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Order of Worship
Sunday, September 25, 2022

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Leaders
Rev Hannah Hwa-Young Chong, Pastor
Rich Fleming, Lay Leader

Music provided by
Chris Garofalo, Director of Music Ministry, Organ & Piano
Community Singers • Mary Elliott, Cantor

Prelude

Intermezzo in D-flat major

by Francis Poulenc

© 1934 Editions Salabert

Welcome
with Pastor Hannah

Call to Worship
with Pastor Hannah

Come and worship!
We will praise the One between, within, and over.
Trust in the One who co-creates the was, the now, and the will-be.
Our hope is in the One who creates expansive love, calling us to do the same.
Praise the One whose justice is grace-full and inclusive.
We praise the Spirit that spans the ages. Amen!

+ Opening Hymn

We Sing to You, O God

The Faith We Sing #2001
verses 1-3

Verse 1
We sing to you, O God, the Rock who gave us birth,
let our rejoicing sing your name in all the earth.
To you, O God, let songs be raised,
in joyful hymns, our feast of praise.

Verse 2
We wandered far from home out in a desert land,
you shielded with your love our fearful pilgrim band.
You kept us safe within your arms
and sheltered us against the storm.

Verse 3
You bear us through the world, an eagle to her young,
who rises on her wings and bears us toward the sun.
We ride the vaults of light and air
and trust in your unfailing care.

Opening Prayer
with Rich Fleming

Gracious, loving God, let us rest in you, live in you, and come home to you. Let us abide in your love. Write your ways on our hearts so our greatest desire is to honor you with our lives. As we worship and sing, work and play, talk and pray, surround us with your energizing presence. In your holy name, we pray. Amen. 

Passing the Peace
with Rich Fleming

The peace of Christ be with you!
And also with you!

Song

Jesus Loves Me

United Methodist Hymnal #191

Verse 1
Jesus loves me! This I know,
for the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to him belong;
they are weak, but he is strong.
Yes, Jesus loves me! [x3]
The Bible tells me so.

Time for Young Disciples

Presentation of Bibles to 3rd Graders

with Beth Hagemeyer

Psalter

Psalm 91

by Marty Haugen

© 1980 GIA Pubications, Inc

Response
Be with me, Lord, when I am in trouble,
be with me, Lord, I pray.

Scripture Reading
with Sue Frankson

The Inclusive Bible ©2007 by Priests for Equality

Luke 16: 19-31

19 “Once there was a rich person who dressed in purple and linen and feasted splendidly every day. 20 At the gate of this person’s estate lay a beggar named Lazarus, who was covered with sores. 21 Lazarus longed to eat the scraps that fell from the rich person’s table, and even the dogs came and licked Lazarus’ sores. 22 One day poor Lazarus died and was carried by the angels to the arms of Sarah and Abraham. The rich person likewise died and was buried. 23 In Hades, in torment, the rich person looked up and saw Sarah and Abraham in the distance, and Lazarus resting in their company. 24 “ ‘Sarah and Abraham,’ the rich person cried, ‘have pity on me! Send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool off my tongue, for I am tortured by these flames!’ 25 But they said, ‘My child, remember that you were well off in your lifetime, while Lazarus was in misery. Now Lazarus has found consolation here, and you have found torment. 26 But that’s not all. Between you and us there is a fixed chasm, so that those who might wish to come to you from here can’t do so, nor can anyone cross from your side to us.’ 27 “The rich person said, ‘I beg you, then, to send Lazarus to my own house 28 where I have five siblings. Let Lazarus be a warning to them, so that they may not end in this place of torment.’ 29 But Sarah and Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the prophets. Let your siblings hear them.’ 30 ‘Please, I beg you,’ the rich person said, ‘if someone would only go to them from the dead, then they would repent.’ 31 ‘If they don’t listen to Moses and the prophets,’ Sarah and Abraham replied, ‘they won’t be convinced even if someone should rise from the dead!’ ”

Response to Scripture

The Word of God for the people of God.
Thanks be to God!

Prayer of Illumination
with Pastor Hannah

Sermon Preparation

Creator God, may the words of my mouth
and the meditations of our hearts bring peace to you and shine light in our world. Amen.

Sermon

Hospitality Across the Border

with Pastor Hannah

Song of Response

I Choose Love

by Mark Miller
with Commuity Singers

©2016 Choristers Guild

Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
with Pastor Hannah

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 Rich Fleming

Offertory

Novelette in C major

by Francis Poulenc

© 1930 & 1999 Chester Music Limited

+ Doxology

Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow

United Methodist Hymnal #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!

Prayer of Dedication
with Rich Fleming

©2022 David S Bell

Patient God, our ears listen attentively, yet our understanding is lacking.  Our eyes look wide open, yet human suffering is squarely in front of us.  Our hands stretch outward, yet remain listless.  Our voice encourages others, yet remains silent to those in despair.  Every day, we are faced with opportunities to respond.  Forgive us.  Awaken us.  Encourage us.  Call us again to respond by offering your salvation and your abundant life to others every day.  We humbly place these gifts before you.  Amen.

Announcements
with Pastor Hannah 

+ Hymn of Sending Forth

God Will Take Care of You

United Methodist Hymnal #130
verses 1, 3 & 4

Verse 1
Be not dismayed whate’er betide,
God will take care of you;
beneath his wings of love abide,
God will take care of you.

Refrain
God will take care of you,
through every day, o’er all the way;
he will take care of you,
God will take care of you.

Verse 3
All you may need he will provide,
God will take care of you;
nothing you ask will be denied,
God will take care of you.

Refrain

Verse 4
No matter what may be the test,
God will take care of you;
lean, weary one, upon his breast,
God will take care of you.

Refrain

Benediction
with Pastor Hannah

Postlude

Mouvements Perpétuels III

by Francis Poulenc

© 1919 & 1948 J & W Chester


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