October 21, 2018 Online Bulletin



Community Joys & Concerns

Prelude – acolyte lights candles on altar

*Call to Worship

One: O how manifold are the works of God.

All: The earth is full of God’s glorious creation.

One: We are a part of God’s magnificent design.

All: Let us bless and praise our great and good God.

*Opening Hymn

Shall We Gather at the River” UMH 723

Opening Prayer

God, you are so great, we cannot help but praise you with our entire being. Help us to recognize your glory in everything around us: the winds carry your messages,

and the elements preach your sermons. All of creation is a living love letter that inspires awe and praise. Help us to celebrate and find solace in this love today and every day. Amen.

Special Music

Children’s Moment And the winner is…

Children ages 3-8 may go out for Children’s Church

Proclamation of the Word

Prayer for Illumination (liturgist only) 

God of mystery and majesty, you call all life into being. Call us through your Word to the places where we may best serve you. Call us to the service where we may follow you most closely. Amen.

Scripture Reading  

Psalm 104:1–9, 24   OT pp. 554-555

Message Knowing One’s Place

Job 38:1–7             OT p. 484

Mark 10:35–45 NT p. 46

Response to the Word

*Hymn of Response

Freely, Freely” UMH 389

*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.

Pastoral Prayer


*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.

Sending Forth

*Sending Hymn

“I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me          TFWS 2153



*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

Nursery available for children 3 and under.

Address: 6156 Studley Rd., Mechanicsville, VA 23116