Eighth Sunday After

Pentecost

We Gather as the Body of Christ

WELCOME, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND

FUNNY STORY     Karen Cassidy, CLM

CENTERING WORDS (Luke 12)

Karen Cassidy

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.

HYMNCome, 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

PASTORAL PRAYER

LORD’S PRAYER

HYMN:

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   

Karen Cassidy

OFFERTORY

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)

(Unison)

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”