Meed’s UMC Service October 4th

Hello All, our church service for the week is now posted. It was truly a blessing to worship with this wonderful congregation on World Communion Sunday.

God is Good.

October 4th, 2020

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

World Communion Sunday



Greetings of Grace and Peace:

Call to Worship:

Gather us in, the lost and the lonely,
the broken and breaking, the tired and the aching
who long for the nourishment found at your feast.

Gather us in, the proud and pretentious,
the sure and superior, the never inferior
who long for the leveling found at your feast.

Gather us in, The done and the doubting,
the wishing and wondering, the puzzled and pondering
who long for the company found at your feast.

Lord Gather Us In.

Opening Praise:  I Go to the Rock, More Precious

Opening Prayer:

O Redeemer God, as we gather in worship on this World Communion Sunday, we ask that you send your Holy Spirit to fall afresh on us. We pray for your Spirit to awaken new hope in us. Grant us the vision to see the coming of your kingdom. Help us to celebrate the glimpses of grace that you have given to each of us. Knit our hearts together in worship and communion so that we know we do not struggle alone in working for your peace and justice. We pray this in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Songs of Praise:  Something Beautiful, Before the Rocks Cry Out

Epistle Lesson:  Philippians 3:4b – 14

Gospel Reading:  Matthew 21:33-46

*Gloria Patri:

Call to Offering:  (Please leave offering in baskets upon exit)


Offertory Prayer:

Message: Press On

Call to Confession:

Prayer of Confession: 

God, we confess that although we knew better, we have sinned. We have not loved you or our neighbors the way we should. We have not always honored you with our time. We’ve coveted other people’s stuff. And sometimes we have called you out of your name. Lord, forgive us. We apologize for the pain we’ve caused you. Forgive us of our sins and help us to live in ways that give you joy – in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Assurance of Pardon:

Invitation to the Table:

Holy Communion: Please see Insert

Closing Song:  To God be the Glory

Dismissal with Blessing