Hebrews 6 – 10/24/2021

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Greeting – Greet each other in the name of the Lord. Buenes Dias. Bienvenidos.

Call to worship:
L: Alleluia! Praise be to God who reigns above the heavens.
All: Alleluia! Praise be to God who dwells within our hearts.
L: Let the majesty of creation worship in reverence.
All: Let each one pray in faith. Praise be to God! Alleluia!

Song – How Great Thou Art UMH 77:
O Lord my God! When I in awesome wonder consider all the worlds thy hands have made,
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, thy power throughout the universe displayed.
Then sings my soul, my Savior, God to thee. How great thou art! How great thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Savior, God to thee. How great thou art! How great thou art!
And when I think that God, his Son nor sparing, sent him to die, I scarce can take it in;
that on the cross, my burden gladly bearing, he bled and died to take away my sin;
Then sings my soul, my Savior, God to thee. How great thou art! How great thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Savior, God to thee. How great thou art! How great thou art!
When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation and take me home, what joy shall fill my heart.
Then I shall bow in humble adoration, and there proclaim, my God, how great thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Savior, God to thee. How great thou art! How great thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Savior, God to thee. How great thou art! How great thou art!
Stuart Wesley and Keene Hine CCLI# 14181

Almighty God, your blessed Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, ascended far above all heavens that he might fill all things. Mercifully give us faith to trust that, as he promised, he abides with us on earth to the end of time, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Scripture – Hebrews 6:1-12:
6 Therefore let us go on toward perfection, leaving behind the basic teaching about Christ, and not laying again the foundation: repentance from dead works and faith toward God,  2  instruction about baptisms, laying on of hands, resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.  3  And we will do this, if God permits.  4  For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who have once been enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit,  5  and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come,  6  and then have fallen away, since on their own they are crucifying again the Son of God and are holding him up to contempt.  7  Ground that drinks up the rain falling on it repeatedly, and that produces a crop useful to those for whom it is cultivated, receives a blessing from God.  8  But if it produces thorns and thistles, it is worthless and on the verge of being cursed; its end is to be burned over. 9  Even though we speak in this way, beloved, we are confident of better things in your case things that belong to salvation.  10  For God is not unjust; he will not overlook your work and the love that you showed for his sake in serving the saints, as you still do.  11  And we want each one of you to show the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope to the very end,  12  so that you may not become sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
L: The word of God for the people of God.
All: Thanks be to God!

Song – Spirit Song – UMH 347:
O let the Son of God enfold you with his Spirit and his love.
Let him fill your heart and satisfy your soul.
O let him have the things that hold you, and his Spirit like a dove
will descend upon your life and make you whole.
Jesus, O Jesus, come and fill your lambs. Jesus, O Jesus, come and fill and your lambs.
John Wimber CCLI# 27824

Sermon Rev. Gayle Porias

Offering and signs of reconciliation and love: Our tithes, time, talent, prayer and witness

Song – My Faith Looks Up to Thee – UMH 452:
My faith looks up to thee, thou Lamb of Calvary; Savior divine!
Now hear me while I pray, take all my guilt away,
O let me from this day be wholly thine!
May thy rich grace impart strength to my fainting heart, my zeal inspire!
As thou hast died for me, O may my love to thee
pure, warm, and changeless be, a living fire.
Lowell Mason and Ray Palmer CCLI# 43334

Prayer of dedication and Intercession


Song – You Are the Vine:
You are the vine, we are the branches, keep us abiding in you.
You are the vine, we are the branches, keep us abiding us in you.
And we’ll go (and we’ll go) in your love (in your love),
and we’ll go (and we’ll go) in your name (in your name),
that the world (that the world) will surely know your power to heal and to save.
Danny Daniels Randy Rigby CCLI# 52538

2021 Charge Conference has been set for Sunday, October 24 following worship.

The Finance Committee will be providing a monthly Cokesbury Financial Health report.
For 2021 to date:
Tithes and Offerings received through September: $81,233
Total Expenses: $91,086 (church operations and ministries- COM)
Shortfall: $9,853

All Saints Sunday is November 7th . During our 10am worship service we will hold a time of remembrance of all who claimed the promise of the Resurrection in the last year. Please give names to be read to Pastor Gayle either by email (cokesburyumc@gmail.com) or leave a message on the church voice mailbox or write the names on a card and place in the offering basket.

The Cokesbury UMC Prayer Group meets weekly at the church on Mondays at 5:30pm in the church Fellowship Hall – all are invited to join and participate!
Please send or share all prayer concerns with Pastor Gayle so we may give each concern prayerful attention. 

Messy Church: November 14th 11:30am. Introducing new people to Jesus through hospitality, friendship, story and creativity. Includes a meal, Bible story, arts and crafts, activities, celebration. Check clipboards for ways you can support this ministry.

Questions God Asks Us” by Trevor Hudson- a small group discussion began Wednesday September 29th. You can participate every Wednesday at 7pm in-person (masks and social distancing) or by Zoom.

Sermon Series: based on Dr. Amy Oden’s book God’s Welcome: Hospitality for a Gospel-Hungry World.

A.C.T.S is in need of the following items:
Canned Vegetables, especially peas, 15 oz size, Low sodium canned vegetables, Snack items, individually packed, Pop-top canned prepared meals suitable for our homeless clients, Single serve prepared food suitable for our homeless clients, Laundry Detergent, Dish Detergent, Cleaning Supplies in general, Toiletries and Personal Hygiene Items, Size 4T pull-ups, Size 6 diapers.

Operation Give Thanks: Gravy (canned, or dry packet),Pie Crust Mix, Cornbread or Biscuit Mix, Canned Vegetables, 15oz, Broth (canned 15oz), Instant Mashed Potatoes, Can or jar of gravy, or gravy mix packet, Stuffing Mix, Cranberry Sauce (canned), Yams or Sweet Potatoes (canned), Pumpkin or Fruit Pie Filling, Evaporated milk

Featherstone Elementary School is in need of the following items: Refillable water bottles (child size); winter coats, hats, gloves, underwear and socks, facial tissues.

Operation Christmas Child shoebox collection is November 15th to the 22nd. If you have your shoeboxes to Cokesbury by November 14th, we’ll be sure they are delivered to the Collection Point.