Ephesians 4 – 10/8/2023

Call to Worship

Let us pray together. Father of Life, pour out your grace on us. Jesus, be Lord in all our ways and shepherd us the length of our days. Holy Spirit, draw us together and equip us to be the community you want us to be. Amen.

Scripture Reading – Ephesians 4:1-6
I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.
L: The Word of God in scripture; for the Word of God within us and for the Word of God among us we say:
All: Thanks be to God.

SongSpirit SongUMH 347

Message – Pastor Gayle

Prayers of the People



Song – The Lord Bless and Keep You – TFWS 2280
The Lord bless and keep you, the Lord make his face to shine on you
and be gracious, gracious.
The Lord bless and keep you, the Lord lift his countenance on you
and give peace, give you peace. Shalom. Shalom


This Week at Cokesbury
Front porch sitting and prayer Wednesdays 5:30pm
Spiritual formation groups Sunday 11:30am
Choir practice Saturdays at 1pm adults. 2:30pm children.
English Language Class Saturdays at 10am
Welcome Table Potluck every Second Sunday 11:30 am.

Later this month
Friday with Friends every Third Friday at 11 am. Bring a bag lunch. Food and conversation.
Weekend food packing after worship in fellowship hall.

Put on your calendar:
Church yard sale Saturday October 21st
Charge Conference Sunday October 22nd at 11am
Fall Fun Fest Saturday October 28th

Loving Our Neighbors
Featherstone and Rippon Schools:
Weekend food bags. See shopping list for needed items. Also, gallon size zip lock bags.
Clothing. See list.
Community Garden Update: Mid-October preparing for next year

Connect with Cokesbury:
Gmail : CokesburyUMC@gmail.com
Website : CokesburyUMC.church
Facebook : facebook.com/cokesburywoodbridge
Instagram : instagram.com/cokesburyumc_woodbridge/
Contact Pastor Gayle: 703.980.1029. Mondays are her sabbath.

Prayer List: Kyle, Lyn M., Barbara H., Marc T., Lily, Blanche, Bob
and Kathy, Laura, Gloria, Horne family, Dorton family, Nalo, Fred
and Beth W., Sather family, Wenona, Jewell family, Mary J., Mark
Y., Fizer family, Marian I., Al. Requests will be kept on the list for 4
weeks and then may be re-submitted. Send prayer requests to Pastor
Gayle- prayer cards or email cokesburyumc@gmail.com