World Communion Sunday – October 7, 2012

WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY

GATHERING

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PRELUDE                                                                             Kathy Nash

 

GREETING

Leader: Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth.

People: Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before Him with shouts of joy.

Leader: The Lord is God. He made us and we are His.

People: Enter His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with joy.

Leader: Give thanks to the Lord and bless His name for He is good.

People: His unfailing love continues forever.

All: Let us worship the Lord.

 

*OPENING HYMN      “Love Divine All Loves Excelling”                    UMH #384

 

WORLD COMMUNION CALL TO WORSHIP

UNISON PRAYER OF INVOCATION   (Based on Psalm 27)
We have gathered together today, O Lord, because our spirits long to come into your presence. You alone are the hope and joy we seek for the living of our lives.  You alone are the salvation we long for. O Lord, do not turn away from us, but come and dwell in our midst today. Reach into every heart and soul that has assembled in this place and be gracious to us. Answer our heartfelt prayers and send us away to proclaim the glory of your name in all the world. Amen.


*HYMN                “In Christ There is No East or West”                        UMH #548

 

TIME WITH THE YOUTH                                                                    Michael Keffer

 

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                                                             Jeremiah 42:11-12

 

PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY PRAYER

Eternal God: You have taught us through Your word, to be caring of one another’s burdens and thus fulfill the law of Christ. Accept now, and bless these gifts to be used for the needs of Your people, here and everywhere.

For Jesus Name we pray.

 

RECEIVING OUR OFFERING

*PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING

*DOXOLOGY                                                                                                 UMH #95

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

JOYS AND CONCERNS

 

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON                                                         Revelation 3:17-22 

 

PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION

THE MESSAGE          “What the World Needs Now…”                           Janet Keffer

 

*AFFIRMATIONOF FAITH       “The Apostles’ Creed”                            UMH #881

 

PASTORAL PRAYERS                                                                         Michael Keffer

 

*HYMN                              “Jesus Shall Reign”                                           UMH #157

 

COMMUNION

CONFESSION AND PARDON                                                              UMH Page 12

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING                                                                  UMH Page 13-14

THE LORD’S PRAYER

RECEIVING COMMUNION

 

SENDING FORTH

*CIRCLE SONG                                                                                           UMH #393

Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on me.

Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on me.

Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me.

Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on me.

 

*BLESSING (May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen)

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*Stand as you are able. The quiet room is available in the back of the sanctuary if needed.

 Many Thanks to the Rev. Ed Womack for officiating at our Communion Service this morning.

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