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Happenings & Worship

Updated: October 25, 2020

To Join Any Parish Zoom Event With Your Computer or Phone

To Join any of the Parish Zooms from your phone, please do the following just before the event:

  1. Call the phone number: 1-888-537-8719
  2. Enter the following information when asked:
    1. Meeting ID: 929 140 2896
    2. Password: 344110
  3. Enjoy praising God and fellowshipping with your sisters and brothers!

To watch the weekly Worship Service live on YouTube.

Join our live Zoom Fellowship using your computer, smart phone, tablet, or a good old-fashioned landline. These are great ways to stay in touch. So, drop in and say hi! Looking forward to seeing you. Join the Zoom Fellowship Meeting at:



go to https://nhparish.org/index.php/calender/ , find the appropriate date and click on New Hope Parish Sunday Live Worship & Fellowship, you will see the link. Or, use the instructions above to join from your phone. Fellowship using Zoom – Sundays at 1:00 PM. Catch up with everyone at our Parish Fellowships

Gathering Music                          “Fugue in G Minor” (the “Little”) – Bach

Osawatomie – Prelude

Miami – Prelude & Ringing of the Church Bell        


Paola – Prelude                                 “Lord of All Hopefulness” – Cherwien

Osawatomie – Ringing the Chimes (Osawatomie)

Call to Worship 

One: You, O God, know our hearts.

People: Guide our hearts, O God.

One: You, O God, see our ways.

All: Shape our ways, O God.

One: You, O God, call our spirits.

All: Call us now, O God, as we call on you.

Glory to God Hymnal #65            “Guide Me, O Though Great Jehovah” (vs 1 & 2)                              

We are called to confess

Our spirits are like new grass: at the dawn they spring up fresh, but by sunset they dry up and wither, blown away in spiritual death. Let us confess our frailty before our merciful God.

We confess our sins to God and one another (Unison)

Lord, we confess: we do not live as those worthy to be entrusted with the good news of your grace; we relate to others callously as though we do not trust that gospel ourselves; we seek to please and manipulate, using flattery to gain praise and distinction; we use condescension as a mask to cover insecurity or a need for power. Our motives are mixed, impure. Lord, reassure and cleanse us, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Moment of personal confession

We receive the assurance of pardon

Beloved ones, believe again the gospel, that in Christ we are accepted as we are. Believe that we are forgiven, loved with the delight of a nursing mother cherishing her child. Believe that we are the church, the body of Christ, called to love one another as gentle children of God.

Glori Patri

Message for the Young at Heart (Video)

We Pray Together, the Prayer of the Day (Unison)

Loving God, you not only welcome us, you receive us into yourself. Give us courage to be so open to others, to let them become so dear to us, that we might share not only your gospel but also our lives, through Christ, who makes room for us all. Amen.

Today’s Scripture Reading: 

              Psalm 90: 1-6, 13-17                                                                                                               Liturgist

              Matthew 22: 34-46                                                                                                           Pastor Paul

Reflecting on Scripture – Sermon Title: Identifying Christ                                                   Pastor Paul

Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir 6: Sing Gently

Prayers of the People/The Lord’s Prayer (Please use debts and debtors)

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. 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 Stewardship

Trusting in God’s providence, we share not only the gospel of God but our lives as well. God’s tithes and our offerings will now be received.

NOTE – Please leave your tithes in the offering plate at the end of worship

We ask for blessings on our tithes and offerings (Unison)

Holy God, we offer these gifts to you. May your favor be upon them and prosper the labor of our hands, that your glorious power may be manifest to all, through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Doxology (seated)


Glory to God Hymnal #313                   “Lord, Make Us More Holy” (v 1 & 2)

Charge & Benediction

Closing Response

“Go ye now in peace and know that the love of God will guide you…Feel his presence here beside you, showing you the way…go ye now in peace, go ye now in peace.”

Postlude                                                “With the Lord Begin Your Task” – Culli