Claybanks United Methodist Church
September 23, 2018 10:30am
*Indicates to stand as you are able
Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Welcome and Announcements
*Praise Song SUMH #2131
“Humble Thyself in the Sight of the Lord”
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: Who is wise and understanding among us?
All: Those who seek wisdom and understanding each and every day. Those who delight in God and meditate on God’s law.
One: Come, learn more about wisdom from above, a wisdom that yields a harvest of righteousness.
All: O God, your wisdom is more precious than jewels! We draw near to you.
*Gloria Patri UMH #70
*Hymn “Are Ye Able” UMH #530
Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns
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 UMH # 581
“Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service”
SHARING THE WORD
Old Testament Reading Proverbs 31:10-31 Page 535
*Gospel Reading Mark 9:30-37 Page 821
Message “But I Want to Be First” Pastor Gary
*Hymn SUMH #2223
“They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love”
Reminder: Don’t forget the luncheon for Deb Aebig following today’s service. Let’s send her off with lots of love and prayers.
Office Telephone 231-923-0573
Office email ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Pianist Megan Schihl
Liturgist Edith Bogart
Nursery Doris Graham
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News