|Sun, Sep 1, 2019|
|Scripture Text||Luke 14:1, 7-14|
On one occasion when Jesus was going to the house of a leader of the Pharisees to eat a meal on the sabbath, they were watching him closely.
When he noticed how the guests chose the places of honor, he told them a parable. “When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, do not sit down at the place of honor, in case someone more distinguished than you has been invited by your host; and the host who invited both of you may come and say to you, ‘Give this person your place,’ and then in disgrace you would start to take the lowest place. But when you are invited, go and sit down at the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he may say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher’; then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at the table with you. For all who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” He said also to the one who had invited him, “When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, in case they may invite you in return, and you would be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”
|Gist of Scripture||Jesus offers us the simplest, yet most difficult, path to a most meaningful existence: “How can I be helpful?”|
|Special Sunday?||Sunday before Labor Day|
|Processional Hymn||62 (vv. 1,4,5,7) All Creatures of Our God and King|
|Call to Worship||Adapted from Psalm 112|
Liturgist: Praise the LORD! Happy are we who are mindful of the LORD, who greatly delight in his Way.
People: For we will be centered and staid; our mind will be calm and focused because of God’s attentiveness toward us.
Liturgist: A mind that is steady and will not be afraid of fear; in the end we will look in triumph upon any catastrophe.
All: We will distribute freely, We will give to the poor; May our loving kindness, in the Lord’s honor, endure forever.
|Greeting Hymn||145 Morning Has Broken|
|Prayer for Understanding||Same|
|Children’s Message||How can I be Helpful. Maybe a short story in time for school to begin|
2222 The Servant Song
|Sermon Title:||The Mindset of Christ|
|Blessing of Gifts||Same|
|Recessional Hymn:||2221 In Unity We Lift Our Song|