Avent Ferry United Methodist Church is a Christ centered community of faith that is committed to reaching out to and embracing all individuals. With open hearts, open minds, and open doors, we are making intentional efforts toward celebrating diversity and being genuinely welcoming and inclusive of all individuals. As a Reconciling United Methodist Church, we follow Jesus Christ by loving and accepting: All Ages, All Races, All Abilities, All Cultures, All Ethnicities, All National Origins, All Education Levels, All Gender Identities, All Sexual Orientations, All Socio-Economic Statuses, All Family or Marital Statuses.
Join Us for Worship, Sunday October 4th at 11am!!!
“1. Lead on, O cloud of Presence, the exodus is come, in wilderness and desert our tribe shall make its home. Our slavery left behind us, new hopes within us grow. We seek the land of promise where milk and honey flow.
2. Lead on, O fiery Pillar, we follow yet with fears, but we shall come rejoicing though joy be born of tears. We are not lost, though wandering, for by your light we come, and we are still God’s people. The journey is our home.
3. Lead on, O God of freedom, and guide us on our way, and help us trust the promise through struggle and delay. We pray our sons and daughters may journey to that land where justice dwells with mercy, and love is law’s demand.”
Prayers of the People: Please comment with your prayer concerns and especially offer up those things that cause your soul to be in a place of deep lament this day. After each prayer read: Leader: Lord in your mercy All: hear our prayers.
“Our Father, which 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 debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen. Amen.”
Old Testament Reading: Exodus 20:1-4,7-9, 12-20……Chris Morris
Sermon: “Getting to Know God”……………………..…..Pastor Juan
Giving of our tithes and offerings………………….Lorri Bingham You can do this with no fee through your bank’s online bill pay option. It is easy to set up for automatic monthly giving. Or, you can use this link: Online Giving
Offertory: Gregory Dixon Santo Words and Music by Guillermo Cuellar from La Misa Popular Salvadorena, Copyright 1968 GIA Publications, Inc.
“Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise God, all creatures here below: Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise God, the source of all our gifts! Praise Jesus Christ, whose power uplifts! Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!”
Prayer after receiving…………………………………….Pastor Juan
Sharing of the Love Feast……………………………….Pastor Juan We will share monthly in the Love Feast as part of our Wesleyan heritage. It is a way of gathering as one when we cannot gather in person for the sacrament of Holy Communion. The features of the Love Feast are sharing of the bread and water while sharing in conversation together of God’s love, mercy, and grace. So please have some sort of bread and water readily available.
Hymn: “Be Present at Our Table, Lord” #621 The United Methodist Hymnal Words: John Cennick, 1741 Music: Old 100th tune, attributed to Louis Bourgeois, 1551
“Be present at our table, Lord; be here and everywhere adored; thy creatures bless, and grant that we may feast in paradise with thee.”
At this time, please enjoy your meal as you discuss with one another or reflect upon the following questions: In this season, what have been some ways in which you are getting to know more about God? Any surprises or anything new you have learned about who God is and is not?