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15th Sunday after

Pentecost

We Gather as the Body of Christ

WELCOME, ANNOUNCEMENTS, 

and FUNNY STORY       Pastor Bob

CENTERING WORDS

(Jeremiah 29: 11-13)    Pastor Bob

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.”

CALL TO WORSHIP    (Psalm 149)

(Responsive reading)    Sharon Stewart

Sing a new song to God.

Sing of light and hope.

Dance with laughter and joy.

Dance with hearts full of love.

Rejoice with strings and drums.

Rejoice with justice and peace.

Sing a new song to God. Let us worship God together.

HYMN:    Kum Ba Yah

UMC Hymnal    #494

OPENING PRAYER

(Unison)      Sharon Stewart

God of light and love. God of the day and of all new beginnings. God of infinite understanding. We come to you this morning to praise your name. Turn us toward you and allow your light to fill us and illuminate our lives, so that we can see you more clearly and follow you with more intention. In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.

EPISTLE READING

Romans 13: 8-14    Sharon Stewart

CHILDREN'S TIME with Pastor Bob

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

PREPARATION to PRAYER

Just as I Am, Without One Plea vs1&2

UMC Hymnal #357

PASTORAL PRAYER

LORD’S PRAYER

We Attend to the Word

HYMN:     Jesu, Jesu

UMC Hymnal    #432

GOSPEL READING

Mark 10: 35-45

MEDITATION          Pastor Bob

Draw the Circle Wider

We Gather at Christ's Table

INVITATION to the OFFERING

   (Exodus 12, Romans 13)

In Christ, all gifts are welcome, both great and small. Bathed in love,

Led by compassion, let us share our gifts and offerings with God.

OFFERTORY    Erin Tellier

DOXOLOGY

Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow

UMC Hymnal    #95

BLESSING OF THE OFFERING  (Romans 13)

(Unison)    Pastor Bob

Receive these gifts as offerings of love, O God. Bless them with your grace, that those who receive them may find compassion and hope. In your holy name, we pray. Amen.

HYMN:      Here I Am, Lord

UMC Hymnal  #593

We Are Sent in Ministry to the World

BENEDICTION      Pastor Bob

Just as God has called us here, God now sends us forth.

Just as God has joined us here, God goes with us now.

Go with the power of God to love and serve the world.

SENDING FORTH HYMN

Shalom to You

UMC Hymnal #666

DEPART IN PEACE...SHALOME!

Worship Liturgy is taken from two sources: Lectionary Liturgies and the Abingdon Worship Annual 2023.

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