Traditional Worship Service - October 18 - 9am

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Order of Service – October 18, 2020 – 9:00am

John Knox Presbyterian Church



Welcome/Announcements/Passing of Peace – Cindy Hiday

The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you!  Peace be with you!

Call to Worship: - Cindy Hiday

Leader:         Sing to the Lord and bless God’s name.

People:        Tell of God’s saving power from day to day.

Leader:         Worship the Lord in holy splendor.

People:        Tremble before God, all the earth.

Leader:         Come, let us worship the Lord our God.

People:        Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.


Hymn #307 – “God of Grace and God of Glory”

God of grace and God of glory,
on thy people pour thy power;
crown thine ancient church's story;
bring its bud to glorious flower.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
for the facing of this hour,
for the facing of this hour.

Lo! the hosts of evil round us
scorn thy Christ, assail his ways!
From the fears that long have bound us
free our hearts to faith and praise.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
for the living of these days,
for the living of these days.

Cure thy children's warring madness;
bend our pride to thy control;
shame our wanton, selfish gladness,
rich in things and poor in soul.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
lest we miss thy kingdom's goal,
lest we miss thy kingdom's goal.

Save us from weak resignation
to the evils we deplore.
Let the gift of thy salvation
be our glory evermore.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
serving thee whom we adore,
serving thee whom we adore.


Harry Emerson Fosdick, 1930, alt.

Hughes, John (1873-1932)

Public domain


Prayer of Confession – Cindy Hiday

What a debt we owe to you, O God.  You have given us all things in Christ and yet we withhold from you the honor and glory that are yours.  Instead, we pay tribute to empire, plot to entrap the innocent, mock your truth with empty praise, and put your patience to the test.  Forgive us, O God, and by your grace restore in us the image of your face; through Christ Jesus our Lord.  Amen. 

Silent Confession

Assurance of Pardon (Psalm 96: 11-12) – Cindy Hiday

Leader:         Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice!

People:        Let the sea roar with laughter, the fields shout in                                                  celebration, and the forests sing with joy.

Leader:         In Jesus Christ we are forgiven!

People:        Thanks be to God!


Sung Response: “Glory Be to the Father” – Hymn #581

Glory be to the Father,
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning,
is now, and ever shall be,
world without end.
Amen, amen.


Trad. liturgical text

Greatorex, Henry W. (1813-1858)

Public Domain


Children’s Message – Jillian Flynn (video)

Prayer for Illumination – Cindy Hiday

Holy One, true and living God, through the message of the gospel and the power of your Spirit make us imitators of the Lord: Jesus Christ our Savior.  Amen.

 Scripture: Matthew 22: 15-22 – Cindy Hiday

Then the Pharisees went and plotted to entrap him in what he said. So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, ‘Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people with partiality. Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?’ But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, ‘Why are you putting me to the test, you hypocrites? Show me the coin used for the tax.’ And they brought him a denarius. Then he said to them, ‘Whose head is this, and whose title?’ They answered, ‘The emperor’s.’ Then he said to them, ‘Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.’ When they heard this, they were amazed; and they left him and went away. 

This is the Word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God. 

Message – “Honor God with Your Gifts” - Frank Mansell

Hymn #301 – “Let Us Build a House” (verses 1, 2, 4, 5)

Let us build a house where love can dwell
and all can safely live,
a place where saints and children tell
how hearts learn to forgive.
Built of hopes and dreams and visions,
rock of faith and vault of grace;
here the love of Christ shall end divisions:

all are welcome; all are welcome; all are welcome in this place.

Let us build a house where prophets speak,
and words are strong and true,
where all God’s children dare to seek
to dream God’s reign anew.
Here the cross shall stand as witness
and as symbol of God’s grace;
here as one we claim the faith of Jesus: (Refrain)

Let us build a house where hands will reach
beyond the wood and stone
to heal and strengthen, serve and teach,
and live the Word they’ve known.
Here the outcast and the stranger
bear the image of God’s face;
let us bring an end to fear and danger: (Refrain)

Let us build a house where all are named,
their songs and visions heard
and loved and treasured,
taught and claimed as words within the Word.
Built of tears and cries and laughter,
prayers of faith and songs of grace;
let this house proclaim from floor to rafter: (Refrain)


“Let Us Build a House” words & music by Marty Haugen, 1994

Text © 1994 GIA Publications, Inc. Music © 1994 GIA Publications, Inc. all rights reserved

Reprinted with permission under ONELICENSE #A-732235 all rights reserved


Affirmation of Faith: Philippians 2: 5-11

Christ Jesus, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness.  And being found in human form he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death - even death on a cross.  Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue should confess to the glory of God: Jesus Christ is Lord!  Amen.

