Sunday, November 8

Welcome!

Worship at Home for Sunday, November 8, 2020

Welcome
Welcome to worship with Christ Church United Methodist in Tucson, Arizona.  Starting next week, November 15th, we will be offering a new way to worship in addition to our weekly recorded services. Join us at our campus at 655 N. Craycroft Rd in Tucson at 10:00am for our first drive in service, on November 15th. Find out all of our exciting news and ways to connect at ccumtucson.org. Now, let us worship together.
 
Prelude
Be Still My Soul Sibelius/McKechnie
Kathryn Snodgrass, piano; Janet Tolman, organ
 
Call to Worship
Hear o hear, people of God, the Lord has brought us out of slavery and delivered us to freedom! Listen to God’s commands, learn the ways of God. Turn away from all that distracts and strive to love with all our heart, with all our soul, and with all our strength, so that all may know the freedom of God’s Kingdom.
 
Opening Hymn UMH 187 Rise, Shine, You People (vs. 1, 2, 3)

1. Rise, shine, you people! Christ the Lord has entered
our human story; God in him is centered.
Christ comes to us, buy death and sin surrounded, with grace unbounded
 
2. See how he sends the powers of evil reeling,
And brings us freedom, light and life and healing.
All men and women, who by guilt are driven, now are forgiven
 
3. Come, celebrate, your banners high unfurling,
Your songs and prayers against the darkness hurling.
To all the world go out and tell the story of Jesus’ glory.
 
Prayers of the People by Rev. Shannon Kelly adapted by Beth Rambikur
God of Genesis and Exodus: Help us create communities that will build your kingdom here on earth – communities that will protect the poor, stand up for the vulnerable, advocate for those who are not seen and heard, and listen to everyone’s voice. God, our creator,
All: Guide us in truth and love.

God of Isaac and Ishmael, of Jacob and Esau: We pray for this nation that is deeply divided. May we come together for the common good and do as you have called us to do – to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with you through creation. God, our creator,
All: Guide us in truth and love.

God who meets us in Christ the teacher: Help us act out of love, mercy and justice rather than out of arrogance or fear. God, our creator,
All: Guide us in truth and love.

Lord of life and light: continue to guide us as we work for the welfare of this world. We pray for places that are torn by violence, that they may know peace. God, our creator,
All: Guide us in truth and love.

Spirit of Acts always calling beyond where we are: We pray for communities struggling with inequality, unrest, and fear. May we all work toward reconciliation with one another and with God. Help us to listen in love, work together in peace, and collaborate with one another as we seek the betterment of our community and world. God, our creator,
All: Guide us in truth and love. Amen
 
Hymn of Response to Prayer TFWS 2168 Love the Lord Your God

Love the Lord, you God, with all your heart.
Love the Lord, you God, with all your soul.
Love the Lord, your God, with all your mind.
Love the Lord, your God, with all you are.
 
Scripture Exodus 20:1-21
Then God spoke all these words: I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and the fourth generation of those who reject me, but showing steadfast love to the thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments. You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not acquit anyone who misuses his name. Remember the sabbath day, and keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work. But the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do any work—you, your son or your daughter, your male or female slave, your livestock, or the alien resident in your towns. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but rested the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day and consecrated it.
 
Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you. You shall not murder. You shall not commit adultery. You shall not steal. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.
 
When all the people witnessed the thunder and lightning, the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking, they were afraid and trembled and stood at a distance, and said to Moses, “You speak to us, and we will listen; but do not let God speak to us, or we will die.” Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid; for God has come only to test you and to put the fear of him upon you so that you do not sin.” Then the people stood at a distance, while Moses drew near to the thick darkness where God was.
 
Scripture Matthew 22:34-40
When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him, “’You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”
 
Hymn of Preparation TFWS 2120 Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness (vs. 1 & 2)
 
Refrain: Spirit, Spirit of gentleness, blow through the wilderness calling and free;
Spirit, Spirit of restlessness, stir me from placidness,
Wind, Wind on the sea.
 
