ But he said, ‘Why is it that you ask my name?’ And there he blessed him. 30 So Jacob called the place Peniel,[e] saying, ‘For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life is preserved.’ 31 The sun rose upon him as he passed Penuel, limping because of his hip. 32 Therefore to this day the Israelites do not eat the thigh muscle that is on the hip socket, because he struck Jacob on the hip socket at the thigh muscle.

Leader: This is the word of God for the people of God

All: Thanks be to God

"Struggle" by Kevin Georgas

 

Prayers of the People

(After each prayer the leader will say “We pray to the Lord” and in response everyone will say, “Lord, hear our prayer.”)

 

Corporate Confession: God, we have sinned in thought and word and deed, in what we have done and what we have left undone. We are hurt and anxious and grieved because of what others have done or left undone for us. We lament the powers of this world that subject us to sin and death, and we pray that new creation would come on earth as it is in heaven 

Consolation: Friends, in Jesus Christ, your sins are forgiven, your wounds healed, and the Powers of this world defeated 

 

All: Thanks be to God 

 

The Lord’s Supper

 

Celebrant: Friends, come now to the table, to receive with thanksgiving what by the power of the Holy Spirit we also give to one another, God’s grace. 

All: Lord, in these acts we remember that we need each other to know you. We all have gifts to offer and we all have needs that we cannot meet on our own. Let us give as we are able and receive as we have need. Let this table be a level place, where valleys are lifted and mountains laid low, where we share in communion with one another and with you. 

Words of Institution (1 Corinthians 11:23-26) 

 Doxology

Praise God from who all blessings flow 

Praise God all creatures here below 

Praise God in heaven you choirs above 

The Triune Lord, source of all love 

 

Every ditch and valley shall be raised up

Every hill and mountain be made low

Every rugged place will be made flat

Everybody shall see the glory of the Lord 

Benediction