September 30, 2018 Online Bulletin



Community Joys & Concerns

Prelude – acolyte lights candles on altar

*Call to Worship

One: Blessed be our God,

All: our help in times of trouble.

One: Blessed be our God,

All: our guide along the way.

One: Blessed be our God,

All: our help and our guide.

One: Come, let us worship.

*Opening Hymn

O God, Our Help In Ages Past  UMH 117

Opening Prayer

Because of your grace, we are.

Because of your love, we act.

Because of your spirit, we pray.

Because of your gospel, we live.

Because of your presence, we worship.

If it had not been for you, Creator God, we would not be.

So it was, so it is, so it will be, for now and forever. Amen.

Special Music

Children’s Moment Loving Them…yes, them

(Children 3-8 years old may leave for children’s church)

Proclamation of the Word

Prayer for Illumination (liturgist only) 

God of love, sometimes we are too confident that our ways are the only ways and become too comfortable in our ways of hearing your word. Grant us grace, humility, and wisdom so we might respect other viewpoints, and better receive your way of guidance for us all. Amen.

Message But, what about…?

Mark 9:38–50             NT p. 45

Response to the Word

*Hymn of Response

Change My Heart, O God” TFWS 2152

*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.

Scripture Reading  

James 5:13-20 NT pp. 231-232

Prayers of Confession & Healing


*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

Many Gifts, One Spirit  UMH 114



*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