Trinity United Methodist Charge
Sunday, September 23, 2018

Jerusalem Sunday Bulletin

 

 

JERUSALEM UMC

18th Sunday after Pentecost

 

September 23, 2018

 

 

 

 

Prelude

 

*Greeting

L:  O Divine Keeper of Promises,

P:  loosen our tongues and let us loudly sing.

L:  Heal our painful past and flood us with peace.

P:  Smooth our worried brows and let smiles gladden our faces,

L:  for you are our God,

P:  and in you is faith for today and confidence for tomorrow.

                                                                                               

*Hymn                        ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus                           No. 462

 

Opening Prayer

Our Creator and Sustainer, we confess that we are not always strong like the trees planted by the water’s edge.  Sometimes we are weak and indecisive.  When the first big wind comes, we lean and break.  We plot revenge instead of letting you fight our battles.  By our silence and busyness, we let wickedness and ugliness fester and flourish.  Today, Lord, forgive us when we covet and lie and when we get caught up in things that

displease you.  Heal us, direct our paths and be for us the peace we so desperately crave.  Amen.

 

Psalter                                                                                 Psalm 1 (UMH 738)

 

Special Music

 

A Time of Praise and Prayer Concerns

Morning Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

 

*Hymn                                      Seek Ye First                                          No. 405

 

Scripture                                                                                         Mark 9:30-37                             

 

Sermon                        “Learning to Surrender”                    Pastor Sam Haught

                                                           

Offering           Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow                    No. 95

 

Announcements

 

*Hymn                                         Are Ye Able                                        No. 530

                                                                   

*Benediction

 

*Indicates standing if you are able.  Please sign the pew pads.  Thank you.