WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
*PRAISE MUSIC: “I Surrender All” UMH 354
All have fallen short of the glory of God. So we all enter this sanctuary, this place that has been set aside and made holy for the worship of God, as sinners equally unworthy of the grace and mercy we’ve been shown. We enter this time of worship to thank God for all the steadfast love we’ve been shown. We enter this house of prayer asking God for strength and mercy as we continue this journey of life. We enter this house of God singing prayers and praise. Amen.
Leader: Once there was a man about to lose his job. In desperation, so his family wouldn’t starve, he made deals with many people who owed large amounts of money to the company.
People: Very shrewd! Buying friends!
Leader: I wonder if that would work with God?
If I give a big enough donation to the church, could I buy God’s friendship?
People: God doesn’t work that way. God’s friendship isn’t for sale.
Leader: If God doesn’t want money, then what?
People: God desires things of eternal value: humility, honesty, kindness, faithfulness and worship.
Leader: Then let us worship God in truth and spirit.
HYMN: “What Does the Lord Require” UMH 441
TIME WITH THE YOUTH
PRAYERS AND OFFERING
CONFESSION AND PARDON UMH 8
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE: Joys and Concerns
THE LORD’S PRAYER
RECEIVING OUR OFFERING
* PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING
“Glory Be to the Father” UMH 71
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.
EPISTLE LESSON: 1Timothy 2:1-7 PB, pg. 198
GOSPEL LESSON: Luke 16:1-13 PB, pg. 75
THE MESSAGE: Why Church? Reason Two: Real People
*HYMN RESPONSE: “Jesus Calls Us” UMH 398
*CIRCLE SONG: “My Tribute” UMH 99
To God be the glory, to God be the glory, to God be the glory,
for the things he has done.
With his blood he has saved me, with his power he has raised me;
To God be the glory for the things he has done.
Our Friends at the Old Town Mission are seeking items for crafty projects for fundraising. If you have any old neckties and/or can labels, they have some creative plans for them. And any thanks to this wonderful organization for their donations of foodstuffs to Haven’s Food Bank/Pantry.
Check out our website www.havenchurchjerome.org!! Open 24/7. Complete with bulletins and calendar events.
Blessing of the Animals on Sunday October 3rd at 10 a.m. If your pet cannot come, bring a picture. Treats for the animals and their people courtesy of friends of the Jerome Humane Society.
We would like to reissue the church Directory and request you make sure we have your correct address and phone number (plus email if you wish). Contact the office to give the info to Pastor Vicki. Thanks.