Mark 9 – 2/20/2022

Greeting Each Other In the Name of the Lord.
Good Morning. Buenes Dias. Welcome. Bienvenidos.

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Greeting the Lord

Call to Worship:
L: The God of heaven has made a home on earth,
All: Christ dwells among us and is one with us.
L: The highest in all creation lives among the least;
All: Christ journeys with the rejected and welcomes the weary.
L: Come now all who thirst
All: And drink the water of life.
L: Come now all who hunger
All: and be filled with good things.
L: Come now all who seek.
All: And be warmed by the fire of love

Song: ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus UMH 462
Louisa R. Stead & William J. Kirkpatrick CCLI#22609
‘Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, and to take him at his word;
just to rest upon his promise, and to know, “Thus saith the Lord.”
Refrain: Jesus, Jesus, how I trust him! How I’ve proved him o’er and o’er!
Jesus, Jesus precious Jesus! O for grace to trust him more!
O how sweet to trust in Jesus, just to trust his cleansing blood;
and in simple faith to plunge me neath the healing, cleansing flood!
Refrain

Precious Lord, Take My Hand UMH 474
Thomas A. Dorsey CCLI# 3759532
Precious Lord, take my hand, lead me on, help me stand,
I am tired, I am weak, I am worn;
through the storm, through the night, lead me on to the light;
Take my hand, precious Lord, lead me home.
When my way grows drear, precious Lord, linger near,
when my life is almost gone,
hear my cry, hear my call, hold my had lest I fall.
Take my hand, precious Lord, lead me home.

Prayer:
(All) Spirit of God, Lord and Giver of Life, moving between us and around, like wind or water or fire; breathe into us your freshness that we may awake; cleanse our vision that we may see you more clearly; kindle our senses that we may feel you more intensely; and give us the courage to live as you would have us live; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Listening for the Lord

Scripture Mark 9:14-29
14  When they came to the disciples, they saw a great crowd around them, and some scribes arguing with them.  15  When the whole crowd saw him, they were immediately overcome with awe, and they ran forward to greet him.  16  He asked them, “What are you arguing about with them?”  17  Someone from the crowd answered him, “Teacher, I brought you my son; he has a spirit that makes him unable to speak;  18  and whenever it seizes him, it dashes him down; and he foams and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid; and I asked your disciples to cast it out, but they could not do so.”  19  He answered them, “You faithless generation, how much longer must I be among you? How much longer must I put up with you? Bring him to me.”  20  And they brought the boy to him. When the spirit saw him, immediately it convulsed the boy, and he fell on the ground and rolled about, foaming at the mouth.  21  Jesus asked the father, “How long has this been happening to him?” And he said, “From childhood.  22  It has often cast him into the fire and into the water, to destroy him; but if you are able to do anything, have pity on us and help us.”  23  Jesus said to him, “If you are able!—All things can be done for the one who believes.”  24  Immediately the father of the child cried out, “I believe; help my unbelief!”  25  When Jesus saw that a crowd came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “You spirit that keeps this boy from speaking and hearing, I command you, come out of him, and never enter him again!”  26  After crying out and convulsing him terribly, it came out, and the boy was like a corpse, so that most of them said, “He is dead.”  27  But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he was able to stand.  28  When he had entered the house, his disciples asked him privately, “Why could we not cast it out?”  29  He said to them, “This kind can come out only through prayer.”
L: The word of God for the people of God.
All: Thanks be to God.

Song: Seek Ye First UMH 405
Karen Lafferty CCLI# 1352
Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness,
and all these things shall be added unto you. Allelu, alleluia!
Ask, and it shall be given unto you; seek and ye shall find;
knock, and the door shall be opened unto you. Allelu, alleluia!

Sermon Pastor Gayle

Responding to the Lord through our offering, prayer, witness and service

Sharing Joys and Concerns

Call to Prayer

Pastoral Prayer

Opportunities to Serve

Song: I Will Trust in the Lord UMH 464
African American Spiritual CCLI#3052655
I will trust in the Lord, I will trust in the Lord,
I will trust in the Lord, till I die.
I will trust in the Lord, I will trust in the Lord,
I will trust in the Lord, till I die.
Sister, will you trust in the Lord? Sister, will you trust in the Lord?
Sister, will you trust in the Lord, all your life?
Brother, will you trust in the Lord? Brother, will you trust in the Lord?
Brother, will you trust in the Lord, all your life?
I will trust in the Lord, I will trust in the Lord,
I will trust in the Lord, till I die.
I will trust in the Lord, I will trust in the Lord,
I will trust in the Lord, till I die.

Benediction

Cokesbury CCLI License #2851555

*United Methodist Hymnal
*The Faith We Sing

Please keep in prayer:
Donna and Rosier Bailey, Tom Fabricus, Gordon Freeman, Mary Jane Fizer, Deirdre and John, Louise and Mark Young, Marian Benson, Ellen Kuvasko, Margaret Franklin, Benny Willis, Chuck Bagby, Debbie, Lilli, Ollie, Linda, Chrissie, Toye, people living with cancer battling addictions, struggling with life changes, seeking the Lord.

This Week:

Learn Bible Study Wednesday at 7pm on Zoom and in-person. “Holy Spirit: Here and Now” by Trevor Hudson. Contact Pastor Gayle for Zoom link.

Video and Discussion Series “Virginia Roots, Race and Reconciliation” in-person and Zoom following worship. Stay tuned for dates.

Devotion

The Cokesbury UMC Prayer Group meets weekly Mondays at 6pm on Zoom – 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.  https://zoom.us/j/98610851248?pwd=MVZkSHlPeGdyLzhZT2o5WVh2NGpuUT09
Meeting ID: 986 1085 1248
Passcode: 940573
One tap mobile: +13017158592,,98610851248#,,,,940573# US (Washington DC)

Ash Wednesday Services March 2nd 6:30pm.

Serve

Messy Church March 13th at 11:30am. See sign-up for food. We are looking for a new name for Messy Church! Please send in your suggestions.

A.C.T.S Food Pantry:
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.

Hilda Barg Shelter:
Cokesbury is partnering with Good Shepherd UMC to provide meals.
Next date: Wednesday March 2. Yes, this is Ash Wednesday.
What better way to enter into a time of prayer, fasting, and self-denial?

Ushers for Sunday worship. Please call Gordon Freeman at 703-680-4629 for information and to volunteer.

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