You are cordially invited to join us for church service in person or via video at 10:00am on Sunday mornings! If you join us in person, masks are required. Below is the bulletin for the worship service.
October 31, 2021 10:00AM
HERE IS THE ADVANCE BULLETIN FOR OUR FULL CHURCH SERVICE. It is being updated regularly, so check back for more details. Click here to watch the complete church service at 10:00AM On Sunday.
WHERE HAVE YOU SEEN GOD AT WORK THIS WEEK?
BREATHING PRAYER:(From Job 42:1)
In: “Help me, O God…”
Out: “…to hear your voice.”
*CALL TO WORSHIP:
L: Come, let us praise the Lord!
P: Let us shout our songs of thanksgiving to Almighty God!
L: For God has done wonderful things for us.
P: God’s love and blessings have been showered upon us.
L: Come, let us praise the Lord!
P: Let us sing songs of great joy to God. AMEN.
OPENING HYMN: O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing UMH #57 (v. 1-3 & 7)
Lord, we gather here this day in praise and thanksgiving for all the wonderful things you have done for us. Help us to be faithful disciples in all that we think, do and say, that your great love may be revealed and offer healing to all people. AMEN.
SHARING OUR JOYS AND CONCERNS
Lord, we have a tendency to wander in wildernesses of our own creating. When opportunities to serve you and to make commitments to your service are given, we consult our calendars to see if there is anything else we have to do. We place our needs and our schedules before our service to you. Help us to reorder our priorities. Help us to look again at the wonderful opportunities you give us to be of service to you by working with others; reaching out to heal and help. Bring us to the light of your love once again. Heal our wounded souls. Let us love you truly with our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength. Give us courage and persistence as disciples that your great love and glory may shine through our deeds of lovingkindness.
For we ask this in the name of Jesus who taught us to pray …
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 trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
SPECIAL MUSIC: For Those Tears I Died, Sandy Griffiths
SCRIPTURE READING: Mark 12:28-34 (CEB)
28 One of the legal experts heard their dispute and saw how well Jesus answered them. He came over and asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?”
29 Jesus replied, “The most important one is Israel, listen! Our God is the one Lord, 30 and you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being, with all your mind, and with all your strength. 31 The second is this, You will love your neighbor as yourself. No other commandment is greater than these.”
32 The legal expert said to him, “Well said, Teacher. You have truthfully said that God is one and there is no other besides him. 33 And to love God with all of the heart, a full understanding, and all of one’s strength, and to love one’s neighbor as oneself is much more important than all kinds of entirely burned offerings and sacrifices.”
34 When Jesus saw that he had answered with wisdom, he said to him, “You aren’t far from God’s kingdom.” After that, no one dared to ask him any more questions.
SERMON TITLE: Are We There Yet?
May we remain steadfast in our vows to support the United Methodist Church by our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service, and our witness. Amen
CLOSING HYMN: We Are Called TFWS# 2172
SENDING FORTH PRAYER
The pathway is open before us this day. It is a path of peace and hope, brought to others by God’s mighty love and wondrous blessings. Let us go in peace, bringing hope to all that we meet. Go, as blessed ones, to serve God all our days. AMEN.
SENDING FORTH HYMN: SHALOM TO YOU
Shalom to you now, shalom my friends.
May God’s full mercies bless you, my friends.
In all your living and through all your loving
Christ be your shalom. Christ be your shalom.