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United Methodist Church of East Berlin

“Ordinary people with extraordinary faith”

 

139 Main Street PO Box 265

East Berlin, CT 06023

860-828-9254

www.umc-eastberlin.org

Pastor Rev. Dr. Chinma Uche

District Superintendent Rev. Alpher Sylvester

Bishop Rev. Thomas J. Bickerton

October 17, 2021  

Twenty-first Sunday of Pentecost

 

Greetings: 

 

Call to Worship – Pastor (Please stand if you are able)

Leader: Power and might and majesty belong to God who created and is creating.

ALL: Thanks be to God for God’s mighty wonders.

Leader: Like the image of the powerful wind, and heavens as a garment, God’s majesty is revealed in all creation.

ALL: We look around us at the wonders and marvel and the infinite variety and beauty which God has created.

Leader: Who are we, that God should pay attention to us?

ALL: We are God’s beloved children, the stewards whom God has selected to care for God’s world. AMEN!

 

OPENING HYMN ((Please stand if you are able)):  “Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken”   UMH 731

Opening Prayer- All (seated)

Lord, everywhere we look we see the imprint of your creative love. The wondrous works of nature show your majesty. As we gather today to celebrate your love and creation, keep us mindful that we are part of that created order, meant to be stewards and not destroyers. Prepare us to work for you in ministries of peace and justice. AMEN!

 

WELCOME (All seated).

JOYS AND CONCERNS (All seated):  Let us bring our joys and concerns to the Lord.

 

READING (All seated):  Hebrews 5:1-10

 

GOSPEL READING:  (Please stand if able)      Mark 10:35 - 45

 

SONGS: (Please stand if you are able)):  “Are Ye Able, Said the Master”     UMH 530

 

SERMON (All seated):  Christian Worship           Rev. Dr. Chinma Uche

 

The Lord’s Prayer

 

Offertory Prayer (All seated) – Pastor

Lord, we thank you for your everlasting love and your faithfulness through the ages. In the midst of life challenges, you continue to bless your people. We pray that these tokens of appreciation of all that you have given to us may be used well in your service. Bless these gifts and all who have given. Provide for those who could not give so they will be able to give in the future. All praise and glory be yours in the name of the risen Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

Offertory:  Please leave your offering in the collection or consider sending a check to PO Box 265, East Berlin, CT  06023. You can donate online at our website, http://www.umc-eastberlin.org. Thank you.

 

Doxology (Please stand if you are able):  “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”   UMH 95

 

Closing Hymn (Please stand if you are able):    “Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love”   UMH 432

 

Benediction (Please stand if you are able)

You have been called to serve the Lord with gladness. Go from this place knowing that God’s blessings have been poured on you so that you may be a blessing to others. Be at peace and bring the good news of God’s love and peace to all whom you meet. Amen! 

 

Amen, Amen, Amen!