Delivered By
Rev. Dr. Douglas Ralston, Sr. Pastor
Delivered On
September 30, 2018 at 11:00 AM
Central Passage
Mrak 9:38-50
*Closing Hymn           "O Jesus, I Have Promised”                396
Benediction (Unison)
We have gathered together as God's family, and now we leave this place knowing that the bonds of holy love keep us bound together. May Christ's love for us and all the world flow through our living, so that the world will know we are one and that God's Spirit always goes with us to all the world. Amen.
Postlude                  “Praise Unending”                    Steven Scott
*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. 23 Needed
Per week Received
YTD Needed
YTD 2018
Annual Budget
Ministry $ $6,581.65 $216,126.91 $250,102.70 $342,246.00
Mortgage $  $886.62 $  32,004.00 $33,691.56 $  46,104.00
Total $ $7,468.27 $248,130.91 $283,794.26 $388,350.00
Attendance, Sept 23
Worship  Christian Education 

Ushers:              9:30 a.m. Ron & Ada LaJeunesse, Don Martin.
                          11:00 a.m. Keith Bukovich, Dave & Darlene Peryam
Liturgist:       9:30 a.m. Don Windeler    11:00 a.m.  Beth Hinzmann
Booth Operators:   9:30 a.m. Ted Hayman, Ray Yee, Betty Hiske
                               11:00 a.m. Ted Hayman, Ken Baker, Betty Hiske
Rev. Dr. Douglas Ralston, Sr. Pastor
Rev. Grace Ann Beebe, Deacon
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
Karin Hiske, Administrative Assistant
United Methodist Church

September 30, 2018
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Prelude               “The Lower Lights”                  Roger Wilson     Welcome
Announcements       (Please sign & pass the attendance pads)
Call to Worship
Leader: For those who have not been welcomed before,
People: You are welcomed by Christ here.
Leader: For those who have been turned away,
People: Christ is opening the door for you.
Leader: For those who have been forgotten,
People: God cannot forget you, for God made you.
Leader: Come, join together in worship of our God.
People: You are God’s beloved. We welcome each other in the name of Christ. Amen.
 *Opening Hymn         “There’s a Spirit in the Air”                192
1st Scripture Reading: Psalm 124 CEB    
If the Lord hadn’t been for us, let Israel now repeat!  If the Lord hadn’t been for us, when those people attacked us then they would have swallowed us up whole with their rage burning against us!  Then the waters would have drowned us; the torrent would have come over our necks; then the raging waters would have come over our necks!  Bless the Lord because He didn’t hand us over like food for our enemies’ teeth!  We escaped like a bird from the hunters’ trap; the trap was broken so we escaped!  Our help is in the name of the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.
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                   “Jesus Paid It All”                  John Grape
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                 “God of Grace and God of Glory”             577
2nd Scripture Reading: Mark 9:38-50 CEB  
John said to Jesus, “Teacher, we saw someone throwing demons out in your name, and we tried to stop him because he wasn’t following us.” Jesus replied, “Don’t stop him. No one who does powerful acts in my name can quickly turn around and curse me. Whoever isn’t against us is for us. I assure you that whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to Christ will certainly be rewarded. “As for whoever causes these little ones who believe in me to trip and fall into sin, it would be better for them to have a huge stone hung around their necks and to be thrown into the lake.  If your hand causes you to fall into sin, chop it off. It’s better for you to enter into life crippled than to go away with two hands into the fire of hell, which can’t be put out. If your foot causes you to fall into sin, chop it off. It’s better for you to enter life lame than to be thrown into hell with two feet.  If your eye causes you to fall into sin, tear it out. It’s better for you to enter God’s kingdom with one eye than to be thrown into hell with two. That’s a place where worms don’t die and the fire never goes out. Everyone will be salted with fire. Salt is good; but if salt loses its saltiness, how will it become salty again? Maintain salt among yourselves and keep peace with each other.”
Message:  No Admittance