142 N. 4th St., Coshocton, OH 43812
Pastor Karen Crawford
Ashley Bryant and Debbie Clark, Liturgists
Alice Hoover, Organist
Sept. 27, 2020 10 a.m.
Prelude: Salvation Now Has Come to Earth Dietrich Buxtehude (1639-1707)
Minute for Mission: Tom Heading
Opening Words: Ashley Bryant
Praise the Lord who is our provider.
The Lord is our hope. Our trust is in God.
God brought us out of bondage and has made us free.
Glorious are the deeds of our God, and mighty are his acts.
Gathering Prayer: Ashley Bryant
Hymn Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken
Glorious things of thee are spoken, Zion, city of our God. God, whose word cannot be broken, formed thee for a blest abode. On the rock of ages founded, what can shake thy sure repose? With salvation’s walls surrounded, thou may’st smile at all thy foes.
Round each habitation hovering, see the cloud and fire appear for a glory and a covering, showing that the Lord is near. Thus deriving from their banner light by night and shade by day, safe they feed upon the manna which God gives them when they pray.
See, the streams of living waters, springing from eternal love, well supply thy sons and daughters and all fear of want remove. Who can faint while such a river ever flows, their thirst to assuage? Grace, so like the Lord the giver, never fails from age to age.
Call to Confession
Prayer of Confession
Almighty God, we have been wandering in the wilderness of sin. We have complained in the face of your mercy. We have been selfish and conceited in the face of your sacrifice. We have not done your will. Teach us humility. Teach us gratitude. Infuse your spirit into our beings so that we might be reconciled to you. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
Time with Children and Youth
Prayer for Illumination with Debbie Clark
Reading: Exodus 17:1-7 and Philippians 2:1-13 Debbie Clark
Holy wisdom, holy word. Thanks be to God!
Reading: Matthew 21: 23-32
This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, O Christ.
Message Are You Laboring in the Vineyard? Pastor Karen
Hymn Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Come, thou Fount of every blessing; tune my heart to sing thy grace; streams of mercy, never ceasing, call for songs of loudest praise. Teach me some melodious sonnet, sung by flaming tongues above; praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it, mount of God’s unchanging love!
Here I raise my Ebenezer; hither by thy help I’m come; and I hope, by thy good pleasure, safely to arrive at home. Jesus sought me when a stranger, wandering from the fold of God; he, to rescue me from danger, interposed his precious blood.
O to grace how great a debtor daily I’m constrained to be! Let that grace now, like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to thee. Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, prone to leave the God I love; here’s my heart; O take and seal it; seal it for thy courts above.
Invitation to the Offering
Offertory: Come to the Water, arranged, Harold Helvey
Prayer of Thanksgiving/Dedication
O God, use these gifts to do your will in the world and prepare us for your coming kingdom. And hear us as we continue our prayer saying: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
Hymn O For a World (Stanzas 1, 2, 5)
O for a world where everyone respects each other’s ways, where love is lived and all is done with justice and with praise.
O for a world where goods are shared and misery relieved, where truth is spoken, children spared, equality achieved.
O for a world preparing for God’s glorious reign of peace, where time and tears will be no more, and all but love will cease.
Postlude All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name arranged by Diane Bish