Cove’s Worship Service – Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost (Job 42:1-6, 10-17)


Below is a copy and podcast of the service I led in Cove Presbyterian Church, Weirton, West Virginia, on Sunday, October 25, 2015. You can find other services, sermons, devotions, essays, articles, and announcements on The Cove Community blog.

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The Order of Worship
Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost – October 25, 2015
Enter Worship with Praise
Entry of the Word: "This is the Day that the Lord Has Made"
Praising God Through Song
Hymn: "Love at Home"
Hymn: "No Mountain High Enough"
Song for the Children "A Helper I Will Be"
Approach God with Humility and Thanks

A Special Time for Children

Ordination of Officers

The Choir Offering Praise thru Music: "Let Jesus Come Into Your Heart"
Our Congregational Prayer, followed by The Lord's Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name.  Thy kingdom come.  Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread.  And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil;  For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.  Amen.
Our Song Glorifying God: Gloria Patri
Giving Back to God: "Autumn"
Song of Praise: Doxology
Our Prayer of Thanks and Dedication

Stating Our Faith: From A Brief Statement of Faith
We trust in God, whom Jesus called Abba, Father. In sovereign love God created the world good and makes everyone equally in God's image, male and female, of every race and people, to live as one community. But we rebel against God; we hide from our Creator. Ignoring God's commandments, we violate the image of God in others and ourselves, accept lies as truth, exploit neighbor and nature, and threaten death to the planet entrusted to our care. We deserve God's condemnation. Yet God acts with justice and mercy to redeem creation. In everlasting love, the God of Abraham and Sarah chose a covenant people to bless all families of the earth. Hearing their cry, God delivered the children of Israel from the house of bondage. Loving us still,  God makes us heirs with Christ of the covenant. Like a mother who will not forsake her nursing child, like a father who runs to welcome the prodigal home, God is faithful still.
Hear the Word with Understanding

The Word Read: Job 42:1-6, 10-17

Then Job answered the Lord: "I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. ‘Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?' Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know. ‘Hear, and I will speak; I will question you, and you declare to me.' I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you; therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes."

And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job when he had prayed for his friends; and the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before. Then there came to him all his brothers and sisters and all who had known him before, and they ate bread with him in his house; they showed him sympathy and comforted him for all the evil that the Lord had brought upon him; and each of them gave him a piece of money and a gold ring. The Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; and he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand donkeys. He also had seven sons and three daughters. He named the first Jemimah, the second Keziah, and the third Keren-happuch. In all the land there were no women so beautiful as Job's daughters; and their father gave them an inheritance along with their brothers. After this Job lived one hundred and forty years, and saw his children, and his children's children, four generations. And Job died, old and full of days.
The Word Proclaimed: Reboot
Leave Worship with Joy

 Hymn: "Be Thou My Vision"
 Charge and Blessing

 Congregational Response    

Postlude: "Triumphant Finale"