Event/Occasion: Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Prayer Day for Older Adults

Date: September 23, 2018

Prelude: We Praise Thee, O God, Our Redeemer (Dutch Melody, Arr. Cindy Berry)

Welcome & Announcements

Watchword for the Week: Jesus says, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.” Mark 9:35

Call to Worship: Leviticus 26:9–13

Liturgy: Discipleship. p.37

Moment of Fellowship

Prayers and Praises (cards & verbal)

Scripture Reading 1: Isaiah 50:4-9a

Scripture Reading 2: James 3:1-12

Scripture Reading 3: Mark 8:27-38

Children’s Story Sermon

Giving of Tithes and Offerings

Offertory: Glorify Thy Name, Adult Choir, (Donna Adkins)


Hymn of Reflection: “Take Up Your Cross,” the Savior Said, #758


Hymn of Commitment: Beneath the Cross of Jesus, #329


Postlude: All Glory, Laud and Honor (Based on St. Theodolph, Arr. Lani Smith)