Eighth Sunday After
We Gather as the Body of Christ
WELCOME, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND
FUNNY STORY Karen Cassidy, CLM
CENTERING WORDS (Luke 12)
To be secure in earthly treasure,
but not rich toward God,
is to be poor indeed.
CALL TO WORSHIP (Psalm 107)
Jean Kelly – Liturgist Responsive reading
Give thanks to the Lord, for God is good.
God’s steadfast love endures forever.
Make your petitions heard, for God saves us in times of trouble.
Christ’s steadfast love endures forever.
God satisfies our hunger with good things and quenches our thirst with living water.
The Spirit’s steadfast love endures forever.
Let us worship.
OPENING PRAYER (Colossians 3)
Jean Kelly – Liturgist
Eternal God, as people raised with Christ, teach us to seek the things that are above, where Christ abides in glory. Even as our true lives remain hidden in you with Christ, grant us a glimpse of our true selves, made pure and whole in your love. Renew your Spirit within us and make us fit to bear the glory of your image. Amen.
HYMN: Come, Christians, Join to Sing
UMC Hymnal #158
OLD TESTAMENT READING
(Psalm 107: 1-9)
Good News Translation
Jean Kelly – Liturgist
CHILDREN'S TIME with Miss Karen
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE Karen Cassidy
Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
UMC Hymnal #384
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON
Colossians 3: 1-11
MEDITATION Karen Cassidy, CLM
“Cake, Candy & a Bottle of Coke”
INVITATION TO OFFERING
I Love You Lord
BLESSING OF THE OFFERING
(Psalm 107) (Unison)
We sing your praises, O God, for your love is sure and true, your faithfulness is never ending. You satisfy the thirsty and fill the hungry with good things. Receive these offerings we bring before you this day, and the gifts may continue your work of tending the needy, providing hope for the downtrodden, and blessing those who live in want. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.
HYMN: My Life is in You, Lord
The Faith We Sing Hymnal #2032
BENEDICTION (Colossians 3)
Go fourth as people who have been raised with Christ to newness of life. We go as Christ disciples. Go forth as people whose lives are hidden with Christ and the living God. We go to bear the mystery of life with God. Go forth as people who will be revealed in glory when Christ’s glory is revealed. We go to store up treasure in heaven where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Amen
Let us DEPART IN PEACE
Old Testament & New Testament
Readings are from the
Good News Translation.
Today’s liturgy is from
“The Abingdon Worship Annual – 2022”