We Gather as the Body of Christ
WELCOME, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND
Pastor Bob Stewart
Pray without ceasing. Pray without giving up. Pray with tenacity, courage, and hope.
CALL TO WORSHIP
Jean Kelly – Liturgist
Called by God to be a people of prayer, we gather today as
people of prayer. Come, let us worship and pray together.
O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee
UMC Hymnal #430
vs. 1, 3, & 4
Mighty God, we come into your powerful presence with hope in our hearts. May we pray with the same focus and strength with which you receive our prayers. Flow through our prayers and our worship this day, that we may rediscover childlike trust, even as we mature in faith. Amen.
2 Timothy 3: 14 – 4: 5
CHILDREN'S TIME with Pastor Bob
PREPARATION to PRAYER
Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
We Attend to the Word
HYMN: It’s Me, It’s Me, O Lord
UMC Hymnal #352
GOSPEL LESSON Luke 18: 1-8 NLT
MEDITATION Persistent and Intentional
Pastor Bob and Sharon
We Gather at Christ's Table
INVITATION TO OFFERING
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. The Spirit of God works through us, speaking hope through our words. The mercy of Christ works within us, healing neighbors through our actions in Christ’s name. Let us give with a joyful heart.
Power of Your Love by Hillsong
Barbara Houser - Soloist
BLESSING OF THE OFFERING
Mighty God, bestow your power and strength on these gifts we now return to you. Multiply them as they go forth to serve your church and your world.
UMC Hymnal #347
PRAYER FOLLOWING COMMUNION
We Are Sent in Ministry to the World
SENDING FORTH HYMN
Shalom to You
UMC Hymnal #666
As people of prayer, go now to live your prayers.
As people of faith, go now to live in faith.
As people of love, go now to live with love.
DEPART IN PEACE, SHALOM
Worship Liturgy is taken from two sources: Lectionary Liturgies
and The Abington Worship Annual-2022