Bulletin – October 10, 2010

GATHERING

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

PRELUDE Patty Bell

*PRAISE MUSIC: “To God Be The Glory” UMH 98

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

Leader: Lift up your hearts to the Lord.

People: We lift them up to the Lord.

INVOCATION

Father, we come together to worship you, the author and perfecter of our faith. We long to know you more, to draw closer to your heart. Remove the distractions that keep us from coming fully into your presence. You are worthy of our worship. May every part of our being reflect your glory as we worship you this day? Amen

HYMN: “Easter People, Raise Your Voices” UMH 304

TIME WITH THE YOUTH

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of our hearts, be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, our Rock and our Redeemer. Amen.

GOSPEL LESSON: Luke 17:5-10 PB, pg. 76

EPISTLE LESSON: 2Timothy 1:1-14 PB, pg. 198

THE MESSAGE

*HYMN RESPONSE: “Take Our Bread” UMH 640

PRAYERS AND OFFERING

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE: Joys and Concerns

PASTORAL PRAYER

THE LORD’S PRAYER

CALL TO CONFESSION

The God who created us and knows our every weakness is also the God who redeems us. With confidence, let us confess the sins that separate us from God and one another.

CONFESSION

Most Holy God, we aren’t worthy of your love. Yet, still you love us. We aren’t worthy of your patience. Yet, still you wait for us. We aren’t worthy of your healing. Even still, you mend our wounded souls. We confess our weakness, our lack of trust and our lack of perspective on what you’re doing in and through our lives. We fail to see that you are active and deeply concerned about each fiber of our being. Restore our faith in you. Let us not forget the ways you have loved and waited, healed and worked. Thank you for your continual mercy and forgiveness. We are most grateful. Amen.

WORDS OF ASSURANCE

Christ died for us while we were yet sinners. That proves God’s love for us.

In the name of Jesus the Christ you are forgiven.

RECEIVING OUR OFFERING

* PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING:

“Great Is Thy Faithfulness” Refrain, UMH 140

Great is Thy faithfulness!! Great is Thy faithfulness! Morning by morning new mercies I see; all I have needed Thy hand hath provided; great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

COMMUNION

THANKSGIVING

For the Bread and the Cup

COMMUNION MUSIC

SENDING FORTH

*CIRCLE SONG: “Surely the Presence” UMH 328

Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place; I can feel His mighty power and His grace. I can hear the brush of angels’ wings, I see glory on each face; surely the presence of the Lord is in this place.

*BLESSING

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*please stand if you are able.

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