Exodus – 10/9/2022

Call to Worship:
L: Blessed is the name of the Lord
All: And blessed are those seek God with all their heart
L: Seek the Lord’s way and will.
All: Open our eyes so we may see and follow your commandments.
L: The Lord is faithful and keeps his promises.
All: Give us understanding and guide us in your way.

Song – My Hope Is Built – UMH 368

(All) God of the commandments, you gave the Israelites laws so that they might live in harmony with one another. Show us how to live in peace, so that all may know of your love. We pray these things in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Scripture Reading – Exodus 19:5-7, 20:1-17

Message – Pastor Gayle

Our Offering – Service, prayers, witness, time and resources

Song – Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior – UMH #35

Doxology – Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow – UMH 95
Offering Prayer

Sharing our Joys and Concerns – Praying for one another, the community, nation, and world


Song – Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand
Jennie Wilson F.L Eiland
Time is filled with swift transition,
naught of earth unmoved can stand,
Build your hopes on things eternal, Hold to God’s unchanging hand!
Hold to God’s unchanging hand!
Hold to God’s unchanging hand!

Build your hopes on things eternal, hold to God’s unchanging hand!
Trust in him who will not leave you,
whatsoever years may bring;
if by earthly friends forsaken, still more close to him cling!
Covet not this world’s vain riches, that so rapidly decay;
seek to gain the heavenly treasures, they will never pass away!
When your journey is completed, if to God you have been true, fair
and bright the home in glory, your enraptured soul will view!


Please keep in prayer: Kyle Keen and family, Drabcyzk family, Barbie, Kaye, Charline, Valerie Hoyt, Nanette, Blanche Lowery, Millie, Mary Baker, Donna and Roshier Bailey, Mary Jane Fizer, Deirdre and John, Louise and Mark Young, Marian Benson, Ellen and Carlos Kuvaszko, Al Firth, Margaret Franklin, Hallman family, Debbie, Lilli, Ollie, Linda, Chrissie, Toye, Wenona, people living with cancer, battling addictions, struggling with life changes, seeking the Lord. The ministry of Cokesbury. Featherstone School students, teachers, staff, parents.

Charge Conference – Sunday October 23rd during worship

The Way of Discipleship
Growing in Grace through study: A new study group begins today 11:30am. We will be reading The Deeply Formed Life by Rich Villodas.

Scripture readings
October 9 – Exodus 19:3-7, 20:1-17 and Matt. 5:17
October 16 – Joshua 24:1-15 and Matt. 4:8-10.
October 23 – Second Samuel 11:1-5, 26-27, 12:1-9, Psalm 51:1-9 and Matt. 21:33-41.
October 30 – First Kings 3:4-9, 16-28 and Matt. 6:9-10

UMCOR Flood Buckets
We are filling 4 buckets. Please see list on clipboard for needed items. Pay special attention to the instructions and size of bottles and items.
Heavy duty trash bags 33-45 gallons. Need 2 packs of 50 count bags or 1 pack 100 count,
N-95 particulate respirator dust masks 1-3mm thickness. Need 2 packs of 10 count,
Multi-use kitchen gloves- need total 8 pairs,
Leather palm cotton gloves- need 4 pairs,
Scrub brushes with or without handles-need 4 pairs,
Reusable cleaning cloths- not microfiber or terry cloth or paper towels- need total 72 cloths,
Scouring pads without soap- not stainless steel- need 8 more pads,
Clothes pins- need 200 pins,
Clothesline 50 feet plastic or cloth-need 4 lines,
Liquid laundry detergent in 32-64 oz. bottles- need 4,
Liquid concentrate household cleaner Liquid dish detergent 16-3 oz.- need 2,
Spray pump insect repellent 6-14 oz. need 4
Due October 30th

Growing in Grace through fellowship and more:
Welcome Table every Second Sunday 11:30 am.
Friday with Friends every Third Friday 11am in Narthex. Bring bag lunch.

Growing in Grace through fellowship, service and mission:
United Methodist Men meeting every third Sunday following worship.

Growing in Grace through intercessory prayer:
Prayer group meets Mondays at 6pm on Zoom. All are welcome to join in prayer. Please send or share prayer concerns with Pastor Gayle.
Prayer Shawls: You may have noticed the throws on the chairs in the narthex. These were made by our own Prayer Shawl ministry. These “shawls” represent prayer and hugs for people in need. If this describes you or yours, please take one.

Growing in Grace through service:
Hilda Barg Shelter Meal: See sign-up. Use “Local Mission” envelope for donations.
A.C.T.S Food Pantry: Canned vegetables 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, dog food.
Clothing for Featherstone School: Size 5-8 underwear and small and medium size sweatpants in blue, gray or black.

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