Worship: Online Saturday, October 3 at 5 pm & Sunday, October 4 at 11 am World Communion Sunday

Let the words of my mouth
and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable to you, O LORD,
my rock and my redeemer.
Psalm 19:14 (RSV)

 

Virtual Communion will be celebrated at both services.

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2020-10-04 18th Sunday after Pentecost

Lectionary Theme: JUSTICE
Hearing God’s Word speak to us about Justice through the Bible Lectionary readings each week..

WAYS TO CONNECT
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Online meeting opens at 15 minutes ’til
so we can greet each other as we gather
before the worship services.

WELCOME

BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES

Birthdays
Steve Walker
Blake Bradley

Anniversaries
Star & Carl Hanson
Mike & Judy Henrich

ANNOUNCEMENTS

      • Wednesday Bible Study, 6:30 pm
        Titus 3
      • Memorial Service for Marge Wilson
        Saturday at 2 pm in person and on Zoom

Please mute yourself throughout the service except for when you are speaking

INVOCATION

HYMN OF CELEBRATION
“Fill My Cup, Lord”

Fill my cup Lord
I lift it up Lord
Come and quench
this thirsting of my soul
Bread of heaven
feed me till I want no more
Fill my cup
fill it up
and make me whole

CCLI Song # 15946 CCLI License # 3194034.
Richard Blanchard
© 1959 Richard Blanchard.
Assigned 1964 Curb Word Music

 

PRAISE AND TESTIMONIES
Briefly share your recent God-Sightings, joys, thankfulness, and good thoughts so the rest of us can rejoice with you.

PRAYER CONCERNS
We remain in solidarity with suffering children, immigrants, victims of war and storms and racism, and everyone affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

From Bishop McAlilly
Pray for President and Mrs. Trump as they deal with the implications of Covid 19 and their health. Pray for all who are walking this journey. Pray also for those caring for the sick. Front line workers. Our hearts are mindful of the 210,000+ who have died. Lord in your mercy… Hear our prayer.

Additions from Last Week
Janie Jones, Betty Travis, Becky Blanchard, Mike Henrich, Ryan Pace, Dianne Stallion, Families of Marge Wilson and Wilda Milan

Homebound
Freda & Dan Wyatt, Mary Lou Anderson,
Betty Travis, Carl Hamilton, Ruth Purvis, Will Lawson

Military Families
Ron Fowler, Dylan Field, Kale Merrick, Matthew Petway, Sarah Petway,  Randy Bagwell, Christopher Telle, Brittany Jones, Bryar Fortner

Ecumenical Prayer Cycle for October 4-10:
Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama

PRAYER OF CONFESSION
AND RECONCILIATION

God of grace and glory,
we thank you that you judge us not
by the perfection of our actions,
but by our readiness
to live boldly by faith.
Help us, as individuals
and as a congregation,
to trust you
and follow where you lead,
t
hat in Christ
your name may be glorified
in all the earth. Amen.

WORDS OF ASSURANCE

Leader to people:
Hear the good news:
Christ died for us
while we were yet sinners;
that proves God’s love toward us.
In the name of Jesus Christ,
you are forgiven!

All to each other:
In the name of Jesus Christ,
you are forgiven!
Glory to God. Amen.

PASTORAL PRAYER

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH
United Methodist Discipleship Ministries

God of grace and mercy, you are the source of the true healing that can make us whole. We remember this morning that Jesus’ ministry was deeply involved in both healing of people’s bodies and healing of relationships. As we take time now in worship to offer our spiritual gifts to you, we pray that they might be used to bring healing – of body, of spirit, of broken relationships – to people who are in desperate need. We pray this in the holy Jesus’ name. Amen.

OFFERTORY
www.Briensburg.org/donate

We give thanks for those who are continuing their financial support of our ministries with online, mail-in, in-person, or drop-off tithes and offerings.

We offer to the Lord our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service and our witness, together with the elements each brings to their table for consecration to be for each of us the body and blood of Christ.

DOXOLOGY
“God So Loved” 

Praise God, Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise Him, Praise Him for the wonders of His love.
Praise God, Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise Him, Praise Him for the wonders of His love.

For God so loved the world that He gave us
His one and only Son to save us.
God so loved, God so loved the world.

CCLI Song # 7138599    CCLI License # 3194034
Andrew Bergthold, Ed Cash, Franni Cash, Martin Cash, Scott Cash
© 2019 Andrew Bergthold Designee

 

THE BIBLE READING
Psalm 19:1-14

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.

There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,

Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.

His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.

The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.

The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.

The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.

10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

12 Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.

13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.

14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

CONVERSATIONAL SERMON
“JUSTICE: Mouth and Heart”
Everyone is invited to share as the Pastor leads a discussion of these sermon points.

