SUNDAY WORSHIP

 

You are invited to join us for our Sunday morning church service in the Fellowship Hall or online at 10.  Below is the bulletin.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH the full church service live on the internet at 10:00am on Sunday!

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September 25, 2022   10:00AM

 

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HERE IS THE ADVANCE BULLETIN FOR OUR FULL CHURCH SERVICE.  It is being updated regularly, so check back for more details.  Click here to watch the complete church service at 10:00AM On Sunday.

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ORDER OF WORSHIP:

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WELCOME TO ALL PRESENT AND THOSE WATCHING THE LIVE FEED ON VIMEO AT HOME.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:  

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SUMMER BIBLE TRIVIA-Where in the World is Pastor Lynn?

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BREATHING PRAYER: 

In: “God is able…”

Out: “…to heal my sorrow.”

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PRELUDE:  Let us prepare our hearts and minds to worship God.

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*CALL TO WORSHIP:

Those who love God,
God will deliver.
Those who know God by name,
God will protect.
Those who call out to God,
God will answer.
We gather this morning,
as those who trust God.

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OPENING HYMN: It Is Well with My Soul UMH #377

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OPENING PRAYER:

Almighty God, you create, redeem and sustain us, every moment of our lives. In you we place our trust. When we face illness, conflict, and fear, you are our steadfast protector. When we suffer setback and loss, you restore us through your love. When our lives prosper and we are comfortable, you move us to share our blessings with others. In times of hardship and plenty,
you alone are the source of the life that really is life. Holy God,
in love and trust, we live the power of your resurrection,
through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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SHARING OUR JOYS AND CONCERNS

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PASTORAL PRAYER:

O gracious God, your loving presence never abandons us, not even when we abandon you. You have promised to deliver those who seek and love the you, even in our darkest hours. All we have to do is call, and you will answer us. You answer us with love and honor, forgiveness and mercy, life and salvation. Grant us confidence and joy in all that we do, for we offer our lives and our prayers to you in the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, who taught us to pray …

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Amen.

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OFFERTORY / SPECIAL MUSIC:  

 

OFFERING STATEMENT: We live out our membership vows by offering our prayers, our presence, our service, our gifts, and our witness. In so doing we glorify God and the wonder of God’s love.

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DOXOLOGY – UMH #94

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
praise God, all creatures here below;
praise God above, ye heavenly host;
praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Amen.

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SCRIPTURE READING:  Matthew 5:1-10 (REB)

When he saw the crowds he went up a mountain. There he sat down, and when his disciples had gathered round him he began to address them. And this is the teaching he gave:

3 ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit; the kingdom of Heaven is theirs. 

4 Blessed are the sorrowful; they shall find consolation. 

5 Blessed are the gentle; they shall have the earth for their possession.

6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst to see right prevail; they shall be satisfied. 

7 Blessed are those who show mercy; mercy shall be shown to them. 

8 Blessed are those whose hearts are pure; they shall see God. 

9 Blessed are the peacemakers; they shall be called God’s children. 

10 Blessed are those who are persecuted in the cause of right; the kingdom of Heaven is theirs.

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SERMON TITLE: 

 

CLOSING HYMN:  Hymn of Promise UMH #7070

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SENDING FORTH PRAYER: 

Wealth, status, and success are uncertain, but we can trust God’s abundant provision, and God’s desire that we enjoy what we have. Let us respond by working for justice, living generously, and sharing with others. May our Lord strengthen us for the journey ahead. Amen

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SENDING FORTH HYMN: SHALOM TO YOU

Shalom to you now, shalom my friends.

May God’s full mercies bless you, my friends.

In all your living and through all your loving

Christ be your shalom. Christ be your shalom.

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BENEDICTION

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POSTLUDE

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