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Order of Worship
Sunday, September 19, 2021

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Leaders
Rev Hannah Hwa-Young Chong, Lead Pastor
Rev Hong-kien Jeremiah Lee, Associate Pastor

Music provided by
Chris Garofalo, Director of Music Ministry, Piano
Minji Will, Cantor

Prelude
Lotus Land
by Cyril Scott

© 1963 Henmar Press, Inc

Welcome
with Pastor Jeremiah

Call to Worship
with Pastor Hannah

Who is wise and understanding among us?
Those who seek wisdom and understanding each and every day.
Those who delight in God and meditate on God’s law.
Come, learn more about the wisdom from above,
a wisdom that yields a harvest of righteousness.
O God, your wisdom is more precious than jewels!
We draw near to you.

Opening Hymn
Come, Christians, Join to Sing
UMH 158

Harmonization © 1964 Abingdon Press

Verse 1
Come, Christians, join to sing: Alleluia! Amen!
Loud praise to Christ our King: Alleluia! Amen!
Let all, with heart and voice, before his throne rejoice;
praise is his gracious choice. Alleluia! Amen!

Verse 2
Come, lift your hearts on high: Alleluia! Amen!
Let praises fill the sky: Alleluia! Amen!
He is our guide and friend; to us he’ll condescend;
his love shall never end: Alleluia! Amen!

Verse 3
Praise yet the Lord again: Alleluia! Amen!
Life shall not end the strain: Alleluia! Amen!
On heaven’s blissful shore his goodness we’ll adore,
singing forever more: Alleluia! Amen!

Opening Prayer
with Pastor Jeremiah

We draw near to you, O God, source of all understanding, and ask you to draw near to us. Teach us your wisdom from above, that we may bear good fruit in our lives. Root us beside the streams of your wisdom, that the green leaves of our goodness, fed by your insight, may not wither. Amen.

Passing of the Peace
with Pastor Jeremiah

Song
Where Children Belong
TFWS 2233

©1999 Abingdon Press, administered by The © Co

This, this is where children belong,
welcomed as part of the worshiping throng.
Water, God’s Word,
bread and cup, prayer, and song:
this is where children belong.

Time for Young Disciples
Presentation of Bibles to Third Graders
with Beth Hagemeyer

Scripture
Mark 9:33-37
with Dave Hollander

33 Then they came to Capernaum; and when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the way?” 34 But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another who was the greatest. 35 He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.” 36 Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them, 37 “Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.”

Sermon
The Upside Down Kin(g)dom
with Pastor Hannah

Hymn of Response
What a Friend We Have in Jesus
UMH 526

Public Domain 

Verse 1
What a friend we have in Jesus,
all our sins and grief to bear!
What a privilege to carry
everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit,
o what needless pain we bear,
all because we do not carry
everything to God in prayer.

Verse 2
Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged;
take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful
who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness;
take it to the Lord in prayer

Verse 3
Are we weak and heavy laden,
cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge;
take it to the Lord in prayer
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In his arms he’ll take and shield thee;
thou wilt find a solace there.

Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
with Pastor Jeremiah

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

Offering Invitation
with Pastor Jeremiah

Offertory
Appalachian Sunrise
by Joseph M Martin 

Copyright 1993 Malcom Music

Doxology
Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow
UMH 94

Adaptation ©1989 The United Methodist Publishing House

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
praise God, all creatures here below:
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Praise God, the source of all our gifts!
Praise Jesus Christ, whose power uplifts!
Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Announcements
with Pastor Hannah

Hymn of Sending Forth
All Things Bright and Beautiful
UMH 147, verses 1, 2, & 4

Public Domain 

Refrain
All things bright and beautiful,
all creatures great and small,
all things wise and wonderful:
the Lord God made them all.

Verse 1
Each little flower that opens,
each little bird that sings,
God made their glowing colors,
and made their tiny wings.

Refrain

Verse 2
The purple-headed mountains,
the river running by,
the sunset and the morning
that brightens up the sky.

Refrain

Verse 4
God gave us eyes to see them,
and lips that we might tell
how great is God Almighty,
who has made all things well.

Benediction
with Pastor Hannah

Postlude
Meditation on a Folk Song (O Waly, Waly)
arranged by Joseph M. Martin 

Copyright 1993 Malcom Music


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