September 20, 2020
9 AM Service
Welcome & Announcements
Hymn of Praise Come Thou Almighty King, verses 1,2,3 (UMH #61)

Call to Worship:
Pastor: In the times we embrace God’s call and in the times we avoid it,
People: The Lord is gracious and merciful.
Pastor: Whether we are longtimers or latecomers in the life of faith,
People: The Lord is slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
Pastor: Come, worship the Lord, proclaiming the mighty deeds of Christ’s kingdom.
People: Praise be to God, who is full of generosity and abundant in goodness.
Affirmation of Faith
The Apostles’ Creed                 UMH 881
Scripture Lesson – Psalm 145:1-8
Message in Music: Jeff Cartwright
"Great is Thy Faithfulness"
Prayer of Intercession
Prayer of Confession
Gracious and merciful God, we are continually amazed by the depths of your generosity. Thank you for your steadfast love and mercy that are generously extended to us all. Lord, we admit there are times that your offering of grace to all people troubles and even offends us. Forgive us for our grumbles, our lack of gratitude, and our self-centeredness. Fill us with the joy that accompanies service in Christ’s name. Strengthen us to welcome the last and the least, such that the hope and glory of your kingdom is revealed. Amen.
Experiencing and Extending the Peace of Christ (Note: we will extend the Peace of Christ without physical contact.)
Prayer of Thanksgiving
The Lord’s Prayer
Hymn – Come to Jesus
SermonLife in the Kingdom
"Moments of Uncomfortable Grace"
Pastor Brad
 Text: Matthew 20:1-16
HymnThere’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy (UMH #121)
September 20, 2020
10:30 AM Service

Singing God’s Praises
           Days of Elijah
           Deep (Way Down)
St. John’s Happenings
Prayer, Conclude with Lord’s Prayer
Singing God’s Praises
           Come to Jesus
Message: Life in the Kingdom
"Moments of Uncomfortable Grace"
Pastor Brad
Text: Matthew 20:1-16
Response to God’s Word
           Statement of Faith (UMH #883)
We are not alone,
   we live in God’s world.
 We believe in God:
   who has created and is creating,
   who has come in Jesus,
    the Word made flesh,
    to reconcile and make new,
   who works in us and others
    by the Spirit.
We trust in God. 
We are called to be the Church:
   to celebrate God’s presence,
   to live with respect in Creation,
   to love and serve others,
   to seek justice and resist evil,
   to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen,
    our judge and our hope.
In life, in death, in life beyond death,
   God is with us.
We are not alone.

Singing God’s Praises
Press On
St. John's Ivyland
820 Almshouse Road
Ivyland, PA 18974

Rev. Brad Leight, Pastor