We are glad to join you in worship today! Today we're starting a series that tells us we're in God's care by looking at specific people from the Old Testament, that also have stories that might look like ours. How do you need to be reminded that God cares about you?
You can follow along in this bulletin for the service. If you are on a computer, phone, or other mobile device, then you can click on each of the videos as they come up. If you have a smart tv or streaming device connected to your tv, go to our YouTube channel and then go to playlists. Every Sunday We’ll have a new playlist set up with prayers, songs, and a message. As you come to each of those in the service you can play that video. With a playlist, as soon as one finishes, the next video starts so that all you have to do is hit pause until you’re ready to play again.
My prayer is that even in this format, we can worship together, and still see God at work.
The video that comes next is a welcome, has a few announcements, and an opening prayer.
Sunday 10/18: CAKE after the 9am service
Youth Bonfire and Cookout after the 10:30 service
Monday 10/19: 3pm-5pm Food Pantry is open
Tuesday 10/20: 4pm Centering Prayer on live on our Facebook Page
Saturday 10/24: Rural Connections Conference
Sunday 10/25: Worship online, and in person at 9am & 10:30am
Will you join in singing our first song
Joy's & Concerns
Today I invite you to pray for the waiting. Its a hard thing to do, to wait for something else to come. Sometimes, though, that is our call and our burden.
We will continue to share our joys and concerns, as well as our prayer requests. Simply follow the link below and fill out the form. If you need to add more, you can fill the form out again. These will be shared with the congregation via email on Monday morning.
Share a joy, concern, and/or prayer request
Start the next video, and enter into a time of prayer.
When directed, take a few moments of silent prayer. There will be a pastoral prayer, then you are invited to join in the Lord's Prayer which is 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
Today's message comes from Julie Tarpening, and she has a helper in telling Abraham's story.
Sometimes when we give, it feels like we are giving up, or giving it all (but not in a good way). Today I invite you to give, but remember that with God all our gifts are good, build God's kingdom, and even if we don't understand it, help to build ourselves too.
Thank you for your continued offerings to the church, and to the many other places around us that you’ve been giving of your time and your money. Remember that you can mail in your offerings, or you can give online. Your gifts and commitment to your faith help us reach out and tell Jesus’ story in so many different ways. Will you pray with me,
God of Power and Glory, we come to your altar this morning, offering our gifts and praying for your presence in a world that is hurting and divided. Much of what we see is chaos, confusion, and anxiety – a world that desperately needs to glimpse your presence and your glory. More than just our gifts of money, we pray our lives might be a window into your love and compassion. We pray your light might shine through us to the world. Amen.
Scripture Reading: 1 Samuel 2:1-10
1Then Hannah prayed:
My heart rejoices in the LORD. My strength rises up in the LORD! My mouth mocks my enemies because I rejoice in your deliverance. 2No one is holy like the LORD—no, no one except you! There is no rock like our God! 3Don’t go on and on, talking so proudly, spouting arrogance from your mouth, because the LORD is the God who knows, and he weighs every act. 4The bows of mighty warriors are shattered, but those who were stumbling now dress themselves in power! 5Those who were filled full now sell themselves for bread, but the ones who were starving are now fat from food! The woman who was barren has birthed seven children, but the mother with many sons has lost them all! 6The LORD! He brings death, gives life, takes down to the grave, and raises up! 7The LORD! He makes poor, gives wealth, brings low, but also lifts up high! 8God raises the poor from the dust, lifts up the needy from the garbage pile. God sits them with officials, gives them the seat of honor! The pillars of the earth belong to the LORD; he set the world on top of them! 9God guards the feet of his faithful ones, but the wicked die in darkness because no one succeeds by strength alone. 10The LORD! His enemies are terrified! God thunders against them from heaven! The LORD! He judges the far corners of the earth! May God give strength to his king
and raise high the strength of his anointed one.
Liturgist: This is the word of God, for the people of God
Congregations’ Response: Thanks be to God!
Will you join in singing our next song
Where do you need God's care?
Do you have a time like John Wesley or Hannah did when they let go of their struggles?
When you're ready, join in our final song
Read this prayer from the end of Jude
To the one who is able to protect you from falling,
and to present you blameless and rejoicing before his glorious presence,
to the only God our savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord,
belong glory, majesty, power, and authority,
before all time, now and forever. Amen.