Third Sunday of
We Gather as the Body of Christ
WELCOME AND FUNNY STORY
Karen Cassidy, CLM
CALL TO WORSHIP
Debbie Young - Liturgist
With eyes to see,
And ears to hear,
With lips to sing,
And hands to help:
Let us worship God with the fullness of our being.
(by Rev. Beth Merrill Neel)
HYMN: Day of Arising
Worship & Song Hymnal #3086
OPENING PRAYER (unison)
God most compassionate and merciful, we thank you that you have come to us in Jesus the Servant-Christ, whose disciples we are. Make us strong in your strength; make us wise in your wisdom; and makes us gentle in your compassion. May we be signs of the human unity you seek to accomplish through the cross of Jesus Christ, that your name be glorified in all the earth. Amen.
OLD TESTAMENT READING Psalm 146
CHILDREN'S TIME with Ms. Karen
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying
The Faith We Sing Hymnal #2193
HYMN: Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
UMC Hymnal #349
GOSPEL LESSON John 9: 1-41
(Good News Translation)
MEDITATION Karen Cassidy, CLM
“The Greenless People“
Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior
Joan Fossum-Handbells, Heidi Prior-Piano
BLESSING THE OFFERING (unison)
For bringing hope to our world and healing to our lives, we give you thanks and praise. Bless these gifts that they may become signs of hope, paths of healing and prayers of peace for your world. Amen.
HYMN: Go to the World
Worship & Song Hymnal #3158
Go now to love, even when love involves risk.
Go now to love, as God loves us.
Go now to care, even when caring is hard.
Go now to care, as God cares for us.
Go now to love, in truth and in action.
By this we are known as children of God.
DEPART IN PEACE…Shalom!
HYMN: Change My Heart, O God
The Faith We Sing Hymnal #2152