Category Archives: Weekly Service

October 21st Service

October 21, 2018 10:30 am
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost
Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song “My Life is in You, Lord” TFWS #2032

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
One: When God laid the foundations of the earth, the morning stars and heavenly host sang songs of joy.
All: Let us bless God with hearts full of song, for our God has done amazing things.
One: The winds whisper messages of God’s goodness. Fire and flame proclaim God’s presence.
All: Let us bless God with our spirits set ablaze, for our God has done amazing things!
One: With wisdom, God brought the world into being. The earth is full of God’s magnificent creations.
All: Let us bless God with our minds illumined, for our God has done amazing things!

*Gloria Patri UMH #70
Opening Prayer

*Hymn “How Great is Our God” Overhead

UMCOR Hurricane Michael Relief

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 “10,000 Reasons” Overhead

SHARING THE WORD
Old Testament Reading Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c Page 483
*Gospel Reading Mark 10:35-45 Page 823

Message Pastor Gary
“Jesus Came Not to Be Served but to Serve”

Prayer

*Hymn “Here I Am, Lord” UMH #593

Benediction

Church Calendar
Sunday, October 21, 2018
9:30 am – Adult Sunday School
9:45 am – Youth Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship
11:30 pm – Spaghetti Luncheon

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 – Newsletter Deadline

Sunday, October 28, 2018 – Shalom
9:30 am – Adult Sunday School
9:45 am – Youth Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship
Begin collecting food for Food Pantry

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

Pianist Megan Schihl
Liturgist Doris Graham
Nursery
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News

October 14 Service

October 14, 2018 10:30 am
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song “Shine Jesus Shine” TFWS #2173

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
One: The kingdom of God is at hand.
All: We want to enter this Kingdom.
One: The mercy of God is made known.
All: We want to receive this mercy.
One: The grace of God is abundant for all.
All: We praise you, O God, for your compassion and your love. Accept our grateful praise as we come to worship you today.

*Gloria Patri UMH #70

Opening Prayer

*Hymn “He Leadeth Me” UMH #128

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 “The Summons” TFWS #2130

SHARING THE WORD
First Reading Hebrews 4:12-16 Page 972
*Gospel Reading Mark 10:17-31 Page 822

Message Pastor Gary
“We Are Again Asked by Jesus to Follow Him”

Prayer

*Hymn “Majesty, Worship His Majesty” UMH #176

Benediction

Church Calendar
Sunday, October 14, 2018
9:30 am – Adult Sunday School
9:45 am – Youth Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship
6:00 pm – Serve at Family Promise

Thursday, October 18, 2018
1:30 pm – UMW Meeting

Sunday, October 21, 2018
9:30 am – Adult Sunday School
9:45 am – Youth Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship

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

Pianist Megan Schihl
Liturgist Bev Grumm
Nursery Joyce Twiss
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News

September 30th Service

September 30, 2018 10:30 am
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song “This is the Day” UMH #657

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
One: It’s a great day to be here.
All: There are so many things we can do to serve the Lord.
One: Just listen for God’s call to you. Let God guide your life.
All: We are willing to open our lives to God’s service.
One: Come, let’s worship and celebrate God’s good news for us.
All: Let us bring our hopes and prayers to God in joy. AMEN

*Gloria Patri UMH #70

Scripture and Reflective Prayer – Responsive Reading from Luke 10:25-37 (See bulletin insert BELOW)

*Hymn “We Need a Faith” SUMH #2181

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time & Shalom Giving
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 “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” UMH #384

SHARING THE WORD
Old Testament Reading – 1 John 4:7-21 Page 991

Message “Christians Are to Love” Pastor Gary

Prayer

*Hymn “Blest Be the Tie That Binds” SUMH #557

Benediction

Church Calendar
Sunday, September 30, 2018 – Shalom
9:30 am – Adult Sunday School
9:45 am – Youth Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship

Sunday, October 7, 2018 – Communion
9:30 am – Adult Sunday School
9:45 am – Youth Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship

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

Pianist Megan Schihl
Liturgist Mechelle Schneider
Nursery Carol Adams
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News

Scripture and Reflective Prayer Luke 10:25-37

Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus . “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” He answered, “You shall love the Lord your god with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.”

Holy God – I strive to follow you in all I do and say. But I know I often come up short. Each day I set out to love my neighbor. But I’m often too busy, or too distracted or too worn out with my own problems to really reach out. Each day, O God, I try to do what is required of me…to love you and love your people. Continue to guide me as I fumble, continue to lead me as I fear, and continue to forgive me as I fall short.

But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell into the hands of robbers who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. So likewise, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan while traveling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity.

