23rd Sunday After

Pentecost

We Gather as the Body of Christ

WELCOME, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND

FUNNY STORY     Pastor Bob

CENTERING WORDS

New life comes through change. A new beginning is always near.

Embrace the changes God is bringing. We need to trust God!

GATHERING HYMN:    Trust and Obey

UMC Hymnal    #467

CALL TO WORSHIP   (Isaiah 12)

responsive reading

Sharon Stewart – Liturgist

Praise the Lord, whose anger has turned away.

          We will trust and not be afraid.

The Lord is our strength and our song.

          God comforts us in our time of need.

Draw water from the wellspring of eternal life.

          Surely God is our salvation.

Sing to the Lord.

          God has done glorious things.

Give thanks to the Lord.

          We will call on God’s holy name. Amen.

OLD TESTAMENT READING

Isaiah 12: 1-6      Sharon Stewart

CHILDREN'S TIME with Pastor Bob

PREPARATION to PRAYER

I Love You Lord    UMC Hymnal  #2068

PASTORAL PRAYER

LORD’S PRAYER

We Attend to the Word

HYMNO Master, Let Me Walk with Thee

UMC Hymnal    #430

GOSPEL LESSON         Luke 21: 5-19 NLT

MEDITATION                   Pastor Bob

Let Us Be Marching to Zion!

We Gather at Christ's Table

INVITATION TO OFFERING   

Pastor Bob

We are called to share from our abundance to support the work

of God through this church. May we give gladly, however great or small, to thank God for our call to be Christ’s hands, feet, and heart in the world.

Give as you are called and as you are able.

OFFERTORY

Lord, I Give You My Heart

by Hillsong

Barbara Houser – soloist

DOXOLOGY

Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow

UMC Hymnal    #94

BLESSING OF THE OFFERING  (Luke 21)

(Unison)    Pastor Bob

Eternal God, we draw life in your presence. You have created and sustained us to meet the challenges we face each day.

May the gifts and offerings we bring before you reflect the light of Christ that shines in our lives, a light that can heal the world.

In our living and in our giving, help us act in concert with your ways, that the world might see in us the power of your Spirit. Amen.

We Are Sent in Ministry to the World

HYMN:      Marching to Zion

UMC Hymnal    #733

BENEDICTION

Pastor Bob

Jesus is with us in times of upheaval. When the future seems unclear. When the present is complicated and overwhelming. When we are not sure what is happening or what will happen. Jesus is with us and provides the guidance, companionship, and strength that we need.

May the grace of Christ, the love of God and the encouragement of the Spirit be with you.

SENDING FORTH HYMN

Shalom to You    UMC Hymnal #666

MAY CHRIST BE YOUR SHALOM…AMEN

Worship Liturgy is taken from two sources: Lectionary Liturgies and the Abingdon Worship Annual 2022.