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Sunday, 10/17/2021


This Week’s Service:




PRELUDE    “O, Jesus I Have Promised”                    arr. Whitworth   



The Lord is our dwelling place,

a home of peace and plenty.

The Lord is our dwelling place,

a refuge when trouble is near.

The Lord is our dwelling place,

a temple that will stand forever.

Let us worship God!



(And all God’s people said:) Amen.


*HYMN      “Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above”                       # 645

1 Sing praise to God who reigns above,
the God of all creation,
the God of power, the God of love,
the God of our salvation.
With healing balm my soul is filled,
and every faithless murmur stilled:
to God all praise and glory!

2 What God’s almighty power has made
God’s gracious mercy keepeth;
by morning glow or evening shade
God’s watchful eye ne’er sleepeth.
Within the kingdom of God’s might,
lo! all is just and all is right:
to God all praise and glory!

3 The Lord is never far away,
but, through all grief distressing,
an ever-present help and stay,
our peace and joy and blessing,
as with a mother’s tender hand
God gently leads the chosen band:
to God all praise and glory!

4 Thus all my toilsome way along
I sing aloud thy praises,
that all may hear the grateful song
my voice unwearied raises.
Be joyful in the Lord, my heart;
both soul and body, take your part:
to God all praise and glory!



Lord Jesus Christ, you know our sin. We want you to do whatever we ask of you, but we are unwilling to do what you ask of us. We want to sit beside you in your glory, but we fail to stand beside you in your suffering. We want to be first in your great kingdom, but we are among the last to serve the least. Forgive us. Pour out your mercy upon us and wash us clean in your saving grace. All this we ask in your holy name. 



Hear the promise of the Lord: Those who love me, I will deliver. When you call me, I will answer. I will rescue you from danger and show you my salvation. Believe this good news:  In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.

Thanks be to God.


*GLORIA PATRI                                               # 583


ANTHEM            “Come and Worship”            arr. Drennen





(And all God’s people said:) Amen.


OLD TESTAMENT         Psalm 91:9-16

The Word of the Lord.     Thanks be to God!


NEW TESTAMENT        Mark 10: 35-45

The Word of the Lord.      Thanks be to God!


SERMON         The “Great,” the Not So Great, and True Greatness



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 Ghost; Born of the Virgin Mary; Suffered under Pontius Pilate; Was crucified, dead and buried; he descended into Hell; The third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven; And sitteth on 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 Ghost; The holy catholic church, the communion of saints; The forgiveness of sins; The resurrection of the body; And the life everlasting. Amen.


*HYMN          “Come! Live in the Light”                                        # 749

1 Come! Live in the light!
Shine with the joy and the love of the Lord!
We are called
to be light for the kingdom,
to live in the freedom
of the city of God.

We are called to act with justice;
we are called to love tenderly;
we are called to serve one another,
to walk humbly with God.

2 Come! Open your heart!
Show your mercy to all those in fear!
We are called
to be hope for the hopeless
so hatred and violence
will be no more. (Refrain)

3 Sing! Sing a new song!
Sing of that great day when all will be one!
God will reign,
and we’ll walk with each other
as sisters and brothers
united in love. (Refrain)



Holy God, we give you thanks for all your gifts of goodness and grace. Receive these gifts from our hands as a sacrifice of praise to you and teach us to honor you each day by our obedience to your will; through Christ our Lord we pray.



(And all God’s people said:) Amen.



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 debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever.  Amen.


*HYMN            “You Who Dwell in the Shelter of the Lord”               # 43

1 You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord,
who abide in his shadow for life,
say to the Lord, “My refuge,
my rock in whom I trust!”

And he will raise you up on eagles’ wings,
bear you on the breath of dawn,
make you to shine like the sun,
and hold you in the palm of his hand.

2 The snare of the fowler will never capture you,
and famine will bring you no fear:
under his wings, your refuge,
his faithfulness your shield.

3 You need not fear the terror of the night,
nor the arrow that flies by day;
though thousands fall about you,
near you it shall not come.

4 For to his angels he’s given a command
to guard you in all of your ways;
upon their hands they will bear you up,
lest you dash your foot against a stone.



*POSTLUDE    “We Will Glorify”                                        arr. Arison   





Trunk or Treat

There will be Trunk or Treat in the church parking lot on Sunday, October 24 from 3-5 p.m. A sign-up sheet is posted in Fellowship hall for those who are able to decorate the “trunk of your car” and provide candy to the children in the community. Costumes are encouraged!


Christmas Wreaths

You are invited to make a Christmas Wreath for yourself or to give as a gift, enjoy a light treat on Thursday, October 21 at 1:30 p.m. or on Monday November 8 at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. A donation of $5 can be given to Sue Whitsel or anyone on the team.


Seeking Leader for Youth Activities

The Spiritual Enhancement team is looking for a team of people who would be willing to lead our junior/senior high students in some youth activities. (Bible study, games, snacks, field trips) Please contact Jeanie Mollica or Ellie Herbster with any ideas, questions or concerns.


Outreach Team

Fresh ideas and working hands are always needed on the Outreach team. You are welcome to become a member, or perhaps join us in working on a specific event/project. We’re looking for additional help in the garden and those willing to host in-home Bible studies. Talk with Jane Yerty or a member of our team if God is calling you to join us!


Sunday Evening Bible Study

The adult video Bible study continues tonight at 6 p.m. The topic is entitled “Promised Land” by Ray Vander Laan. Everyone is invited to join us.


Service of Wholeness

A Service of Wholeness for the sick will be held on the fourth Sunday of each month.  Anyone who is ill or has a physical need is invited to attend.


Special Music

Interested in performing special music on one of the four Sundays in the Advent season or on Christmas Eve? Please contact Rick by Nov. 1.


Family Services Sunday

Family Service items for October include the following: cough drops, antacids, band aids/neosporin, diapers & Pull Ups (all sizes), facial tissues, toilet bowl cleaner, Comet/bleach spray, laundry detergent, dish liquid, dishwasher pods


Food Bank Sunday

The suggested donation for October is canned vegetables.  Any donation of non-perishable food items is appreciated.



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