1. You moved on the waters, you called to the deep,
Then you coaxed up the mountains from the valleys of sleep;
And over the eons you called to each thing:
Wake from your slumbers and rise on your wings. (Refrain)
 
2. You swept through the desert, you stung with the sane,
And you goaded your people with a law and a land;
And when they were blinded with their idols and lies,
Then you spoke through your prophets to open their eyes. (Refrain)
 
Message “Reconnecting to God and to one another”
 
 
 
Pastor Beth
 
Invitation to offering
November 22nd will mark the end of our annual stewardship campaign and we want to share with you the life changing ministries your gifts, service, and prayers make possible at Christ Church, your giving has made these ministries possible, Thank you! We give because God has given all we have to us, so that we might share our gifts, praise be to God. Amen.
 
Offertory
Here I Am, Lord arr. Jack Schroeder
Paula Jameson, solo
 
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. 
 
Closing Hymn UMH 408 The Gift of Love (vs. 1 & 3)

1 Though I may speak with bravest fire,
and have the gift to all inspire,
and have not love, my words are vain,
as sounding brass, and hopeless gain.

3 Come, Spirit, come, our hearts control,
our spirits long to be made whole.
Let inward love guide every deed;
by this we worship, and are freed.
 
Benediction
May God call us, Christ connect us, and the Spirit renew and change our lives. Amen
 
Postlude
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty arr. John Innes
Kathryn Snodgrass, piano; Janet Tolman, organ
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Sunday, November 1

Welcome!

 Worship at Home for Sunday, November 1

Welcome
Good morning! Welcome to worship with Christ Church United Methodist in Tucson. I am pastor Beth and today we have a special service of remembrance and communion, we will be celebrating communion together in this worship service and I invite you to take a moment to pause here, collect juice and bread – elements you can eat along with us today as we celebrate our common union in Christ and the abundance of God. Also a word about communion in the United Methodist Tradition, because this is a feast of grace, remembrance, and a celebration of the work of God we believe that the table is open to all, this meal belongs to God and is freely shared with you as a blessing and reminder of God’s love, so even if you have never been to a church before, are not a member anywhere, I invite you to participate in this act of love and grace. And now, let us worship together.
 
Prelude
Wondrous Love Joyce/Rostash
Rudy & Carole Rostash, clarinets
 
Call to Worship
Facing mystery, we confront the resurrection. This is the ultimate emancipation from the slavery of sin and death. Today we greet the Mystery that death and life are woven together, two parts of the same existence, one finite and knowable, the other infinite and unknowable. Today we gather with the communion of saints, all those we have loved who have died, we worship God in their midst and declare the Mystery of our faith: “dying, Christ destroyed our death. Rising, Christ restored our life, Christ will come again in glory.” And we know that nothing can separate us from those we love, just as nothing can separate us from the love of God in Jesus. Amen.
 
Opening Hymn UMH 711 For All the Saints (vs. 1 & 2)

1. For all the saints, who from their labors rest,
who thee by faith before the world confessed,
thy name, O Jesus, be forever blest.
 
Refrain: Alleluia, Alleluia!
 
2. Thou wast their rock, their fortress, and their might;
thou, Lord, their captain in the well-fought fight;
thou, in the darkness drear, their one true light. [Refrain]
 
Scripture Reading Exodus 3:1-17
Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian; he led his flock beyond the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of a bush; he looked, and the bush was blazing, yet it was not consumed. Then Moses said, “I must turn aside and look at this great sight, and see why the bush is not burned up.” When the Lord saw that he had turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” Then he said, “Come no closer! Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” He said further, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.
 
Then the Lord said, “I have observed the misery of my people who are in Egypt; I have heard their cry on account of their taskmasters. Indeed, I know their sufferings, and I have come down to deliver them from the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey, to the country of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. The cry of the Israelites has now come to me; I have also seen how the Egyptians oppress them. So come, I will send you to Pharaoh to bring my people, the Israelites, out of Egypt.”
 
But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” He said, “I will be with you; and this shall be the sign for you that it is I who sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall worship God on this mountain.” But Moses said to God, “If I come to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your ancestors has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” He said further, “Thus you shall say to the Israelites, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’“ God also said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the Israelites, ‘The Lord, the God of your ancestors, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you’: This is my name forever, and this my title for all generations.
 
