Sunday, October 4, 2020
ANNOUNCEMENTS

Indoor worship will resume on October 18 at 9 am. In order to maintain a safe worship space for our community, PUMC will adopt several social distancing protocols. These protocols will include: an RSVP system to prevent overcrowding in our sanctuary, adjusted worship practices to minimize physical contact, and a mask requirement for those who would like to participate in indoor worship.

Additionally, for those who are not yet comfortable returning indoors, we will continue to offer Car Church at 11 am as well as online worship. Our plan is to monitor the participation levels of all our worship services and adjust our Sunday morning schedule to meet demand. Our sincere hope is that we are able to regularly provide you a high-quality worship opportunity no matter your social distancing needs or comfort levels.
PRELUDE

"Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing"
Darlene Skinner
SILENCE

Set a timer for 5 minutes and use a breath prayer.
On the inhale, pray, "You're the strength of my heart..."
on the exhale pray, "...and my portion forever."
OPENING PRAYER

O God, our Guide and Guardian,
you have led us apart from the busy world into the quiet of your house.
Grant us grace to worship you in Spirit and in truth,
to the comfort of our souls
and the upbuilding of every good purpose and holy desire.
Enable us to do more perfectly the work to which you have called us,
that we may not fear the coming of night,
when we shall resign into your hands
the tasks which you have committed to us.
So may we worship you not with our lips at this hour,
but in word and deed all the days of our lives;
through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
OPENING HYMN

"Near to the Heart of God"
Torin Wright & Darlene Skinner
ANTHEM

"Every Time I Feel the Spirit"
Torin Wright & Darlene Skinner
LIFE GROUP TESTIMONY

Carrie Foster
OFFERING

Out of gratitude for all God has given us, we respond by giving back to God’s world around us. Donate locally to offer your talents toward building up our community, and also consider giving financially online or by mailing a check to the church.
LESSON FOR THE CHILDREN
CONTEMPORARY SONG

"Open Up the Heavens"
The Connections Praise Band
SCRIPTURE LESSON

Mark 10:46-52

The Healing of Blind Bartimaeus
46 They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. 47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 48 Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 49 Jesus stood still and said, “Call him here.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart; get up, he is calling you.” 50 So throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. 51 Then Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man said to him, “My teacher,[a] let me see again.” 52 Jesus said to him, “Go; your faith has made you well.” Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way.

MESSAGE

"Get Rich Quick: Generosity"
by Pastor David

When we think about riches, we might dream about fancy cars, clothes, or other material possessions wealth can afford us. Our newest sermon series explores what the Bible has to say about true wealth. What does it mean to be rich, not in silver or gold, but in kindness, generosity, faith, gratitude, and community?
FINAL HYMN

"Nearer My God to Thee"
Torin Wright & Darlene Skinner
CLOSING PRAYER
Holy God, we ask that you draw us nearer to you. Sanctify us, so that all we do and say will reflect your glory. In Jesus' name we pray, amen.
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