August 25th, 2019

Sun, Aug 25, 2019
Liturgical SeasonPentecost
Liturgical Week11
Scripture TextLuke 13:10-17
Gist of ScriptureHealing on the Sabbath: Offering freedom is the kernel of Sabbath
Processional Hymn400 Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Call to Worship
Greeting Hymn2219 Goodness Is Stronger than Evil
Prayer for UnderstandingUnison: Lord, Lord, open unto us light for our darkness, courage for our fear, hope for our despair. Lord, Lord, open unto us peace for our turmoil, joy for our sorrow, strength for our weakness. Lord, Lord, open our hearts to receive all your gifts. Amen.
Scripture ReadingLuke 13:10-17 – Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight. When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, “Woman, you are set free from your ailment.” When he laid his hands on her, immediately she stood up straight and began praising God. But the leader of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had cured on the sabbath, kept saying to the crowd, “There are six days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and be cured, and not on the sabbath day.” But the Lord answered him and said, “You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger, and lead it away to give it water? And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen long years, be set free from this bondage on the sabbath day?” When he said this, all his opponents were put to shame; and the entire crowd was rejoicing at all the wonderful things that he was doing.
Children’s Message
Hymn/Choral Anthem:2146 His Eye Is on the Sparrow
Sermon Title:Free! Indeed!
Prayers of the People:
Blessing of GiftsAll that we have, all that we give, becomes the prayer through which we live. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done. Amen.
Great Thanksgiving Setting:
Recessional Hymn:399 Take My Life and Let It Be