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©Order of Worship October 17, 2021
Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost

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

Prelude: “For the Beauty of the Earth”……………Handbell Choir
Music: Conrad Kocher, 1838  Arr. James D. Kimball ASCAP
Greetings……………………………………Pastor Steven
Opening Prayer: …………………………………Mark B.
Opening Hymn: “All Things Bright and Beautiful” #147 UMH
Words: Cecil Frances Alexander, 1848 Music: 17th cet. English
Melody; arr. By Martin Shaw, 1915
All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small,
all things wise and wonderful: the Lord God made them all.
1.Each little flower that opens, each little bird that sings,
God made their glowing colors, and made their tiny wings.
2.The purple headed mountains, the river running by,
the sunset and the morning that brightens up the sky.
3.The cold and wind in the winter, the pleasant summer sun,
the ripe fruits in the garden: God made them everyone.
4.God gave us eyes to see them, and lips that we might tell
how great is God Almighty, who has made all things well.
Psalm Lesson with Response:………………Mark B
Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c
Liturgist: Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, you are very great. You are clothed with honor and majesty,
All: wrapped in light as with a garment. You stretch out the heavens like a tent,
Liturgist: you set the beams of your chambers on the waters, you make the clouds your chariot, you ride on the wings of the wind,
All: you make the winds your messengers, fire and flame your ministers.
Liturgist: You set the earth on its foundations, so that it shall never be shaken.
All: You cover it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains.
Liturgist: At your rebuke they flee; at the sound of your thunder they take to flight.
All: They rose up to the mountains, ran down to the valleys to the place that you appointed for them.
Liturgist: You set a boundary that they may not pass, so that they might not again cover the earth.
All: O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.
All: Praise the LORD!
Hymn of Preparation:This is My Father’s World” #144 UMH
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!”
Old Testament Lesson:…………………………Mark B.
Job 38:1-7, (34-41)
1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind:
2 “Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? 3 Gird up your loins like a man, I will question you, and you shall declare to me. 4 “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. 5 Who determined its measurements–surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it?
6 On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone
7 when the morning stars sang together and all the heavenly beings shouted for joy?
34 “Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, so that a flood of waters may cover you? 35 Can you send forth lightnings, so that they may go and say to you, ‘Here we are’?
36 Who has put wisdom in the inward parts, or given understanding to the mind? 37 Who has the wisdom to number the clouds? Or who can tilt the waterskins of the heavens, 38 when the dust runs into a mass and the clods cling together?
39 “Can you hunt the prey for the lion, or satisfy the appetite of the young lions, 40 when they crouch in their dens, or lie in wait in their covert? 41 Who provides for the raven its prey, when its young ones cry to God, and wander about for lack of food?
Sermon:……………”A Holy Awe”..……….Pastor Steven
Offertory: “Jesus Loves Me”…………..…Handbell Choir
Music: William B. Bradbury Arr. by Charles Maggs © 1996, Genesis Press
Giving of our tithes and offerings……………Mark B.
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Offertory Response:  The Doxology” #95 UMH
Words: Thomas Ken, 1674 Music: Attr. to Louis Bourgeois, 1551
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise him,
all creatures here below; praise him above, ye heavenly
       host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  Amen.
Prayer after receiving………………………Pastor Steven
Prayers of The People………………….…..Pastor Steven
Closing Hymn:Jesu, Jesu” #432 UMH.… Handbell Choir and Congregation
Words: Tom Colvink 1969 Music: Ghana folk song: arr. Tom Colvin, 1969
© 1969 and 1989 Hope Publishing Co.
Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love, show us how
to serve the neighbors we have from you.
1.Kneels at the feet of his friends, silently washes their
feet, Master who acts as a slave to them.
2.Neighbors are rich and poor, neighbors are black and
white, neighbors are near and far away.
5.Kneel at the feet of our friends, silently washing their
feet, this is the way we should live with you.
Dismissal with Blessing …….………..…Pastor Steven
Postlude:   “Jesu, Jesu” …….……………Handbell Choir

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