Community Joys & Concerns
Prelude – acolyte lights candles on altar
*Call to Worship
One: Unless we love each other as God loves us,
All: we serve only in part.
One: Unless we seek justice for everyone,
All: we welcome only in part.
One: Unless we praise God with our whole self,
All: we worship only in part.
One: Come let us worship God with body, mind, and spirit.
“Harvest Song” TFWS 2061
Great healer, lover of our souls: Bless this sacred time set apart for worship and praise. May this space be different from the places we left to come here. May this his space be a glimpse of your coming kingdom and a foretaste of your glory. Amen.
Children’s Moment Offering…you too!
Children ages 3-8 may go out for Children’s Church
Proclamation of the Word
Prayer for Illumination (liturgist only)
Through your Word, Gracious God of hope, lead all who are vulnerable to places of sanctuary where life may be sustained and hope may be found. As we worship this morning, strengthen us to serve you in all we say, in all we do, in all we give. Amen
Psalm 127 OT p. 573
Message The Way of Giving and Receiving
Mark 12:38-44 NT pp. 49-50
Response to the Word
*Hymn of Response
“Wonderful Words of Life” UMH 600
*The Apostle’s Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord:
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. The third day he arose from the dead, he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
*Doxology & Prayer
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise God, all creatures here below: Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise God, the source of all our gifts! Praise Jesus Christ whose power uplifts! Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
“God Will Take Care of You” UMH 130
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.
UMH – United Methodist Hymnal found in your pew rack
NT – New Testament, toward the back of the Bible
OT – Old Testament, toward the beginning of the Bible
*Please stand as able
Nursery available for children 3 and under.