Sunday, September 18, 2022, 10 a.m.

In-person Worship* Enter the sanctuary through the doors facing Stockley Gardens.

All must follow our Covid-19 Mitigation Plan outlined here.

Our nursery is available for children through age 3. Our nursery workers are CPR certified and fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus. 
Online Worship Click here to go to our Facebook page or click here to go directly to our "Live" page.

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Streaming licenses: Ghent UMC is licensed to stream our FB Live worship services with permission under CCLI #20175590 and One License A-727358. All rights reserved.
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Greeting & Announcements

Collect from

Call to Worship by Derek C. Weber, February 2022

  • Come, let us worship the one who calls us here.
  • We gather to worship with joy and in hope.
  • Come, let us worship the one who desires our hearts.
  • We bring our whole selves in worship to our God.
  • Come, let us set aside all that distracts us from true worship.
  • We come as we are and ask the Spirit to gather us in and direct our vision.
  • Come, let us worship the one who calls us here.
  • We are here to worship with all that we are. Amen.

Opening Hymn: "There is a Balm;" Tune: Jazz version arr. Warren Cooper; Words and music: One License #A-727358

  • Refrain only: There is a balm, there is a balm, there is a balm in Gilead. Makes the wounded whole, heals the sin-sick soul. There is a balm in Gilead.

Centering Prayer from UMC Discipleship Ministries

Children's Message

Scripture Reading: Luke 16:1-14 (NRSV) Click here to read the scripture.


Sermon Hymn #354: "I Surrender All;" Tune: Surrender; Words and music: Public Domain

The Apostles' Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

Pastoral Prayer

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done; on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.


Doxology #64, St. 4: "Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty;" Tune: Nicaea; Words and music: Public domain

  • Click here to view the sheet music.
  • Words: Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty! All thy works shall praise thy name, in earth and sky and sea. Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty, God in three persons, blessed Trinity.

Closing Hymn #98: "To God Be the Glory;" Tune: To God Be the Glory; Words and music: Public domain



Daily Prayer Starter

Please set aside time each day to pray for 2-3 minutes. This week's prayer starter is: 

"O God, we belong to you, and we ask you to keep us faithful as you are faithful in all things, great and small…" (adapted from Feasting on the Word: Worship Companion)

For prayer requests, contact Pastor Ryan Schaeffer.

For more information about Ghent United Methodist Church, please click here to visit our website.

"Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest." -Matthew 11:28

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