Sunday Worship Guide - Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost

 

Worship Guide

October 31, 2021

Twenty-Third 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: “All Things New” - Stefanie

 

Centering Words:

 

Care for us Holy One, and help us see the goodness of your caring presence in our lives. Help us welcome you into our homes. Help us release toil and anxiety and find peace.

 

*Call to Worship:

 

Leader:   Love the Lord your God.

People:  We love with all our heart.

Leader:   Love the Lord your God

People:  We love with all our soul.

Leader:   Love the Lord your God

People:  We love with all our mind.

Leader:   Love the Lord your God

People:  We love with all our strength.

Leader:   Let us pray.

 

ALL: Abiding and caring God, help us remember that you are present with us, calling us to be our best selves. Help us learn to love ourselves, that we might learn to love our neighbors. With the caring example of Christ, we seek to be your love and care in the world. Amen.

Hymn: I Love to Tell the Story”

 

I love to tell the story Of unseen things above,

Of Jesus and His glory, Of Jesus and His love.

I love to tell the story, Because I know ’tis true;

It satisfies my longings As nothing else can do.

 

I love to tell the story! ’Twill be my theme in glory,

To tell the old, old story Of Jesus and His love.

 

I love to tell the story; More wonderful it seems

Than all the golden fancies Of all our golden dreams.

I love to tell the story, It did so much for me;

And that is just the reason I tell it now to thee.

 

I love to tell the story! ’Twill be my theme in glory,

To tell the old, old story Of Jesus and His love.

 

I love to tell the story; ’Tis pleasant to repeat

What seems, each time I tell it, More wonderfully sweet.

I love to tell the story, For some have never heard

The message of salvation From God’s own holy Word.

 

I love to tell the story! ’Twill be my theme in glory,

To tell the old, old story Of Jesus and His love.

 

I love to tell the story, For those who know it best

Seem hungering and thirsting To hear it like the rest.

And when, in scenes of glory, I sing the new, new song,

’Twill be the old, old story That I have loved so long.

 

I love to tell the story! ’Twill be my theme in glory,

To tell the old, old story Of Jesus and His love.

 

PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD

 

Words of Assurance

 

In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.

In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.

 

Special Music: “Love Like This” - Meagan

 

*Old Testament Reading: Ruth 3:1-5, 4:13-17

 

1 Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, “My daughter, I need to seek some security for you, so that it may be well with you. 2 Now here is our kinsman Boaz, with whose young women you have been working. See, he is winnowing barley tonight at the threshing floor. 3 Now wash and anoint yourself, and put on your best clothes and go down to the threshing floor; but do not make yourself known to the man until he has finished eating and drinking. 4 When he lies down, observe the place where he lies; then, go and uncover his feet and lie down; and he will tell you what to do.” 5 She said to her, “All that you tell me I will do.”

 

13 So Boaz took Ruth and she became his wife. When they came together, the Lord made her conceive, and she bore a son. 14 Then the women said to Naomi, “Blessed be the Lord, who has not left you this day without next-of-kin; and may his name be renowned in Israel! 15 He shall be to you a restorer of life and a nourisher of your old age; for your daughter-in-law who loves you, who is more to you than seven sons, has borne him.” 16 Then Naomi took the child and laid him in her bosom, and became his nurse. 17 The women of the neighborhood gave him a name, saying, “A son has been born to Naomi.” They named him Obed; he became the father of Jesse, the father of David.

 

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

People:  Thanks be to God!

 

WORD AND RESPONSE

 

Special Music: “Victorious” - Stefanie

 

Time with Young Friends: “Jesus Loves Me”

 

Children’s Message: “Generosity”

 

Hymn: “I Know Whom I Have Believed”

 

I know not why God’s wondrous grace

To me He hath made known,

Nor why, unworthy, Christ in love

Redeemed me for His own.

 

But "I know Whom I have believed,

And am persuaded that He is able

To keep that which I’ve committed

Unto Him against that day."

 

I know not how this saving faith

To me He did impart,

Nor how believing in His word

Wro't peace with-in my heart.

 

But "I know Whom I have believed,

And am persuaded that He is able

To keep that which I’ve committed

Unto Him against that day."

 

I know not how the Spirit moves,

Convincing men of sin,

Revealing Jesus thro' the Word,

Creating faith in Him.

 

But "I know Whom I have believed,

And am persuaded that He is able

To keep that which I’ve committed

Unto Him against that day."

 

I know not when my Lord may come,

At night or noon-day fair,

Nor if I'll walk the vale with Him,

Or "meet Him in the air."

 

But "I know Whom I have believed,

And am persuaded that He is able

To keep that which I’ve committed

Unto Him against that day."

 

Sermon: “Everything She Had” - Mark 12:38-44

 

38 As he taught, he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, 39 and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets! 40 They devour widows’ houses and for the sake of appearance say long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”

 

41 He sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. 42 A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which are worth a   penny. 43 Then he called his disciples and said to them, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the   treasury. 44 For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put  in everything she had, all she had to live on.”

 

RESPONSE TO THE WORD

 

Special Music: “Remember” - Meagan

 

Psalter: Psalm 127

 

1      Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.

Unless the LORD guards the city, the guard keeps watch in vain.

2      It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives sleep to his beloved.

3      Sons are indeed a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward.

4      Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the sons of one’s youth.

5      Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them.

He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

 

 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

 

 Special Music: Donna

 

Prayers of the People: Joys and concerns

Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer

 

SENDING FORTH

 

Special Music: “Still Rolling Stones” - Meagan

 

Hymn: “Love Lifted Me”  

 

I was sinking deep in sin, Far from the peaceful shore,

Very deeply stained within, Sinking to rise no more,

But the Master of the sea, Heard my despairing cry,

From the waters lifted me, Now safe am I.

 

Love lifted me! Love lifted me!

When nothing else could help,

Love lifted me!

Love lifted me! Love lifted me!

When nothing else could help,

Love lifted me!

 

All my heart to Him I give;Ever to Him I'll cling,

In His blessed presence live,Ever His praises sing.

Love so mighty and so true Merits my soul's best songs;

Faithful, loving service, too,To Him belongs.

 

Love lifted me! Love lifted me!

When nothing else could help,

Love lifted me!

Love lifted me! Love lifted me!

When nothing else could help,

Love lifted me!

 

Souls in danger look above, Jesus completely saves;

He will lift you by His love, Out of the angry waves.

He’s the Master of the sea, Billows His will obey,

He your Savior wants to be, Be saved today.

 

 

Love lifted me! Love lifted me!

When nothing else could help,

Love lifted me!

Love lifted me! Love lifted me!

When nothing else could help,

Love lifted me!

 

Benediction

 

 

Church Events:

  • 11/7 - All Saints Day
  • The Center—Thanksgiving Food Donations
  • 11/28—Hanging the Greens
  • 12/12—CUMC Christmas Party
  • Kaufman Children’s Shelter—Christmas Gifts
  • UM Men & UM Women Gatherings

 

 

 

 
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