Community and St Mark United Methodist Church
Phase 2 in-person worship
October 11th, 2020
Gathering and passing the peace-please remain masked and socially distanced.
Leader: Invited by God,
People: we gather to worship.
Leader: Partnering with God,
People: we gather to grow in faith and to change the world.
Hymn “Blessed Is He Who Comes in God’s Name” Meditate and reflect
Joys and Concerns of the People
Prayers for Life Leader
The Lord’s Prayer: Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever Amen.
Hymn “You Are Mine” Meditate and reflect
*Affirmation of Faith:
I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy universal church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
Gloria Patri “Glory Be to the Father” Instrumental only
Offertory Prayer Leader
“Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow” Instrumental only
Prayer of illumination
New Testament Reading: Philippians 4:1-9
Gospel Reading: Matthew 22:1-14
Reader: The word of God for the people of God.
People: Thanks be to God
Prayer of Confession: Gracious God, you know how we confuse our roles, miss your invitation, and ignore your banquet of grace and abundant love. Clear the clouds from our eyes, that we may clearly see clearly your call to partner and serve with you. Clear our calendars, that we don’t miss your invitation to love and serve the world. Clear our minds and soothe our troubled souls, that we may remember and treasure the opportunity to receive your abundant grace and your loving nourishment. Nourish us with your forgiveness and your mercy, that we may rejoice fully in this time of worship. In your love and grace, we pray. Amen.
Words of Assurance: Rejoice in God, whose grace is ours. Rejoice in the power of love!
Hymn “Gather Us In” Meditate and reflect
(*) Please stand if able