Worship Service – Sept. 13, 2020
10:15 Facebook Live Stream Worship Sunday/The Great Thanksgiving
Prelude/ Lighting of the Candles Sue Keasler
Opening Prayer: Gracious God, renew our minds with the power of your Holy Spirit. Cleanse our spirits with the mercy of your grace. Bring us into fellowship with one another and grant us courage to defend the lowly. Part the waters of our troubled thoughts, that we might see others as you see them. Protect us with your powerful hand, that we might sing of your faithfulness and dance to your glory. Amen.
Passing of the Peace: (L)The Peace of Christ be with you
(P) And Also with you.
Opening Hymn: “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty” UMH #64
CALL TO CONFESSION
Proverbs 28:13 Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy. So let us draw near to God with sincerity and confidence, and pray together.
Prayer of Confession: Merciful God, we are ever in need of your grace and your mercy When we have injured your little ones, forgive us. When we have laughed at others’ misfortunes, pardon us. When we have belittled the weak, humble us. Help us walk the trials of life with your powerful hope and your loving grace. Amen.
Words of Assurance: If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, the forces of death would have devoured us whole. If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, we would have fallen to the sword or been drowned by the sea. Dance and sing to the Lord, who is on the side of all God’s
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: Merciful God, transform this offering into hope and joy for a troubled world. Receive the blessings we return to you this day, and transform our ministries into instruments of your grace. Through our giving, may places of sorrow and mourning know the sound of love and
laughter. Through our living, mold us into your people— a people of promise and hope, a people who live and die in the Lord.
Special Song John Edru Granadosin
Scripture Reading: “Matthew 18:21-35”
L: This is the word of the Lord.
P: Thanks be to God.
Song of Response “As the Deer” The Faith We Sing
Message “Forgiveness Multiplied” Frank Akers
The Great Thanksgiving Rev. Dean Blackburn
Closing Hymn Majesty Worship His Majesty UMH #176