North Highland United Methodist Church
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
    
GATHERING MUSIC                                               Marilyn Gibbs
                                               
WELCOME & OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY
 
CENTERING PRAYER   
 
CENTERING SONG   Jesus, Name Above All Names    TFWS 2071   
  
*CALL TO WORSHIP
 L: Blessing upon blessing,
 P: showered upon us.
 L: Surprising grace, a sense of peace, a new understanding
 P: lifting our spirits, bringing renewed life to us.
 L: All around us and deep within are signs of God’s presence.
 P: Blessings of grace from a loving God. How can we not be
      grateful and filled with praise?
 
*HYMN OF PRAISE       For This Land in All Its Wonder     Screen
 
CHILDREN’S MOMENTS                                      
 
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE  
 SILENT PRAYER & REFLECTION
 PRAYER OF THE COMMUNITY  
 Merciful, Just, and Faithful God, you are the God of
 blessing and God of our most difficult times. We come to 
 you now for a moment of quiet in the midst of our over busy
 lives. We come to you for energy in our weariness. We
 come to you for challenge to see the big picture when we are
 willing to settle for our own short-sighted vision. We long
 for the peace of your presence, even as we shrink from the
 urgency of your call. Enter, Spirit of God, into our church
 and enable us to love and serve you, and those you love. We
 pray in the precious name of Jesus, Amen
 
 PRAYER SONG     Lord, We Come to Ask Your Blessing     Screen
 
MESSAGE   Scare City        Mark 12:38-44          
                  
PASTOR’S PRAYER
 
RESPONSE SONG His Eye Is on the Sparrow Vs 1&2  TFWS 2146 
 
GIVING OF OUR TITHES /NOISY BUCKET OFFERING
 DEDICATION SONG   Praise God from whom all blessings…
  PRAYER OF DEDICATION
 Gracious God, we ask your blessing on these gifts—those
 that remain here and those that travel far. We ask your
 blessing on our lives, that we may be as generous with
 our actions and possessions, as you have been generous
 with us. Amen       
      
*SENDING ONE ANOTHER IN PEACE
 
*SENDING HYMN      Sent Forth by God’s Blessing       UMH 664
*BENEDICTION    
 L: May God bless you and keep you,
 P: and bless us to give ourselves away to others.
 L: May God’s face shine upon you,
 P: that our faces may reflect an irresistible good news.
 L: May God lift up everything that is fallen in us,
 P: and give us more pieces of peace than we alone can hold!
 All: Amen
 
 *BENEDICTION RESPONSE      Go Now in Peace