Sunday, Oct 11. Worship Service. Parking lot, Sanctuary & Online_FINISHED
Please stay engaged with us as we continue to explore how the Lord’s Prayer teaches about our Christian life.
With this sermon series on the Lord’s Prayer, let us bend our lives towards God
and meet the One who has so graciously leaned toward us.
8 o’clock service in the parking lot, weather permitting, seemingly final chance to do it this year
and 10 o’clock service will be in the sanctuary.
Both services will be livestreamed https://www.facebook.com/LodiUMC.
Please observe Sunday as the day of worship wherever you are.
Order of Worship
October 11, 2020
O God of all goodness, you welcome us, forgive us and heal us.
You seek us out from places where we have hidden from you.
You crown us with steadfast love and mercy.
Reveal yourself to us in this moment. Help us have a deeper sense of your presence.
Bless you, O God! Bless your holy name! Amen.
SONG OF PRAISE To God Be the Glory (United Methodist Hymnal # 98)
1 To God be the glory, great things he hath done! So loved he the world that he gave us his Son,
who yielded his life an atonement for sin, and opened the lifegate that all may go in.
Refrain Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the earth hear his voice!
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the people rejoice!
O come to the Father thru Jesus the Son, and give him the glory, great things he hath done!
2 O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood, to every believer the promise of God;
the vilest offender who truly believes, that moment from Jesus a pardon receives. (Refrain)
3 Great things he hath taught us, great things he hath done, and great our rejoicing thru Jesus the Son;
but purer, and higher, and greater will be our wonder, our transport, when Jesus we see. (Refrain)
PRAYER Please share your prayer requests and joys. Type them in the comment section.
DEDICATION OF OUR LIVES Thank you for sharing your gifts with God’s world through your church.
Lord, you continuously offer yourself for the salvation of all creation. Bless us as we offer these gifts to you with a grateful heart. May these gifts be tools to fix every negativity we have in life – despair, greed, prejudice, apathy. Use our offering for the work of your church to bring hope, joy, consolation, peace and justice to the world. Amen.
SKIT REFLECTION on the Lord’s Prayer Don’t interrupt me, Lord, I’m praying
FIRST SCRIPTURE READING Matthew 18:18-22
Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but I tell you, seventy-seven times.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Almighty and merciful God, we know that when we offend another, we offend you. We are aware that we have often allowed the shadow of hate to cloud our souls, hiding the light from our unseeking eyes. We have said unpleasant and hurtful things to our brothers and sisters when they failed to live up to our expectations.
Grant that we might find that spark of love that ever burns within us, the love that you have shown to us even when we failed you. Fan the embers of that love until it roars again in flames of love, peace, and reconciliation. Forgive us and help us to forgive those who have sinned against us. Lead us into new life through your Son Jesus Christ, who died for the sins of all. Amen.
written by Michael J. O’Donnell, United Methodist Book of Worship #481
SECOND SCRIPTURE READING Colossians 2:13-15
When you were dead because of the things you had done wrong… God made you alive with Christ and forgave all the things you had done wrong. He destroyed the record of the debt we owed, with its requirements that worked against us. He canceled it by nailing it to the cross. When he disarmed the rulers and authorities, he exposed them to public disgrace by leading them in a triumphal parade.
MESSAGE Forgive Us Our Trespasses As We Forgive…
SONG OF SENDING FORTH Freely, Freely (United Methodist Hymnal #389)
1 God forgave my sin in Jesus’ name, I’ve been born again in Jesus’ name;
And in Jesus’ name I come to you, to share His love as He told me to.
Refrain He said, “Freely, freely, you have received, freely, freely give.
Go in My name, and because you believe, others will know that I live.”
2 All power is given in Jesus’ name, in earth and heaven in Jesus’ name;
And in Jesus’ name I come to you, to share His power as He told me to. (Refrain)
DISMISSAL WITH BLESSING Stay well and see you next Sunday in the church or online.
Strengthened by God’s blessing, may you always be thankful with unending joy.