WELCOME AND GREETING

CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: God alone is our refuge and hope, our shelter and protection.

People: From our very first breath to our last, Gods love and compassion never fails.

Leader: So come, lift your voices in praise to God. Bear witness to God’s acts of mercy and love. Proclaim God’s glory to all who will listen.

led him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built so that they might hurl him off the cliff. But he passed through the midst of them and went on his way.

Unison: Let’s worship God together.

*HYMN

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PRAYERS OF JOY AND CONCERN LORD’S PRAYER
GLORIA PATRI

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SCRIPTURE READING Luke 4:24-30

O loving God, we give you thanks that you have placed in the hearts of your faithful people the gift of generosity. Inspire us and use our generosity today so your kingdom may come in Jesus name. Amen.

And he said, “Truly I tell you, no prophet is accepted in the prophet’s hometown. But the truth is, there were many widows in Israel in the time of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, and there was a severe famine over all the land; yet Elijah was sent to none of them except to a widow at Zarephath in Sidon. There were also many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, and none of them was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian. When they heard this, all in the synagogue were filled with rage. They got up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built so that they might hurl him off the cliff. But he passed through the midst of them and went on his way.

OFFERING
God, the divine giver, who gifts us with life and breath and all that is, in gratitude, let us offer our gifts in return for the goodness and grace of God in Christ.

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Offertory
*Doxology
*Prayer of Dedication (Unison)

O loving God, we give you thanks that you have placed in the hearts of your faithful people the gift of generosity. Inspire us and use our generosity today so your kingdom may come in Jesus name. Amen.

*CLOSING HYMN – Hymnbook 562
“Eternal Father, Strong to Save”

*BENEDICTION *POSTLUDE

*Congregation standing