20th Sunday after

Pentecost

We Gather as the Body of Christ

WELCOME, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND

FUNNY STORY         Pastor Bob

CENTERING WORDS

(Mark 10)  Pastor Bob

Christ is the light and the imprint of God’s glory. Let all God’s children come to the light.

CALL TO WORSHIP  (Mark 10)

Debbie Young - Liturgist

Our lives can be full of joy and blessing, but also full of challenge and struggle. Sometimes life can seem overwhelming, as we wonder where we can turn for help, comfort and support. Sometimes it can even seem as if it is impossible to step forward in the right direction. In Mark 10:27, we are given this truth – that all things are possible with God. All things. With God, we can move through the struggles and challenges, no matter what they are. With God, we can become aware of the joy and the blessing that flows all around us. Let us join together to worship the Lord our God.

OLD TESTAMENT READING

Job 23: 1-9, 16-17

HYMN:

Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

UMC Hymnal    #103

OPENING PRAYER (Psalm 22) (Unison)

Debbie Young - Liturgist

Sometimes it can seem as if you are so far away, O Lord. Unreachable. Unknowable. Unattainable. Give us the courage to look beyond these thoughts and feelings, Holy One, so that we may be reminded that you are so much more than anything we could know or imagine. No matter what we might feel or sense in any given moment, you are near, offering us comfort and hope … and deep rest. Amen.

A READING from the PSALMS

Psalm 22: 1-15

Debbie Young - Liturgist

CHILDREN'S TIME with Pastor Bob

PREPARATION FOR PRAYER

Precious Lord, Take My Hand vs 1

UMC Hymnal    #474

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE        Pastor Bob

PASTORAL PRAYER

LORD’S PRAYER

HYMN:        People Need the Lord

The Faith We Sing Hymnal    #2244

GOSPEL LESSON               Mark 10: 17-31

MEDITATION                              Pastor Bob

“We Trust in You for the Tomorrow”

INVITATION TO OFFERING       (Mark 10)

Jesus challenged the rich man to sell what he had and give to the poor. He challenges us today to be generous in our giving, trusting God’s provision for our lives. Give as you are called and as you are able.

OFFERTORY

These Alone are Enough - Choir

BLESSING OF THE OFFERING

(Mark 10)  (Unison)

We answer your call, O Lord, to follow you and share what we have with others. Receive these gifts and bless them that they may further your kingdom here on earth. With you, all things are possible. In the name of Jesus. Amen

SENDING HYMN

You are My All in All

Worship & Song Hymnal    #3040

BENEDICTION  (Psalm 22)     Pastor Bob

Our faith requires that we ask ourselves questions – hard questions – the answers to which may require us to rethink our life choices and priorities. Amidst the questions and the answers, one thing is clear: Jesus looks at us with love and understanding. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God our creator and the encouragement of the Holy Spirit be with you.

Depart in Peace,  Amen.

BENEDICTION HYMN

Thy Word is a Lamp vs 1

UMC Hymnal    #601