|Sun, Sep 8, 2019|
|Scripture Text||Luke 14:25-33|
Now large crowds were traveling with him; and he turned and said to them, “Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not carry the cross and follow me cannot be my disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not first sit down and estimate the cost, to see whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it will begin to ridicule him, saying, ‘This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.’ Or what king, going out to wage war against another king, will not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to oppose the one who comes against him with twenty thousand? If he cannot, then, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks for the terms of peace. So therefore, none of you can become my disciple if you do not give up all your possessions.
|Gist of Scripture||the way to love—non-attached love|
|Processional Hymn||#369 Blessed Assurance|
|Call to Worship||Based on Psalm 139|
Liturgist: O LORD, you search us and know us.
People: You know when we sit and when we rise.
Liturgist: You seek out a path and a resting place for us.
People: You hem us in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon us.
ALL: Therefore, we praise you! You respectfully and wonderfully make us new! We worship You this new morning brimming with your Loving Kindness!
|Greeting Hymn||133 Leaning on the Everlasting Arms|
|Prayer for Understanding||same|
|Hymn/Choral Anthem:||344 Lord You Have Come to the Lakeshore|
|Sermon Title:||The Way to Love|
|Blessing of Gifts||same|