To start today, will you say this prayer with me
Come Holy Spirit, come show us how we can be the spiritual heart of this community
I'm glad to be worshiping with you today!
We know we're supposed to pray for each other, but how does that work and what does that mean, and does God need our prayers before he will act? We'll take on these questions in our message today.
From whichever platform you're participating in worship today, let us know in the comments that you're here. Say hi! And say something about a time when you saw prayer work
After you've done that, join in singing our first song
Take a look at the announcements below
Monday 5/3: 3pm-5pm Food Pantry open
Tuesday 5/4: 4pm Centering Prayer on live on our Facebook Page
5:30pm Prayer Group meeting in the downstairs Sunday School room
Thursday 5/6: National Day of Prayer (details TBA)
Send in your info for the May newsletter!
Orpha Circle is collecting used prescription bottles that are clean and have the labels removed
Join us in the Call to Worship
I'll say the words in regular type, and please reply with the words in bold
Leader: If it had not been God who was on our side,
]People: the troubles of our world would have swallowed us whole.
Leader: If it had not been God who was on our side,
People: the sorrows of our times would have swept us away.
Leader: Are any among us suffering?
People: Come and pray.
Leader: Are any among us cheerful?
People: Come sing songs of praise.
Leader: Are any among us sick?
People: Come and ask for healing.
Leader: Our help is in our God,
People: the One who made heaven and earth.
Leader: Call upon God, creator and rescuer.
People: God is on our side.
~ posted on the Worship Elements page of the Ministry Matters website. https://www.ministrymatters.com/
we come into your presence
from many different places.
We come with songs of joy
and shouts of gratitude.
We come carrying heavy burdens
and sighs of suffering.
As you welcome us into your house,
lift our burdens
and receive our praise.
Salt us with your grace
and flavor us with your mercy.
Bind us together,
that we may be at peace with one another
and be strengthened to go forth
in service to the world.
In your holy name, we pray. Amen.
~ Adapted from The Abingdon Worship Annual 2009, © 2008 Abingdon Press. Posted on the Ministry Matters website. http://www.ministrymatters.com/
Prayers, Presence, Gifts, Service, Witness
As people of faith, we share who we are with each other. Below I invite you to share your joys and concerns, your prayer requests, and your offerings. You can use the link below, or in the comments
Share a joy, concern, and/or prayer request
Remember that you can mail in your offerings to:
321 N Kansas Ave
Marceline, MO 64658
You can also give online.
Take some time for some personal prayer, and take some time to give. This could be the time when you go online, or you write a check to the church, or when you make that commitment to give in a different way.
After the personal prayer, I'll say a prayer (if you're watching the video), and then join in saying the Lord's Prayer below.
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.
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen
Our scripture reading for worship is James 5:13-18
As you are able, please stand for the reading of God's Word.
13If any of you are suffering, they should pray. If any of you are happy, they should sing. 14If any of you are sick, they should call for the elders of the church, and the elders should pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15Prayer that comes from faith will heal the sick, for the Lord will restore them to health. And if they have sinned, they will be forgiven. 16For this reason, confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous person is powerful in what it can achieve. 17Elijah was a person just like us. When he earnestly prayed that it wouldn’t rain, no rain fell for three and a half years. 18He prayed again, God sent rain, and the earth produced its fruit.
Leader: This is the word of God, for the people of God
People: Thanks be to God!
Today's Message: Pray for each other
We know that we should pray for each other, but what does that actually mean, and what do we do?
As we have heard the message, will you join me in responding to it through the ancient creed of our faith.
I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth;
And 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, dead, and buried; the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
When you're ready, join in our final song
Go now and celebrate wherever God’s name is honored.
When suffering comes, pray in faith.
In times of joy, sing songs of praise.
Persevere in prayer and action
to bring the fallen back to the truth.
And may God save you from all that would harm you;
May Christ Jesus heal you and raise you up;
and may the Holy Spirit anoint you
and give you peace with one another.
We go in peace to love and serve the Lord,
...In the name of Christ. Amen.
~ Copyright © 2003 Nathan Nettleton LaughingBird.net
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