Sunday Worship. November 7, 8&10AM. Online/In-Person

We are visiting stories of lesser-known characters in the Bible
and learn how their stories help us grow to greater heights and depths in our walk with God.

This Sunday is special. We celebrate All Saints Sunday with candle-lighting
in memory of those who have gone before us and still have a special place in our hearts.

Come and worship – online or in-person. Celebrate God’s presence and communion with us.

Both of our 8&10AM services continue to be livestreamed https://www.facebook.com/LodiUMC

Order of Worship
November 7, 2021

PRELUDE                        Rhea Lind, Susan Frankland

* OPENING PRAYER                 Sherrie Orcholski (8AM), Sherian Foster (10AM)
Great is our God, and worthy of praise!
In all our weakness and strength, with our youth-filled spirits and aging bodies,
we come to be your people, O God.
Strong in faith and eager with questions, singing our praise and whispering our prayers,
we come to be your people, O God.
Filled with saintly determination yet mindful of our human limitations,
we come to be your people, O God.
Made strong in your endless love for us, we know ourselves to be yours and
May we truly become your people today. Amen.

* HYMN OF ADORATION      Gather Us In   (The Faith We Sing #2236)
1 Here in this place new light is streaming, now is the darkness vanished away,
See in this space our fears and our dreamings, Brought here to you in the light of this day.
Gather us in, the lost and forsaken, gather us in, the blind and the lame;
call to us now and we shall awaken, we shall arise at the sound of our name.
2 We are the young, our lives are a mystery, we are the old who yearn for your face,
We have been sung throughout all of history, called to be light to the whole human race.
Gather us in, the rich and the haughty, gather us in, the proud and the strong;
give us a heart so meek and so lowly, give us the courage to enter the song.
3 Here we will take the wine and the water, here we will take the bread of new birth,
here you shall call your sons and your daughters, call us anew to be salt for the earth.
Give us to drink the wine of compassion, give us to eat the bread that is you;
Nourish us well and teach us to fashion lives that are holy and hearts that are true.

SHARING JOYS AND CONCERNS    Please share your prayer requests and joys. Type them in the  comment section.

PASTORAL PRAYER

* TIME OF DEDICATION   Thank you for living your faith by sharing your gifts with God’s world through your church. Online Giving: www.LodiUMC.org/Give
Give Thanks with A Grateful Heart (The Faith We Sing #2036)
Give thanks with a grateful heart, give thanks to the Holy One,
give thanks because he’s given Jesus Christ his Son. Repeat
And now let the weak say, “I am strong”;
let the poor say, “I am rich because of what the Lord has done for us.” Repeat Give thanks!

* PRAYER FOR OUR OFFERINGS
Faithful God, you ask us to be faithful people.
In this community, you ask us to be people of justice.
In this community, you ask us to be people of mercy.
In this community, you ask us to be people of peace.
Be with us as we try to be faithful in large ways and in small ways
so your eternal community may come in every way. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

SPECIAL MUSIC    Truth I’m Standing On   by Susan Frankland
CCLI Song # 7149699 Leanna Crawford © 2020 Provident Label Group LLC

MESSAGE    Lessons from Lesser Knowns in the Bible (3): Do You Pray Like J___, or A___, or Jesus?

SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION
The Lord be with you. And also with you. Lift up your hearts. We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give our thanks and praise.
Blessed are you, God of all creation… …Therefore, we praise your name… in communion with the saints.
We say the names of those who have gone before us, whom we now remember: (Read the name, as you wish)
Jean Buchanan, Jack Frankland, Connie Friedman, Ralph Heintz, Deborah Lind, Earl & Lois Lanzendorf, Amelda Lochner, Ralph Luck, Colleen McKinley, EJ Orcholski, George Robson, Tom & Lorna Schnecloth,
Deborah Sharpee, Jim Van Lankvelt, Melanie Jean Wichern, Paul Richard, Kathleen & Bob John,
Genny & Don Wilkes, Marybeth Morack Wohlrabe
We join with them and with the whole company of heaven their unending hymn:
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.
On the night Jesus… … His life with the humble, his death among the wretched, his resurrection for us all
Your wisdom Our guidance     Your love Our strength     Your grace Our path to rebirth.
And so we cry, Mercy: Mercy!   And so we cry, Glory: Glory!     And so we cry, Blessings! Blessing!
Pour out your Holy Spirit … O Come, Holy Spirit, Holy God, Holy One in Three,
Our Life, (people on the choir side) our Mercy, (people on the pulpit side) Our Might.
Our Sovereign, (C) Our Provider, (P) our Server      Our Light, (C) our Bread, (P) our Vine,
Our Way, (C) our Truth, (P) our Life.
With the confidence of children of God, let us pray the prayer the Lord has taught us to pray:

Receiving the Bread and Cup
Music During Communion

SONG OF FAITH          I Stand Amazed in the Presence (United Methodist Hymnal #371)
1 I stand amazed in the presence of Jesus the Nazarene,
and wonder how he could love me, a sinner, condemned, unclean.

Refrain How marvelous! How wonderful! And my song shall ever be:
How marvelous! How wonderful is my Savior’s love for me!

2 For me it was in the garden He prayed, “Not my will, but thine;”
He had no tears for his own griefs, but sweat drops of blood for mine. Refrain

4 He took my sins and my sorrows, he made them his very own;
he bore the burden to Calvary, and suffered and died alone. Refrain

5 When with the ransomed in glory his face I at last shall see,
’twill be my joy through the ages to sing of his love for me. Refrain

DISMISSAL WITH BLESSING

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608-592-3480 (church) 130 Locust Street, Lodi, WI 53555