(Image: “Shine” Mike Moyers, 2013)

©Order of Worship for Sunday October 08, 2023
19th Sunday after Pentecost

Hispanic Heritage Month

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The worship video will be available live at 11:00 am

Prelude…“Allí está Jesús” (Look Closely and See)….Greg D.
By Pablo Sosa, n. 1953 © 1980, GIA Publications, Inc.
Coming of the Light:………………………………………….
Greetings:…………………………………………………..Phillip J.
Opening Prayer:……………..……….……………….….Melrose D.
Your light has filled our lives,
       but we have not shared it with others.
Lord, have mercy on us.
You have marked us as your own in baptism,
       but we have not lived as your faithful people.
Christ, have mercy on us.
You have called us to be a light to the nations,
       but we have hidden our light under a bushel.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Transform us by the power of your Holy Spirit
       so that we may live out our baptism
              as your new creation,
       forgiven and made whole by your matchless love
              in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Thanks be to God! Amen
Opening Hymns:….“Jesus, the Light of the World#3056 W&S
Words and Music: Ken Bible and George D. Elderkin
© 1998 Pilot Point Music, admin. by Music Services
1 .See the bright and Morning Star, Jesus, the Light
of the World! He has risen in our hearts, Jesus, the
Light of the World!
Walk in the light, beautiful light; come where his love
and his mercy are bright. Shine all around us by
day and by night, Jesus, the Light of the World.
2 .He’s the lamp that lights our way, Jesus, the Light
of the World! Step by step and day by day – Jesus, the
Light of the World!
Walk in the light, beautiful light; come where his love
and his mercy are bright. Shine all around us by
day and by night, Jesus, the Light of the World.
3. No more darkness, no more night – Jesus, the Light
of the World! He will shine forever bright, Jesus, the
Light of the World!
Walk in the light, beautiful light; come where his love
and his mercy are bright. Shine all around us by
day and by night, Jesus, the Light of the World.
How Great Is Our God  #3003 W&S
Words and Music: C. Tomlin, J. Reeves, E. Cash
© Alletrop Music (BMI)
1. The splendor of the King, clothed in majesty;
Let all the earth rejoice, let all the earth rejoice.
He wraps himself in light, and darkness tries to hide;
it trembles at his voice, it trembles at his voice.
How great is our God! Sing with me, “How great is our God!”
And all will see how great, how great is our God!
2. Age to age he stands, and time is in his hands;
Beginning and the End, Beginning and the End.
The God-head Three-in-one, Father, Spirit, Son,
the Lion and the Lamb, the Lion and the Lamb.
How great is our God! Sing with me, “How great is our God!’
And all will see how great, how great is our God!”
Name above all names, worthy of all praise;
my heart will sing, “How great is our God!”
Passing of the Peace:……………………………………Phillip J.
Let us show signs of reconciliation and love to one another
Gloria Patri:     “Glory Be to the Father#71 UMH
Words: Lesser Doxology, 3rd-4th century
Music: Henry W. Greatorex, 1851
Glory be to the Father
and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning,
is now, and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen. Amen.

Announcements:……………………………………………Lorri B.
Giving of our tithes and offerings:…….
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Offertory: ……..“Pan De Vida” (Bread of Life)……….Greg D.
Music: Bob Hurd © 1999, Bob Hurd and Pia Moriarty
Offertory Response:  “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow (The Doxology) #95 UMH
Words by Thomas Ken, 1674
Music attributed 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:………………………………..Phillip J.
Prayers of the People:………………………………….Phillip J.
The Lord’s Prayer#3070 W&S
Words: Based on Matt. 6:9-13 Music:  © 1986 GIA Publications
Our Father in heaven, hallowed by your name.
Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in
heaven.  Give us today our daily bread. Forgive
us our sins as we forgive those who sin against
us.  Save us from the time of trial and deliver
us from evil, for the kingdom, the power, and
the glory are yours, now and forever. Amen
Anthem:……….“Sing of the Lord’s Goodness”………….Choir
Words and Music: Ernest Sands © 1981 Ernest Sands; admin. By OCP
Gospel Lesson:………“Matthew 5:13-16”……………Melrose D.
“You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot.
“You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid.
No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.
In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.”

Hymn of Preparation:…..“I Love the Lord  #3142 W&S
Words:  Psalm 116:1-2 vers. Isaac Watts
Music:  African American spiritual arr. Richard Smallwood
Arr. © Century Oak Publishing Group

1. I love the Lord; he heard my cry
and pitied every groan.
Long as I live and troubles rise,
I’ll hasten to his throne.
2. I love the Lord; he heard my cry
and chased my grief away.
O let my heart no more despair
while I have breath to pray.
Sermon:…..“Salt, Light and Christian Wokeness”…..Lusi R.
Closing Hymn:………..“As We Go” #3183 W&S
Words and Music: Jeremy Johnson © 2007 Van Ness
Press, Inc. (ASCAP), admin. by LifeWay Worship
As we go, may your Spirit go before us.
As we go, may we follow where you lead.
May we live what we have learned,
share the message we have heard, and be
a light unto the world as we go.
Dismissal with Blessing: ……..………………..Phillip J.
“Postlude..“Santo, Santo, Santo”(Holy, Holy, Holy)..Greg D.
Music: Guillermo Cuellar © 2012, GIA Publications, Inc.

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Faith and Film
Thank you to those that attended!

Thank you for Joining us for our Faith and Film September Movie for this Fall!

Avent Ferry United Methodist Church Faith & Film is back for the Fall 2023 viewing season!!! 

Avent Ferry Faith & Films is a Ministry designed to help individuals grow in faith through viewing and interpreting a vast variety of films that have inspiring, and often challenging messages.

Our next movie will be coming soon, stay tuned for the next Faith and Film movie time. 


Greater Triangle Crop WalkSave the date, Sunday October 29, 2023  We are dedicating our Avent Ferry Crop Walk in memory of Rachel Gooding! Please help us support and raise money for this special Missions event! For this year’s Walk we return to downtown Raleigh. The Step off will be from First Baptist Church on Salisbury Street parking lot (GPS 176 Hillsborough Street). There is plenty of parking with an adjoining state parking lot (by Sanctuary on Hillsborough St, just past 99 N. Salisbury) and state parking deck 77 on West Edenton Street (turn left onto Edenton Street from N. Salisbury just before you reach the State Capitol). Both parking options are no charge. Please go to www.trianglenccrop.org for information about our benefitting partners, sponsors, walk route maps, etc.
Join our Avent Ferry United Methodist Church Team or donate by clicking below: DONATE HERE AND ALSO WITH ‘CUE, the give-back food truck ministry of First Baptist Church, will be on site from Noon until 2:30 pm selling their BBQ Meals. In keeping with the give back ministry, 20% of your purchase will be donated to GTA CROP Walk. The Fellowship Hall of the church will be open for dining on site or you can pick up your order and eat elsewhere. 


Habitat for HumanityAvent Ferry will be volunteering on October 21st!  See the full Habitat schedule below:Please sign up!  We need 11 more volunteers! Can you join us on Saturday October 21st? 

Please sign up on the Volunteer Hub:  http://vhub.at/methodist.See the schedule below for the rest of the Methodist build, and feel free to sign up when your church is working, or whenever you want! To help bring food, please contact Shirley Gilliam. 

2023 Methodist Build Schedule
Sat, Oct 21
15 volunteers from Avent Ferry UMC  – and collaboration of churches – lunch

 Check out the Methodist Build house so far!

Sunday October 8th Worship Service In Person and Online