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FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2018 PASTOR: CLINT EVANS
PRELUDE
GREETINGS
SHARING OF JOYS & CONCERNS

*Call to Worship 
We are called to bring a new understanding of God: that God so loves the world.
We are the salt of the earth!
We are called to bring a new hope in God: that God gives us new life.
We are the light of the world!
We are called to follow the commandments and the law.
The Law of God is to love God and to love one another!
Come, let us be the salt of the earth, the light of the world!
Come, let us love one another with the love of God. Let us join together in our 
love of God to worship and follow Jesus! Amen.

*TFWS #2056 “God is so Good”

*OPENING PRAYER
Your love flows like a stream into the ocean of Your grace. Your love encircles this world and displays Your faithfulness. Your love is patient and kind and brings wholeness and true peace. Your love is all we desire to heal our brokenness. As all things pass and fade away, Your love remains eternally. 
May we feel and reflect Your love today. Amen

*SHARING GOD’S PEACE
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE
OFFERING OF GIFTS/*DOXOLOGY 

PROCLAMATION AND RESPONSE
*TFWS #2226 “Bind us Together”
FIRST READING Ruth 1:1-18 pg. 276
SECOND READING Hebrews 9:11-14 pg.1260

*TFWS #2108 “O, How He Loves You and Me”

GOSPEL READING Mark 12:28-34 pg. 1061  
MESSAGE “The Greatest Commandment: Love”  
-Kari Beran

*CONFESSION AND PARDON
We are hesitant to confess, Holy God, how hard it is to love as You wish. It is easy to love You with all that we are, except when You ask us to love our neighbor with all that we have. We find it hard to love our neighbor, when it is linked to the way we love ourselves. And it is difficult to love anyone – even You –more than we love ourselves.
Forgive us, Love Eternal. As You took a risk is creating us, help us to take risks to love others compassionately, to love ourselves genuinely, and to love You as completely as You love us. In Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, we 
pray, Amen.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

*TFWS #2223 “They’ll Know We are Christians by our Love” 
*SENDING FORTH

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Please sign the attendance pads in the pews and sign our guest book if you are a visitor.
The Nursery is for children pre-school – 1st grade.
There will be JAM on Wednesday, November 7th, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The sign-up sheets are 
at the back. Please sign-up if you can help in any way.
This week’s Prayer List includes: Jasmine Moreno, Brianna Kolbe, Brenda Marti, Kaylynn Evans, Erik Mangen and Deb Hollister.
Please check the chart for the “Blessed To Be A Blessing” project and take a “Thanksgiving 
Blessing” or give a call to one of the names for November.

COMING EVENTS:
Confirmation meeting-if you have a child (grade 7 or higher) interested in being confirmed, we are having an informational meeting during JAM on Nov 7. The meeting will be at 6:15 in the Caroline Room. Please see Pastor Clint with any questions
All Saints Day will be celebrated on Nov 11. We are also having our annual Harvest Sunday potluck immediately following the service.
The Faith UMC Sign Painting Party will be held Friday, November 9th, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Please see the insert for more information.
The Thanksgiving “Dinner On Us” is being planned for Tuesday, November 13th. Watch for 
more details in the November Newsletter.
The Youth Group is planning on going to the WOW Zone sometime in November. 
There will not be JAM on Wednesday, November 21st. 
Pyper Josephine Price, daughter of David and Ashley Price will be baptized on Sunday, 
November 25th.