Sunday, September 26

Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost                                                                      

*Please stand as you are comfortable


Greeting and Announcements


Trinity Chimes


Prelude                                         “Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Wretched”           MCMICHAEL/ROSTASH

                                                         Carole and Rudy Rostash, clarinets


*Call to Worship

 One: If it had not been God who was on our side,

All: the troubles of our world would have swallowed us whole.

One: If it had not been God who was on our side,

All: the sorrows of our times would have swept us away.

One: Are any among us suffering?

All: Come and pray.

One: Are any among us cheerful?

All: Come sing songs of praise.

One: Are any among us sick?

All: Come and ask for healing.

One: Our help is in our God,

All: The One who made heaven and earth. God, our Creator and Rescuer is on our side.


*by Amy B. Hunter from Ministry Matters


*Hymn of Praise UMH #185           “When Morning Gilds the Skies” (vs. 1 & 4)                 LAUDES DOMINI


  1. When morning gilds the skies my heart awaking cries: May Jesus Christ be praised!

      Alike at work and prayer, to Jesus I repair: May Jesus Christ be praised!


  1. Be this, while life is mine, my canticle divine: May Jesus Christ be praised!

      Be this th’ eternal song through all the ages long: May Jesus Christ be praised!


Words: Jerry Sinclair, 1972 Music: Jerry Sinclair, 1972



James 5:10 – 20 NRSV


One: The word of God for the People of God

All:  Thanks be to God!


Music of Preparation                                “Great is Thy Faithfulness”                                         KIRKLAND

                                                                        The Sanctuary Choir


Message                                                               Saving Faith                                                Pastor Beth


Musical Response                                   “This is My Father’s World”                                   KIM/ROSTASH

                                                               Carole and Rudy Rostash, clarinets


Invitation to Offering


God, make us the agents of your love, blocking no one’s entrance into the presence of your grace. Use our gifts and offerings to spread your love to all the world so all may know of your redeeming grace. Amen.


Prayers of the People


Lord’s Prayer


Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.  Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.   Amen.  


Farewell to Members                                David and Kay Hendricks


*Sending Hymn UMH #2001                    “We Sing to You, O God” (vs. 1 & 4)                             DARWALL


  1. We sing to You O God The Rock who gave us birth

      Let our rejoicing sing Your name In all the earth

      To You O God let songs be raised In joyful hymns our feast of praise

  1. O God eternal God We hide within Your wings

      The everlasting arms to whom Our praises ring

      Your Word is true Your way is just You are the God in whom we trust


Words: Gracia Grindal  Music: John Darwall ©1993 Selah Publishing Co., Inc




Let us be a single minded people of praise and prayer with God thriving at the center of our lives so that the

Gospel is known through our living and the world might be transformed by God’s grace and redemption at work

in us each, amen.


Postlude                                                         “The Christian’s Farewell”                 MCMICHAEL/ROSTASH

                                                               Carole and Rudy Rostash, clarinets