October 23rd 2022 – “The Pharisee and the Tax Collector”

Dear friends,

This Sunday, the Rev. Linda Faith Chalk will be leading us again in worship. 

We continue through chapter 18 of the gospel according to Luke. 

Last week’s sermon was based on the parable of the persistent widow (Luke 18:1-8). The Lord is our Rock and our Refuge, and we are reminded to persevere always and pray with confidence, knowing that our prayers will certainly be heard by God. “Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” – Hebrews 4:16.

This week’s gospel lesson will be taken from Luke 18:9-14, the parable of the pharisee and tax collector. 

Order of Service

Call to Worship
Hymn 651 “Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer”
Prayer of Adoration and Unison Confession
Declaration of Grace
Responsive reading: Psalm 84:1 – 7 ​
Old Testament Lesson: ​Jeremiah 14:7-14, 19-22 ​ ​
New Testament Lesson: 2 Tim. 4:6-8, 16-18
Hymn 422​ “Sing a New Song” – Daniel L. Schutte
Gospel Lesson: Luke 18:9-14
The Confession of Faith – The Apostle’s Creed
Hymn 358 “There is a Redeemer”
Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession
Hymn 671 “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say”