August 21st Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
August 21, 2016 10:30 a.m.
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost


Welcome and Announcements

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
One: With great rejoicing we come to the house of the Lord
All: God is our refuge and our stronghold.
One: The power and love of God flow through this gathering.
All: We place our whole trust in God’s mighty
compassion for us.
One:Come, let us worship the Lord!
All: Let us celebrate the presence of God here in this
place and in our lives.

*Opening Prayer

*Hymn “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” Hymnal #117

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time “LET GOD CHANGE YOU” Pastor Gary
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

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn “O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee” Hymnal #430


Old Testament Jeremiah 1:4-10 Page 609
Second Reading 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 Page 942

Morning Message “GIVING THANKS” Pastor Gary


*Hymn “Lord of the Dance” Hymnal #261


If you wake up tomorrow morning
having possession of all
You are thankful for today,
what would you have?

Prayer Concerns
New: Patsy’s new granddaughter
Inge Dalbke
Betty Graham
Family of Margaret Tabor
Family of Kathy Burns

Continuing: Carol Adams
George & Kathy Ohman
Calvin John (Curt and Carol’s new grandson)
Kelly White
Deb Aebig
Stephen Hicks

Organist Char Lindquist
Liturgist Art Grumm
Nursery Edith Bogart

The Family of Carol Royalty would like to invite everyone to share in celebrating Carol’s 80th birthday with cake and coffee immediately after the church service today. Happy Birthday, Carol!!

Calling all 2nd graders (or close to that age kids)! We would really love to have you act as an acolyte for our church services. There will be a short class/training today immediately after the church service for those kids who are interested. Hope to see you all there.

Margaret Tabor Graveside Service will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery on 36th Avenue south of Stony Lake Road on Monday, August 22nd, 11 am with Pastor Gary Peterson officiating. A luncheon will follow at Noon at the White Lake VFW Hall, 9370 Walsh Road in Montague. Memorials may be directed to Claybanks United Methodist Church, 9197 S. 56th Avenue, Montague, MI 49437 or the White Lake VFW Post #3256 Auxiliary, 9370 Walsh Road, Montague, MI 49437.

Pastor Gary and Reba will be in East Lansing on Tuesday – Thursday. Gary will be attending Pastor’s School. He will be available by cell phone (616-644-5520) or email ( If he is not able to answer his phone immediately please leave a message.



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