Westport Presbyterian Church
In-Person and Livestream Worship Service
September 26, 2021
PRELUDE: Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow (OLD HUNDREDTH) Bradley Sowash
CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS (a call to worship):
Pastor: You are Creative Mystery!
People: You are the Unnamed Stupendous!
Pastor: You are Earth Maker!
People: Divine Light!
Pastor: Higher Power!
People: Deep Heaven’ Source!
Pastor: Wonderful Counselor!
People: The One Whose Love is Everywhere!
Pastor: The One Whose Voice releases the voice of peoples long silenced.
People: We worship You! We love You!
HYMN: I Want Jesus to Walk with Me GTG#775
UNISON CALL TO CONFESSION AND COMMITMENT:
We all live in the same house, we all must be part of the effort to hold down our little house. When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, do something about it. Say something. Have the courage. Have the backbone. You must be bold and brave, Courageous, and find a way to get in the way. Walk with the wind. It’s all going to work out. Amen. –John Lewis
SUNG RESPONSE: Halle, Halle, Hallelujah! (refrain, SING TWICE) GTG#591
SCRIPTURE READINGS: Old Testament: Psalm 84:1-7 New Testament: Matthew 6:25-34
SUNG RESPONSE TO SCRIPTURE: Come and Fill Our Hearts (English & Spanish) GTG#466
MESSAGE: Think Little
SUNG RESPONSE: I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light GTG#377
CHORAL ANTHEM: All Glory Be to Thee Most High setting by Rachel Aarons
PRAYER: Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer, &…
CONGREGATIONAL SUNG RESPONSE: Come, Bring Your Burdens to God GTG#851
OFFERTORY SOLO: The Lord’s Prayer; Albert Hay Malotte; Emma WitbolsFeugen, mezzo soprano
UNISON PRAYER OF DEDICATION:
Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable. Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. Let us become dedicated by what we give, who we become, and the work we are willing to do.
Amen. –adapted from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
CLOSING HYMN: May the God of Hope Go with Us (SING TWICE) GTG#765
SUNG BENEDICTION RESPONSE: Lead Me, Guide Me (refrain, SING TWICE) GTG#740
POSTLUDE: O Day of Peace (JERUSALEM) arr. Marianne Kim