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10/2/2022 Bulletin


Open and Affirming of ALL God’s Children

Guest Minister – Rev. Dr. Nick Davis

World Communion Sunday

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

October 2, 2022

This service will be in the Sanctuary and on Zoom at 10:00 a.m.

Join us for Zoom Coffee Hour beginning shortly after the service ends.

Silent Prayer

God of our salvation, we thank you for the gift of faith.

We thank you for all those who have taught us the good news.

Kindle in us always this gift, this good treasure,

that we may live the life to which you have called us,

according to your purpose and grace. Amen

* Indicates points in the service when we stand in body or spirit


Prelude Variations on “Dunlap’s Creek” arr. David Lasky


Love divine, all loves excelling, joy of heaven on earth be found,

Fix in us a humble dwelling, all your faithful mercies crown;

Jesus, you are all compassion; pure, unbounded love impart.

Visit us with your salvation, enter every trembling heart.

*Call to Worship

Leader: Rejoice in our God always!

People: Again, I say, rejoice!

Leader: For God has gathered us together

People: From all the corners of the earth

Leader: to be present now,

People: and to know the joyful unity

Leader: of being one with Christ.

People: Rejoice in our God always!

Leader: Again, I say, rejoice.

*Passing of the Peace (ASL) Lighting of the Peace Candle & Prayer for Peace & Justice

*Hymn The Church’s One Foundation (vs. 1-3 only) B. #386

The church’s one foun-da-tion is Jesus Christ our Lord;

we are Christ’s new cre-a-tion by water and the word;

From heaven Christ came and sought us in love to set us free;

With precious blood Christ bought us for all e-te-rni-ty.

E-lect from every nation, yet one o’er all the earth,

one char-ter of sa-lva-tion, one God, one faith, one birth,

One name to-geth-er blessing, one ho-ly food we share,

to one hope we are press-ing, at one in work and prayer.

‘Mid toil and trib-u-la-tion, and tu-mult of our war,

We wait the con-sum-ma-tion of peace for-ever-more;

Till with the vi-sion glo-rious, our longing eyes are blessed,

and the great church vic-to-rious shall be the church at rest.

*Invocation (spoken in unison)

God of the faithful in every time and place, today you have called us into the church to be one body in Jesus Christ. You have bestowed upon us the gifts we need for your service. Grant that we may willingly take our part; that we may support one another; and that we may seek the greatest gift, which is love. Knead us together into one loaf with all your people throughout the world, through your Spirit of oneness. Amen

Children’s Message

New Testament Readings (Christian Scriptures) 2 Timothy 1:1-14 and Luke 17:5-10

Special Music

Message                       A Mustard Seed Faith                                           Rev. Dr. Nick Davis

*Hymn We Are One In the Spirit R. #386

We will walk with each other, we will walk hand in hand,

We will walk with each other, we will walk hand in hand,

And together we’ll spread the news that God is in our land:

And they'll know we are Christians by our love, by our love, Yes, they'll know we are Christians by our love.

We will work with each other, we will work side by side, We will work with each other, we will work side by side, And we'll guard each one's dignity and save each one's pride: And they'll know we are Christians by our love, by our love, Yes, they'll know we are Christians by our love.

Prayers of the People – Sharing Joys & Concerns

Lead Me Lord

Lead me Lord, lead me in thy righteousness, make thy way plain before my face.

For it is thou Lord, thou Lord, only, that makest me dwell in safety.


Offertory Communion Aria F. Ritter

*The Doxology

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise God, all creatures here below;

Praise God for all that love has done; Creator, Christ, and Spirit, One. Amen

*Prayer of Dedication (spoken in unison)

Accept, we pray, the offerings we bring this day. Use them according to your own purpose and grace. In Christ’s name we ask it. Amen


Invitation and Prayer of Communion

Sharing the Bread and the Cup

Prayer of Thanksgiving (unison)

O God, through this bread and this cup, you have made us one with you and with each other. May the unity we find at this table be a gift that we carry out into your suffering, divided world. Help us to find strength in knowing that you, the God of peace, will always be with us. Amen

*Hymn Let There Be Peace on Earth R. #512

Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me;

let there be peace on earth, the peace that was meant to be.

With God our creator, children all are we.

Let us walk with each other in perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me; let this be the moment now.

With every step I take, let this be my solemn vow:

to take each moment and live each moment in peace eternally.

Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.


*Sung Benediction Go With Us, Lord R. #336

That in your Spirit strong and true our lives may be our gift to you.

Postlude Trumpet Tune John Stanley

(Please remain seated for the Postlude)

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or mail offerings to:

Union Congregational Church, PO Box 443, Hancock, ME 04640 (Attention: Treasurer)

207.422.3100 207.323.6743

Many thanks to those who helped make this service possible –

in front of the camera and behind the scenes.

Guest Minister – Rev. Dr. Nick Davis

Music Minister – Debbie Riley

Deacons – Peggy Emigh, Vicky Espling, & Robin Long

Liturgist Kathy McGlinchey

Graphics Minister – Cynthia Wood

Audio-Video Support – Ron Schwizer

(Mike Summerer is happy to teach others this simple task. Please inquire…)

Office Secretary – Vicky Espling

Settled Minister – Rev. TJ Mack

The Body of Christ – You

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Worship Ways @ and Feasting on the Word: Worship Companion

"Permission to podcast / stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #A-738532. All rights reserved.”

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

Words - ©1995 Pilgrim Press, The

Contributors: Pilgrim Press

The Church’s One Foundation

Public Domain

We Are One In the Spirit

Words and Music - ©1991 Lorenz Publishing Corporation, The

Contributors: Peter Scholtes

Let There Be Peace on Earth

Words and Music - ©1955, 1983 Jan-Lee Music

Contributors: Sy Miller, Jill Jackson

Go with Us, Lord

Words - ©1990 Hope Publishing Company

Contributors: Mary Jackson Cathey

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