Worship Service – Oct. 18, 2020
10:15 In-person & Facebook Live Stream
Prelude/ Lighting of the Candles Sue Keasler
Opening Prayer: Magnificent and Holy One, we long to know you better. As we make our way in this world, we search for signs that you are with us. Give us a glimpse of your glorious presence, and show us your ways. May our lives ring out the marvelous message of your goodness, your
mercy, and your love. Amen.
Passing of the Peace: (L)The Peace of Christ be with you
(P) And Also with you.
Opening Songs: Forever & God of Wonder
CALL TO CONFESSION
James 4:8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. So, let us draw near to God with sincerity and confidence, and pray together.
Prayer of Confession: O God, our God, you have shown us your ways and promised to walk with us. Through your Son, Jesus, you have given us an example to follow, that we might be imitators of your divine love. But we have not kept the laws and rules you have given us. Lover of justice, forgive us when we forget whose image we bear. May the deep convictions of our
faith be displayed through acts of kindness, compassion and mercy, in your holy name we pray. Amen.
Words of Assurance: Our God is a God who forgives, showing kindness and compassion to all. When we call on God, God hears and answers us. Through Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.
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: These offerings represent only a part of what we owe you. Our currency bears the imprint of worldly powers, but we bear the holy image you inscribe on our hearts. All that we have and all that we are belong to you, O God. As we give these gifts and ourselves freely to you,
may others know your goodness and your love, through our offerings. Amen.
Gospel Reading: Matthew 22:15-22
L: This is the word of the Lord.
P: Thanks be to God.
Song of Response As the Deer The Faith We Sing
Message How I Give? by Pastor Ed Granadosin
Closing Hymn His Name is Wonderful” (to be sung 2x) UMH #74