Joys and Concerns / Prayers of the People / 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. 

Moment of Giving – PYOCA Minute for Mission (video)

Hymn #716 – “God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending”

God, whose giving knows no ending,
from your rich and endless store,
nature's wonder, Jesus' wisdom,
costly cross, grave's shattered door:
gifted by you, we turn to you,
offering up ourselves in praise;
thankful song shall rise forever,
gracious donor of our days.

Skills and time are ours for pressing
toward the goals of Christ, your Son:
all at peace in health and freedom,
races joined, the church made one.
Now direct our daily labor,
lest we strive for self alone.
Born with talents, make us servants
fit to answer at your throne.

Treasure, too, you have entrusted,
gain through powers your grace conferred:
ours to use for home and kindred,
and to spread the gospel word.
Open wide our hands in sharing,
as we heed Christ's ageless call,
healing, teaching, and reclaiming,
serving you by loving all.


“God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending” text: Robert L. Edwards, 1961, alt.

Music: The Sacred Harp, 1844; harm. James H. Wood, 1958

© Words: 1961, Renewed 1989 The Hymn Society (Admin. by Hope Publishing Company)

Music: 1958. Renewed 1986 Broadman Press (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.)

Used by permission CCLI License # 1504183


Benediction and Blessing – Frank Mansell


Flowers are given this morning by Barb Weetman for the glory of God and in memory of her husband Bob Weetman and in honor of her brother–in–law John Weetman. 


  • Please keep your mask on at all times.
  • Please only hum or softly sing on the hymns/praise songs.
  • October is back! So is the hat and mitten tree in the hallway. Hats and mittens placed there will be delivered to local schools to keep children in our community warm this winter. Please prayerfully consider contributing to this ministry.
  • Book study resumes – October 21. We will be studying Sharon Garlough Brown’s book “Shades of Light”. See Lisa Crismore for more information or if you’d like her to order you a book.
  • Third Grade Bibles will be awarded Sunday, October 25, during both services. Please let Lisa Crismore know if your child or grandchild is in third grade and you did not receive a letter.
  • Sunday October 25, is Stewardship Sunday. We will have our normal schedule: worship services at 9am and 11am, with Church School at 10am. Please prayerfully consider your pledge for the coming year. Thank you.
  • Trunk-or-Treat October 31 mid-afternoon, Come Join our neighbors at Westview Christian Church and Iglesia Hermandad Cristiana in their parking lot with decorated trunks in costume to pass out bagged candy to the children in our community. If you are unable to attend we would appreciate donations of wrapped candy or small toy items. 

Prayer Requests 

Eric & Vanessa Smith (Dan & Linda Bourne’s daughter & son-in-law); The Family of John Weetman (Barb Weetman’s brother-in-law); The Family of Kathryn Goodwin (Dave and Susan Lindgren’s Daughter); Jim Dean (Pat Dean’s husband); Jim Clifton; Russel Heath; Guillermo La Rosa (Father of Pilar La Rosa); Kay Adams; Alice McGinnis (Mary Carter’s Mother); Laura & Jamie (Paula Gillespie’s niece-in-laws); Paul Thompson (Paula Gillespie’s brother-in-law); Kayte Loudenback (former student of Lora Spargur); Christa & Mark Havel (friends of Debbie and Frank Mansell); Bernie Miller (Karen Viefhaus’s Father); Jeff Roberts; Jim Graves; Stephen Morris; Javed Dass; Nell Fields (Mother of Vicki Breece); Ann Owen; Nilcéia Regina Oliveira (Paula Lamey’s mother); Annette (Judy Ricketts’ friend); Mark & Gary Jordan (Jack and Sandy Jordan’s sons); Nancy Green (Patty McKinnon’s friend); Nancy Cushman (Susan Roberts’ friend); Kristen Snead (Carol McKeown’s granddaughter). Prayer requests will be listed for 3 weeks, then removed in order to keep this list timely & pertinent.  However, if your request is an on-going concern, please indicate that on your request.