Prelude The Good Shepherd
Dom Paul Benoit
Silence Be still and breathe deeply of the Spirit who gathers us with our friend Jesus to worship and serve God…
Words of Gathering — Skip and Vicky Waterbury
(Refrain) Come in and go out And find pasture. We are safe with the Shepherd of all sheep. Meadows await us… in this moment. Rest in love… where we are. Joyfully feed. Do not fear. Find peace.
Hymn The King of Love My Shepherd Is
The King of love my shepherd is,
whose goodness faileth never;
I nothing lack if I am His,
and He is mine forever.
Where streams of living water flow,
my ransomed soul He leadeth.
And where the verdant pastures grow,
with food celestial feedeth.
Perverse and foolish oft I strayed,
but yet in love He sought me,
and on His shoulder gently laid,
and home, rejoicing, brought me.
Confession (Mike Kaib)
Gentle Shepherd, you call us to right paths, guide us in righteousness, lead us in your way.
But we have allowed things that separates us — our anger, our greed, our hate, our fear, our jealousy — to direct the paths we go. We have overreacted. Taken more than our fair share. Despised others for what they have and what we lack.
Forgive us for not following your way. Forgive us for failing to recognize or for ignoring your voice.
Forgive us for not remembering we are yours, and you are our Shepherd.
Come and find us where we have strayed. Please. Bring us back to your sheepfold, if only by your efforts, strength and mercy. Guide us back to loving you, our neighbor and ourselves. In the name of the Christ, who is our shepherd, we pray. Amen.
Silence for personal confession
A Time with the Children You’re Not Sheep; Why Do You Need a Shepherd?
The Scripture Lesson (Beth Walker) John 10:1-10
The Sermon A Shepherd God for City Folks?
Savior like a Shepherd
Affirmation of Faith (Steve Wilhite) — Psalm 23
Offertory My Shepherd is the Living God
Isaac Watts/ Thomas Sternhold/ arr.Eric Routley
Communion and Prayers
Passing of the Peace
Postlude Prelude in G Minor J. S. Bach