Sunday, October 11, 2020
PRELUDE
Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us
BRADBURY
by Emma Lou Diemer (b. 1927)
  
NEWS OF THE CHURCH 
 
INTROIT
Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord
(Psalm 100)
by Hal Hopson
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands;
Serve the Lord with gladness. Alleluia!
 
CALL TO WORSHIP
 
HYMN #81 verses 1, 3, 4
You, Lord, Are Both Lamb and Shepherd
PICARDY  
 
OPENING PRAYER
 
GLORIA PATRI
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.
 
SCRIPTURE READING
Psalm 23
 
HYMN #52
My Shepherd Will Supply My Need
RESIGNATION
 
SCRIPTURE READING
Matthew 22:1-14
 
HOMILY
The Good Shepherd
 
 MORNING OFFERING

(There is a locked mailbox under the Portico if you wish to stop by
this week to deliver your offering. If you wish to text a gift to Mayflower
please text 6163446255 then the word "give" and follow the prompts.)
  
MUSIC MEDITATION
The Prayer
by Sager and Foster
I pray you’ll be our eyes, and watch us where we go,
and help us to be wise in times when we don’t know.

Let this be our prayer, when we lose our way. Lead us to a place,
guide us with your grace to a place where we’ll be safe.
I pray we’ll find your light, and hold it in our hearts when stars go out each night.

Let this be our prayer, when shadows fill our day. Lead us to a place,
guide us with your grace. Give us faith so we’ll be safe.

We ask that life be kind, and watch us from above. We hope each soul will find
another soul to love. Let this be our prayer, just like every child,
need to find a place, guide us with your grace. Give us faith so we’ll be safe.
 
DEDICATION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS
 
DOXOLOGY
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.
 
SUNG CALL TO PRAYER
Come and find a quiet center in the crowded life we lead,
find the room for hope to enter, find the frame where we are freed:
Clear the chaos and the clutter, clear our eyes that we can see
all the things that really matter, be at peace, and simply be.

Copyright: Music: BEACH SPRING, attributed to B. F. White; words: Shirley Erena Murray © 1992
Hope Publishing Co., used by permission OneLicense #729334-A
 
CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER
 
MOMENT OF SILENCE
 
SUNG RESPONSE TO PRAYER
Silence is a friend who claims us, cools the heat and slows the pace,
God it is who speaks and names us, knows our being, touches base,
making space within our thinking, lifting shades to show the sun,
raising courage when we’re shrinking, finding scope for faith begun.

Copyright: Music: BEACH SPRING, attributed to B. F. White; words: Shirley Erena Murray © 1992
Hope Publishing Co., used by permission OneLicense #729334-A
 
 THE LORD'S PRAYER
 
HYMN #431 verses 1 & 2
Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us
BRADBURY
 
BENEDICTION
 
 POSTLUDE
Variation on Psalm 23
by Jan Pieterzoon Sweelinck
(1562-1621)
WORSHIP PARTICIPANTS
Rev. Dr. Jonathan White, Interim Senior Pastor
Rev. Ruth Bell Olsson, Interim Associate Pastor
Dr. Julia Brown, Director of Music/Organist
Emily Smith and Tanya Freund, Cantors
MORNING WORSHIP MUSIC
CHILDREN'S MESSAGE
You can listen to a weekly Children’s Message
offered by members of our Faith Formation Journey team!
Mrs. Koster and Mrs. Orban miss seeing the kids in church on Sunday mornings and want to bring church to the kids!
Every other week children 4 years-old through 3rd grade will receive a Sunday School Home Edition newsletter in the mail. It will include a Bible-based lesson and related craft as well as fun trivia, jokes, and a prayer.

They are thrilled to be able to reach out to the children this way. Please contact the church office if your child has not received a Sunday School Home edition package and would like to.
MAYFLOWER CONNECTS
Please know your pastors are reaching out to every member and friend of Mayflower to inquire how our church family can help each other or if you need pastoral care.
Please click here or on our home page at www.MayflowerChurch.org website
and click on the PRAYERS tab at the top of the page.
On our home page at www.MayflowerChurch.org website this button
will connect you with our pastors if you are in need of assistance or
able to provide assistance to members and friends of Mayflower.
616-459-6255 / office@mayflowerchurch.org
DUE TO COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN THE CHURCH BUILDING IS LOCKED
Please call for appointment to meet with staff