The Cup of Living Water – 3/13/2022

Greeting Each Other In the Name of the Lord.
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Call to Worship
L: Jesus, quench our soul’s thirst! Give us Living Water!
All: We open our eyes to see the unlikely people who give us Living Water.
L: We open our ears to hear the testimonies from unlikely people who give us Living Water.
All: Jesus, we open our hearts today to receive your Spirit and Truth from unlikely people and in unlikely places. Jesus, ready us every day to carry our testimonies of what you’ve done for us to others whose souls need to be quenched by you.

Song Every Time I Feel the Spirit UMH 404
African American Spiritual

(All) Loving God, we bless your name forever. You have looked deep into our hearts, and you know all about us and still, you love us. Today, we surrender all aspects of our lives to you, even our shame, weaknesses, and doubts. Lord, fill us with your Spirit. Help us to receive, hold, and to share your gift of living water with a thirsty world. Amen

Listening for the Lord

Scripture  John 4:7-29, 39
7  A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.”  8  (His disciples had gone to the city to buy food.)  9  The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a woman of Samaria?” (Jews do not share things in common with Samaritans.) 10  Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.”  11  The woman said to him, “Sir, you have no bucket, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water?  12  Are you greater than our ancestor Jacob, who gave us the well, and with his sons and his flocks drank from it?”  13  Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again,  14  but those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty. The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.”  15  The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I may never be thirsty or have to keep coming here to draw water.” 16  Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come back.”  17  The woman answered him, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You are right in saying, ‘I have no husband’;  18  for you have had five husbands, and the one you have now is not your husband. What you have said is true!”  19  The woman said to him, “Sir, I see that you are a prophet.  20  Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you say that the place where people must worship is in Jerusalem.”  21  Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.  22  You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews.  23  But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such as these to worship him.  24  God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”  25  The woman said to him, “I know that Messiah is coming” (who is called Christ). “When he comes, he will proclaim all things to us.”  26  Jesus said to her, “I am he, the one who is speaking to you.” 27  Just then his disciples came. They were astonished that he was speaking with a woman, but no one said, “What do you want?” or, “Why are you speaking with her?”  28  Then the woman left her water jar and went back to the city. She said to the people,  29  “Come and see a man who told me everything I have ever done! He cannot be the Messiah, can he?” 39  Many Samaritans from that city believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I have ever done.
L: The word of God for the people of God.
All: Thanks be to God.

Song: The Summons TFWS 2130
John Bell

Sermon – The Cup of Living Water – Pastor Gayle

Prayer of Confession:
Alive God, there are times when we are so busy responding to our own thirst that we miss the thirst of others. There are times when we act like the disciples at the well, judging other people and keeping our distance. There are times when we act like we don’t need you to sustain us. Yet you meet us at a well that always has enough water – for us, for each person we encounter. You meet us and fill us and send us out in the Spirit to meet others and share our stories. You meet us, and our thirst is quenched, and rivers of living water flow forth. Forgive us, quench us, make us whole, all in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Offering Introduction:
Each day God’s children come to draw water, thirsting for meaning, for substance, for a word that is trustworthy. We are challenged to join Jesus, becoming vessels of new life for those waiting by the well, demonstrating in our lives the living water we have received

Song Come to the Water WAS 3114

Offertory Prayer:
Meet the world’s thirst through our gifts, Lord of Life. May the ministries these offerings make possible quench the deepest longings and set all your children free to proclaim your name. Amen.

Sharing Joys and Concerns

Call to Prayer
Just As You Are

Pastoral Prayer

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial, and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen.


Song Yes, I Know

Cokesbury CCLI License #2851555
*United Methodist Hymnal
**The Faith We Sing

We welcome the Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Chicken All Girl Band and thank them for leading our worship music this morning.

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

This Week:

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 April 3rd at 11:30am.

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.
Meeting ID: 986 1085 1248 Passcode: 940573
One tap mobile: +13017158592,,98610851248#,,,,*940573# US (Washington DC)

Prayer for Discernment following worship First Sundays of month.

Welcome Table (Messy Church) Today at 11:30am. See sign-up for food.

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.

Easter Meal- For ACTS Food Pantry. Take a bag and purchase items on list. Return by Sunday April 10th

Mission Report: 213 lbs. of food and household products donated in February to ACTS.

Teachers and Staff at Featherstone Elementary School received hand written notes and several bags of hard candy. Principal Groover shares their appreciation and thanks to Cokesbury.

Beef stew meal for 16 persons at Hilda Barg Shelter.

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

Feb Income      $7354.55
Feb Expenses    $8354.15
Shortfall               $999.60

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