21st Sunday After
We Gather as the Body of Christ
WELCOME, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND
FUNNY STORY Pastor Perry
CENTERING WORDS (Proverbs 3: 5-6)
Let your trust and faith in life be in God. Open your heart and thirst for His will. Praise His love and be in peace knowing the assurance that He is with you.
CALL TO WORSHIP
Sharon Stewart – Liturgist
We are called to be people of faith in the midst of this world, and so we mix our worship and our work, our faith, and our life. We are hesitant to trust, to give to our Lord Jesus the weight of our hearts in our worst moments; and we are forgetful in expressing our trust and faith in our most joyful moments. In this time together, may God open our hearts, minds and eyes, allowing us to see deeper into our faith, and to trust the light of Jesus Christ that guides our faith in living in an uncertain world.
Trust and Obey
UMC Hymnal #467
OLD TESTAMENT READING
(Numbers 20: 2-13)
CHILDREN'S TIME with Pastor Perry
PREPARATION FOR PRAYER
I Love You Lord Barbara Houser
We Attend to the Word
HYMN: We Walk by Faith
The Faith We Sing Hymnal #2196
GOSPEL LESSON Luke 8: 22-25
MEDITATION Pastor Perry
Where is My Faith?
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. Give as you are called and as you are able.
Amazing Grace My Chains are Gone
Barbara Houser - soloist
BLESSING OF THE OFFERING (Unison)
Our loving God, as you are faithful to us, may we be faithful to you:
Faithful with our time and energy; faithful with our possessions and wealth. Receive these gifts by your grace. Multiply and use them through the power of the Holy Spirit to make real your reign of love, justice, and peace in our world. Amen.
We Are Sent in Ministry to the World
HYMN: Faith is Patience in the Night
The Faith We Sing Hymnal #2211
BENEDICTION Pastor Perry
As we move into the busyness of our life this week, may trust and faith in our Lord Jesus find space in the worries of life; peace in the beauty of life; joy in the sorrows of life. May you find comfort, faith be strengthened, and your day be blessed. Through Jesus Christ, find your Faith, believe in your Faith, and live your Faith. Amen
SENDING FORTH HYMN
Shalom to You UMC Hymnal #666
DEPART IN PEACE…SHALOM!
Worship Liturgy is taken from two sources: Lectionary Liturgies and the Abingdon Worship Annual 2022.