Sunday, October 14, 2012 Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

God invites Us to worship

Pic Ups

Welcome

Life and Work of the Church Family

Lighting the Christ Candle

Passing the Peace

Hymn:  VU# 371 “Open me Eyes, That I May See”

Call to Worship:

L.  Imagine a community caring for each other.

P. We come together and discover the strength in community.

L.  We support one another through times of joy and sorrow and discover that none of us is alone.

P.  We offer our gifts and ministries to one another, discovering God’s spirit working in our midst.

L. At Grace United it is people that are our strongest resource - people open to God’s wisdom, people following the Way of Jesus,

P. As we learn and love and live together in this place, we come to worship.

L.  Together we are Grace United Church, a community of help, home and hope.

Prayer of Approach:

You touch our lives, God, in many ways - you raise us up when we feel discouraged, you ground us when we are flighty and on edge, you inspire us when we have lost a sense of who we are, you accompany us in the many and varied journeys we undertake day by day.  Be with us in this time of worship, and give us the direction we need to face the future with hope and energy.  We pray all of this in Jesus name whose love has redeemed us.  Amen   

Hymn: VU# 567 “Will You Come and Follow Me”

Children’s Time: “Story of Enough”

The Scripture Speaks to us

Scripture: 

     Job 23: 1-9, 16-17

     Psalm 22: 1-15 (VU# 744-745 Part One)

     Hebrews 4: 12-16

     Mark 10:17-31

Choir Anthem: “Come Follow Me”

                     Words – Nancy Price  Music – Don Besig

Sermon:  

Hymn:  VU# 96 “Will You Come and See the Light”

God Invites Us to Respond

 Offering:

Offertory Response:

         Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

         praise God, all creatures high and low;

          give thanks to God in love made known:

          Creator, Word and Spirit, One

                  Music – Gladys Jack

  Offertory Prayer

  Prayers of the People

  Lord’s prayer

Hymn: VU# 509  “Here I Am Lord”

God Goes with Us in Our Daily Lives

Commissioning and Benediction:

Choral Benediction: 

         Amen (X’s 3)

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