SUNDAY WORSHIP

HERE IS THE ADVANCE BULLETIN FOR OUR SUNDAY ZOOM CHURCH SERVICE.  It is regularly being updated as more information comes in. 

 

Sunday, October 25, 2020

SCRIPTURE READING: Matthew 10:40-42

SERMON TITLE: Being Neighborly

 

9:45 Fellowship Check-In to see and hear our friends and family.  We can chat as if we are in the Narthex until 10:00 when the service begins.  Please mute your microphone when you are not participating to reduce noise.

 

CHECK-IN    Please mute unless talking.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Unmute yourself to participate.

 

WHERE HAVE YOU SEEN GOD AT WORK?  Unmute yourself to participate.  Then please mute yourself again until Joys and Concerns.

PRAYER BREATHING (from Psalm 90:13-17)

 

 IN      “Satisfy us, O Lord …”

Hold   (4 counts)

OUT    “…with your steadfast love.”

Hold  (4 counts)

 

CALL TO WORSHIP:

L: We are called to be the people of God’s kingdom.
P: In God’s realm we will find healing and hope.
L: We are called to be people who love as God has loved us.
P: In God’s world, we will reach out with God’s love to all God’s people.
L: We are called to be those who would serve.
P: Lord, be with us as we serve you by helping those in need. AMEN.
Sing God’s praises always! AMEN.

 

OPENING HYMN: Take My Life and Let It Be  UMH #399

Take my life and let it be
consecrated, Lord, to thee.
Take my moments and my days,
let them flow in endless praise.

Take my hands and let them move
at the impulse of Thy love.
Take my feet and let them be
swift and beautiful for thee.

Take my voice and let me sing,
always, only for my King.
Take my lips and let them be
filled with messages from thee.

Take my silver and my gold;
not a mite would I withhold.
Take my intellect and use
every power as Thou shalt choose.

Take my will and make it thine;
It shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart, it is thine own;
It shall be thy royal throne.

Take my love, my Lord, I pour
at thy feet its treasure store.
Take myself, and I will be
ever, only, all for thee.

 

JOYS AND CONCERNS  

Share out Loud  Unmute yourself to participate.

Then please mute yourself until the end of the service.

 

OPENING PRAYER:

Lord Jesus, you command us to remember that the first commandment is to love God with all that we are, our hearts, souls, minds and spirits. The second is equal to this in that this love is to be extended to our neighbors. We are to love as we wish to be loved. Help us to internalize these commandments so that when we encounter times of difficulty, we are again reminded of your everlasting love for us. AMEN.

 

PASTORAL PRAYER:

Lord of hope and peace, we have brought before you the names of dear ones on our hearts. Some of the names have been uttered out loud in the congregation; others are whispered in our hearts. Be with all of us, O Lord. Heal our wounds. Direct our lives in pathways of peace.  Help us to grow in faith and love toward you, so that we might always live in trust and hope. Center us in routines that keep us close to you, O Lord. Center us in the mission of the church. Center us in lives of thankful giving and loving for all the blessings which you have bestowed upon us.
With grateful hearts we offer our prayer 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.
Amen.

 

SPECIAL MUSIC: Spirit Song                                 Sandy Griffiths and Janet Wysong

                                                           

SCRIPTURE READING: Matthew 10:40-42

40 “Those who receive you are also receiving me, and those who receive me are receiving the one who sent me. 41 Those who receive a prophet as a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward. Those who receive a righteous person as a righteous person will receive a righteous person’s reward. 42 I assure you that everybody who gives even a cup of cold water to these little ones because they are my disciples will certainly be rewarded.”

 

SERMON TITLE: BEING NEIGHBORLY                    Rev. Dr. Lynn Reece

 

GOING FORTH PRAYER:

God’s love is sending us forth into the world in ministries of peace and justice. We have received forgiveness and been showered with God’s gracious love. Let us go in peace, bringing love and hope to this hurting and angry world. AMEN.

 

DISMISSAL 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 your loving,

Christ be your shalom, Christ be your shalom.

 

BENEDICTION:

 

Unmute yourself if you would like to say goodbye to everyone.