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9/18/2022 Bulletin

Open and Affirming of ALL God’s Children

Guest Pastor – Jeff Jeude

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 18, 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.

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Silent Prayer

Faithful God, we give you thanks that in Jesus Christ you have entrusted us with the richness of your glory and the treasure of your grace. Make us faithful stewards of your good gifts,

that we may show your love to this generation and welcome us into your eternal home,

where we will worship and serve you forever; through Christ our Savior. Amen

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


Prelude Melodia Sacra Lani Smith


All praise to the Spir-it, pro-vid-er, de-fend-er.

You of-fer us free-dom, to fol-low or stray.

Em-pow-er-ing all by the hope you en-gen-der.

Grant wis-dom and cour-age to fol-low your way.

*Call to Worship

One: Who is like the Lord our God, high above the heavens in glory?

All: Blessed be the name of the Lord.

One: Who raises the poor from the dust and lifts up the needy from the ashes?

All: Blessed be the name of the Lord.

One: Who makes light shine in darkness, gives joy in sorrow, and brings life out of death?

All: Blessed be the name of the Lord.

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

*Hymn God of the Sparrow God of the Whale (vs. 1,3,6) R. #98

God of the spar-row God of the whale God of the swirl-ing stars

How do your crea-tures say Awe How do your crea-tures say Praise

God of the rain-bow God of the cross God of the emp-ty grave How do your crea-tures say Grace How do your crea-tures say Thanks

God of the a-gesGod near at hand God of the lov-ing heart How do your children say Joy How do your children say Home

*Invocation (spoken in unison)

God our Savior, as we hear your Word send your Holy Spirit to be our teacher of faith and truth and show us how we are called to live; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Children’s Message

Old Testament Reading (Hebrew Scriptures) Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 New Testament Reading (Christian Scriptures) 1 Timothy 2:1-7

Special Music

Message                       “Baby Steps”                                                              Pastor Jeff Jeude

*Hymn There is a Balm in Gilead R. #400


There is a balm in Gil-e-ad to make the wound-ed whole; There is a balm in Gil-e-ad to heal the sin-sick soul.

Some-times I feel dis-cour-aged, and think my work’s in vain. But then the Ho-ly Spir-it re-vives my soul a-gain.


Don’t ev-er feel dis-cour-aged, for Je-sus is your friend,

and if you look for knowl-edge he’ll ne’er re-fuse to lend.


If you can't preach like Pe-ter, if you can't pray like Paul, just tell the love of Je-sus, and say he died for all.


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.

Offering – God longs for us to bring everything that we are, everything that we have, to this relationship; God loves us that much. May the offerings we bring this day be tokens of our reciprocal desire.

Offertory The Spirit Sings Colin Curtis

*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)

Gracious God, source of our daily bread, you feed us with your love and equip us to share in your purpose. Receive the offerings of our guarded purses and our meager strength, and continue to expand our hearts, until we live with the boldness and joy of Easter morning. We pray in the name of your son, Jesus, and by the power of your Spirit. Amen

Sent forth by God’s bless-ing, our true faith con-fess-ing, the peo-ple of God from this dwell-ing take leave. The ser-vice is ended, O now be ex-tend-ed the fruits of our wor-ship in all who believe. The seed of the teach-ing, re-cep-tive hearts reach-ing, shall blos-som in ac-tion for God and for all. God’s grace did invite us, and love shall u-nite us to work for God’s realm and an-swer the call. With praise and thanks-giving to God ever-living, the tasks of our ev-ery-day life we will face. Our faith ev-er shar-ing, in love ev-er car-ing, em-brac-ing God’s chil-dren of each tribe and race. With your grace you feed us, with your light now lead us, u-nite us as one in this life that we share. Then may all the liv-ing with praise and thanks-giving give hon-or to Christ and that name that we bear.


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

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

Postlude Faith Eternal Edward Broughton

(Please remain seated for the Postlude)

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Many thanks to those who helped make this service possible –

in front of the camera and behind the scenes.

Guest Pastor – Jeff Jeude

Music Minister – Debbie Riley

Deacons – Kathy McGlinchey & Everett Espling

Liturgist Peggy Karns

Graphics Minister – Cynthia Wood

Audio-Video Support – Mike Summerer

(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.”

Words and Music - © OCP

Contributors: KREMSER, Edward Kremser

God of the Sparrow God of the Whale

Words - ©1983 Concordia Publishing House

Contributors: Jaroslav J Vajda

There Is a Balm in Gilead

Words and Music - © OCP

Contributors: BALM IN GILEAD, Traditional Spiritual

Sent Forth by God's Blessing

Words - ©1964 World Library Publications

Contributors: Omer Westendorf, World Library Publications

Go with Us, Lord

Words - ©1990 Hope Publishing Company

Contributors: Mary Jackson Cathey

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