October 20th Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
October 20, 2019 10:30 a.m.
*Indicates to stand as you are able
Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song “I Will Trust in the Lord” v.1 UMH #464

Prelude

*Processional
In this place, among these people,
God is worshipped, God is praised.
We have seen the signs and wonders;
the lost are found here, the dead are raised.
We are living the Gospel story;
lives are changed, and mountains moved.
Won’t you come and work among us?
You are welcomed, you are loved.

*Call to Worship

Leader: ​Power and might and majesty belong to God who created and is creating.
All: ​​Thanks be to God for God’s mighty wonders.
Leader: ​Like the image of the powerful wind, and heavens as a garment, God’s majesty is revealed in all creation.
All: ​We look around us at the wonders and marvel at the variety and beauty which God has created.
Leader:​ Who are we, that God should pay attention to us?
All: ​We are God’s beloved children, the stewards whom God has selected to care for the world. AMEN

*Gloria Patri UMH #70

Opening Prayer ​​

*Hymn “It’s Me, It’s Me, Oh Lord” v. 1-3 UMH #352

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time–
After prayers, sing the Children out – “Jesus Loves Me.” Children 5 and under are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery at this time.

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology UMH #95

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn “O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee” v.1-4 UMH#430

Sharing The Word

First Reading: ​​​ Psalm 66:1-12 page 459
*Gospel Reading: ​​​ Luke 17:11-19 page 852

​​Message: Give Praise To God In All That You Do! Pastor Gary

Prayer

*Hymn “Wonderful Words of Life” v.1-3 UMH#600

Benediction

Calendar and Announcements

Sunday October 20, 2019
9:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Youth Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Worship:

Sunday October 27, 2019
9:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Youth Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Worship: Shalom Sunday

Email: glpeterson32@frontier.com
Office Telephone 231-923-0573
Office email ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist​​:​​ ​ Suzanne Bellrichard
Liturgist: Darwin Parsons
Nursery: Doris Graham
Ministers​: All People As We Live the Good News

October 13th Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
October 13, 2019 10:30 a.m.
*Indicates to stand as you are able
Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song “God Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens” v.1 UMH #150

Prelude

*Processional
In this place, among these people,
God is worshipped, God is praised.
We have seen the signs and wonders;
the lost are found here, the dead are raised.
We are living the Gospel story;
lives are changed, and mountains moved.
Won’t you come and work among us?
You are welcomed, you are loved.

*Call to Worship

Leader:​ Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all you people!
All: ​With shouts of joy we celebrate the good news of God’s love.
Leader: ​Open your hearts to the warmth of God’s redeeming love.
All: ​​God has poured such wonders into our lives!
Leader: ​Come, let us worship God with hearts and souls and voices!
All: ​Let our praise ring to the rafters and ascend to the heavens! AMEN.

*Gloria Patri UMH #70

Opening Prayer ​​

*Hymn “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” v. 1-4 UMH #89

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time–
After prayers, sing the Children out – “Jesus Loves Me.” Children 5 and under are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery at this time.

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology UMH #95

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn “Great is Thy Faithfulness” v.1-3 UMH#140

Sharing The Word

First Reading: ​​2 Timothy 3:14-4:5 ​ pages 967, 968
*Gospel Reading: ​​Luke 18:1-8 page 853

Message: Persistence is the Key Pastor Gary

Prayer

*Hymn “In the Cross of Christ I Glory” v.1-3 UMH#295

Benediction

Calendar and Announcements
Sunday October 13, 2019
9:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Youth Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Worship:

Sunday October 20, 2019
9:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Youth Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Worship:

Email: glpeterson32@frontier.com
Office Telephone 231-923-0573
Office email ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist​​​​ ​ Suzanne Bellrichard
Liturgist Konnie Grant
Nursery Joyce Twiss
Ministers​ All People As We Live the Good News

October 6th Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
September 29, 2019 10:30 a.m.
*Indicates to stand as you are able
World Communion Sunday

Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song “Standing on the Promises” v.1 UMH #374

Prelude

*Processional
In this place, among these people,
God is worshipped, God is praised.
We have seen the signs and wonders;
the lost are found here, the dead are raised.
We are living the Gospel story;
lives are changed, and mountains moved.
Won’t you come and work among us?
You are welcomed, you are loved.

*Call to Worship

Leader: ​Today we gather around God’s table from near and far.
All:​​ We are the People of God!
Leader: ​Though we differ in language, custom and tradition
All:​​ We are sisters and brothers in Christ!
Leader: ​For there is one Lord, one faith and one baptism
All: ​​We are One in God’s Spirit!
Leader: ​We are one and together we remember our Lord Jesus
All: ​​For we are the people of Redemption!
Leader: ​He gave himself up for us, so we could be reconciled to God.
All: ​​Come, let us worship the God of our Salvation!

*Gloria Patri UMH #70

Opening Prayer ​​

*Hymn “God of Grace and God of Glory” v. 1-4 UMH #577

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time–
After prayers, sing the Children out – “Jesus Loves Me.” Children 5 and under are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery at this time. Shalom Sunday.