Creator God – we see ourselves in this gospel message. We have neighbors in our community that we would rather simply pass by. We have been the priest crossing the street to avoid a fearful situation. We have been the Levite avoiding confrontation and conflict in order to maintain our comfort or ignorant bliss. Help us, O God, to be the Samaritan you teach about. Help us to create places of community where no one turns their face away or avoids the path of another. Make for us places of peace and sanctuaries in the streets.

He went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, “Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend.” Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?”

In our world, O God, which of these three are we? In our Global church, O God, which of these three are we? When we hear of people without access to clean water, or little girls without access to education, or global diseases with cures but no access to healing, we feel stuck. You call us to radical hospitality, yet we continually wonder what the minimum is that we can get away with. You call us to care for the whole person, yet we pick and choose which causes to champion or vote for. You call us to love, yet we try to make that love about us. Forgive us when our global reach is only far enough to pat ourselves on the back.

He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”


 

September 23rd Service

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”

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
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

*Opening Prayer

*Hymn “Are Ye Able” UMH #530

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 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

Prayer

*Hymn SUMH #2223
“They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love”

Benediction

Reminder: Don’t forget the luncheon for Deb Aebig following today’s service. Let’s send her off with lots of love and prayers.

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

Pianist Megan Schihl
Liturgist Edith Bogart
Nursery Doris Graham
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News

September 16th Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
September 16, 2018 10:30 am
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost

Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” UMH #89

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
One: Just as the heavens burst forth in praise to God….
All: We celebrate God’s abundant and powerful love.
One: Day by day, and night by night….
All: God watches over us, loving and healing us.
One: Come, celebrate with joy the love of God.
All: Open our hearts and spirits, Lord, and teach us your ways. AMEN.

*Gloria Patri UMH #70

*Opening Prayer

*Hymn “I Will Follow Him” Overhead

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 “The Old Rugged Cross” UMH #504

SHARING THE WORD
Old Testament Reading Psalm 19 Page 433
*Gospel Reading Mark 8:27-38 Page 820

Message Pastor Gary
“Jesus Commands That We Take the Cross and Follow Him”

Prayer

*Hymn “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus” SUMH #2129

Benediction

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

Pianist Megan Schihl
Liturgist Konnie Grant
Nursery Doris Graham
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News

September 2nd Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
September 2, 2018 10:30am
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song “Time Now to Gather” SUMH # 2265

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
One: Receive life as a gift from God.
All: We will give generously to others from the gift of our lives.
One: Hear the words of your faith and rise to act.
All: We will be doers of the Word, acting out our faith and love.
One: Arise and come away.
All: We rise to serve with hearts overflowing with love.

*Gloria Patri UMH #70

*Opening Prayer

*Hymn “America the Beautiful” UMH # 696
Honoring Labor Day

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 “Change My Heart, O God” UMH # 2152

SHARING THE WORD
First Reading James 1:17-27 Page 980
*Gospel Reading Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 Page 818

Message “We Can Be The Solution” Pastor Gary

Words of Assurance

The Great Thanksgiving

Prayer

*Hymn “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” UMH # 384

Benediction

Reminder: The Worship Design, Trustees, and Ad Council meetings will now be held on the 3rd Tuesday of the odd months. (September 18th.)

Church Calendar
Sunday, September 2, 2018 – Communion
10:30 am – Worship
Sunday, September 9, 2018
9:30 am – Adult Sunday School
9:45 am – Youth Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship

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

Pianist Megan Schihl
Liturgist Doris Graham
Nursery Kathy Ohman
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News

August 26 Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
August 26, 2018 10:30am
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song “We Are Called” SUMH #2172

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
One: Come! Dwell in God’s courts forever.
All: Happy are those who live and pray in God’s house.
One: In God alone our hearts sing for joy.
All: In God alone do we find strength.
One: O Lord of hosts, how lovely is your dwelling place.
All: We have come in prayer to worship the Lord.

*Gloria Patri UMH #70

*Opening Prayer

*Hymn “Spirit Song” UMH #347

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time/Shalom Giving – Pastor Glenn Wagner
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 “Breathe on Me, Breath of God” UMH #420

SHARING THE WORD
Scripture Reading Acts 10:34-35 Page

Message Pastor Glenn Wagner
“More Than Coincidence”

Prayer

*Hymn “Amazing Grace” UMH #378

Benediction

Thank you to Pastor Glenn Wagner for taking time out of your busy schedule to be with us and lead our service today. We hope to see you again in the near future.

Church Calendar
Sunday, August 26, 2018 – Pastor Glenn Wagner Leading Service
10:30 am – Worship
Monday, August 27, 2018
5:30 – Movie/Potluck
Sunday, September 3, 2018 – Communion
10:30 am – Worship

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

Pianist Megan Schihl
Liturgist Mechelle Schneider
Nursery Carol Adams
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News