October Worship begins with our World Communion service- reminding us of the faith that unites us to Christians around the world, and ends with Anniversary Sunday which is the annual celebration of our call to be united as Methodists and Presbyterians together. Our lectionary readings for this late ordinary time in year B come from Job and Hebrews and will inform Pastor Carol’s preaching emphasis on the nature in the world of human sin.
World Communion Celebration; Peace and Justice Ministry Offering
Scriptures: Job 1:1, 2:1-10 God allows his faithful servant Job to be tested by Satan; Mark 10:2-16 Jesus is tested by the Pharisees on the question of divorce; Hebrews 1: 1-4, 2: 5-12 Jesus is the reflection of God’s glory even as he shares our human nature.
Hymns: O God of Every Nation, This is My Song, In Christ there is no East or West
Columbus Day Weekend but your church is NOT on vacation- so don’t miss out!
Scriptures: Job 23: 1-9 Job wants God to answer for his suffering; Mark 10: 17-31 The rich man asks Jesus what he must do to be saved; Hebrews 4: 12-16 Scripture judges us.
Hymns: Immortal Invisible God only Wise, Will You Come and Follow Me? O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee
Scriptures: Job 38: 1-7, 34-38 God answers Job’s demand for an audience; Mark 10: 34-44 James and John want special treatment from Jesus; Hebrews 5: 1-10 Jesus is the great high priest who interceded for us with God
Hymns: Praise to the Lord the Almighty; Blessed Jesus, at your Word; To God be the Glory
Anniversary Sunday- The Rev. Robert Kazinski guest preacher
Hymns: Come Sing, O Church in Joy; A Mighty Fortress is our God; Lord You Give the Great Commission