Sunday, October 17

Third Sunday of Stewardship Season 
 
Greeting and Announcements
 
Trinity Chimes
 
Prelude                                                  “It Is Well With My Soul”                                              BLISS/BECK
                                                                   David Horr, organ
 
Call to Worship
One: On the days when everything goes wrong, when it seems like the world is falling apart,
All: Blessed be the name of the Lord.
One: When our projects and ideas fail, when the news is only bad,
All: Blessed be the name of the Lord.
One: In our suffering and in our striving God is with us,
All: Holding and healing, blessed be God our protector and redeemer. Amen.
 
Hymn of Praise UMH #57                  “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing” (vs. 1, 2 & 3)            AZMON
 
     1. O for a thousand tongues to sing my great Redeemer’s praise,
     the glories of my God and King, the triumphs of his grace!
 
     2. My gracious Master and my God, assist me to proclaim,
     to spread through all the earth abroad the honors of thy name.
 
     3. Jesus! the name that charms our fears, that bids our sorrows cease;
     ’tis music in the sinner’s ears, ’tis life, and health, and peace.
 
Words: Charles Wesley, 1739
Music: Carl G. Glaser; arr. by Lowell Mason, 1839
 
Scripture
Job 1:13-22 and Luke 13:1-9 NRSV
 
One: The word of God for the People of God
All: Thanks be to God!

Music of Preparation                              “With a Voice of Singing”                                     MARTIN SHAW
                                                                   The Sanctuary Choir
 
Message                                           The Parable of the “Lost” Generation                            Pastor Beth
 
Musical Response                                     “Andante Tranquillo”                                FELIX MENDELSSOHN
 
Stewardship Moment                                                                                             CCUM Music Ministries
 
Prayers of the People                                                                                                               Pastor Beth
 
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.
 
Sending Hymn UMH #377                    “It Is Well With My Soul” (vs. 1 & 2)                       VILLE DU HAVRE
 
     1. When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, when sorrows like sea billows roll;
     whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say, It is well, it is well with my soul.
     
     Refrain:
     It is well with my soul,
     it is well, it is well with my soul.
 
     2. Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come, let this blest assurance control,
     that Christ has regarded my helpless estate, and hath shed his own blood for my soul.
 
     (Refrain)
 
Words: Horatio G. Spafford, 1873 Music: Philip P. Bliss, 1876.
 
Benediction                                                                                                                               Pastor Beth
 
Postlude                                                        “Festival Voluntary”                                         FLOR PEETERS


Sunday, October 10

 

Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost 
*Please stand as you are comfortable
 
Greeting and Announcements
 
Trinity Chimes
 
Prelude                                              “Great is Thy Faithfulness”                                                L. LARSON
The Christ Church Ringers & Susan Schild, piano
 
*Call to Worship
One: Listen! God is calling our name.
All: Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.
One: “See, I am about to do a new thing that will surprise and startle.”
 
*Hymn of Praise UMH #127            “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah” (vs. 1 & 2)          CWM RHONDDA
 
     1. Guide me, O thou great Jehovah, pilgrim through this barren land.
     I am weak, but thou art mighty; hold me with thy powerful hand.
     Bread of heaven, bread of heaven, feed me till I want no more; feed me till I want no more.
 
     2. Open now the crystal fountain, whence the healing stream doth flow;
     let the fire and cloudy pillar lead me all my journey through.
     Strong deliverer, strong deliverer, be thou still my strength and shield; be thou still my strength       and shield.
 
Words: William Williams, 1745; trans. from the Welsh by Peter Williams and the author, 1771
Music: John Hughes, 1907
 
Scripture
Luke 2:41-52 & 1 Samuel 3:1-19, NRSV
 
One: The word of God for the People of God
All: Thanks be to God!
 
Music of Preparation                          “Somebody’s Knocking at Your Door”                          M. ARNOLD
The Christ Church Ringers

Message                                           The Parable of the “Future” Generations                      Pastor Beth
 
Musical Response                                           “Consecration”                                         BECK/COURTNEY
                                                                      Paula Jameson, solo
 
Stewardship Moment
CCUM Music Ministries
 
Prayers of the People
Pastor Beth
 
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
Diane Wilkinson
 
*Sending Hymn UMH #3025                    “God is Speaking” (vs. 1, 2 & 3)                        FRERE JACQUES
 
     1. God is speaking, God is speaking. Do you hear? Do you hear?
     Trust and you will hear him. Trust and you will hear him.
     God is love. God is love.
   
     2. God is speaking, always speaking using needs, using joys,
     speaking in his wisdom, speaking in his mercy,
     calling hearts, changing lives.
 
