Today we continue our series with "Give all you can." We'll take a look at what Jesus teaches us about giving and how that is what shapes the wholeness of our lives.
We're also being led in worship by our music small group!!
Prelude, Put Your Hand in the Hand
As the music starts before the service, take some time to center yourself in God's presence and direct your thoughts to him.
Meet & Greet
This is a time to say hi to the folks around you, and to share in God's peace and grace as we gather as a community of faith
First Hymn: #133 Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
Halloween is on Thursday! Come out and dress up, decorate a table, or even donate candy
Be sure to set your clocks back one hour next Saturday night
All Saints Sunday is coming up, if you would like to remember a someone who has passed in the last year, please get their name to the office as soon as possible.
If you have something for the newsletter, please get it to the office this week
Joys & Concerns
This is a time to share the good things, joys, and celebrations in that have taken place in the last week, as well as the hard things and concerns that we face.
Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer, Lord's Prayer
Take some time to lift your prayers up to God, especially the joys and concerns that have been stated, or that have been left unstated. After some time for silent prayer, Pastor John will lead in a few words of prayer, and then we'll join together in 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.
This is a time led by a church member with a message specially for our kids. Afterwards, the children are invited to go with the Sunday School teachers downstairs for their own special part of the service. They'll come back up at the end of the service.
As the children come forward, please join in singing the first verse of Jesus Loves Me
1. Jesus loves me! This I know, for the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to him belong;
they are weak, but he is strong.
Yes, Jesus loves me! (sing 3x’s)
The Bible tells me so.
Offertory, Morning has Broken
The ushers will come forward and receive the offering plates. The liturgist will say a prayer as we begin a time to give to God. This isn't just about the money that we put in the plates, but it is about how we give to God out of our love for him.
After the offertory has finished, please stand as you are able, and join in giving thanks to God for these offerings. Please join in singing the doxology.
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him, all creatures here below;
Praise him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
Prayer & Scripture: Luke 21:1-4
1Looking up, Jesus saw rich people throwing their gifts into the collection box for the temple treasury. 2He also saw a poor widow throw in two small copper coins worth a penny. 3He said, "I assure you that this poor widow has put in more than them all. 4 All of them are giving out of their spare change. But she from her hopeless poverty has given everything she had to live on."
Leader: This is the Word of God, for the people of God
People: Thanks be to God!
Second Hymn: FWS #2152 Change My Heart, O God
Message: Earn all you can
The Use of Money - John Wesley
Earn, Save, Give - James Harnish
Final Hymn: #526 What A Friend We Have in Jesus
Hear the words as we are sent back out into the world, and know that you are sent in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.