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Liturgy Rundown

Welcome to our Sunday Liturgy Rundown

If you want to look ahead and begin meditating on segments of the upcoming service, if you missed our service this Sunday, or are just looking for another expression of our corporate worship, scroll through this post and click the links for each element.

Twentieth Sunday of Pentecost

Ordinary Time

October 20th, 2019 | 10.20.2019


Song of Adoration 

   Saved My Soul

Call to Worship – Psalm 95, Hebrews 3

   Mr. Arlen Biersgreen

Leader: Oh come, let us sing to the LORD; let us worship the rock of our salvation! Let us come into His presence with thanksgiving and make a joyful noise to Him with songs of praise!  Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker!

People:  For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand.

Leader:  Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as your fathers did in the wilderness.

All: For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end.

 Song of Praise

   Only A Holy God

Confession of Sin

   Mr. Arlen Biersgreen

Leader: Good Shepherd, You have sought us out and rescued us from every place we’ve been scattered.

All:  You feed us with the good pasture of Your Word and sacraments. You make us to lie down in peace because of the righteousness of Jesus given to us by faith. Yet we are quick to trade this lasting peace for temporal comforts. We have grown fat and blind through over-indulgence, even in the good gifts You’ve given us—food, drink, wealth, and security. And in our blindness, we lead others astray. We tread on the good pasture of others by hoarding what we’ve earned rather than sharing freely. We lead our children astray as we are caught up in materialism, comparison, and fear of man disguised as busyness. Call us back to Yourself, O Lord. Enable us to die to sin and live to righteousness, and continue to heal our wayward hearts.

Assurance of Pardon – 1 Peter 2

Leader: Servants of Christ, He Himself bore your sins in His body on the tree; by His wounds you are healed. For though we were straying like sheep, we have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of our souls by His grace alone. Thanks be to God! 

Leader: God has received us, pardoned us and loved us; let us forgive each other in love and share the peace of Christ. May the peace of Christ be with you.

People:  And also with you.

Passing the Peace

Community Life Announcements

Ministry Minute

Scripture Reading

   Mr. Arlen Biersgreen

Song of Preparation & Offering

   Abide With Me

The offering is a way for Christians to support the mission and ministry of the church. Christians offer a sacrificial portion of their resources- time, talents, possessions- as an act of faith and gratitude in response to God’s grace. If you are a visitor, please do not feel like you need to give anything. The offering is for those who call City Pres home to express their faith through giving.

Eyes on the Prize

   Genesis 28: 1-9, Genesis 29: 1-30

   Rev. David Breidenbach

Song of Response

   By Faith

The Lord’s Supper

Jesus has prepared this table for all who love him and trust in him alone for their salvation. All who see their need for Jesus as their Lord and Savior are invited to come with gladness to the table of the Lord. (Wine is on the outer circle and juice on the inner circles, gluten free bread is provided on the plate. Young children who do not yet take the sacrament may be brought forward for prayer. If you have any worries about being on camera, please remain seated during this time. The stage and surrounding area is on FB Live.)

Words of Institution

  Minister: The Lord be with you.

  People: And also with you

  Minister: Lift up your hearts!

  People: We lift them up to the Lord.

  Minister: Let us lift up our hearts to the Lord.

  People: It is right to give him thanks and praise.

  Minister: Therefore, let us proclaim the mystery of faith:

  People: Christ has died! Christ is risen! Christ will come           


  Minister: The gifts of God for the people of God.

Song of Communion

   Rock Of Ages

Song of Celebration


Benediction- Psalm 23

Leader: Church, persevere in this time of tribulation, for your Shepherd will return. The Lamb in the midst of the throne will be our Shepherd, and He will guide us to springs of living water, and He will wipe away every tear from our eyes. May the LORD make you lie down in green pastures, and lead you beside still waters. May he restore your soul, and may He lead you in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Come quickly, Lord Jesus! Amen.

Leader: Let us go forth to love and serve our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

People: Thanks be to God!