West Chelmsford United Methodist Church
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Weekly Church Bulletin

WEST CHELMSFORD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

242 Main Street, North Chelmsford, MA  01863 

 Telephone – (978) 251-4834  email:office@wcumc.us

Web Address: www.wcumc.us

 

21st Sunday after Pentecost                                          October 14, 2018

  9:30 a.m.

 

  Prelude – “Jesus is the Sweetest Name I Know”                      Hughes

*Opening Hymn – “Come, Now Is the Time to Worship”     WS 3176

(Sing 3 times)

*Call to Worship

 

  Choral Introit – “Jesus Loves the Little Children”                 St. James

  Welcome and Passing of the Peace

  A Time of Prayer

Prayer Song

Prayers of the People

We pray that you will help us truly be your Church by living into your upside-down reign in which the last are first and the least are lifted up.

silence

Mighty God, Lover of Justice, hear our prayer.

We pray for our world in which a few have so much while many are in poverty. Help us to close those gaps with justice and compassion.

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Mighty God, Lover of Justice, hear our prayer.

We pray for our nation and our leaders, at a time when it is easier to play on fears and division than work with hope and unity to achieve the change that you, O God, intend. Help us to urge our leaders to end child poverty and other injustice.

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Mighty God, Lover of Justice, hear our prayer.

We pray for our communities,

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Mighty God, Lover of Justice, hear our prayer.

We pray for those in need, especially babies and toddlers without the care they need to develop, children in poverty and parents who struggle to find work or make ends meet, young people in schools with too few resources and too low expectations.

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Mighty God, Lover of Justice, hear our prayer.

We pray for ourselves, for love that embraces all children, for hope that presses us forward in seeking justice, and faith that guides and sustains us.

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Mighty God, Lover of Justice, hear our prayer.

These things we ask in the name of God’s own beloved child, Jesus — Love incarnate, Hope of the world. Amen.

  Lord’s Prayer                                                                         UMH 895

  Anthem – “I Am God’s Child”                                                        Lau

  Old Testament Reading – Isaiah 61:1-4 **  (Page 650)

*Hymn “God of Great and God of Small”                               WS 3033

  New Testament Reading – I Thessalonians 1:1-3, 3:1-3a **

                                                                                (Page 191)

  Message - “Faith, Love, and Hope”

  Offertory  “Gioioso”                                                                   Waugh

*Presentation of Gifts and Doxology                                     UMH 94

  Act of Commitment (See Insert)

*Closing Hymn – “We Are the Church”                               UMH  558

  Announcements

  Benediction

  Benediction Response – “Peace for the Children”     Lankshear-Smith

  Postlude – “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”                        Broughton

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            *Those who are able please stand.

 

**After each scripture reading please respond, “Thanks be to God”

 

We extend a warm greeting to all who worship here today. We especially greet those persons who are visitors. Please sign the friendship pad.

 

UMH refers to The United Methodist Hymnal

WS refers to the green hymnal supplement called Worship and Song