October 3, 2021                                                                            Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
                                                           World Communion Sunday


Prelude:                                      “You Satisfy the Hungry Heart”    R. Kreutz arr. Charles Callahan

Call to Worship                                                                                                                       Cheryl Dove
   To you, O Lord, we lift up our souls.
        O God, in you we trust.
    Your steadfast love, O Lord, is before our eyes.
        And we walk in your faithfulness.

Opening Hymn:                                       “Bread for the Ages”                                      (Words below)

Opening Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, by your love for little children you hae shown us the way to heaven.  So cleanse us from our sin and deceitfulness that we may be renewed with a child-like faith and, thereby, become heirs of eternal life; Hear us, O Blessed and Holy Trinity, one God for ever and ever.  Amen.

Prayer before the Word                                                                                                             Bob Mott

First Lesson:                                                Job 1:1, 2:1-10

Psalm:                                                               Psalm 26

Gospel Lesson:                                           Mark 10:13-16
                       L: The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ   P: Praise to you, Lord Christ

Sermon:                                    “To Whom the Kingdom Belongs"                   Pastor Gilbert Stones

Hymn:                                        ”I Want Jesus to Walk with Me”                                                   #521

Prayers of the People

Offering   [Click here to go to online giving]

Offertory                                                    “Aria da Chiesa”                                 anon. Italian, 18th c.

The Great Thanksgiving   

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.

Receiving the Bread and Cup

Closing Hymn:                                     “My Life Is in You, Lord”                                                  #2032


Song of Blessing:                                        “Shalom to You”

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Bread for the Ages                                                                  Words and Music Gilbert Stones 2012

Bread for the world,
Bread for the journey,
Bread for the ages,
Sent from above.
Bread sent to challenge,
Sustain and Empower us.
Bread to prefigure the great feast of love.

Jesus once stood on the shores of the Galilee,
Thousands before him all clamored for bread.
He opened his hands, and sent forth his spirit,
And so by his power the hungry were fed.


Jesus sat down, amidst his apostles
Lifting the bread and blessing the wine
Bidding them all, observe and remember
And so we draw strength when we take it each time.


Jesus still comes when we gather together
Offering bread to each kindred and tribe
Revealing himself in the wine of redemption
His life poured freely for all who imbibe


On the great day, we’ll meet in the kingdom,
Where the lamb’s banquet before us is spread
And then on that day, we’ll have understanding
Of all of the mysteries contained in this bread.