Order of Worship 11_15_20


24th Sunday of Pentecost


November 15, 2020 

   Ten Thirty in the morning

                            Minister: The Reverend Aaron Ochart                           

Liturgist: Mike Fortin

Please silence all cell phones. 

Bold face indicates congregational participation.



PRELUDE   David Russo                             “Moonlight Sonata Movement 1”       Beethoven



Keep silence before the Lord God! 

The day of the Lord is at hand.


King of heaven and earth, 

As you cleansed Isaiah with a coal of fire to prepare him for proclaiming your  word to the world, prepare us, so that we may know your bidding and carry out  our callings with eagerness and urgency. Show the world greatness that cannot be  contained any more than smoke or fire can be caught, in the name of the one who  sacrificed everything to carry out your commands, Jesus Christ our sanctifier.


HYMN 138     Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!”          Nicaea


SILENT CONFESSION                                                          


Merciful God, we confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart. We have failed to be an obedient church. We have not done your will, we have broken your law, we have rebelled against your love. We have not loved our neighbors, and we have refused to hear the cry of the needy. Forgive us, we pray. Free us for joyful obedience; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                     

GLORIA PATRI 579        


FIRST LESSON               Luke 5:8-10     

 But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!” For he and all who were with him were amazed at the catch of fish that they had taken; and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. Then Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.”                                


ANTHEM                  “We Will Praise You”           Michael Praetorius

Quartet:   Bill Bottomley, Sandy Cranfill, Ron Palmisano, Evelyn Tobey

We will praise You, Lord and Father, maker, giver, and adore with joy for everlasting.  We will sing and be glad in You.  Alleluia!

Second Lesson                                                         Isaiah 6:1-13

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. And one called to another and said: 

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; 

the whole earth is full of his glory.” 

The pivots on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called, and the house filled with smoke. And I said: “Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!” 

Then one of the seraphs flew to me, holding a live coal that had been taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. The seraph touched my mouth with it and said: “Now that this has touched your lips, your guilt has departed and your sin is blotted out.” Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I; send me!” And he said, “Go and say to this people: 


‘Keep listening, but do not comprehend; 

keep looking, but do not understand.’ 

Make the mind of this people dull, 

and stop their ears, 

and shut their eyes, 

so that they may not look with their eyes, 

and listen with their ears, 

and comprehend with their minds, 

and turn and be healed.” 

Then I said, “How long, O Lord?” And he said: 

“Until cities lie waste 

without inhabitant, 

and houses without people, 

and the land is utterly desolate; 

until the Lord sends everyone far away, 

and vast is the emptiness in the midst of the land. 

Even if a tenth part remains in it, 

it will be burned again, 

like a terebinth or an oak 

whose stump remains standing 

when it is felled.” 

The holy seed is its stump.              


SERMON             “Here I am Lord”           The Rev. Aaron Ochart


AFFIRMATION OF FAITH                                    Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth,  And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. 

I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen

THE 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

Hymn 525           “Here I Am, Lord”


Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not seek so much to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand, to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen


POSTLUDE                         “Toccata” Gigout                       

Participating in today’s service are Rev. Aaron Ochart, Pastor, Julie Hebert, CE Leader, Sandy Cranfill, Music Director, and Sam Garnett, Organist. Appreciation to David Garland and Dennis Lauland for the video production of today’s service.