A Service of Installation for Rev. Drew Harrison
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Welcome Rev. Joel Buckwalter
Prelude “God of Grace and God of Glory” – arr. Hobby
Call to Worship Rev. Keith Reed
One: Just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.
All: For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body Jews, Greeks, slaves or free—and were all made to drink of one Spirit.
*Hymn No. 450 “Be Thou My Vision”
Prayer of Confession Warren Gardner
we confess that we have sinned against you
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done,
and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our whole heart and mind and strength.
We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
In your mercy forgive what we have been,
help us amend what we are,
and direct what we shall be,
so that we may delight in your will
and walk in your ways,
to the glory of your holy name.
Moment of Silence
Assurance of Forgiveness Warren Gardner
*Hymn No. 581 “Glory Be to the Father”
“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.”
Anthem Sanctuary Choir – “Lead Me, Lord” – Wesley
First Reading: Psalm 37:1-15, 37-40 OT 510 LP 628
Second Reading: Ephesians 4:1-13a NT 193 LP 236
Sermon “To Equip the Saints” MK Dean
Affirmation of Faith
In a broken and fearful world
the Spirit gives us courage
to pray without ceasing
to witness among all peoples to Christ as Lord and Savior,
to unmask idolatries in Church and culture,
to hear the voices of peoples long silenced,
and to work with others for justice, freedom, and peace.
In gratitude to God, empowered by the Spirit,
we strive to serve Christ in our daily tasks
and to live holy and joyful lives
even as we watch for God’s new heaven and new earth,
praying, “Come, Lord Jesus!”
Invitation to Offering
Offertory “Be Thou My Vision” – arr. Carter
*Doxology No. 606
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise him all creatures here below. Praise him above ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.
Prayer of Dedication
Blessed are you, God of all creation;
through your goodness we have these gifts to share.
Accept and use our offerings for your glory
and for the service of your kingdom. Amen.
Service of Installation
Moderator: There are different gifts.
People: But it is the same spirit who gives them.
Moderator: There are different ways of serving God.
People: But it is the same Lord who is served.
Moderator: God works through different people in different ways.
People: But it is the same God who achieves God’s purpose through them all.
Moderator: Each is given a gift by the Spirit.
People: To use it for the common good.
Moderator: Together we are the body of Christ.
People: And individually members of him.
Presentation of the Candidate
Clerk of Session: Do we, the members of the church, accept Drew Harrison as our pastor chosen by God through the voice of this congregation to guide us in the way of Jesus Christ?
People: We do.
Clerk of Session: Do we agree to pray for him, to encourage him, to respect his decisions, and to follow as he guides us, serving Jesus Christ, who alone is Head of the Church?
People: We do.
Clerk of Session: Do we promise to pay him fairly and provide for his welfare as he works among us; to stand by him in trouble and share his joys? Will we listen to the word he preaches, welcome his pastoral care, and honor his authority as he seeks to honor and obey Jesus Christ our Lord?
People: We do and we will.
Prayer of Installation
God of grace, who called us to a common ministry as ambassadors of Christ, trusting us with the message of reconciliation: give us courage and discipline to follow where your servant rightly leads us; that together we may declare your wonderful deeds and show your love to the world; through Jesus Christ the Lord of all. Amen.
Declaration of Installation
Welcome from the Presbytery Rev. Deb Brincivalli
Charge to the Pastor Rev. Jesse Garner
Charge to the Congregation Rev. Michele Allen
*Hymn No. 307 “God of Grace and God of Glory”
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.
Benediction Rev. Drew Harrison
Postlude “Songs of Thankfulness and Praise” – arr. MacMillan