November 4, 2018 Online Bulletin



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.

*Opening Hymn

“Jesus Loves Me” UMH 191

Opening Prayer

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.

Special Music

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.

Scripture Reading  

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

Pastoral Prayer

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

Sending Forth

*Sending Hymn

Love Divine All Love’s Excelling  UMH 384



*Benediction Response

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

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