October 2, 2022

World Communion Sunday   

 

Welcome

 

Prelude:     “Verso in E Minor”        Domenico Zipoli                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                      

Call to Worship:    Mike and Kathy Lindsay

 Like an ant on a stick both ends of which are burning,

I go to and fro without knowing what to do and in great despair.

Like an inescapable shadow that follows me, the dead weight of sin haunts me.

Graciously look upon me.  Your love is my refuge.

  

Opening Hymn:     “Saranam, Saranam (Refuge)"                                 UMH#523                                                                                       

Prayer Before the Word:    


First Lesson:      Lamentations 1:1-6  Kathy Lindsay             

  L: The word of the Lord   P: Thanks be to God 

                                                                    

Psalm:   Psalm 137        UMH#852                                                          


Gospel Lesson     John 6:41-51                            

L: The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ   P: Praise to you, Lord Christ


Hymn:   “When We Are Called to Sing Your Praise”        TFWS#2216


Sermon:     "It's Essential to Lament"   Mike Eggleston, Guest Pastor

                 

Pastoral Prayer


The Lord’s Prayer


  Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come,

your will be done, on earth as in heaven.   

  Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we

forgive those who sin against us.

  Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever.

Amen.


Offering our Gifts to God   [Click here to go to online giving]


Offertory:                                                             

 

Prayer of Dedication


The Sacrament of Holy Communion

During this period of restrictions necessitated by COVID we are using prepared communion packets. We invite you to receive a communion packet as you are leaving the sanctuary to use at home.

 

The Great Thanksgiving                                                       

The Lord be with you,

      And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

      We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord, our God.

      It is right to give our thanks and praise….

 

...we praise your name and join in their unending hymn:

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord, God of power and might. Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the Highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the Highest.

 

... as we proclaim the mystery of faith:

Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again!

 

Closing Hymn:  “Be Still, My Soul”         UMH#534


Benediction


Song of Blessing:    “Shalom to You”


Passing the Peace of Christ with phone calls, texts, emails, cards and prayers


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Anthem:       “At The Table Of Our God”        Douglas E. Wagner



At the table of the world,
Some have plenty, some have none.
At the table of our God,
All are plentifully fed.
Blow us by your Spirit to love!
Blow us by your Spirit to care!
Hurricane and breath,
Hurricane and breath,
Fill us with a vision of love!
At the table of the world,
Some have honor, some have scorn.
At the table of our God,
All are welcomed and renewed.
Blow us by your Spirit to love!
Blow us by your Spirit to care!


Hurricane and breath,
Hurricane and breath,
Fill us with a vision of love! x2

                                                                              

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Thanks to everyone who made today’s service possible

Sarah Jane Scott - Piano, Organ and Vocals

Mike and Kathy Lindsay -  Liturgy and Scripture

Cheryl Dove, Jora Landis, Mike Eggleston - Vocals

Rich Bolin, Kasey P. Lindsay, Mary Anne Meyer, Gilbert Stones - Primary Videography

Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editor




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