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


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.


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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