Worship Service – Oct. 11, 2020
10:15 Facebook Live Stream Worship Sunday
Prelude/ Lighting of the Candles Sue Keasler
Opening Prayer: Beloved God, we gather in the shelter of your love, grateful for the banquet of worship you have prepared for us. Focus our hearts and our minds on the beauty of this time, the blessings of our lives, and the fullness of your message. Strengthen our call to fulfill our role as your partners in ministry to the world. Amen.
Passing of the Peace: (L)The Peace of Christ be with you
(P) And Also with you.
Opening Songs: Our God & He Knows My Name
CALL TO CONFESSION
Psalm 32:5 Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord.” And you forgave the guilt of my sin. So, let us draw near to God with sincerity and confidence, and pray together.
Prayer of Confession: Gracious God, you know how we confuse our roles, miss your invitation, and ignore your banquet of grace and abundant love. Clear the clouds from our eyes, that we may clearly see clearly your call to partner and serve with you. Clear our calendars, that we don’t miss your invitation to love and serve the world. Clear our minds and soothe our troubled souls, that we may remember and treasure the opportunity to receive your abundant grace and your loving nourishment. Nourish us with your forgiveness and your mercy, that we may rejoice fully in this time of worship. In your love and grace, we pray. Amen.
Words of Assurance: Rejoice in God, whose grace is ours. Rejoice in the power of love!
Hymn of Illumination “Spirit Song” (1st Verse only) UMH #347
Offertory call (Liturgist, please call ushers forward at this time)
Remember the words Jesus said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive. Offertory Music Sue Keasler
Offertory Prayer: Gracious God, thank you for your abundant love and your nourishing grace. Thank you for the gifts we return to you now. Bless these gifts, that they may become for others signs of your abundant love and vessels of your nourishing grace. Amen.
Scripture Reading: Exodus 32: 1-14 L: This is the word of the Lord.
P: Thanks be to God.
Song of Response As the Deer The Faith we Sing
Message His Compassion Never Fails by Pastor Ed Granadosin
Closing Hymn “What a Friend We Have in JESUS” (#3 verses only) UMH #526