Fifteenth Sunday after
We Gather as the Body of Christ
WELCOME, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND
FUNNY STORY Pastor Bob
(Psalm 125, James 2)
Remember God’s gracious abundance and give thanks. Remember Christ’s call upon our lives to be faithful. Open yourself to the Holy Spirit. For this is the time to worship.
READING FROM THE PSALMS
Psalm 125 Debbie Young - Liturgist
CALL TO WORSHIP (Psalm 125)
Debbie Young - Liturgist
What would it be like if we could trust God completely?
What would it be like if we were aware of God’s presence with us all the time?
What would it be like if we could worship God with our whole heart, holding nothing back?
In worship, we draw near to God who has already drawn near to us. Let us worship God together!
HYMN: Table of Plenty
Worship & Song Hymnal #3173
OPENING PRAYER Mark 7 (Unison)
Open our ears, O Lord, that we might hear your voice speaking to us, through the words of scripture, through song and prayer, and through praise of this community, gathered in your name.
Open our ears, O Lord, that we might hear your Spirit, speaking to ours – words of encouragement, words of promise, words of hope.
Open our ears, this day, as we worship you together! Amen.
OLD TESTAMENT READING
Proverbs 22: 1-2, 8-9, 22-23
Debbie Young - Liturgist
CHILDREN'S TIME with Pastor Bob
PREPARATION FOR PRAYER
Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying
The Faith We Sing Hymnal #2193
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE Pastor Bob
HYMN: Come to the Table of Grace
Worship & Song Hymnal #3168
GOSPEL LESSON Mark 7: 24-37
MEDITATION Pastor Bob
“Feed the Dog”
INVITATION TO OFFERING Pastor Bob
The Lord is Creator of all and the Giver of every good gift. Let us offer to God a portion of these gifts, that all needs may be met, and that all people may come to know the grace and joy of God. Give as you are called and as you are able.
OFFERTORY Hymn of Promise
Debbie Young / soloist
BLESSING OF THE OFFERING
(Proverbs 22) (Unison)
O Lord, you have created us all. Bless these gifts and the generosity of those who give them, as they join with other gifts to feed the hungry, clothe the poor, and help those who are in need. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.
AFFIRMATION OF OUR FAITH
The Apostle’s Creed
Traditional Version UMH #881
SENDING HYMN Together We Serve
The Faith We Sing Hymnal #2175
BENEDICTION Pastor Bob
Present your needs to Jesus, who hears you and understands. Jesus offers us healing and hope, no matter what our circumstances.
May the grace of God our Redeemer, The love of God our Creator, And the presence of God our Sustainer, be with you, this day and every day. Depart in Peace. Shalom.
Shalom to You UMH #666