Community Joys & Concerns
Prelude – acolyte lights candles on altar
*Call to Worship
One: In a world that oppresses the most vulnerable,
All: we praise a God who watches over the outcast and the stranger.
One: In a world where food is wasted while others live in famine,
All: we praise a God who provides enough food for all.
One: In a world where it can be hard to remain hopeful,
All: we praise a God who keeps faith forever, from generation to generation.
One: Come, let us worship God.
“Jesus Loves Me” UMH 191
Sovereign God of all things good, we gather to recall the great love story of our faith, so that we may embody it in our daily lives, and share it with future generations. In our worship and in our living may your love remain ever-present. Amen.
Proclamation of the Word
Prayer for Illumination (liturgist only)
God of grace, we learn to love because you loved first. This knowledge draws us ever closer to you. As we hear your Word, may we overflow with love for one another, for you, and all Creation. Amen.
Ruth 1:1–18 OT p. 241
Message The Way of Love
Psalm 146 OT p. 581
Mark 12:28–34 NT p. 49
Presentation to Otto Williams
Response to the Word
*Hymn of Response
“The Gift of Love” UMH 408
Invitation to the Table UMH p. 12
Remembering the Saints
Confession and Pardon UMH p. 12
*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!
Dedication of Gifts
The Great Thanksgiving UMH p. 13
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.
Receiving the bread and cup
“Love Divine All Love’s Excelling” UMH 384
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.