Marshall Presbyterian Church
September 5, 2021, 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Carol Ann West, Pianist
Rev. Melissa Upchurch, Pastor
ASSEMBLING IN GOD’S NAME
trust in princes, in mortals, in whom there is no help.
whose hope is in the Lord their God.
* OPENING PRAYER
* HYMN Red Hymnal #225 Come, Christians, Join to Sing
UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Holy God, although we honor you with our words and worship, our hearts are often far from you. We are quick to judge, quick to exclude, and quick to put others down instead of building them up...silent prayers of confession… Forgive us, God. Help us amend our ways. Help us embrace the inclusive love you graciously offer us and expect us to offer others. Amen.
name of Jesus Christ, you are Forgiven! May the God of mercy, who forgives you
allyour sins, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of
the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life. Amen.
All: Thanks be to God. Amen!
* GLORIA PATRI
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.
SPECIAL MUSIC: Purple Hymnal #664 Morning Has Broken
Testament: Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23
Epistle: James 2:1-13
Gospel: Mark 7:24-37
The Word of God for the people of God!
All: Thanks be to God!
WITH YOUNG DISCIPLES
MESSAGE Rev. Melissa Upchurch
AFFIRMATION OF FAITH (From Romans
We believe there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus; for we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to God’s purpose. We are convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen
* HYMN Purple Hymnal #767 Together We Serve
SHARING JOYS AND CONCERNS (See bulletin insert)
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND LORD’S PRAYER SHARING THE GIFTS OF GOD
*DOXOLOGY (ca. 1500s)
God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him all creatures here below;
Praise him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
* PRAYER OF DEDICATION
Holy God, how often we take for granted all that we have. How often we fail to recognize how blessed we are. Take these gifts we give in response to your generosity and use them to further Christ’s mission and ministry in a hurting world. Amen.
GOING FORTH IN GOD’S NAME
HYMN Purple Hymnal #313 Lord, Make Us More Holy