Pastor: Rev. Kendra Balliet
Organist: Jim Ross
Offertory: Quiet Meditation - Craig Penfield
LAITY SUNDAY - TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
ORDER OF WORSHIP
Prelude - Father, We Thank Thee - Dennis Janzer
*Call to Worship
Leader: We are called to hold tight to words that bring life.
People: We know God is speaking good news through scripture, song, and neighbors, both known and new to us.
Leader: We listen for grace at work in everything, for good, for life.
People: We know wise words serve Love’s purpose.
Leader: In all we say and do, we are learning what it means to be faithful – as those called “to serve and witness in deeds and words that heal and free.”
People: We thank God for the good news of Jesus’ love and healing words of life.
*Opening Hymn “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise” #103
Pastor: Savior, God, and Friend – help us speak grace into the lives of those you love.
Lay leader: Savior, help us listen and bear witness to your good news for all.
People: God, we trust your script brings life.
Lay leader: God, help us remember the words to your salvation song.
People: We know you are calling us to something beautiful and new.
Lay leader: Friend of the forgotten and lonely, help our deeds and words to heal and help.
People: God, help us draw near to this broken world through your church.
Lay leader: Jesus, speak the word, and we will echo your call.
People: God, draw us together in your love for life.
Pastor: Savior, God, and Friend, we are your people. Help us remember that your faithful love is greater than our best words that speak of it.
Affirmation of Faith – Apostles’ Creed #881 & Gloria Patri #70
Music Ministry & Offertory
Doxology & Prayer of Gratitude
Sermon: Leslie Foland, Western PA UMC Disaster Response Coordinator
Hymn "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" #140
Pastoral Prayer/Lord's Prayer
Closing Hymn "Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling
Announcements, Action Steps, & Benediction
Postlude Joy in the Morning - Robert F. Swift
The flowers on the altar today are given by William and Barbara Baker to the glory of God and in honor of the 24th wedding anniversary of their daughter and son-in-law, Mark & Susan Radmore.
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