Sept. 26, 2021.
Welcome and Announcements
Call to Worship. Mark 9:38-41.
Liturgy for Servanthood (see insert)
– “Take my Life and Let it Be Lord” Dr. Christian Rice, solo
Prayers of the People
Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer
Special Music “The Lord is my Light”. Dr. Christian Rice, solo
Offerings our Gifts/Remembering God’s Gifts
(Instead of passing our offering plates during worship, they will remain in the back for you to share your monetary donation before or after the service. At this time, our usher will bring up the gifts we have shared as we share in a moment of silence and prayer of gratitude, for the financial gifts shared for the work of the church as well as the time and talents we share for the church and our greater community).
Hymn 819. “For the Life that You Have Given”
Scripture. James 5:13-16, Mark 9:38-50. Olga Pirone
Sermon “A Wideness in God’s Mercy”
Hymn. “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy”
There’s a wideness in God’s mercy,
like the wideness of the sea.
There’s a kindness in God’s justice,
which is more than liberty.
There is welcome for the sinner,
and more graces for the good.
There is mercy with the Savior,
there is healing in his blood.
But we make God’s love too narrow
by false limits of our own,
and we magnify its strictness
with a zeal God will not own.
For the love of God is broader
than the measures of the mind,
and the heart of the Eternal
is most wonderfully kind.
If our love were but more simple,
we should rest upon God’s word,
and our lives would be illumined
by the presence of our Lord.