Go and assemble the elders of Israel, and say to them, ‘The Lord, the God of your ancestors, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, has appeared to me, saying: I have given heed to you and to what has been done to you in Egypt. I declare that I will bring you up out of the misery of Egypt, to the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, a land flowing with milk and honey.’
 
Scripture Reading Galatians 5:1, 13-15
For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. […] For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love become slaves to one another. For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” If, however, you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another.
 
Hymn of Preparation In the Desert, on God’s Mountain (vs.1, 2, 3)

1. In the desert, on God’s mountain, Moses saw the bush aflame,
Wondered at the fiery foliage, heard the crackling call his name.
May we notice bushes burning; may we wonder at the flame
 
2. On Mount Horeb Moses halted, stood unshod on holy ground,
Felt the pulsing of God’s presence, sensed the holiness around.
May we stop amid life’s labor; may we honor holy ground.
 
3. “I AM THAT I AM has called you,” spoke the incandescent voice.
Moses felt the message searing to the heart of will and choice.
May we pause to answer summons; may we hear God’s burning voice.

Message “Remembering Freedom”
 
 
Pastor Beth Rambikur
 
Invitation to Offering
We gather today in the presence of God, connected to one another in this remarkable way, because of the faithful generosity of generations of people. Today we honor those who have gone before us who have made our worship possible. For those who raised us, those who mentored us, for those who taught us, for those who have inspired us, those who have cared for us, and for the God who created us, we give thanks. Our stewardship of all we have is made possible because of all who have been part of shaping us as who we are today. Let us give in thanksgiving for all that we are, amen.
 
Offertory
The Welcome Table J. Raney
The Sanctuary Choir (March 15, 2017)
 
Communion of Saints
 
Pastor: The Lord be with you!
All: And also with you!
Pastor: Rejoice for God is here in our midst
All: We celebrate and rejoice in the presence of God!
 
Pastor: Gathered around this table we celebrate in spirit what You, Living God, have done in our world. You formed us in your image and breathed into us the breath of life. When we turned away, and our love failed, your love remained steadfast. You delivered us from the slavery of sin and death and made covenant with us to be our God.
 
And so with your people on earth and all the vast communion of saints we praise your name and join their hymn saying together:
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.
 
Holy are you and blessed is your Son Jesus Christ. Your Spirit anointed him to heal the sick, feed the hungry, eat with sinners. By the baptism of his suffering, death, and resurrection, you gave birth to your Church and declared ultimate victory over the grave making a new covenant by water and the Spirit.
 
It is in the faith of this covenant that we gather around this table of grace, a feast for all people in all times, a declaration that nothing can separate us from your love, not even death. It is in the courage of that remembrance that we pause now to remember before you and one another those who have died this year.

We name now those members of the church who have died this year.
Betty Clapp, Aubrey (Dick) Downey, Wendell Fenn, Darlene Fisher, Terry Gautsch, Les Hathway, Bob Kelch, Claire Parsons, Berta Riley, Louise Rosenbaum, Bob Stauffacher, Wanda Stauffacher, Marianne Whitley
 
We name those who have been named to us to lift up at this time.
Jean Faber, Betty Sargent Kroncke, Tim Lane, Pete Trujillo
 
We pause now so that each of you may lift up in this time of silence the names of those we have not shared, who have died this year.
 
Finally, Holy Comforter, we offer a minute of silence as we light this candle and remember the hundreds of thousands of Americans and the millions of people around the world who have died from Coronavirus this year, remember them O God.
Just as Christ ascended into heaven promising to be with us always, we know that those who have died remain with us as part of your eternal story of salvation, they are with us always in the power of the Spirit.
 
We remember that on the night before Jesus himself died he gathered his friends around a table to share a meal and took bread, gave thanks to you, broke the bread, and gave it to each saying, “Take and eat, this is God’s grace, my own self, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”
 
When the supper was over, he took the cup, gave thanks to you, gave it to his disciples and said: “Drink from this, all of you; for this is the sign of the new covenant poured out for you and for all for the forgiveness of sins. Do this as often as you drink it in remembrance of me.”
 
And so in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ’s offering for us, as we proclaim the mystery of faith:
Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.
 
