Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
October 4, 2009

UMH=United Methodist Hymnal
TFWS=The Faith We Sing
*Please stand as you're able, or stand in your hearts

Choral Call to Worship Where Children Belong TFWS #2232
Prelude Tell Me the Stories of Jesus UMH #277

Call to Worship (adapted from Psalm 25)
Leader: We are God’s people, called to know and demonstrate the love, mercy and justice of our God.
People: To you, O God, we lift up our souls.
Leader: When the days are bright and laughter fills our hearts we learn to rejoice in God’s steadfast love and faithfulness.
People: Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in the way. He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.
Leader: When the days are all too dark and we are surrounded by turmoil, injustice and affliction we learn to keep our eyes ever toward the Lord.
People: Relive the troubles of my heart, and bring me out of my distress.
Leader: Now, wait on the Lord.
People: Now, we wait on the Lord.

Hymn of Praise How Firm a Foundation UMH #529

Opening Prayer
Today, God, we confess fumblings and failures in accomplishing Christian unity, as we set aside yet another day to remind ourselves of the task. On this World Communion Sunday, give us eyes to recognize your reflection in the eyes of Christians everywhere. Give us a mind to accept and celebrate our differences. Give us a heart big enough to love your children everywhere. We thank you for setting a table with space enough for us all! Amen.


Children’s Moments Jesus Loves Me (in many languages) UMH #191

Old Testament Reading Job 1:1; 2:1-10 Pew Bible p.453

Offering His Name is Wonderful UMH # 174

*Doxologyplease stand UMH #95
Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise Him, all creatures here below; praise Him above, ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Hymn of Preparation One Bread, One Body UMH #620

Gospel Reading Mark 10:2-16 Pew Bible p.46


Communion (Insert: Bilingual Great Thanksgiving)
UMH #618 Let Us Break Bread Together
TFWS #2261 Life Giving Bread
UMH #640 Take Our Bread

Hymn of Dedication Shalom to You UMH #666

Choral Benediction God Be With You(1verse) UMH #672
Passing the Peace My Life Is in You, Lord TFWS #2032

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