Prayer 7:13 Prayer 713
North Highland United Methodist Church
Friday, October 19, 2018
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
  
 
GATHERING MUSIC                                               Marilyn Gibbs
                                               
WELCOME & OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY
 
CENTERING PRAYER   
 
*CENTERING SONG          Shout to the Lord x2           TFWS 2074     
  
*CALL TO WORSHIP
 L: When we stumble or our faith falters,
 P: God’s faithfulness holds us up.
 L: When our spirits soar and our faith grows strong,
 P: God’s faithfulness lifts us to new heights of devotion.
 L: When daily duties distract, and our visions grow fuzzy,
 P: God’s faithfulness pierces the fog and calls to us.
 L: We lift our hearts and worship the One who is our God!
 P: Let us praise God, who is faithful now and forever more!  
   
*HYMN OF PRAISE      Great is Thy Faithfulness         UMH 140
 
CHILDREN’S MOMENTS
 
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE  
 SILENT PRAYER & REFLECTION
 PRAYER OF THE COMMUNITY
 O God of great compassion, we may come to you with
 hopeful or hesitant hearts. In our spoken words, and in
 our deepest thoughts, we lift to you the needs of ourselves
 and the world. Spirit of Life, renew us! Help us to notice
 the beauty of the autumn trees--always growing upward,
 branches reaching out, and letting go when seasons change.
 In faith we pray through Jesus Christ. Amen.
 
     
 PRAYER  HYMN  It is Well with My Soul    Vs 1-3     UMH 377
 
MESSAGE       In and Out of Context: Relationships     Pastor Lou  
                                Gospel Reading: Mark 10:2-16
                  
PASTOR’S PRAYER
RESPONSE SONG          Christ Beside Me                     TFWS 2066              
 
GIVING OF OUR OFFERINGS/NOISY BUCKET OFFERING
 Offertory
 *Dedication Song   Praise God from whom all blessings flow…
 *Prayer of Dedication  
   Eternal God of time and space, we respond to you with joy
   as we dedicates these offerings. May your generous
   blessings prompt us to be generous in return. We pray that
   your purposes will continue to be accomplished through
   these gifts, and through our living. Amen
         
*SENDING ONE ANOTHER IN PEACE
 
*SENDING HYMN Standing on the Promises Vs 1 2,4 UMH 374
*COMMISSIONING and BENEDICTION    
 L: The time of worship has ended;
 P:  now we go back into the world. 
 L: We go out as people strengthened by grace,
 P: ready to love and to serve, ready to carry God's love to
       the world.
 L: Remember that God who invited us into relationship, is
       always with us. So go this day, as grace-filled people of
       God.
 P: So be it! Amen!
 
       *RESPONSE         Go Now in Peace