Pour out your Holy Spirit on all of us gathered in this unique way to share this blessed meal and on that vast communion of saints gathered with us in spirit, we ask that you make this food and drink that same grace and love that was given by Christ so that we may be redeemed. By this same spirit make us one with Christ, one with each other no matter where we are, and one in ministry to all the world until Christ comes in final victory and we all feast together.
 
Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit as part of your holy Church, all honor and glory is yours almighty Father, now and forever. Amen.
 
Because there is one God, we who are many, eating in different places are one body for we are all part of the same living God, the drink over which we give thanks is a sharing in covenant for all, as we eat and drink we do so receiving your gifts of grace and love. Amen.
 
Hymn of Communion UMH 614 For the Bread Which You Have Broken (vs.1 & 3)

1 For the bread which you have broken, for the wine which you have poured,
for the words which you have spoken, now we give you thanks, O Lord.
 
3 With our sainted ones in glory seated at the heavenly board,
may the church that’s waiting for you keep love’s tie unbroken, Lord.

And now having been fed by God’s love and grace spiritually and physically we come before you in thanksgiving and prayer praying as Jesus taught us:
 
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. 
 
Closing Hymn UMH 127 Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah (vs. 1 & 2)

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.
 
Benediction
Go forth in peace. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, bless and keep you. Amen.
 
Postlude
How Firm a Foundation Joyce/Rostash
Rudy & Carole Rostash, clarinets
 
 
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Sunday, October 25

Welcome!

Worship at Home for Sunday, October 25

Welcome
Welcome to worship with Christ Church United Methodist in Tucson, Arizona.  I am pastor Beth, and there is so much more to Christ Church than our weekly worship services. If you are looking for a way to go deeper in your faith journey, whether you need a prayer this week, or a way to go deeper in faith we are here for you, find us online at CCUMTUCSON.org or check us out on Facebook! Now let us worship together.
 
Prelude
LINSTEAD (Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ) John A. Behnke
 
Call to Worship
We are a people called to wrestle with God as we wrestle with one another. We grapple for meaning, struggle to hold on to what we know, we miss Jesus standing before us, and see enemies instead of siblings. Yet, God holds on to us insisting that we learn peace where there is conflict and service where there is need. Let us be open to grace in all places, at all time, in all things. Amen.
 
Opening Hymn UMH 145 Morning Has Broken (vs.1 & 3)

1. Morning has broken like the first morning;
Blackbird has spoken like the first bird.
Praise for the singing! Praise for the morning!
Praise for them, springing fresh from the Word!
 
3. Mine is the sunlight! Mine is the morning
Born of the one light Eden saw play!
Praise with elation, praise every morning,
God’s recreation of the new day!
 
Prayers of the People
Let us pray in the name of our Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer, the Living God with whom we strive for all those who need our compassion and care, for all those who commit themselves to the poorest and for those who are afraid to be involved. Let us say:
Lord, let us serve you by serving one another.
 
For all who have lost their way in life we cry out to you to make the Church welcome them and give them you and your Good News to live for, we pray:
Lord, let us serve you by serving one another.

With all people driven from their homes, with the many victims of war and civil strife, with all strangers living in foreign lands, we cry out that people may be hospitable to them, and so we pray:
Lord, let us serve you by serving one another.
 
With all those who hunger for food, who thirst for justice, who crave for human dignity, we cry out that we may hear your voice in them, and so we pray:
Lord, let us serve you by serving one another.
 
With all those who care for the sick and suffering, recovering and dying, with doctors, nurses, pharmacists, midwives, we cry out that we may recognize you in those who need affectionate, loving care. And so we pray:
Lord, let us serve you by serving one another.
 
With all those who are imprisoned because of their convictions, with all those who are persecuted; those who are prisoners of their hatred, their greed or their failings, we ask you to free them, and so we pray:
Lord, let us serve you by serving one another.
 
The voices that cry out to us, the eyes that plead with us, may we recognize you in them, Lord, and love you in them. Be near to us, now and forever. Amen.
 
Hymn of Response to Prayer UMH 500 Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart (vs. 1)

Spirit of God, descend upon my heart;
wean it from earth; through all its pulses move;
stoop to my weakness, mighty as thou art,
and make me love thee as I ought to love.

