Online worship
Sunday, September 13, ~10 a.m.

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Follow along with our worship service using the order of worship below.
Order of Worship
Sunday, September 13, 2020

Gathering & Prelude #2171: "Make Me a Channel of Your Peace" adapted by Sebastian Temple
Words and music: One license #A-727358
  1. Make me a channel of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me bring your love. Where there is injury, your pardon, Lord, And where there's doubt, true faith in you.
  2. Make me a channel of your peace. Where there's despair in life, let me bring hope. Where there is darkness, only light, And where there's sadness, ever joy.
  3. Oh, Master, grant that I may never seek So much to be consoled as to console. To be understood as to understand. To be loved as to love with all my soul.
  4. Make me a channel of your peace. It is in pardoning that we are pardoned, in giving of ourselves that we receive, and in dying that we're born to eternal life.

Greeting & Announcements

Call to Worship
  • Sing praise to God who rescues us when we fall!
  • Sing praise to God who walks with us on all our journeys!
  • Even though we fall, God lifts us and places us on paths of peace.
  • Even though we stray, God finds us and brings us back to lives of hope.
  • Thanks be to God, whose love is continually with us.
  • Praise be to God, whose mercy is over us all. AMEN.

Opening Prayer
In this moment, gracious God, you have called us away from the world to a place and a time where we can commune with you and with one another. Hallow this communion, we pray. Calm our anxious spirits, that we may be set apart to hear your word of truth through which we receive grace to bring about the obedience of faith. Open us to the reality of your all-embracing love, both in this place and in the wider world. May we, by our words and actions, be bearers of your kingdom, in the name and Spirit of the Christ. Amen.

Opening Hymn: "I Will Sing Unto the Lord"; Tune: Tzena; Words and music: One license #A-727358
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  • Words:
  • I will sing unto the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously, the horse and rider thrown into the sea. I will sing unto the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously, the horse and rider thrown into the sea.
  • The Lord, my God, my strength and song, has now become my victory. The Lord, my God, my strength and song, has now become my victory.
  • The Lord is God, and I will praise him, our covenant God, and I will exalt him. The Lord is God, and I will praise him, our covenant God, and I will exalt him!

Prayer of Confession
Lord, your grace and mercy are ever-present in our lives, your forgiveness is boundless in mercy when we fail to live in Christ-like ways. And yet, we are quick to carry a grudge - quick to find fault, quick to assign blame, quick to harden our hearts toward others. Set us apart, loving God, to extend and model the grace you have shown us by offering grace to others. We pray in the name of the One who died so that we might fully live. Amen.

Words of Assurance
  • As Christ has forgiven us, we are to forgive others. In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.
  • In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven. Praise to God who has triumphed gloriously. Amen.

First Reading: Romans 14:1-12 (NRSV) Click here to read the scripture.

Second Reading: Exodus 14:10-15:21 (NRSV) Click here to read the scripture.

Sermon Series: Exit Stage Right

Sermon: Action?

Sermon Hymn #2071: "Jesus, Name above All Names" by Naida Hearn; Words and music: CCLI #2723293
  1. Jesus, name above all names, beautiful Saviour, glorious Lord. Emmanuel, God is with us, blessed Redeemer, Living Word.
  2. Jesus, loving Shepherd, Vine of the branches, Son of God. Prince of Peace, Wonderful Counselor, Lord of the universe, Light of the world.
  3. Praise him, Lord above all lords, King above all kings, God's only Son. The Prince of Peace, who by his Spirit comes to live in us, Master and Friend.


A Statement of Faith of the United Church of Canada
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.
Thanks be to God.

Prayers for Intercession

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.
 
Offering
  
Doxology: "Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow" by Jimmy Owens; Words and music: CCLI #2723293
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  • Words: Praise God from whom all blessings flow, praise him all creatures here below; praise him above, you heavenly host, praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

Love Feast
  • Prayer
  • Hymn: "10,000 Reasons" by Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman; Words and music: CCLI #2723293
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  • Words:
  • Chorus: Bless the Lord, O my soul, O my soul; Worship His holy name. Sing like never before, O my soul; I’ll worship Your Holy name.
  1. The sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning, it’s time to sing Your song again. Whatever may pass, and whatever lies before me, let me be singing when the evening comes. Chorus
  2. You’re rich in love and You’re slow to anger. Your name is great and Your heart is kind. For all Your goodness, I will keep on singing; Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find. Chorus x 2
  3. And on that day, when my strength is failing, the end draws near, and my time has come; Still my soul will sing Your praise unending ten thousand years, and then forevermore! Chorus, repeated

Opening Hymn #149: "Cantemos al Señor"; Tune: Rosas; Words and music: One license #A-727358
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  • Words:
  • 1. O sing unto the Lord a hymn of celebration; O sing a hymn of love, ev'ry day a new creation. God made the sky and sea, the sun and stars in splendor, and saw that they were good; Full of beauty and of wonder.
  • Refrain: ¡Aleluya! ¡Aleluya! Cantemos al Señor: ¡Aleluya!
  • 2. O sing unto the Lord a hymn of joy and praising; A song that shares our love, our faith and hopeful waiting. Creation with one voice proclaims God's might and glory as people ev'rywhere tell again salvation's story. Refrain


Benediction
Go with the God who can part the troubled waters of your life and lead you through to dry ground. Go with the God who can scatter and subdue all that hinders you on your journey. Go forth in God’s might and in God’s peace. Amen.

Postlude
Daily Prayer Starter

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

"God, when I can’t hear you, help me to stay strong in my faith in who you are and your love for all your children…"
 
For prayer requests, contact Pastor Melody Tanner.

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