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Order of Worship October 18th, 2020, 20th Sunday After Pentecost 

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Text for hymns are found below each hymn.  Click on the hymn highlighted text for music. 

Prelude:…………Gregory Dixon
 “A Community of Faith”. Words by Grace Hawthorne, Music by John Purifoy. Copyright 1984 Purifoy Publishing.
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Greetings…………………………………Pastor Juan
Opening Prayer……………………Lorri Bingham                                           
Opening Hymn: “This is My Father’s World” #144
The United Methodist Hymnal
Words: Maltbie D. Babcock, 1901
Music: Traditional English melody; adapted by Franklin L. Sheppard, 1915
“1. This is my Father’s world,
and to my listening ears
all nature sings, and round me rings
the music of the spheres.
This is my Father’s world:
I rest me in the thought
of rocks and trees, of skies and seas;
His hand the wonders wrought.
2. This is my Father’s world,
the birds their carols raise,
the morning light, the lily white,
declare their maker’s praise.
This is my Father’s world:
he shines in all that’s fair;
in the rustling grass I hear Him pass;
He speaks to me everywhere.
3. This is my Father’s world.
O let me ne’er forget
that though the wrong
seems oft so strong,
God is the ruler yet.
This is my Father’s world:
why should my heart be sad?
The Lord is King; let the heavens ring!
God reigns; let the earth be glad!”
Psalms Reading: Psalms 24…………….Elizabeth Barrett
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 prayer.
Closing Prayer of the People………….Lorri Bingham
Hymn of Preparation: “All Creatures of Our God and King” #62
The United Methodist Hymnal
Words: Francis of Assisi, circa 1225, translated by William H. Draper, 1925, adapted 1987
Music: Geistliche Kirchengesänge, 1963, harmony by Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1906
Adapted © 1989 the United Methodist Publishing House
“1. All creatures of our God and King,
lift up your voice and with us sing,
O praise ye! Alleluia!
O brother sun with golden beam,
O sister moon with silver gleam!
O praise ye! O praise ye!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
2. O brother wind, air, clouds, and rain,
by which all creatures ye sustain,
O praise ye! Alleluia!
Thou rising morn, in praise rejoice,
ye lights of evening, find a voice!
O praise ye! O praise ye!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
3. O sister water, flowing clear,
make music for thy Lord to hear,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
O brother fire who lights the night,
providing warmth, enhancing sight,
O praise ye! O praise ye!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
4. Dear mother earth, who day by day
unfoldest blessings on our way,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
The flowers and fruits that in thee grow,
let them God’s glory also show!
O praise ye! O praise ye!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!”
Gospel Reading: Luke 10:25-37……………..Lusi Radford
Sermon: ALL NATURE SINGS………………Smith Raynor       
Giving of our tithes and offerings….Lorri Bingham
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Offertory: “God, Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens” #150
The United Methodist Hymnal
Words: Catherine Cameron ©1967 Hope Publishing
Music: William Moore, 1825
“1. God, who stretched the spangled heavens,
infinite in time and place,
flung the suns in burning radiance
through the silent fields of space,
we, your children, in your likeness,
share inventive powers with you.
Great Creator, still creating,
show us what we yet may do.
4. As each far horizon beckons,
may it challenge us anew,
children of creative purpose,
serving others, honoring you.
May our dreams prove rich with promise,
each endeavor well begun.
Great Creator, give us guidance
till our goals and yours are one.”
Offertory Response: “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow” #95
The United Methodist Hymnal 
OLD 100th, Public Domain
“Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
praise him, all creatures here below;
praise God above, ye heavenly host;
praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Prayer after receiving………………….Lorri Bingham
God of Power and Glory, we come to your altar this morning, offering our gifts and praying for your presence in a world that is hurting and divided. Much of what we see is chaos, confusion, and anxiety – a world that desperately needs to glimpse your presence and your glory. More than just our gifts of money, we pray our lives might be a window into your love and compassion. We pray your light might shine through us to the world. Amen.
Closing Hymn: “Here I Am, Lord” #593
The United Methodist Hymnal
© 1981, 1983, 1989 Daniel L. Schutte and NALR
1. “I, the Lord of sea and sky, I have heard my people cry.
All who dwell in dark and sin my hand will save.
I have made the stars of night, I will make their darkness bright. 
Who will bear my light to them? Whom shall I send?
Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord? 
I have heard you calling in the night. 
I will go, Lord, if you lead me. 
I will hold your people in my heart.
2. “I, the Lord of snow and rain, I have borne my people’s pain. 
I have wept for love of them. They turn away.
I will break their hearts of stone, give them hearts for love alone.
I will speak my word to them. Whom shall I send?
Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord? 
I have heard you calling in the night. 
I will go, Lord, if you lead me. 
I will hold your people in my heart.”
3. “I, the Lord of wind and flame, I will tend the poor and lame. 
I will set a feast for them. My hand will save.
Finest bread I will provide till their hearts be satisfied.
I will give my life to them. Whom shall I send?
Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord? 
I have heard you calling in the night. 
I will go, Lord, if you lead me. 
I will hold your people in my heart.”
Announcements………………………….Lorri Bingham
Dismissal with blessing…………Smith Raynor                                   
Postlude…………………………………Gregory Dixon

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