 

 

 

 

Scripture Genesis 32:6-12 and 22-33:11
The messengers returned to Jacob, saying, “We came to your brother Esau, and he is coming to meet you, and four hundred men are with him.” Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed; and he divided the people that were with him, and the flocks and herds and camels, into two companies, thinking, “If Esau comes to the one company and destroys it, then the company that is left will escape.”
And Jacob said, “O God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac, O Lord who said to me, ‘Return to your country and to your kindred, and I will do you good,’ I am not worthy of the least of all the steadfast love and all the faithfulness that you have shown to your servant, for with only my staff I crossed this Jordan; and now I have become two companies. Deliver me, please, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau, for I am afraid of him; he may come and kill us all, the mothers with the children. Yet you have said, ‘I will surely do you good, and make your offspring as the sand of the sea, which cannot be counted because of their number.’” […]
 
The same night he got up and took his two wives, his two maids, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. He took them and sent them across the stream, and likewise everything that he had.
 
Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he struck him on the hip socket; and Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. Then he said, “Let me go, for the day is breaking.” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go, unless you bless me.” So he said to him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Jacob.” Then the man said, “You shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with humans, and have prevailed.” Then Jacob asked him, “Please tell me your name.” But he said, “Why is it that you ask my name?” And there he blessed him. So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, “For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life is preserved.” The sun rose upon him as he passed Penuel, limping because of his hip. Therefore to this day the Israelites do not eat the thigh muscle that is on the hip socket, because he struck Jacob on the hip socket at the thigh muscle.
 
Now Jacob looked up and saw Esau coming, and four hundred men with him. So he divided the children among Leah and Rachel and the two maids. He put the maids with their children in front, then Leah with her children, and Rachel and Joseph last of all. He himself went on ahead of them, bowing himself to the ground seven times, until he came near his brother. But Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept.
 
When Esau looked up and saw the women and children, he said, “Who are these with you?” Jacob said, “The children whom God has graciously given your servant.” Then the maids drew near, they and their children, and bowed down; Leah likewise and her children drew near and bowed down; and finally Joseph and Rachel drew near, and they bowed down. Esau said, “What do you mean by all this company that I met?” Jacob answered, “To find favor with my lord.” But Esau said, “I have enough, my brother; keep what you have for yourself.” Jacob said, “No, please; if I find favor with you, then accept my present from my hand; for truly to see your face is like seeing the face of God—since you have received me with such favor. Please accept my gift that is brought to you, because God has dealt graciously with me, and because I have everything I want.” So he urged him, and he took it.
 
Scripture Matthew 25:31-40
“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left. Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?’ And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’
 
Hymn of Preparation UMH 432 Jesu, Jesu (vs.1 & 3)
Refrain: Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love, show us how to serve
the neighbors we have from you.
 
1 Kneels at the feet of his friends, silently washes their feet,
Master who acts as a slave to them. (Refrain)
 
3 These are the ones we should serve, these are the ones we should love;
all these are neighbors to us and you. (Refrain)
 
Message “Conflicting Peace”
 
 
Pastor Beth
 
Invitation to Offering
Throughout the month of October, we want to share with you the life changing ministries your gifts, service, and prayers make possible at Christ Church, your giving has made these ministries possible, Thank you! We give because God has given all we have to us, so that we might share our gifts, praise be to God. Amen.
 
Offertory
How Can I Keep From Singing Lowry/Yorgason
Jan Sturges, solo
 
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. 
 
Closing Hymn Whatever You Do (vs. 1 & 5)
1. “Whatever you do to the least ones of these,
I tell you in truth that you do unto me!”
Lord Jesus, you taught us! May we learn anew
That when we serve others, we also serve you.
 
5. “Lord, when did we see you?” Your teaching is clear
That when we serve others, we’re serving you here.
And when your church heeds you and helps those in pain,
Then out of the chaos, hope rises again.
 
Benediction
God of our striving, in our wrestling, in our waiting, in our working, and in our wondering you hold on to us refusing to let go, let us meet you this week in the unexpected stranger, in the brother who seeks peace, and in all people we share this journey with. Amen
 
Postlude
Toccata in D Minor J.S. Bach
 
 
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