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Bulletin – Sunday, October 27, 2019

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

Approach

Gathering Song VU #574 – “Come, Let Us Sing of a Wonderful Love”

Welcome, lighting the candle and announcements

Call to Worship

One: Come and worship, everyone on earth, everywhere the sun shines,

All: let’s praise God together!

One: For listening when we call, answering our prayers, forgiving our mistakes, and providing what we need:

All: let’s praise God together!

One: Come and worship, everyone on earth, everywhere the sun shines,

All: let’s praise God together!

Opening Hymn VU #220 – “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”

Prayer of Approach and Confession

God of life and love, we rejoice in your abundant gifts. God of all peoples and all places, we celebrate your generosity and grace. God of the earth and the heavens, we praise you for all that you have given. God of life and love, we bless your holy name.

Listening, watchful God, help us to be honest. Oh, but we are – not at all like those who can’t be trusted with money, the shifty ones: we’re good stewards and faithful servants. Help us to be honest. We are nothing like the greedy, the ‘haves’ who care nothing for the ‘have-nots’: we’re well versed in the language of sharing.

Help us to be honest. Oh, but we are – not like those who like to look good and deceive even themselves – who talk the talk, but…

Help us to be honest: that sometimes our getting it right gets in your way. Help us to be honest about our failings, how far we still have to go.  Help us to pray without words, with tears instead. And help us, honestly, to love justice, to seek mercy, and to walk humbly in your Way. Amen.

Words of Assurance

Passing the Peace

Time for All Ages

Hymn VU #377 – “Holy Spirit, Hear Us”

The Word

Scripture Reading:

Jeremiah 14:7-10, 19-22
Luke 18:9-14

Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church
Thanks be to God!

Meditation – “Sinner!”

Anthem – “Speak, O Lord!”

The Response

Offering / Response: “In Gratitude and Humble Trust” (VU #544)

In gratitude and humble trust we bring our best today
To serve your cause and share your love with all along life’s way.
O God, who gave yourself to us in Jesus Christ, your Son,
Teach us to give ourselves each day until life’s work is done.

Offering Prayer

As we offer our gifts and lives in the moment, may we become imitators of you, Gracious God, who hold nothing back from us, but is generous and gracious with all that is yours. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

Prayers of the People

One: We pray to you, loving God.
All: In your mercy, hear our prayer.

Closing Hymn VU #506 – “Take My Life and Let it Be”

Commissioning / Benediction Response

With a vision of hope, we move along.
Empowered by faith we carry on.
Reaching out far and wide, moving forward, reaching high.
Filled with hope, filled with dreams, we journey on.

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