Bulletin – September 25, 2011



This is the day that the Lord has made.

Let us rejoice and be glad in it!


PRELUDE                                                                                    Patty Bell


Call: O Lord, I give my life to you.

Response: I trust in you, my God!

Call: Show me by the right path, O Lord; point out the road for me to follow.

Response: I trust in you, my God!

Call: Remember, O Lord, your compassion and unfailing love.

Response: I trust in you, my God!

Call: The Lord is good and does what is right; he shows the proper path to those who go astray.

Response: I trust in you, my God!

Call: He leads the humble in doing right, teaching them his way.

Response I trust in You, O God!

                                                                   Based on Psalm 25:1-9

*PRAISE MUSIC:                 “Seek Ye First”                                               UMH 405

AFFIRMATION: Modern (1932)                                           UMH 885


HYMN:         “He Is Lord”                                                      Renew 29



NEW TESTAMENT LESSON:    Philippians 2:1-13             PB, pg. 185

GOSPEL LESSON:    Matthew 21:23-32                                PB, pg. 22

THE MESSAGE:                                                          Pastor Vicki Lerdahl



  O Great God, we bring ourselves before you, just as we are—broken, sinful, weak. We confess that we are fickle people—saying one thing and doing another. Forgive us, for we have sinned. We say that we love you and yet we do not love our brothers and sisters. But, you are gracious, compassionate and slow to anger. For this we humbly thank you. We know that you are here, ready to hear our prayer of confession and to help us to turn from our sinfulness. Again and again you forgive. Thank you for not treating us as our sins deserve. For your love and forgiveness, we worship you now. Amen.


If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Thanks be to God.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE: Joys and Concerns


OFFERTORY PRAYER Our heavenly Father, every good and perfect gift comes from you. We recognize that all we’ve been given is a blessing from our Father, who loves us. As we bring our offerings to you this morning, we do so humbly. We know we wouldn’t have gifts to bring if it weren’t for your blessing and generosity toward us. And so we come to bless and give generously back to you. May our offerings be pleasing to you and come from pure and grateful hearts. And may all that we give be used to further your kingdom. In your holy name. Amen.



* PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING                          Renew 26

Jesus, name above all names, beautiful Savior, glorious Lord.  Emmanuel, God is with us, blessed Redeemer, Living Word.

*HYMN RESPONSE:   “At The Name Of Jesus”                    UMH 168


*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.


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