First Presbyterian Church
Monticello, Arkansas
The Order of Worship
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, October 20, 2013
11:00 AM

We Assemble In God’s Name

Prelude         Love Was When        Wyrtzen

Announcements and Greetings                
Members, guests, and visitors are asked to please sign the Friendship Pad in the pew.
This is for the attendance records kept in the church office.

Passing of Peace

Choral Introit        Come Thou Almighty King        Giardini

Call to Worship
Leader: Glory to God in the highest!
People: And hope to every discouraged heart.
Leader: Glory to God in the highest!
People: And peace to every conflicted soul.
Leader: Glory to God in the highest!
People: And joy to every broken spirit.
Leader: Glory to God in the highest!
People: And comfort to those who mourn.
Leader: Glory to God in the highest! Let us sing praises to our God.

*Hymn  485        To God Be The Glory        Blue Hymnal

Call to Confession        
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are poor in spirit. Yet, in our pride, we refuse to admit our brokenness and instead
walk about as if we have life under control.
Let us admit our brokenness to God in whom we find mercy and forgiveness.

Prayer of Confession (in unison)
Gracious God, we come poor in spirit, seeking your forgiveness. We come in meekness seeking your redemption. We come confessing
our sin, seeking your restoration. Heal us of our brokenness and cleanse us of our sin that we might continue to follow Christ.

Silent Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Pardon
Jesus promises that those who hunger and thirst for righteousness will be filled. The first step is confessing our sin and embracing the
forgiveness God extends to us. In Jesus Christ, our sins are forgiven. We have been healed and restored. Thanks be to God.

*Hymn No. 546         Gloria Patri        Red Hymnal

Anthem        Jesus Calls Us        Ritter

We Proclaim God’s Word

Prayer of Illumination
Jesus, our Teacher, speak to us today and let your Spirit guide us to the transformative power of your truth. Amen.

First Reading        Micah 6:1-8        Page 593, Pew Bible

*Hymn 335        Though I May Speak        Blue Hymnal        

Second Reading        Matthew 5:1-12        Page 837, Pew Bible

Sermon        Really, Jesus? These People?        Dr. Drew Smith

Sharing of Joys and Concerns

Prayers of the People

We Give Thanks To God

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings

Offertory        Chanson        Schumann

*Doxology No. 544        Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow        Red Hymnal

*Prayer of Dedication
Lord, as we offer these gifts of money, we offer our whole lives to you. We pray that as you use what is given here today, that you would
also use us to touch the lives of all we meet. Amen.

*Affirmation of Faith        The Nicene Creed
We believe in one God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible;
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all Worlds, God of God, Light of Light, Very God of
Very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father by whom all things were made; who for us men, and for our
salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary, and was made man, and was crucified also for
us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried, and the third day he rose again according to the  Scriptures, and ascended into
heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of the Father. And he shall come again with glory to judge both the quick and the dead, whose
kingdom shall have no end.
And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life, who proceedeth from the Father, and the Son, who with the Father and the Son
together is worshiped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets. And we believe one holy catholic and apostolic church. We acknowledge
one baptism for the remission of sins. And we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

*Hymn No. 136        Sovereign God of All Creation        Blue Hymnal

Invitation to the Lord’s Table

Great Prayer of Thanksgiving

The Lord be with you.         And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.         
We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.         
It is right to give our thanks and praise.

The Lord’s Prayer
Breaking of the Bread
Prayer After Communion

The Sending

*Hymn  538        Lord Dismiss Us With Thy Blessing        Blue Hymnal

Charge and Benediction

Choral Benediction        God Be With You ‘Til We Meet Again        Tomer

*Postlude        Joy to the World/O Come All Ye Faithful        Ellson