     3. God is speaking, God is speaking. Do you hear, hear his heart?
     Trust and you will hear him if you want to hear him.
     God is love, always love.
 
Words: Ken Bible, 2011 Music: Frere Jacques, Traditional French Melody, 1811.
 
Benediction
Pastor Beth
 
Postlude                                                       “God of Grace”                                                      PAUL MANZ


Sunday, October 3

Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost                                                                            

*Please stand as you are comfortable

 

Greeting and Announcements

 

Trinity Chimes

 

Prelude                           “Just When I Need Him Most/I Need Thee Every Hour”      AMY TATE WILLIAMS

                                                                       Grant Lange, flugelhorn

 

*Call to Worship

 

One: From God’s word, God’s dream, springs all of creation

All: We are part of that word, that dream, part of God’s creation!

One: God longs for all to know the promise of grace and unconditional love,

All: Let us participate in that promise sharing it from generation to generation throughout all the world!

 

*Hymn of Praise UMH #400         “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” (vs. 1 & 3)                NETTLETON

 

  1. Come, thou Fount of every blessing, tune my heart to sing thy grace;

      streams of mercy, never ceasing, call for songs of loudest praise.

      Teach me some melodious sonnet, sung by flaming tongues above.

      Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it, mount of thy redeeming love.

 

  1. O to grace how great a debtor daily I’m constrained to be!

      Let thy goodness, like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to thee.

      Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, prone to leave the God I love;

      here’s my heart, O take and seal it, seal it for thy courts above.

 

Words: Robert Robinson, 1758 Music: Wyeth’s Repository of Sacred Music, Part Second, 1813

 

Scripture                                                  

Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Isaiah 2:1-4, and Revelation 21:1-4, 22-26 NRSV

 

One: The word of God for the People of God

All:  Thanks be to God!

 

Music of Preparation                                  “One Bread, One Body”                                      FOLEY/HAYES

                                                                      The Sanctuary Choir

 

Message                                                  All the World Gives Praise                                       Pastor Beth

 

Musical Response                                                    “I Repent”                          STEVE GREEN & PHIL NASH

                                                                          Tom Messmore, solo

Stewardship Moment                                                                                                                Pastor Beth

 

Communion: The Great Thanksgiving

 

Pastor: The Lord be with you.

All: And also with you.

Pastor: Lift up your hearts.

All: We lift them up to the Lord.

Pastor: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

All: It is right to give our thanks and praise.

 

Pastor: It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, God Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. You formed us in your image and breathed into us the breath of life.  In all places, at all times, in every way you reach out to us declaring your love, offering your grace, seeking our partnership as stewards of both your dream and your creation.  We declare together in the same words handed down by your people from age to age:

 

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory.  Hosanna in the highest.  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, hosanna in the highest!

 

We remember as we gather around this table that you came among us in your Living Word Jesus, declaring nothing would separate us from your love…(Pastor shares words).. And so we remember and offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving as a holy and living offering in union with Christ as we proclaim the mystery of faith:

 

Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again!

 

Pour out your holy spirit on us gathered at this table of mystery, and on these gifts of food and drink, make them be for us the grace and love of Christ so that we might live as the body of Christ extending your love and grace to the world.  Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church, all honor and glory is yours, almighty Father, now and forever. 

 

Amen.

 

Pastor: Let us eat and drink together as one in the body of Christ, as people forgiven and redeemed by God’s love and grace, amen.

 

*Communion Hymn (Please eat and drink in remembrance now)

#641                                                                 “Fill My Cup, Lord”                                            FILL MY CUP

 

Fill my cup, Lord, I lift it up, Lord,

Come and quench this thirsting of my soul.

Bread of Heaven, feed me till I want no more;

Fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole.

 

Words and music: Richard Blanchard, 1959

 

Prayer After Receiving

 

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. 

 

*Sending Hymn UMH #435                      “O God of Every Nation” (vs. 1 & 4)                     LLANGLOFFAN

 

  1. O God of every nation, of every race and land,

      redeem your whole creation with your almighty hand;

      where hate and fear divide us, and bitter threats are hurled,

      in love and mercy guide us, and heal our strife-torn world.

 

  1. Keep bright in us the vision of days when war shall cease,

      when hatred and division give way to love and peace,

      till dawns the morning glorious when truth and justice reign,

      and Christ shall rule victorious o’er all the world’s domain.

 

Words: William W. Reid, Jr., 1958 Music: Welsh hymn melody; harm. by David Evans, 1927

 

Benediction                                                                                                                               Pastor Beth

 

Postlude                                                 “When the Roll is Called Up Yonder”                       JOSEPH LINN

                                                                       Grant Lange, trumpet