Southminster Presbyterian Church

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost                      October 22, 2017


In reverence to God and as a courtesy to other worshippers, we ask that all phones and other electronic devices be turned off during our service. Thank you!



Sharing the Peace of Christ
Leader: The Peace of Christ be with you.
People: And also with you.

Introit                                         “You Are My God”                                 Macon Delavan


Call to Worship
Leader: The Earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it.
People: Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
Leader: This is the day that the Lord has made;
People: Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
All: Let us worship God.

Hymn of Praise         “Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty”                             pg. 35

Call to Confession

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. But if we confess our sins, God who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. In humility and faith let us confess our sin to God.

Silent Confession

Merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart and mind and strength. We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. In your mercy, forgive what we have been, help us amend what we are, and direct what we shall be, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name.

Assurance of Forgiveness

The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting. I declare to you, in the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.

Thanks be to God.

Gloria Patri                                                                                                                    pg. 581

A Time for the Children

Children                    “Praise Him, All Ye Little Children”               Carey Bonner

Anthem                         “Be Unto Your Name”                            Deshazo and Sadler

                                              THE WORD FOR GOD’S PEOPLE

Prayer for Illumination

O God, open our minds and our hearts as we read words of Scripture and seek to discern your truth.

Children                    “Oh, How I Love Jesus”                        Frederick Whitfield

First Reading:                                                                                     1 Kings 4:20-25

Hymn of Inspiration             “Lift Every Voice and Sing”                             pg. 339

Second Reading:                                                                  James 2:14-26

Sermon:                                  “What Now?”                           Rev. Bill Kosanovich

*Apostle’s Creed                                                                                                 pg. 35


Opportunities for Ministry and Fellowship
                                               (Passing the Fellowship Register)
Visitors: Please print your name, address, phone number & zip code
Invitation to Prayer            Christian Men’s and Christian Women’s Fellowship

Sharing of Joys and Concerns

Prayers of The People and Lord’s Prayer (Debts, Debtors)                           pg. 35

Choral Response                “Hear Our Prayer, O Lord”             George Whelpton

Offering * Doxology   “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow”       pg. 606

Prayer of Dedication

O God, we give you thanks that we are so richly blessed among all the people on earth. May we never take our blessings for granted and may we wisely manage the offerings we are making this morning to the work of our Lord Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen


*Sending Hymn:                 “For All the Saints”                                                     pg. 326


Choral Benediction                                   “Amen”                                         Robert Lau


SOUTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH                                       301-567-1510

7801 Livingston Road, Oxon Hill, MD 20745                              Fax: 301-567-2803
E-mail address: Southminster@Verizon.net          
Web page: www.southminstermd.org
Organist: Alberta Stith
Choir Director: Gail Tyler

THIS WEEK –October 22, 2017



10:30 a.m.      WORSHIP SERVICE  
Noon               CWF/CMF Bible Study
3:00 -5:00 pm Word Healing Ministries
Christ’s Green Pastures 6:00 – 8:00 pm (Sanctuary)
MONDAY Church Office Closed
8:30 – 1:00 p.m. Office Open
8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous
TUESDAY 8:30 – 1:00 p.m. Office Open
7:00-9:00 p.m. Shabbath Church (Choir Room)
WEDNESDAY 8:30 – 1:00 p.m.Office Open
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.      Bible Study
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous
THURSDAY 8:30 – 1:00 p.m. Office Open
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Word Healing (Sanctuary)
FRIDAY 8:30 – 1:00 p.m. Office Open
SATURDAY 9:30 – 2:00 p.m. Shabbath Church (Sanctuary)

Singers of all ages: – Choir rehearsals begin promptly at 9:15 am, Sundays, in the Choir Room. It is time to sing praises to God here at Southminster. Anyone with an interest in signing is welcome. Talk with Gail Tyler if you have any questions.