Sunday, Oct 18. Worship Service. In-Person & Online
Please stay engaged with the prayer that Jesus has taught us to pray.
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.
For both 8 and 10AM services, we will gather in the sanctuary.
Both services will be livestreamed https://www.facebook.com/LodiUMC
and will be available on FM 103.5 channel in the church parking lot, perhaps all the city of Lodi.
Please observe Sunday as the day of worship wherever you are.
Order of Worship
October 18, 2020
Let we who live with faith in God proclaim,
“Lord, You are my refuge and my fortress,
my God I will trust forever.”
Let we who trust in the Lord know that holy love surrounds us.
God’s goodness and mercy will follow us throughout our days.
When we call out to the Lord,
We know that we are heard.
God is with us in every trial and temptation,
Therefore, we will rejoice in the salvation of our Lord!
SONG OF PRAISE Who You Say I Am
Verse 1 Who am I that the highest King would welcome me.
I was lost but He brought me in, Oh His love for me. Oh His love for me.
Chorus Who the Son sets free, Oh is free indeed. I’m a child of God, Yes I am.
In my Father’s house there’s a place for me. I’m a child of God, Yes I am.
Verse 2 Free at last, He has ransomed me, His grace runs deep.
While I was a slave to sin, Jesus died for me. Yes He died for me. Chorus
Bridge I am chosen not forsaken. I am who You say I am.
You are for me not against me. I am who You say I am. Repeat Bridge and Chorus
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
Turn your eyes upon Jesus, Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim, In the light of His glory and grace.
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.
We say this prayer – a paraphrase of the Lord’s Prayer together as our prayer of dedication.
Creator, Source of all that is and all that is coming, thank you for letting us sense your presence. Help us to harmonize our lives with all that you are doing in us, among us, and around us. Give us the courage to follow where you lead. Lure us into following you both in our experience and in our imaginations.
Give us enough bread to live today. Encourage us to claim your forgiveness and to forgive each other. Guide us away from temptations and strengthen us in our resistance to all that we know as evil. We are deeply grateful for the life and world you have given us and stand in awe of what you have done and are doing. We offer again to direct our lives toward your glory and hope to find rest in your peace. Amen.
Written by Pat Conover, posted on her blog: Sharing the Journey. Patconover.com
SPECIAL MUSIC OFFERING Our Father by Josh Hall
James 1:2-4, 13-15 My brothers and sisters, think of the various tests you encounter as occasions for joy. After all, you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance. Let this endurance complete its work so that you may be fully mature, complete, and lacking in nothing. … No one who is tested should say, “God is tempting me!” This is because God is not tempted by any form of evil, nor does he tempt anyone. Everyone is tempted by their own cravings; they are lured away and enticed by them. Once those cravings conceive, they give birth to sin; and when sin grows up, it gives birth to death.
Luke 22:39-46 Jesus left and made his way to the Mount of Olives, as was his custom, and the disciples followed him. When he arrived, he said to them, “Pray that you won’t give in to temptation.” He withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, knelt down, and prayed. He said, “Father, if it’s your will, take this cup of suffering away from me. However, not my will but your will must be done.” Then a heavenly angel appeared to him and strengthened him. He was in anguish and prayed even more earnestly. His sweat became like drops of blood falling on the ground. When he got up from praying, he went to the disciples. He found them asleep, overcome by grief. He said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Get up and pray so that you won’t give in to temptation.”
CHILDREN’S TIME Be Careful Little Eyes What You See
MESSAGE Lead Us Not into Temptation, But Deliver Us from Evil
SONG OF SENDING FORTH How Firm a Foundation (United Methodist Hymnal #529)
1. How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord, is laid for your faith in His excellent word!
What more can He say than to you He hath said, to you who for refuge to Jesus have fled?
2. “Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed, for I am thy God, and will still give thee aid;
I’ll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand, Upheld by My righteous, omnipotent hand.”
4. “When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie, my grace, all sufficient, shall be thy supply;
The flame shall not hurt thee; I only design thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine.”
5. “The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose, I will not, I will not desert to his foes;
That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake, I’ll never, no, never, no, never forsake!”
DISMISSAL WITH BLESSING Stay well and see you next Sunday in the church or online.
Strengthened by God’s blessing, may you be free from temptations and free for the goodness of God.