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Hampstead Congregational Church
October 9, 2022
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

No Matter Who You Are or Where You Are on Life’s Journey, 

You are Welcome Here!
Order of Worship

Prelude                                                                                                                                                                       Herb Tardiff  

Greetings and Announcements                                                 

Passing of the Peace of Christ  

Call to Worship   

One: Come, beloved of God, and pause in the place of liminal longing.
Many: We come betwixt and between, pulled in many directions.

Trust that the Holy One is already forming a new creation in you.
We come trusting God’s mercy to center and change us.
Indeed, the Holy One calls you by name for deeds of mercy.
May God’s ancient action be a present presence as we gather.
Opening Prayer                                                                                                   Debra Sawyer                  
Let us pray,
Holy Love, take our weary waiting and form in us a readiness for renewal. Shape our hearts for healing, our minds for mending, and our souls for sharing. Let no weight of the moment prevent our remembering of your long reach of faithfulness cast over the whole creation. Still us enough to discover again your prayer rising in our praying, that we may be formed by Your love made known to us in Jesus Christ. By this, change us on the inside that our outer lives may more clearly reflect your will and way of mercy into the world. Amen.
Opening Hymn                   “We Gather Together”                                                                                    Chalice #276  
Verse 1
We gather together to ask for God’s blessing 
to turn to a wisdom surpassing our own
The pow’rs that oppress us now cease to distress us
O God be present with us and make your will known

Verse 2
Beside us to guide us O God we perceive you
Ordaining maintaining the power of life
Yes yours be the glory let all tell the story
Our God be ever with us in gladness and strife

Verse 3
May all sing your praises Redeemer triumphant
Defend us befriend us whatever may be
May your congregation escape tribulation
Your name be praised forever O God make us free

Children’s Message

Scripture Reading:     Luke 17: 11-19

On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a village, ten men with a skin disease approached him. Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were made clean. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. He prostrated himself at Jesus’s feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus asked, “Were not ten made clean? So where are the other nine? Did none of them return to give glory to God except this foreigner?” Then he said to him, “Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well.”

Sermon                                                                                                                                           Rev. Kathy Youzwak

Special Music       “How Great Thou Art”                                    
arranged by Susan W. Henry 

Call for Concerns & Celebrations

Pastoral 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.

Call to Offering  

Prayer of Dedication
Holy One, in Jesus Christ you have shown what your heart is like – merciful and abounding in steadfast love. Form that same spirit in us that our lives may become continual prayers of thanksgiving. Let no cry of your creation go unheard. Form us as agents of practical praise, molding us with mercy for a world crying out for healing. Amen.

Hymn of Going Forth            "Great Is Thy Faithfulness"                                                                                           Chalice #86
Verse 1
Great is Thy faithfulness
O God my Father
There is no shadow
Of turning with Thee
Thou changest not
Thy compassions they fail not
As Thou hast been
Thou forever wilt be

Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning
New mercies I see
All I have needed
Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness
Lord unto me

Verse 2
Summer and winter
And springtime and harvest
Sun moon and stars
In their courses above
Join with all nature
In manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness
Mercy and love

Verse 3
Pardon for sin
And a peace that endureth
Thy own dear presence
To cheer and to guide
Strength for today
And bright hope for tomorrow
Blessings all mine
With ten thousand beside

Go, my friends, because the mercy of God has freed you from your past. Go, because the mercy of God calls you forward into the world. Go, because the blessing of mercy you offer to others will lighten the burden they are carrying. Go, because by this mercy of God, we are all healed again and again. Thanks be to God! Amen and Amen!

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Worship materials 
Scripture from THE MESSAGE. Copyright © by Eugene H. Peterson 1993, 2002, 2005, 2018. Used by permission of NavPress. All rights reserved. Represented by Tyndale House Publishers. 
Copyright 2021 Faith INFO Ministry Team, 700 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115-1100. Permission granted to reproduce or adapt this material for use in services of worship or church education.  Thanks to The Rev. Maren Tirabassi for the Holy Communion Liturgy for October 2, 2022, World Communion Sunday, https://giftsinopenhands.wordpress.com/2022/09/23/holy-communion-liturgy-for-october-3-2022-world-communion-sunday/
Call to Worship, Opening Prayer, and Prayer of Dedication from The Rev. Steve Garnaas-Holmes, https://unfoldinglight.net/2022/06/19/world-communion-sunday/


Our Next Community Dinner--We will be holding our next Community Supper this coming Saturday, October 15th, from 4:00-6:00pm. It will feature a baked potato bar. Please mark your calendars, and plan to bring your friends! We always can use donations to help keep the costs of the dinners down so everyone who wants or needs a meal, can attend. Anything you can provide is greatly appreciated. There is a signup sheet in the social hall. Cash or Market Basket Gift Cards are also an easy way to contribute and can be dropped off with Suzanne in the office.

Blessing of the Animals-- Please join us next Sunday, October 16th in front of the Church, for a Blessing of the Animals! There will be a short prayer at 1pm, but you can drop by anytime between 1pm and 2:30pm. We invite you to bring your pets on leashes or in carriers, or bring a picture of your pet to be blessed. Please pass the word on to your neighbors and friends.  Pets are one of our greatest gifts, especially in these challenging days, and we want to take time to celebrate and show our gratitude for them.

Food Drive to Support Saint Anne Ecumenical Food Pantry — Please drop off any donations in the foyer of Hadley Hall. Thank you for all your support!
They need: Hearty Meaty Soups(Chunky, Progresso) ,Grated cheese, jelly, salad dressings, jugs of juice, pasta sauce