Church Bulletin – October 2, 2011

GATHERING

GREETING                                                                                      UMH 6

ANNOUNCEMENTS: World Communion Sunday

PRELUDE                                                                               Patty Bell

CALL TO WORSHIP:

Call: God has created the heavens, the earth and all that is in them.

Response: We will worship the creator of all!

Call: God has given us home and food and monetary provisions.

Response: We will worship the great provider!

Call: God has forgiven us, saved us, made us his children.

Response: We will worship our heavenly father!

Call: God is present in this place and ready to receive our worship.

Response: We will worship the ever-present God!

*PRAISE MUSIC:           “Wash, O God, Our Sons And Daughters”        UMH 605

PSALM 19

TIME WITH THE YOUTH

HYMN:    “What A Friend We Have In Jesus”                      UMH 526

 

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

PRAYER OF ILLUMUNATION:

Lord, open our hearts and minds, by the power of your Holy Spirit, that, as the Scriptures are read and your Word proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us today. Amen.

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON:    Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20  PB, pg. 64

GOSPEL LESSON:    Matthew 21:33-46                                PB, pg. 22

THE MESSAGE:                                                                Pastor Vicki Lerdahl

*HYMN RESPONSE:   “One Bread, One Body”                    UMH 620

 

PRAYERS

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE: Joys and Concerns

PASTORAL PRAYER

Gracious God, I ask for prayer today for this community. There are many hurts and sorrows. There are many joys and celebrations. You know them all and we are thankful. For those who are hurting, please bring great healing and peace. For those who are celebrating, we give you glory for your gifts and provisions. God, may these people know without a doubt that they belong to you and that they are precious in your sight. I ask that we may use our joys and sorrows as a testimony of your work in our lives. Thank you for seeing us, for hearing us, for knowing us. In your holy name. Amen.

 

COMMUNION AND OFFERING

INVITATION: FOR WORLD COMMUNION

Almighty God: from the ends of the earth you have gathered us around Christ’s holy table.

We come to feast together.

Have mercy on your church, troubled and divided.

Renew us and make us one. Amen.

CONFESSION AND PARDON                                                    UMH 8

OUR OFFERING                                                                         UMH 8

* PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING:      “Doxology”          UMH 70

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen. Amen.

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING                                                  UMH 9

THE LORD’S PRAYER                                                                         UMH 10

COMMUNION                                                                             UMH 11

SENDING FORTH

*CIRCLE SONG:          “He Is Lord”                                            UMH 177

He is Lord, He is Lord!  He is risen from the dead and He is Lord!  Every knee shall bow, every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

*BLESSING

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