Faith United Methodist Church
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost September 29, 2019
Gerhardt Miller: Pastor
Greetings and Announcements
*Call to Worship:
Leader: In deep gratitude we come to worship God.
People: We recognize God as the source of all goodness.
Leader: All good gifts come from the Spirit of God:
People: love, peace, joy, patience, kindness, gentleness are all of God.
Leader: We come with grateful hearts, not for things, but for who God is.
People: We gather to show our gratitude in song and prayer.
*Hymn: #189 (UMH) “Fairest Lord Jesus”
Prayer for our service in the love of Christ:
O Lord, our creator, who by your blessed Son has taught us that you are love: Bless us all who, following in Jesus’ steps, hope to serve our brothers and sisters. Grant unto us clear vision to perceive those things which in our social order are wrong; give us true judgment, courage, and perseverance to help those that suffer injustice, and endue us with unfailing love to minister to the poor, the suffering, and the friendless. Make us aware of our kinship with one another as your children that we may strive wisely to order all things among us according to your will. In the name of him who laid down his own life for us, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Affirmation of the Children
*Presentation of Gifts/Prayer of Presentation
Scripture Lessons: I Timothy 6:6 – 19 pg. 1246-1247
Luke 16:19 – 31 pg. 1095-1096
Hymn: #504 (UMH) “The Old Rugged Cross”
Sermon: “The Grand Illusion”
Sharing Prayer Concerns and Joys
Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer: # 895 (UMH)
*Hymn: #370 (UMH) “Victory in Jesus”
Our Sunday Worship time is now 10:30 am!
But don't be fooled by the radio
The TV or the magazines
They show you photographs of how your life should be
But they're just someone else's fantasy
So if you think your life is complete confusion
Because you never win the game
Just remember that it's a grand illusion
And deep inside we're all the same
We're all the same --Styx, “The Grand Illusion”
Please sign the attendance pads in the pews and sign our guest book if you are a visitor.
Nursery Care will be available for Pre-School and under. Also, audio service is available in the Nursery.
There will be JAM on Wednesday, October 2nd, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Please sign-up in the back if you can help in any way.
This week’s Prayer List includes: Doug Friton, Scott Krzmarzick and Rick Schwerzler.
Please check the chart for the “Blessed To Be A Blessing” project and take a “Leaf” to give to one of the shut-ins or give a call to one of the names for October.
The S/PPRC will meet Tuesday, October 8th at 6:30 p.m.
Pastor Appreciation will be celebrated on Sunday, October 13th.
The Administrative Council will meet Monday, October 14th at 7:00 p.m.
Harvest night will be Wednesday, October 30th at 5:30 p.m. We will be carving Pumpkins, have activities and play games.