Order of Worship

September 19, 2021

Ringing of the Church Bell and Lighting of the Altar Candles (And a Candle at Home) 10 AM

Thought for the week: “Experience is the hardest kind of teacher – it gives you the test first and the lesson afterward.”  Oscar Wilde  (1854-1900)

 

 

Gathering Hymn:                     “Sing Alleluia to the Lord”                 No. 2258 TFWS

 

            Sing alleluia to the Lord!  Sing alleluia to the Lord! Sing alleluia, sing alleluia!  Sing alleluia to the Lord! 

 

            Lift up your hearts unto the Lord!  Lift up your hearts unto the Lord!  Lift up your hearts to Him!  Lift up your hearts to Him!   Lift up your hearts unto the Lord!

 

In Christ the world has been redeemed!  In Christ the world has been redeemed!  In Christ the world’s redeemed!  In Christ the world’s redeemed!  In Christ the world has been redeemed!

 

            His Resurrection sets us free!  His Resurrection sets us free!  His Resurrection, His Resurrection!  His Resurrection sets us free!

 

            Sing alleluia to the Lord!  Sing alleluia to the Lord! Sing alleluia, sing alleluia!  Sing alleluia to the Lord! 

 

Call to Worship:

Apostles Creed –                                                    No. 881 UMH

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell;

     The third day, He arose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. 

     I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy world-wide Church, the communion of Saints, the Forgiveness of sins, the Resurrection of the body, and the Life Everlasting.  Amen.     

..(From the Book of Common Prayer)

Celebrant:

Will you continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers?

People:

I will, with God’s help.

Celebrant:

Will you persevere in resisting evil, and, whenever you fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord?

People:

I will, with God’s help.

Celebrant:

Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ?

People:

I will, with God’s help.

Celebrant:

Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself?

People:

I will, with God’s help.

Celebrant:

Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?

People:

I will, with God’s help.

 

 

Scripture Reading:                                      Proverbs 31:10-31                               You?

 

 

 Prayer for Illumination: Send Your Spirit to fill our lives with Your love, that we may not only hear but also do Your Word.  Amen  (Ruth C. Duck, USA, 20th Century)

 

   

Opening Hymn:                    “La Palabra Del Senor Es Recta”    (refrain)       No. 107 UMH

 

            La palabra del Senor es recta y sus obras son maravillosas.  La justicia y_el derecho tienen tronos a su diestra y de su misericordia llna_esta toda la tierra.  Y de su misericordia llena_esta toda la tierra.

 

            Righteous and just is the word of our Lord; faithful and marvelous are the Lord’s works.  Justice and right are what God loves, they sit on thrones at God’s right hand.  And from the Lord’s loving kindness all the earth is filled with mercy, and from the Lord’s loving kindness all the earth is filled with mercy!

 

                                                                                                                                                                      

Children’s Sermon:                                                                                         Susan Johnson   

 

 

The Lord’s Prayer:                                                                                                  No. 895 UMH

 

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.  a  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. 

 

Padre Nuestro:

 

Padre nuestro, que estás en los cielos, santificado sea tu nombre. Venga nosotros tu reino; hágase tu voluntad, en la tierra como en el cielo. Danos hoy nuestro pan de cada día, y perdona nuestras ofensas como nosotros perdonamos a los que nos ofenden. Y no nos metas en tentación, mas líbranos del mal. Porque tuyo es el reino, y el poder, y la gloria por los siglos. Amén. 

 

 

Scripture Reading:                                   Psalm 1                                        You?

 

 

Offertory:                                                                                                          Joy Asenas  

 

 

Doxology:                    “Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow”                   No. 94 UMH

 

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise God, all creatures here below: Alleluia!

Alleluia!  Praise God, the source of all our gifts!  Praise Jesus Christ, whose power uplifts!  Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!      

 

 

Prayer of Dedication:                                                                                     No. 392 UMH

 

Give me a pure heart, that I may see thee; a humble heart, that I may hear thee; a heart of love, that I may serve thee; a heart of faith, that I may abide in thee.  Amen.  (Dag Hammerskjold, Sweden, 20th century)   

 

 

Scripture Reading:                                   James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a                                  You?                

  

                                                                                                                                                  

Preparation Hymn:                    “Jesus Loves Me”                      No. 191 UMH

 

            Jesus love me!  This I know, for the Bible tells me so.  Little ones to him belong; they are weak, but he is strong.  Yes, Jesus loves me!  Yes, Jesus loves me!  Yes, Jesus loves me!  The Bible tells me so.

 

            Jesus loves me!  This I know, as he loved so long ago, taking children on his knee, saying, “Let them come to me.”  Yes, Jesus loves me!  Yes, Jesus loves me!  Yes, Jesus loves me!  The Bible tells me so.

 

            Jesus love me still today, walking with me on my way, wanting as a friend to give light and love to all who live.  Yes, Jesus loves me!  Yes, Jesus loves me!  Yes, Jesus loves me!  The Bible tells me so.

             

Scripture Reading:                                                                                    Mark 9:30-37                                                 

Homily/Sermon :                             “Size Matters                          Rev. Bethany Carpenter

 

               

 

Prayer of Confession:                                                                                  No.   

 

Almighty God, Father of our lord Jesus Christ, maker of all things, judge of all people:  We acknowledge and bewail our mainfold sins and wickedness, which we from time to time most grievously have committed, by thought, word, and deed, against thy divine majesty. 

We do ernestly repent, and are heartily sorry for these our misdoings; the remembrance of them is grievous unto us. 

Have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us, most merciful Father.  For thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, forgive us all that is past; and grant that we may ever hereafter serve and please thee in newness of life, to the honor and glory of thy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen

 

 

Holy Communion at HOME:    Bread, Liquid, Candle.

 

Response 1:  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.   

 

Response 2:  Christ has died, Christ is risen,  Christ will come again!   

 

Response 3:  Amen, Amen, Amen. 

 

Prayer for Going Forth:                                                                   No. 607 UMH

 

Let me be full, let me be empty.  Let me have all things, let me have nothing.  I freely and heartily yield all things to thy pleasure and disposal.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.  (John Wesley, England, 1700’s)

 

 

Bardsdale Closing Song: 

 

May the God of Peace be with you, holding you in strong fingered hands, and may you be an instrument of God’s peace, to those whose hands you hold, and may the blessings of peace, be with you, be with you, be with you.    (Edited by Roberta Palmer)