Trinity United Methodist Charge
Sunday, September 23, 2018

Philippi Sunday Bulletin


18th Sunday after Pentecost

September 23, 2018









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

                                  Seek Ye First                             No. 405                                                 

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


Offering     Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow

                                                                                      No. 95


*Hymn                             Are Ye Able                      No. 530


Scripture                                                           Mark 9:30-37 


Sermon       “Learning to Surrender”       Pastor Sam Haught