20th Sunday after Pentecost

October 26, 2014


*Those that are able are invited to stand


Welcome and Announcements


- Gathering into worship -          


Scripture                                                                                                              Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17


*Call to Worship

One:  Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.

All:  In you, we come home — to rest, to wrestle, to love, to be loved. 

         We dwell in you.


*Opening Hymn                 “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”                                                  #110


*Opening Prayer


*Chorus                                    “Into My Heart” (verse 1)                                                #2160

in The Faith We Sing

Into my heart, into my heart, come into my heart, Lord Jesus;

come in today, come in to stay; come into my heart, Lord Jesus.


Anthem                                             “And This Is Love”                                                    Choir                                                                                 


  - A Time for Prayer-

(You are invited to share your prayer concerns with the congregation by writing them on the

Prayer Request cards in the pews and placing them in the offering plate.)


Prayer Hymn                      Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love”                                          #432


Silent Prayer / Pastoral Prayer / Lord’s Prayer

            Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.  Thy kingdom come, thy will be

 done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses

 as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from

evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.  Amen. 


- Becoming the church through the word -


Children’s Sermon


New Testament Scripture                                                                             Matthew 22:34–46




- Sharing our blessings -


Offering Our Gifts and Tithes

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*Doxology                  “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”                                 #95

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise God, all creatures here below;

Praise God above, ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.  Amen.


*Offering Prayer

Holy God, we offer these gifts to you. May your favor be upon them and prosper

 the labor of our hands, that your glorious power may be manifest to all, through

 Christ, our Lord. Amen.


- Taking the Word to the World -


*Closing Hymn                              “The Gift of Love”                                                              #408




*Chorus                                    “Into My Heart” (verse 2)                                               #2160

in The Faith We Sing

Out of my heart, out of my heart, shine out of my heart, Lord Jesus;

shine out today, shine out always; shine out of my heart,, Lord Jesus.




Today we welcome our guest preacher, Ammon Ripple.  Currently Ammon serves as the Faith

 Coordinator for Equality PA- Pennsylvania’s leading organization advancing equality and

 opportunity for LGBTQ Pennsylvanians.  He is also the Vice President of the Open and Affirming

 Coalition of the United Church of Christ, an ordained ministry candidate in the UCC, serves

 on the Core Team of the Reconciling Ministries of Western Pa and is a member of

First United Methodist Church of Pittsburgh.