Bulletin: 17th Sunday after the Pentecost – October 1, 2017
17th Sunday after the Pentecost
Methodist Heritage Month-World Communion Sunday
“I look on all the world as my parish…” From the Journal of John Wesley, June 11, 1739
PRELUDE AND KINDLING OF THE LIGHTS
WORDS OF WELCOME & ATTENDANCE REGISTRATION
CHORAL INTROIT “We Thy People Praise Thee”
*CALL TO WORSHIP: “Psalm 133” no sung response No. 850
*SHARING OF THE PEACE OF CHRIST
L: The peace of Christ be with you. P: And also with you.
*OPENING HYMN: “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing” verses 1-4, 7 No. 57
PRAYER: (prayed all)
L: Jesus prayed that we might be one. One in Spirit, in mission, in union and communion with each other,
P: Today, God we confess fumblings and failures in accomplishing unity, as we set aside yet another day to remind ourselves of the task. On this World Communion Sunday, give us eyes to recognize your reflection in the eyes of Christians everywhere. Give us a mind to accept and celebrate our differences. Give us a heart big enough to love your children everywhere. We thank you for setting a table with space enough for us all! Amen.
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE LESSONS: Matthew 19:13-15 and Matthew 28:16-20
A TIME WITH THE CHILDREN Pastor Dee-Ann Dixon
SUNG RESPONSE: “Where Children Belong” FWS, No. 2233
MISSION MESSAGE: Vicki Odundo from Victorious Children’s Home
ANTHEM: “Worship as One” P. Choplin
HYMN OF PREPARATION: “One Bread, One Body” No. 620
SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION “Word & Table III” No. 15-16
GIVING OF GOD’S TITHES & OUR OFFERINGS
OFFERING PRAYER (by pastor)
OFFERTORY: “I Know the Lord’s Laid His Hands on Me”
*OFFERTORY RESPONSE: “Gloria, Gloria” Sing 3X No. 72
“Gloria, gloria, in excelsis Deo! Gloria, gloria! Alleluia! Alleluia!”
Translation: Glory, glory to God in the highest! Glory, glory! God be praise! God be praised!”
NEWS OF GOD’S FAMILY AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
*CLOSING SONG: “Blest Be the Tie that Binds” No. 557
*CHORAL BENEDICTION “Depart Now In Peace”
*Indicates standing as you are able.
~We welcome all visitors to the morning worship. We are blessed to have you with us.
~The altar flowers are given in honor of the Birthdays of George Mason and Douglas Parkinson by Becky Lidgerding and Lisa Parkinson.
~We are blessed today to have Vicki Odundo founder of Victorious Children’s Home in KaKamega, Kenya share a word about her work with children and how Jesus Christ is working in the lives the children she cares for. Victorious Children’s Home is the mission of 29:11Inc. & Hope of 29:11 programs. Thanks to Maria Brown and the 29:11 Mission Team for making it possible for Mama Vicki to be with us today.
Fellowship Hour is hosted by Bill Neufeld, Kim Lowery, Kathy Blue, Sara Raines, and Agnes Tabler
THOSE SERVING IN CHURCH TODAY:
Guest Preacher: Mama Vicki Pastor: Rev. Dee-Ann Dixon
Music Director: Nancy Cleaver Organist/Pianist: Rose Gamblin
Acolyte: Michala Sanders Reader: Carol Goldthorpe
Nursery: Sara Raines Greeters: Kristin & Michala Sanders
Communion Stewards: Loretta & John Homan
Communion Servers: Carol Goldthorpe & Tom White
FWS – Faith We Sing Hymnal
Worship resources come from the “Africana Worship Book, Year B” and “Flames of the Spirit” edited by R. Duck.
New Street United Methodist Church
Rev. G. Dee-Ann Dixon
P.O. Box 188, Shepherdstown, WV 25443 Street Address: 202 West New Street – Corners of Church and New Streets
Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Phone: (304) 876-2362