Sunday Worship Guide - Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

 

Worship Guide

October 24, 2021

Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

Creating Disciples of Jesus who Transform the World

 

ENTRANCE WITH PRAISE

 

Greetings:

Minister: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you!

People: And also with you!

 

Special Music: “In His Time” - Michael and Stefanie

 

Centering Words:

 

Taste and see that the Lord is good. God’s steadfast love endures forever.

 

*Call to Worship:

 

Leader:   Magnify the Lord. Exalt God’s holy name.

People:  How can we praise God amidst so much suffering?

Leader:   God is Lord over all-both good and evil.

People:  Only the saints can comprehend such things.

Leader:   The Lord hears the pleas of the perishing, and transforms the suffering of the faithful into a deeper joy.

People:  Restore our fortunes, O God, when calamity strikes.

Leader:   Magnify the Lord, you righteous of the Lord.

People:  We will exalt God’s holy name.

Leader:   Let us pray.

 

 

ALL: God our healer, source of everlasting mercy, give us the courage to cry out in our need when the crowd seeks to silence us, as did blind Bartimaeus outside Jericho; give us the wisdom to admit our limitations and accept our limited understanding, as did Job before us; give us the confidence to sing your praises in the midst of fear and doubt, as the psalmist did in David’s court. Grant us your healing balm, O God, that we may be truly made well and whole and follow you all the days of our lives. Amen.

 

Hymn: Leave It There”

 

If the world from you withholds of its silver and its gold,

and you have to get along with meager fare,

just remember in his Word how he feeds the little bird,

take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

 

Leave it there, leave it there,

take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

If you trust and never doubt, he will surely bring you out;

take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

 

If your body suffers pain, and your health you can’t regain,

and your soul is almost sinking in despair,

Jesus knows the pain you feel, he can save and he can heal,

take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

 

Leave it there, leave it there,

take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

If you trust and never doubt, he will surely bring you out;

take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

 

When your enemies assail, and your heart begins to fail,

don't forget that God in heaven answers prayers;

he will make a way for you, and will lead you safely through,

take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

 

Leave it there, leave it there,

take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

If you trust and never doubt, he will surely bring you out;

take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

 

When your youthful days are done, and old age is stealing on,

and your body bends beneath the weight of care,

he will never leave you then, he'll go with you to the end,

take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

 

Leave it there, leave it there,

take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

If you trust and never doubt, he will surely bring you out;

take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

 

PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD

 

Words of Assurance

 

Christ intercedes for us, and saves everyone who comes to God in his name.

Draw near to God through Christ, and God will draw near to you.

Praise be to our God and Father!

 

*Gospel Reading: Mark 10:46-52

 

46 They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. 47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 48 Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 49 Jesus stood still and said, “Call him here.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart; get up, he is calling you.” 50 So throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. 51 Then Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man said to him, “My teacher, let me see again.” 52 Jesus said to him, “Go; your faith has made you well.” Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way.

Leader:   This is the Word of God, for the People of God

People:  Thanks be to God!

 

WORD AND RESPONSE

 

Time with Young Friends “Jesus Loves Me

 

Children’s Message: “Blessed Even More”

 

Hymn: “How Majestic Is Your Name”

 

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth.

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth.

O Lord, we praise your name.

O Lord, we magnify your name:

Prince of Peace, mighty God;

O Lord God Almighty.

 

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth.

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth.

O Lord, we praise your name.

O Lord, we magnify your name:

Prince of Peace, mighty God;

O Lord God Almighty.

 

Sermon: “Now My Eye Sees” - Job 42:1-6, 10-17

 

1 Then Job answered the Lord:

2    “I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.

3    ‘Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?’ Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.

4    ‘Hear, and I will speak; I will question you, and you declare to me.’

5    I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you;

6    therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes.”

10 And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job when he had prayed for his friends; and the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before. 11 Then there came to him all his brothers and sisters and all who had known him before, and they ate bread with him in his house; they showed him sympathy and comforted him for all the evil that the Lord had brought upon him; and each of them gave him a piece of money and a gold ring. 12 The Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; and he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand donkeys. 13 He also had seven sons and three daughters. 14 He named the first Jemimah, the second Keziah, and the third Keren-happuch. 15 In all the land there were no women so beautiful as Job’s daughters; and their   father gave them an inheritance along with their brothers. 16 After this Job lived one hundred and forty years, and saw his children, and his children’s children, four generations. 17 And Job died, old and full of days.

 

RESPONSE TO THE WORD

 

Hymn: “O How I Love Jesus”

 

There is a name I love to hear, I love to sing its worth,

it sounds like music in the ear, the sweetest name on earth.

O how I love Jesus, O how I love Jesus,

O how I love Jesus, because he first loved me.

 

It tells me of a Savior's love, who died to set me free;

it tells me of his precious blood, the sinner's perfect plea.

O how I love Jesus, O how I love Jesus,

O how I love Jesus, because he first loved me.

 

It tells of one whose loving heart can feel my deepest woe;

who in each sorrow bears a part that none can bear below.

O how I love Jesus, O how I love Jesus,

O how I love Jesus, because he first loved me.

 

Affirmation From Romans

 

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?

Shall tribulation or distress, or persecution or famine, or nakedness or peril or sword?

No!

In all things we are more than conquerors through the One who loved us.

We are sure that neither death nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation,

will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Thanks be to God! Amen.

 

 Gloria Patri  

 

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

 

Prayers of the People: Joys and concerns:        

Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer

 

SENDING FORTH

 

Hymn: “Freely, Freely”

 

God forgave my sin in Jesus' name

I've been born again in Jesus' name

And in Jesus' name I come to you

To share His love as He told me to

 

He said freely, freely You have received

Freely, freely give

Go in My name and because you believe

Others will know that I live

 

All power is given in Jesus' name

In earth and heaven in Jesus' name

And in Jesus' name I come to you

To share His power as He told me to

 

He said freely, freely You have received

Freely, freely give

Go in My name and because you believe

Others will know that I live

 

Benediction

 

 

 
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