Sixth Sunday after

Pentecost

We Gather as the Body of Christ

WELCOME, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND

FUNNY STORY     

Pastor Bob Stewart

CALL TO WORSHIP

(Colossians 1:15-20) NLT  Sharon Stewart

Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see-such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him. He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together. Christ is also the head of the church, which is his body. He is the beginning, supreme over all who rise from the dead. So, he is first in everything. For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ, and through him reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross. Let us worship and praise God together.

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

OPENING PRAYER  (Unison)

Sharon Stewart – Liturgist

Open our minds, O Lord, and reprioritize our thoughts, So that Christ is the center of our choices and inclinations. Open our hearts, O Lord, and realign our emotions, so that our love for Christ reigns over all other feelings. Open our ears, O Lord, and reestablish our connection to you, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

HYMN:    Open My Eyes, That I May See

UMC Hymnal    #454

CHILDREN'S TIME with Pastor Bob

PREPARATION FOR PRAYER

Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

PASTORAL PRAYER

Pastor Bob

HYMN:     Take My Life, and Let It Be

UMC Hymnal    #399

GOSPEL LESSON        Luke 10: 38-42

MEDITATION

Which One Are You More Like?

Pastor Bob

INVITATION TO OFFERING   

Pastor Bob

One way that we show our commitment to God is through the giving of our time, our talents and through our financial support of the church. Give as you are called and as you are able.

OFFERTORY

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

UMC Hymnal    #349

BLESSING OF THE OFFERING  (Unison)

(Psalm 52)

Bless these gifts, O Lord, that through them, we may do our part to care for those in need, to feed the poor and to spread the good news of the gospel throughout the world. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.

COMMUNION HYMN

Fill My Cup, Lord (2 times)

UMC Hymnal #641

GREAT THANKSGIVING

HOLY COMMUNION

LORD'S PRAYER

HYMN:    Shine Jesus, Shine

The Faith We Sing Hymnal    #2173

BENEDICTION (Luke 10)    Pastor Bob

One reminder that the story of Mary and Martha gives us is that although God desires our full attention, God   has also created us with different gifts and inclinations. Whether you serve as Martha did, with hands-on helping, attending to many tasks and preparations, or whether you take the stance that Mary did, to sit and learn, in quiet… know that God is with you, and bids you to be faithful within your own circumstances and your own unique make-up. Go in peace, to love and serve your Lord in the way that only you can. Depart in Peace…Shalom!

 

SENDING FORTH HYMN

Shalom to You

UMC Hymnal    #666

Worship Liturgy is taken from two sources: Lectionary Liturgies and The Abington Worship Annual-2022