Sunday, Oct 25. Worship Service. In-person & Online
This Sunday we finish our sermon series on the Lord’s Prayer,
but our prayer continues. Our lives continue to reflect what Jesus has taught us to pray.
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,
and meet the One who has so graciously leaned toward us.
Order of Worship
October 25, 2020
Leader: Come, let us worship. This day is holy to the Lord. Let us rejoice with one accord and in his name be glad.
People: For he is our God; we are His people, beloved children of God.
Leader: Let us pray for trust in God, that in all the situations of life we may not be troubled by needless anxiety or doubt, but may come to him as our loving heavenly Father, hallowing God’s Name in everything that reveals God, both in the natural world and in the Holy Scriptures, given for the guidance and salvation of all.
People: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed by thy name.
Leader: Let us pray for divine guidance, that God’s will may be known and done among the nations, so that we and the whole world may come to a fuller knowledge of God’s truth and love, as the gospel of Jesus Christ spreads throughout the whole world until all people come to know him as Savior and Lord.
People: Thy kingdom come.
Leader: Let us pray for faithfulness, not only in great matters, but also in the smallest things, that we may pattern our lives after Christ’s example and be his holy people to our life’s end.
People: Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Leader: Let us pray for earthly and everyday necessities, not only for ourselves, but that all God’s children may be clothed and sheltered and fed.
People: Give us this day our daily bread.
Leader: Let us pray for forgiveness, that our merciful Father may renew his image in us, so that we and all people may be freed from bitterness and malice, forgiving one another as he in Christ has forgiven us.
People: And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
Leader: Let us pray for strength from above, that God may grant us his power and protection to support us in all the dangers and temptations of life.
People: And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Leader: Let us pray for the constant awareness of God’s presence within each of us and within God’s whole church, that we may be comforted by his love and strengthened for witness and service to all of creation in the name of Christ.
People: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.
Congregational Prayers for Moravian Worship, 1. The Lord’s Prayer.
SONG OF PRAISE A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (United Methodist Hymnal # 110)
1 A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing;
our helper he amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing.
For still our ancient foe does seek to work us woe;
his craft and power are great, and armed with cruel hate, on earth is not his equal.
2 Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing,
were not the right man on our side, the man of God’s own choosing.
Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is he; Lord Sabaoth his name,
from age to age the same; and he must win the battle.
4 That word above all earthly powers, no thanks to them abideth;
the Spirit and the gifts are ours, through him who with us sideth.
Let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also; the body they may kill:
God’s truth abideth still; his kingdom is forever!
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 worship you with our words, and with our songs, Lord, and we praise you with our money.
Everything we have is yours, for you are our Creator and Savior. We belong to you and are sustained by you. Bless and use these offerings for the work of your kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven and for the glory of your name be revealed in the world. Amen.
SCRIPTURE READING Matthew 6:9-13
[Jesus said,] “Pray then in this way: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come.
Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not bring us to the time of trial, but rescue us from the evil one.
1 Peter 5:5b-11
All of you must clothe yourselves with humility in your dealings with one another, for “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. Discipline yourselves, keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour. Resist him, steadfast in your faith, for you know that your brothers and sisters in all the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering. And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, support, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the power forever and ever. Amen.
CHILDREN’S TIME What’s Missing?
MESSAGE For Thine Is…
SONG OF SENDING FORTH We Are An Offering
We lift our voices, we lift our hands, we lift our lives up to You, we are an offering.
Lord, use our voices, Lord, use our hands, Lord, use our lives;
they are Yours, we are an offering.
All that we have, all that we are, all that we hope to be, we give to You, we give to You.
We lift our voices, we lift our hands, we lift our lives up to You,
we are an offering, we are an offering. Repeat all
CCLI License #475634. CCLI Song #16220. © 1984 Curb Word Music
DISMISSAL WITH BLESSING Stay well and see you next Sunday in the church or online.
Strengthened by God’s promise, protected in God’s faithfulness,
live each and every day with Christ in you, before you, and over you.