Reverend Ed Sunday-Winters – Service
Hal Parker – Musical Director, Piano, Voice
Priscilla Bonney-Smith – Flowers

Sunday Service
(Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost)
September 5, 2021

Scripture: James 2: 1-17
Sermon – “Living Faith”
Hymn: #371 “Living God, Your Joyful Spirit”
Hymn: #318 “Draw Us In The Spirit’s Tether”
Hymn: #53 “Let Us With A Gladsome Mind”


Welcome & Announcements

*Call To Worship

Leader: My friends, we are called to lives of prayerful awareness of ourselves, of our community, and of the world.
People: We gather to praise the living God, who hears and answers the outpouring of our prayers.
Leader:  May we be awakened to the voice of Christ who calls us to faithfulness.
People: May our faith be seen in using God’s resources and resourcefulness in serving the world.

Opening Prayer

*Gloria Patri   #36

Glory be to the Creator, and to the Christ and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen. Amen.

*Hymn:  #371 “Living God, Your Joyful Spirit”

Scripture – James 2: 1-17 read by Rosann Hickey

Anthem – “Come My Way, My Truth, My Life” (George Herbert/Ralph Vaughn Williams)

Sermon – “Living Faith” by Rev. Sunday-Winters

A Time of Silence


Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise God, all creatures here below; Praise God for all that love has done; Creator, Christ, and Spirit, One.  Amen.

(If you want to give today, please find the offering plate at either entrance.)

*Prayer of Dedication   

ALL: Generous God, you have made rich and poor, powerful and vulnerable alike in your image. Bless the gifts we have gathered today that we may use them to protect the afflicted and bring greater justice to your world. Amen.

Communion     see insert

*Hymn:  #318  “Draw Us In The Spirit’s Tether”

Prayers of the People

The Lord’s Prayer (using “debts:” turn to the bottom of page #271 in your hymnal)

*Hymn:  #53  “Let Us With A Gladsome Mind”

*Benediction – Rev. Sunday-Winters

*Musical Benediction

Go now in peace, never be afraid. God will go with you each hour of every day. Go now in faith steadfast strong and true, know he will guide you in all you do. Go now in love, and show you believe, reach out to others so all the world can see. God will be there, watching from above. Go now in peace, in faith and in love. Amen, amen, amen.