Delivered By
Rev. Dr. Douglas Ralston, Sr. Pastor
Delivered On
September 23, 2018 at 11:00 AM
Central Passage
Mrak 9:30-37
*Closing Hymn                    "Jesu, Jesu”                                432
Benediction (Unison)
May we live this week for the greatness of your name and the expansion of your sovereign rule. Let all that is within us praise you with our lives. It is in the beautiful names of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit that we go. Amen.
Postlude             “God’s Trumpet Call”                   George Blake
*An asterisk * is an invitation to rise in body or in spirit
Assistive Listening Systems are available. See ushers for assistance.
Rec. 2018 Week of
Sept. 16 Needed
Per week Received
YTD Needed
YTD 2018
Annual Budget
Ministry $7,237.62 $6,581.65 $208,889.29 $243,521.05 $342,246.00
Mortgage $911.00  $886.62 $31,093.00 $32,804.94 $  46,104.00
Total $8,148.62 $7,468.27 $239,982.29 $276,325.99 $388,350.00
Attendance, Sept 16
Worship 158 Christian Education 27

Ushers:                 9:30 a.m. Todd & Linda Cleaver, Phyllis Weaver.
                             11:00 a.m. Bill LeFevre, Gerry & Janice Baynai.
Liturgist:             9:30 a.m. Reje Eberhardt    11:00 a.m.  Linda Kell
Booth Operators: 9:30 a.m. Aldo Colapietro, Ken Baker, Betty Hiske
                             11:00 a.m. Ted Hayman, Ray Yee, Betty Hiske
Rev. Dr. Douglas Ralston, Sr. Pastor
Rev. Grace Ann Beebe, Deacon
Karin Hiske, Administrative Assistant
Stephanie Bell, Director of Music
Sandy Strall, Organist
Cheryl Lentner, Youth Director
Karen Johnson, Pianist
Jon Ream, Custodian
Ted Hayman, Technology Coordinator
Emma Hawkinson, Nursery Attendant
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United Methodist Church

September 23, 2018
Office: 734-671-5211  Fax: 734-671-
Prelude               “Near To The Heart of God”          Lani Smith
 Announcements       (Please sign & pass the attendance pads)
 Call to Worship
Leader: God’s presence is near to us in this place.
People: God’s presence is everywhere.
Leader: God’s glory is near to us in this place.
People: God’s glory is everywhere.
Leader: God’s love is near to us in this place.
People: God’s love is everywhere.

 *Opening Hymn             “Majesty, Worship His Majesty”    176
1st Scripture Reading: James 3:13-18 CEB               
Are any of you wise and understanding? Show that your actions are good with a humble lifestyle that comes from wisdom.  However, if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, then stop bragging and living in ways that deny the truth.  This is not the wisdom that comes down from above. Instead, it is from the earth, natural and demonic.  Wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there is disorder and everything that is evil.  What of the wisdom from above? First, it is pure, and then peaceful, gentle, obedient, filled with mercy and good actions, fair, and genuine. Those who make peace sow the seeds of justice by their peaceful acts.
Children’s Moment                                           
Song for the Children           “Go Now in Peace”       
(The children are dismissed to one room Sunday school as we sing)
Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
Prayer of Dedication
Offertory                   “A Light Unto My Path”           Bertha Frick
Special Music                                                           
Call to Prayer
Sharing of Joys and Concerns
Pastoral Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer
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 trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.  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                 “Lord, I Want to Be a Christian”               402
2nd Scripture Reading: Mark 9:30-37 CEB  
From there Jesus and his followers went through Galilee, but he didn’t want anyone to know it.  This was because he was teaching his disciples, “The Human One will be delivered into human hands. They will kill him. Three days after he is killed he will rise up.” But they didn’t understand this kind of talk, and they were afraid to ask him. They entered Capernaum. When they had come into a house, he asked them, “What were you arguing about during the journey?”  They didn’t respond, since on the way they had been debating with each other about who was the greatest. He sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them, “Whoever wants to be first must be least of all and the servant of all.” Jesus reached for a little child, placed him among the Twelve, and embraced him. Then he said, “Whoever welcomes one of these children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me isn’t actually welcoming me but rather the one who sent me.”
Message:  Hey, Look at Me!