Sunday, September 30, 2012

Sunday, September 30, 2012

God Invites Us to Worship


Life and Work of the Church Family

Passing of The Peace

Lighting of the Christ Candle

Call to Worship:

Hymn:  VU #222 “Come’ Let Us Sing”

Prayer of Approach:  (Unison)

Loving God,

You make music rise in our souls,

You bind up our broken hearts,

You give us minds to seek wisdom,

And gifts for service,

And friends to share this journey.

As we gather may we be stirred by your Spirit,

Filled with compassion, for ourselves and others,

And united with your creation in Hope and Love,

In Jesus name we pray,



Hymn: VU #352 “Lord of the Dance”

Children’s Time:  Rev. Betty Lynn Schwab

The Scriptures Speak to Us

Hebrew Scripture:         Esther 7;1-6,9-10, 9;20-22

Psalm 124  (VU p. 724) 

New Testament Letter:  James 5:13-20

Gospel:  Mark 9:38-50

Anthem:  “Jesus is the Friend Who’s Always There”

                  Words by – Nancy Price & Don Besig

                                    Music by – Don Besig

Hymn:  VU #578 “As a Fire is Meant for Burning”

Sermon:     “Who is for Us?  Who Are We For?”

God Invites Us to Respond


Offering Hymn:

         All that we have, all that we are

         and all that we ever shall be is a gift from God

         his token of love.

         Now we offer our gifts and our prayers and our

         thanks for all that we have, and all that we are,

         and all that we ever shall be.

Offertory Prayer

Prayers of the People

Lord’s Prayer 

Hymn:  VU# 606  “In Christ There Is No East Nor West”

Commissioning and Benediction

Choral Benediction

         Amen! Amen!


Grace United Church