Sunday Worship. November 14, 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.

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 14, 2021

PRELUDE                                                  Rhea Lind

CALL TO WORSHIP    4 Voices and All
One: Are you ready for worship?
All: We have prayed that God will bless our time together. We are ready!
One: Are you ready for worship?
All: Our church friends are with us, and they care for us. We are ready!
One: Are you ready for worship?
All: We look forward to our part in the praise and the singing. We are ready!
One: Are you ready for worship?
All: The stories of Jesus await us, the Holy Spirit will send us enthused. We are ready!

* MEDLEY OF ADORATION    He Has Made Me Glad (The Faith We Sing #2270)
I will enter his gates with thanksgiving in my heart,
I will enter his courts with praise.
I will say, “This is the day that the Lord has made.”
I will rejoice for he has made me glad.
He has made me glad, he has made me glad.
I will rejoice, for he has made me glad.
He has made me glad, he has made me glad.
I will rejoice for he has made me glad.

Cry Of My Heart (The Faith We Sing #2165)
Chorus It is the cry of my heart to follow You. It is the cry of my heart to be close to You.
It is the cry of my heart to follow, all of the days of my life. (Repeat)

Verse 1 Teach me Your holy ways oh Lord, so I can walk in Your truth.
Teach me Your holy ways oh Lord, and make me wholly devoted to You. (Repeat Chorus)

Verse 2 Open my eyes so I can see the wonderful things that You do.
Open my heart up more and more, and make it wholly devoted to You. (Repeat Chorus)

* OPENING PRAYER
One: You have been with us in the glory days of this year, O God;
All: You are with us as the nights draw in, and the cooler days are here.
One: You are with us in the carefree happy moments, O God;
All: You are with us when the darkness threatens, and times are hard.
One: You have been with us in the joyous company of family and friends;
All: You are with us when it seems no one is present, and when we feel lonely.
One: You have been there for us when our faith was strong and vibrant;
All: You are there for us as we face our doubts, and work through our concerns.
One: Sometimes we feel you are here today and gone tomorrow;
All: But you are always there for us. This we know, O God of all blessings! Amen.

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
The spirit of giving changes, O God, as you become our partner.
Our reluctance becomes generosity; our vision of offering widens to encompass gifts, skills and talents; our focus changes to include national and international needs.
Transform our giving, Loving God, in the Way of Jesus. We pray in his name, Amen.

SPECIAL MUSIC     Go Light Your World     by Beanie Ludlum
CCLI Song # 1829337 Chris Rice © 1993 BMG Songs, Inc.

SCRIPTURE READING     Acts 8:26-40

In the dramatic reading of the passage, the congregation is the voice of Philip or the eunuch while Pastor is the other.

MESSAGE   Lessons from Lesser Knowns in the Bible (4): Philip And the Ethiopian Eunuch in the Desert

SONG OF FAITH    Here I Am (United Methodist Hymnal # 593)
Verse 1 I, the Lord of sea and sky, I have heard my people cry.
All who dwell in deepest sin, my hand will save.
I who made the stars of night, I will make their darkness bright.
Who will bear my light to them? Whom shall I send?

Chorus Here I am Lord. Is it I Lord? I have heard you calling in the night.
I will go Lord, if you lead me. I will hold your people in my heart.

Verse 2 I, the Lord of snow and rain, I have borne my people’s pain.
I have wept for love of them. They turn away.
I will break their hearts of stone, Give them hearts for love alone.
I will speak my word to them. Whom shall I send? (Repeat Chorus)

Verse 3 I, the Lord of wind and flame, I will tend the poor and lame.
I will set a feast for them. My hand will save.
Finest bread I will provide Till their hearts be satisfied.
I will give my life to them. Whom shall I send? (Repeat Chorus)

DISMISSAL WITH BLESSING

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PyungAhn "Peace" Kim,  Pastor

Stephanie Krueger,  Office Admin

Roxy Witzke,  Treasurer

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