October 2, 2022
World Communion Sunday
Prelude: “Verso in E Minor” Domenico Zipoli
Call to Worship: Mike 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
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.
Offering our Gifts to God [Click here to go to online giving]
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
Song of Blessing: “Shalom to You”
Passing the Peace of Christ with phone calls, texts, emails, cards and prayers
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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, and John Kersten - Vocals
Rich Bolin, Kasey P. Lindsay, Mary Anne Meyer, Gilbert Stones - Primary Videography
Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editor