21st Sunday after

Pentecost

We Gather as the Body of Christ

WELCOME, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND

FUNNY STORY         Pastor Bob

CENTERING WORDS  (Mark 10)

Whoever wishes to be first among you must be servant of all, for the Human One came not to be served but to serve.

CALL TO WORSHIP  (Hebrews 5)

Debbie Young - Liturgist

Our lives are full of joy and blessing, but they are also full of struggle and suffering. We have this promise from scripture – that God understands and meets us in the midst of any struggles we have and any suffering we go through. As we prepare ourselves to worship God, know that you are not alone. Through Jesus Christ, God is with you in the midst of any challenge … offering you empathy … forgiveness … and compassion.

Let us worship God together.

EPISTLE READING          Hebrews 5: 1-10

HYMN:                          Are Ye Able

UMC Hymnal     #530

OPENING PRAYER  (Unison)

Debbie Young - Liturgist

Come, Holy Spirit, into this place and lift our hearts in praise. Come, Holy Spirit, into this place and lift our spirits in prayer. Come, Holy Spirit, into each one of us, that our lives might be immersed in goodness and in grace. Amen

CHILDREN'S TIME with Pastor Bob

PREPARATION FOR PRAYER

How Great Thou Art vs 1

UMC Hymnal    #77

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE        Pastor Bob

PASTORAL PRAYER

HYMN:                           Jesu, Jesu  vs 1-4

UMC Hymnal    #432

GOSPEL LESSON               Mark 10: 35-45

MEDITATION                              Pastor Bob

“What Do You Want Me to Do for You?”

INVITATION TO OFFERING      Pastor Bob

Through our generosity we serve God and the world in which God created. Give as you are called and as you are able.

OFFERTORY

Together We Serve - Choir

BLESSING OF THE OFFERING

(Mark 10)  (Unison)

Generous God, you call us to love and serve others. We present these gifts and tithes to you, that through them food might be provided to the hungry, and shelter and clothing might be provided to those without. May your kingdom come, O God. May your justice be done. Amen.

HYMN:            This is my Father’s World 

UMC Hymnal    #144

GREAT THANKSGIVING    Pastor Bob

HOLY COMMUNION

LORD’S PRAYER

BENEDICTION (Mark 10)  Pastor Bob

Jesus said, “Whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be a slave to all.”

Go in peace, to love and serve your neighbor and the Lord. Amen.

Depart in Peace, Shalom.

BENEDICTION HYMN

How Great Thou Art vs 3     UMH #77