Sunday Worship Bulletin


For Sunday, 19 September 2021
In-Person • 1:00 pm
Mount Soledad Presbyterian Church • Front Courtyard

Series • Graphic of stylized mountains and sunrise with text overlaid: "Prayer, a 40 day journey"


The Jesus Creed

Hear, O Israel,
the Lord our God, the Lord is one,
Love the Lord your God
with all your heart,
with all your soul,
with all your mind,
and with all your strength.

The second is this:
Love your neighbor as yourself.
There is no commandment
greater than these.
Amen.


Family Praise

Light of the World




Worship Song

You Are Good (Your Mercy Endures)

There’s so much beauty around us
More than the eyes can take in
We have awakened to see You in all things
In every hour and moment
Present with us, the I AM
You are the end and beginning of all things

You are good
And Your mercy endures forever
Ohhh

In all the suffering around us
How can You be a good God?
What can I do with the questions in my soul?
I may not have all the answers
But I can’t deny what I know
Jesus, You showed me the Father and He is good

Breaking down all of the walls
Healing us until we fall
More and more in love with You
And we finally see who You are

There has never been a day
You have ever turned away
Your love for us will never change
One day we will see who You are


Prayer of Confession

Adapted from the Presbyterian Church in Canada

God of all creation, 
You have opened the world around us
and filled it with purpose.
Help us to praise You
not just in this hour of worship
but in all the hours You grant us, 
as we follow Jesus Christ,
our Lord and our Way.

God of all creation, 
You have opened the world around us
and filled it with wonder, 
but we confess our eyes are not always open
to its harsher realities.

Our ears are sometimes deaf to cries of need.
Forgive us when we seek greatness
instead of goodness.
Forgive us when we turn aside
from Your wisdom and love.

— Moment of silent prayer & confession — 

God of all creation,
remind us of our holy calling
to do justice, to love mercy,
and to walk humbly with You, our God.
Help us to be ambassadors
of Your kindness, forgiveness, and peace.
Amen.


Assurance of Forgiveness

Led by Pastor Jeya

Hear the good news!
Christ died for us,
Christ rose for us,
Christ reigns in power for us,
Christ prays for us.

Believe the good news of the Gospel:
In Jesus Christ you are forgiven.
Thanks be to God! Amen.


Prayers of the People

Together

God of all people and places, 
we come to You in prayer, 
giving thanks that You are always with us,
in every time and place.
Give us strength and courage
when we are anxious or afraid.
Grant us wisdom and direction
when we face choices and challenges.

In this time of prayer,
enlarge our love and sharpen our vision 
so that we may serve the well-being
of the world You love more faithfully.

Around our city, country, and world,
we lift up those who are suffering
from illness and financial insecurity,
from famine and drought,
from war and pandemic.
We also lift up those who You called blessed,
the peacemakers joining Your work
to create Shalom for all.

— Moment of silent prayer & intercession —

Be near to us, O God,
and to all who cry out to You.
Unite us in Your love,
and grant us the peace and hope
You promise us in Christ Jesus.
Amen.




Passing of the Peace

Together

Please take a moment to greet one another! You can also send a text message to share Christ’s peace with someone outside of our worship gathering.


Scripture Reading

Luke 18:1-8

1 Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart.

2 He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor had respect for people.

3 In that city there was a widow who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Grant me justice against my opponent.’

4 For a while he refused; but later he said to himself, ‘Though I have no fear of God and no respect for anyone,

5 yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will grant her justice, so that she may not wear me out by continually coming.’”

6 And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says.

7 And will not God grant justice to his chosen ones who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long in helping them?

8 I tell you, he will quickly grant justice to them. And yet, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”

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


Sermon

Led by Pastor Jeya

40 Days of Prayer





Announcements

Updates in our life together this week


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Worship Song

King of My Heart

Let the King of my heart
be the mountain where I run
The fountain I drink from
Oh, He is my song

Let the King of my heart
be the shadow where I hideF#m E D A
The ransom for my life
Oh, He is my song

You are good… good… oh, oh…
You are good… good… oh, oh…

Let the King of my heart
be the wind inside my sails
The anchor in the waves
Oh, He is my song

Let the King of my heart
be the fire inside my veins
The echo of my days
Oh, He is my song

You’re never gonna let
never gonna let me down
You’re never gonna let
never gonna let me down

When the night
is holding onto me
God is holding on


Benediction

Led by Pastor Jeya

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!