First Corinthians 12 – 10/22/2023

Welcome – Pastor Gayle

Bringing in the Light – Acolyte

Call to Worship – Choir

Song – Your favorite hymn

Praises and Prayer

Pastoral Prayer – Pastor

Prayer for Illumination: Let us pray together.
Lord, we trust you to help us to journey beyond the familiar and into the unknown. Give us faith to leave old ways and break fresh ground with you. We believe you will make a way for us and provide for us if only we trust you and obey. Focus our minds and our hearts upon you. Strengthen us with your blessing and appoint us to the task at hand. Teach us to live with eternity in view. Tune our spirits to the music of heaven. Amen Celtic Daily Prayer Northumbria Community

Scripture Reading – First Corinthians 12:12-25
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.    For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.   Indeed, the body does not consist of one member but of many.    If the foot would say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body.    And if the ear would say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body.    If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole body were hearing, where would the sense of smell be? But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose.    If all were a single member, where would the body be?    As it is, there are many members yet one body.    The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.”    On the contrary, the members of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable,    and those members of the body that we think less honorable we clothe with greater honor, and our less respectable members are treated with greater respect, whereas our more respectable members do not need this. But God has so arranged the body, giving the greater honor to the inferior member,   that there may be no dissension within the body, but the members may have the same care for one another. 
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.

Message – Pastor Gayle

Prayer of Confession

Passing the Peace – The Peace of Christ be with you.



Song – As a Fire Is Meant for Burning – The Faith We Sing 2237


This Week at Cokesbury
Church yard sale Saturday October 21st
Charge Conference today following worship

Front porch sitting and prayer Wednesdays 5:30pm
Friday with Friends October 20 th every Third Friday at 11 am. Bring a bag lunch. Food and conversation.
Spiritual formation groups Sunday 11:30am
Weekend food packing after worship in fellowship hall.
Choir practice Saturdays at 1pm adults. 2:30pm children.
English Language Class Saturdays at 10am.

Later this month
Welcome Table Potluck every Second Sunday 11:30 am.
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: November 4th at 9am work day to begin prepping plots for next year.

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Contact Pastor Gayle: 703.980.1029. Mondays are her sabbath.

Prayer List: Judy S., Jaxson F., Brenda, Benita, Genevieve, Mary, Beadnell and Carosi families, Israel, Palestine, Lyn M., Barbara H., Marc T., Lily, Blanche, Bob and Kathy, Laura, Nalo, Fred and Beth W., Wenona, Mary J., Mark Y. 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