Words and thoughts
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.
Vs 14 (KJV)

Nature proclaims the magnificence of God
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.  Vs 1 (KJV)

Perfect Law
The law of the Lord is perfect;
it gives new strength.  Vs  7a (GNT)

Just Commands
 The commands of the Lord are just
and give understanding to the mind.  Vs 8a (GNT)

Fair Judgment
 The judgments of the Lord are just;
they are always fair.  Vs 9b (GNT)

HYMN OF CELEBRATION
“Let Us Break Bread Together”

1. Let us break bread together on our knees
Let us break bread together on our knees
When I fall on my knees
With my face to the rising sun
O Lord have mercy on me .

2. Let us drink wine together on our knees
Let us drink wine together on our knees
When I fall on my knees
With my face to the rising sun
O Lord have mercy on me .

3. Let us praise God together on our knees
Let us praise God together on our knees
When I fall on my knees
With my face to the rising sun
O Lord have mercy on me

CCLI Song # 3205952 CCLI License # 3194034
William Farley Smith
© 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.)

 

PASSING THE PEACE

May the peace of Christ be with you all!
And also with you!

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING
for the Season after Pentecost
The United Methodist Book of Worship

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God
It is right to give our thanks and praise.

It is right, and a good and joyful thing,
always and everywhere
to give thanks to you,
Almighty God,
creator of heaven and earth.

You have made from one every nation and people
to live on all the face of the earth.

And so, with your people on earth
and all the company of heaven
we praise your name
and join their unending hymn:

Holy, holy, holy Lord,
God of power and might,

Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he
who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

Holy are you,
and blessed is your Son Jesus Christ.

By the baptism of his suffering, death, and resurrection
you gave birth to your Church,
delivered us from slavery to sin and death,
and made with us a new covenant by water and the Spirit.

He commissioned us to be his witnesses to the ends of the earth
and to make disciples of all nations,
and today his family in all the world is joining at his holy table.

At his ascension you exalted him
to sit and reign with you at your right hand.

On the night in which
he gave himself up for us,
he took bread, gave thanks to you,
broke the bread,
gave it to his disciples, and said:
“Take, eat;
this is my body which is given for you.
Do this in remembrance of me.”

When the supper was over he took the cup,
gave thanks to you,
gave it to his disciples, and said:
“Drink from this, all of you;
this is my blood of the new covenant,
poured out for you and for many
for the forgiveness of sins.
Do this, as often as you drink it,
in remembrance of me.”

And so, in remembrance of these
your mighty acts in Jesus Christ,
we offer ourselves
in praise and thanksgiving
as a holy and living sacrifice,
in union with Christ’s offering for us,
as we proclaim the mystery of faith.

Christ has died;
Christ is risen;
Christ will come again.

Pour out your Holy Spirit
on each and every one of us
gathered here out of love for you,
and on these gifts of bread and wine.
Make them be for us
the body and blood of Christ,
that we may be for the world
the body of Christ, redeemed by his blood.

Renew our communion with your Church
throughout the world,
and strengthen it in every nation
and among every people
to witness faithfully in your name.

By your Spirit make us one with Christ,
one with each other,
and one in ministry to all the world,
until Christ comes in final victory,
and we feast at his heavenly banquet.

Through your Son Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church,
all honor and glory is yours,
almighty Father,
now and for ever.
Amen.

THE LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done in 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,
for ever. Amen.

BREAKING THE BREAD

Because there is one loaf,
we, who are many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf.
The bread which we break is a sharing in the body of Christ.

The cup over which we give thanks is a sharing in the blood of Christ.

SHARING THE BREAD AND CUP

The body of Christ, given for you. Amen.
The blood of Christ, given for you. Amen.

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
A Eucharistic Prayer for the Global Pandemic

by Rev. Lane Cotton Winn and Rev. Juan Huertas
Louisiana Conference
of The United Methodist Church

Day after day after day
you give yourself to us:
in two or three gathered in your name,
in connection across the miles,
and in bread and wine.

As we go from this gathering
around your table,
may we feel restored to your body,
companioned by your people,
and sustained
by the power of your Spirit

as we witness to your healing
and reconciling work.

Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

HYMN OF DEDICATION
“Family of God”

I’m so glad I’m a part
Of the fam’ly of God
I’ve been washed in the fountain
Cleansed by His blood
Joint heirs with Jesus
As we travel this sod
For I’m part of the fam’ly
The family of God

CCLI Song # 17023 CCLI License # 3194034
Gloria Gaither | William J. Gaither
© 1970 William J. Gaither, Inc. (Admin. by Gaither Copyright Management)

 

“Go ye into all the world,
and preach the gospel to every creature.”
Jesus, Mark 16:15

INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP
We invite you, your friends, and your family to a relationship with God in Jesus Christ, and to full participation and membership in our congregation. 

GOING FORTH TO LOVE OTHERS
AS CHRIST LOVES US

CHORAL BENEDICTION
“Beloved, Let Us Love One Another”

Beloved let us love one another
For love is of God and ev’ryone that loveth
Is born of God and knoweth God
He that loveth not knoweth not God for God is love
Beloved let us love one another
First John four seven and eight

CCLI Song # 26344; CCLI License # 3194034
Dennis Ryder
© 1974 Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.)