Sunday Worship Bulletin


For Sunday, October 2, 2022
—World Communion Sunday —
In-Person • 1:00 pm
Mount Soledad Presbyterian Church

Image of a winding mountain road with text overlaid, "The Lectionary: 2 Timothy 1:1-14, The Journey of Hope"


The Apostle’s Creed

In many languages,
shared by PC(USA)




Call to Worship

Adapted from the Presbyterian
Church in Canada

We come as guests invited to a table;
We come to celebrate with friends and neighbors.
Jesus Christ, our Friend and Savior,
invites us to gather.
Come and worship with hearts full
of God’s praise and promise.
We worship God in gladness,
for God’s faithfulness endures forever.
Amen.





Worship Song

Led by Ian & Ethan Kim

10,000 Reasons

Bless the Lord, O my soul, O… my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before, O my soul
I’ll worship Your holy name

The sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning
… It’s time to sing Your song again
Whatever may pass, and whatever lies before me
… Let me be singing when the evening comes

You’re rich in love, and You’re slow to anger
Your name is great and Your heart is kind
For all Your goodness I will keep on singing
… Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find

And on that day when my strength is failing
The end draws near and my time has come
Still my soul will sing Your praise unending
… Ten thousand years and then forevermore





Prayer of Confession

Adapted from the Presbyterian
Church in Canada

God of mercy and mystery,
When You invite us to Your table,
You ask us to come
with clean hands and open hearts.
You ask us to come in peace,
seeking reconciliation
with You and with each other.

In this silence, we hand over to You
the broken relationships and disappointments
that keep us from living in Your peace.
Free us from the burdens we carry
which we share in this silence,
so that we may be a source of peace
in this troubled world

— Moment of silent prayer & confession —

Gracious and Generous God,
We worship you with grateful praise,
together with all Your people,
here and everywhere,
who break bread at Your table
and who share the cup.
We celebrate our life together in Christ
and offer our lives to You.
Amen.





Assurance of Forgiveness

Led by Pastor Jeya So

Hear and believe this good news!
Anyone who is in Christ is a new creation.
The old life has gone, new life has begun.
Know that you are forgiven.
Have the courage to forgive one another,
and be at peace — with God, with your neighbor,
and with yourself.
Thanks be to God. Amen.





Prayers of the People

Adapted from the Presbyterian
Mission Agency

O God,
You are the giver of life.
We pray for the church in the whole world.
Sanctify her life, renew her worship,
give power to her witnessing,
restore her unity.
Heal the divisions separating Your children
so that we will share the bonds of peace,
the unity which the Spirit gives.

— Moment of silent prayer & intercession —

Holy Spirit, who is lifted up in our praises,
send Your breath and life
to enliven Your people, the church,
to live as Christ’s body,
in God’s ministry of repairing our broken world.
Amen.





Communion

World Communion Sunday 2022

This is the joyful feast of the people of God!
They will come from north and south and east and west,
and sit at table in the kingdom of God.
This is not our table; it is the Lord’s table,
open to all who seek God.
So come, you who have much faith
and you who have little,
you who have been here often
and you who have been distant.
Jesus invites us to this table.

The Lord Jesus, on the night of His arrest,
took bread, and after giving thanks to God,
He broke it, and gave it to His disciples, saying:
Take, eat. This is my body, given for you.
Do this in remembrance of me.

In the same way He took the cup, saying:
This cup is the new covenant sealed in my blood,
shed for you for the forgiveness of sins.
Whenever you drink it, do this in remembrance of me.
Every time you eat this bread and drink this cup
you proclaim the saving death of the risen Lord,
until He comes.

Let us pray:

Gracious God,
pour out Your Holy Spirit upon us
and upon these, Your gifts of bread and wine,
that the bread we break and the cup we bless
may be the communion of the body and blood of Christ.

By Your Spirit unite us with the living Christ
and with all who are baptized in His name,
that we may be one in ministry in every place.
As this bread is Christ’s body for us,
send us out to be the body of Christ in the world.
Amen.

The gifts of God for the people of God.
Let us come to the Lord’s Table together on this World Communion Sunday.





Passing of the Peace

Together

Greet one another and/or send a text message to someone either from our Anchor City Community or someone who needs God’s peace this day!





Announcements

PTA Meeting

After service next Sunday, October 9th, we will have a PTA meeting for all parents of Sunday School students.



Men’s Pub Gathering

On Wednesday, October 19th, our men’s group will gather at Societe Brewing in Kearny Mesa at 6:30 pm to share in friendship and encouragement. Please talk to Sejun for more details!



Offering

Together

God of generous love,
around this table, we celebrate Your kindness.
You are the giver of every good and perfect gift.
Bless the gifts we offer with Your Holy Spirit
to spread Your goodness in the world,
for the sake of Christ, our living Lord.
Amen.






Family Praise

Led by Arya & Esme Kim

Jesus Loves Me





Blessing of the Children

Led by Pastor Jeya So

Children hold out their hands to receive the blessing

Go in peace and go in joy;
Filled with wonder for this day.
Go in faith and go in love;
God will guide you on your way!






Worship Song

Led by Ian & Ethan Kim

Waves

You are a mighty river
You are a flowing stream
You are the fountain of abundance
Washing over me

Be still and know… I AM
Be still and know… I AM

Let the waves crash over me
Mercy overwhelming, love so deep



Scripture Reading

2 Timothy 1:1-14

1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, for the sake of the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus,

2 To Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

I am grateful to God—whom I worship with a clear conscience, as my ancestors did—when I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day. Recalling your tears, I long to see you so that I may be filled with joy. I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, lives in you. For this reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands, for God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline.

Do not be ashamed, then, of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel, in the power of God, who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works but according to his own purpose and grace, and this grace was given to us in Christ Jesus before the ages began, 10 but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. 11 For this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher, 12 and for this reason I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know the one in whom I have put my trust, and I am sure that he is able to guard the deposit I have entrusted to him. 13 Hold to the standard of sound teaching that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. 14 Guard the good deposit entrusted to you, with the help of the Holy Spirit living in us.

Presider: This is the Word of the Lord.
All: Thanks be to God!



Sermon

Led by Pastor Dan So

Image of a winding mountain road with text overlaid, "The Lectionary: 2 Timothy 1:1-14, The Journey of Hope"

The Lectionary: The Journey of Hope



Discussion Questions:

  • Have you ever had a mentor in the faith? What did you appreciate about them?
  • Has faith been passed along in your family? From whom?
  • How do you hope to share a legacy of following Jesus to future generations?
  • How do you guard your heart to make sure the spark of hope continues to burn?





Worship Song

Led by Ian & Ethan Kim

Promises

God of Abraham
God of covenant and faithful promises
Time and time again
You have pro…ven
You’ll do just what You said

Though the storms may come
and the winds may blow
I’ll remain steadfast
And let my heart learn
when You speak a word
It will come to pass

Great is Your faithfulness to me
Great is Your faithfulness to me
From the rising sun to the setting same
I will praise Your name
Great is Your faithfulness to me

God from age to age
Though the earth may pass away
Your Word remains the same
Your history can prove
There’s nothing You can’t do
You’re faithful and true

I put my faith in Jesus
my anchor to the ground
My hope and firm foundation
He’ll never let me down






Benediction

Led by Pastor Dan So

Being sent with God’s blessing into the world
to join Jesus’ mission of redemption






Fellowship and Conversation

Together

We will hang out if you’re available!