Wesley Charge / The United Methodist Church
Centenary 9:30 A.M. 301-722-0383
Pastor Marjorie Hurder
Pastor’s Cell: 601-310-9922
October 4th. 2020
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
*CHORAL CALL TO WORSHIP “This Is the Day” 657
*CALL TO WORSHIP
L: Welcome to God’s house, a place of faith.
P: From our homes, we come seeking God’s word.
L: Here you will find nourishment and hope.
P: May we learn lessons of courage and peace.
L: Here you will find rest from your struggles
P: Lord, prepare our hearts to receive your words that we may leave this holy house of faith and return to our homes, encouraged and challenged to be your people. AMEN.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
No matter how righteous we imagine ourselves to be, Lord, your perfect word reveals our imperfections all too clearly. No matter how hard we strive to fulfill the requirements of your law, we always fall short. We have forgotten that righteousness and perfection come not from rules and regulations but from faith. We have ignored the truth that your righteousness comes from faith. Open our eyes to see that all we have accomplished is nothing compared to knowing Christ as our Lord. Let us count everything as loss, that we might gain heaven and be found blameless in Christ. In the name of the Savior we pray. Amen.
ASSURANCE AND PARDON MUSIC MINISTRY
SHARING BLESSINGS & CONCERNS
PASTORAL PRAYER & LORD’S PRAYER
CHORUS “Spirit of the Living God”
SCRIPTURE Matthew 21:33-46
Philippians 3:4-14 SERMON
GIVING OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS *DOXOLOGY 95
*CHORAL BENEDICTION Go Now in Peace 665
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* Please stand in body or spirit.
Organist Ginger Huff
Choir Director Debbie Collins
Lay Leader Homer Hardinger
Keep your mask on over your nose and mouth at all times
Sit in the pews left available, at least 6 ft apart
Remember to sanitize hands
Pray for patience, fortitude, and healing in this time
We are blessed to care for one another!