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology UMH #95

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn “I Come with Joy” v.1-3 UMH#617

Sharing The Word

First Reading: ​​​2 Timothy 1:1-14 page 966
Second Reading: ​​​1 Corinthians 11:23-32 page933

Message: Coming Together For World Communion Sunday
Pastor Gary

Words of Assurance

The Great Thanksgiving

Prayer

*Hymn “Savior, Again to Thy Dear Name” v.1+3 UMH#663

Benediction

Calendar and Announcements

Sunday October 6, 2019
9:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Youth Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Worship: Communion
Sunday October 13, 2019
9:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Youth Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Worship:

Email: glpeterson32@frontier.com
Office Telephone: 231-923-0573
Office email: ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website: http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com
Pianist​​:​​ ​ Suzanne Bellrichard

Liturgist: Konnie Grant
Nursery: Kathy Ohman
Ministers​: All People As We Live the Good News

Pastor’s Ponderings

I am writing this message on the Monday following Sunday, September 22nd when we as a church community gathered together following worship for a delicious meal prepared for us as by congregation members. Following the meal we moved into the sanctuary where our Safety Preparedness Plan developed by our Trustees was communicated in detail to our congregation. The plan was well accepted and a number of good suggestions were made by those in attendance to enhance the effectiveness of being prepared for a wide variety of different emergency situations that could happen within or around our church.

We dealt with how we could respond to medical emergencies using our new larger First-aid Kit and our AED. We looked at how we can safely respond when weather threatens our gatherings. We have always been prepared for the possibility of a fire in our church and have added additional fire extinguishers for safety. Edie Bogart modeled very dramatically for us how to properly use our fire extingishers. The acronym PASS is a good reminder that we when possible we can use our fire extinguishers to fight a fire. P is for Pull the pin. A is for AIM the chemical hose at the fire base. The first S is for SQUEEZE the handle and the second S is to SWEEP the chemical hose of the fire extinguisher back and forth at the base of the fire not at the top of the flames. We also reviewed our evacuation plan should a fire start in any part of our facilities. We discussed the possibilities of incidents happening outside the church on our property and on 56th Avenue. We looked at what we would do if we lost electricity and the emergency lighting that is available to us so that we might safely move in or exit the building. It was noted that an assembly area for all after exiting the building would be the far portion of the parking lot to the south. We request that all remain there until all can be accounted for. In the last part of our plan we looked at how we could keep our members or anyone using our facilities safer if disruptive individuals or violent intruders would come onto our property or enter our church with the intent to do harm.

In all cases of emergencies we must be ready to contact 911 with either our church phone or a cell phone. An important part of contacting emergency services is being able to tell them that we are at Claybanks United Methodist Church at 9197 56th Ave in Oceana County. After giving our location we are to give the reason for our call and answer any questions asked of us as best we are able.

An important part of any emergency is to remain as calm as possible and continue to be in prayer. When we as a church community are willing to change and adopt to who we are in response to the world around us we are doing what John Wesley the founder of Methodism has commanded of us: do good, do no harm and stay in love with God. Our Safety Preparedness Plan show we care about God’s People.
Pastor Gary

Announcements and Stuff

THANK YOU

A huge thank you for the congregation’s support of the Ragnar Relay. This is our fourth year. We have wonderful volunteers on site every year. Lots of help making Cookies and Coffee for the runners. This is definitely an important public relations mission for us. Additionally the funds we receive will go to support youth camp scholarships.

Nursery Schedule for October

10/6 ​​Kathy Ohman
10/13 ​​Joyce Twiss
10/20 ​​Doris Graham
10/27 ​​Carol Adams

Upcoming Worship Schedule

October 6, 2019
World Communion Sunday
2 Timothy 1:1-14 / 1 Corinthians 11:23-32
Coming Together For World Communion Sunday

October 13, 2019
Psalm 66:1-12 / Luke 17:11-19
Give Praise To God In All That You Do!

October 20, 2019
2 Timothy 3:14-4:5 / Luke 18:1-8
Persistence Is the Key

October 27, 2019
Communion Sunday/ Reformation Sunday
Joel 2:23-32 / 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18
God Cares

September 22 Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
September 22, 2019 10:30 a.m.
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song “Seek Ye First” v.1,2 UMH #405

Prelude

*Processional
In this place, among these people,
God is worshipped, God is praised.
We have seen the signs and wonders;
the lost are found here, the dead are raised.
We are living the Gospel story;
lives are changed, and mountains moved.
Won’t you come and work among us?
You are welcomed, you are loved.

*Call to Worship

Leader: ​Cry out to the Lord, for God hears our pleas.
All:​May our heads be springs of water and our eyes fountains of tears, for God answers the cries of the suffering.
Leader: ​Put your faith in God, our great physician.
All: ​We will reach out for the balm of Gilead, for God soothes the sorrows of the faithful.
Leader: ​Call upon the Lord, for God hears our pleas.
All: ​​We will enter God’s gates with hope and gladness.
Leader: ​Come, worship the one who hears our pleas.

*Gloria Patri UMH #70

Opening Prayer ​​ Affirmation From Romans UMH#887

*Hymn “There Is a Balm in Gilead” UMH #375

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time–
After prayers, sing the Children out – “Jesus Loves Me.” Children 5 and under are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery at this time.

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology UMH #95

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn “Dear Lord and Father of Mankind” UMH#358

Sharing The Word

First Reading: ​​​​1 Timothy 2:1-7 page 963
*Gospel Reading: ​​​Luke 16:1-13 page 851

Message: Working Your Way Up​ Pastor Gary

Prayer

*Hymn “This is My Song” v.1,2,3 UMH#437

Benediction

Calendar and Announcements

Sunday September 22, 2019
9:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Youth Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Worship: Lunch and emergency plan immediately after service
Sunday September 29, 2019
10:30 a.m. – Worship: Shalom Sunday
Sunday October 6, 2019
9:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Youth Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Worship: Communion

Email: glpeterson32@frontier.com
Office Telephone 231-923-0573
Office email ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist​​​​ ​ Suzanne Bellrichard
Liturgist Kelly White
Nursery Carol Adams
Ministers​ All People As We Live the Good New