18th Sunday After
We Gather as the Body of Christ
WELCOME, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND
FUNNY STORY Pastor Bob
(Jeremiah 29, Luke 17)
Are you stuck in the past? Have you lost hope for the future?
Do not despair. Build houses of joy. Plant gardens of faith. Offer thanks and praise to the living God. All will be well.
CALL TO WORSHIP (2 Timothy 2)
Sharon Stewart – Liturgist
In worship, we remember who we are and to whom we belong. In worship, we remind ourselves, as a community, of what matters the most. In worship, we present ourselves to God, just as we are, knowing that we are loved; we are forgiven; and we are accepted in the name of Jesus Christ. Friends, let us worship God together!
HYMN: Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
UMC Hymnal #89
OLD TESTAMENT READING
Jeremiah 29: 1, 4-7 Sharon Stewart
(2 Timothy 2: 8-15)
CHILDREN'S TIME with Pastor Bob
PREPARATION FOR PRAYER
Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE Pastor Bob
We Attend to the Word
HYMN: Lord of the Dance
UMC Hymnal #261
GOSPEL LESSON Luke 17: 11-19
MEDITATION Pastor Bob
Where Are the Rest?
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.
BLESSING OF THE OFFERING
(Unison) Pastor Bob
Accept these gifts, O God, our tithes, and offerings, to do your will in the world, as we await the coming of your kingdom. Amen.
We Are Sent in Ministry to the World
HYMN: Give Thanks
The Faith We Sing Hymnal #2036
BENEDICTION (Jeremiah 29, Luke 17)
As you go forth this day, build houses of love and plant gardens of faith.
We will sow seeds of faith and hope, and bloom where we are planted.
Care for your neighbors and bear the fruit of kindness and compassion.
We will grow in the power of God’s Spirit, and bloom with the grace of Christ’s love.
Go with God. DEPART IN PEACE…Shalom
SENDING FORTH HYMN
Shalom to You UMC Hymnal #666