Assisting in Worship Today

Greeters………………………………………………………...Linda & Dennis Sheets

Nursery........................................................................................Jody Everett & Sue Hetzel

Children’s Corner……………………………………………....Ashley & David Hejmanowski                                                                                                                                   

Hospitality Hour………………………………………Jennifer Villanueva-Henkle & Nancy Henkle                                                                                                                                      

Acolytes………………………………………………………...Madaline Tucker & Drew Brook

Liturgist…………………………………………………….......Thayne Gray

Usher Captain…………………………………………………..Vicki Lefevre

Trustee of the Month……………………………………………Bob Kanitz

 

Next Sunday, the following will assist.

Greeters………………………………………………………....Dee & Joe Peterson

Nursery………………………………………………………….Paige & Jordan Markward

Children’s Corner……………………………………………Natalie Ritchie & Susan Speer-Powers

Hospitality Hour………………………………………………...Grace Lang & Trista Todt

Acolytes…………………………………………………Elizabeth Summers & Katie Hejmanowski

Liturgist………………………………………………………....Mona Ray

 

   Asbury United Methodist Church Leadership

                  Christian Education Director

Susan Speer-Powers

 

  Youth Ministry

Jim & Emily Dietz

 

Lay Leadership

Vicki Lefevre (Lay Leader)

Carol Brulotte (Worship Chairperson)

 

 

                                     Support Staff

Dawn McCleery (Administrative Assistant)

Tom Szymkowiak (Custodian)

 

 

Music Ministry

Sally Casto (Director of Music, Organist)

Jan Swanson (Choir Director)

Carol Brulotte (Bell Choir Director)

Jennifer Wood (Alleluia Choir Director)

 

How to Reach Us

Rev. Philip Wilden

Church: 363-3611

Parsonage: 363-8454

Email: pastorphil@asburyohio.org

Dawn McCleery

Hours:  Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 1:00pm

Church: 740-363-3611   Email: church@asburyohio.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                         

 

 

 

 

 

                   

 

                       Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

  October 22, 2017

Sunday School - 9:30 a.m.      Worship - 10:45 a.m.

“Whoever you are, whatever your circumstances, however you identify yourself,

if you come here to find God, you are welcome."

                                                                                                                                                                       

Introit                                     For the Beauty of the Earth                                                Dix

 

Passing the Peace                                                                                                                     

            Leader:    The peace of God be with you.

            All:          And also with you

            Leader:    Let us offer signs of peace to one another.  

 

 Prelude                                   Prelude on “Lauda Anima                                    Paul Manz

 

*Please silence all electronic devices.

Please sign the Friendship Pads as they are handed to you.*


Ì Call to Worship        

           Leader:  Gracious God, you have turned your face earthward and opened your heart

                          to your children,

           People:  And so, O God, do we turn to you now.

           Leader:  We turn to you for purpose and correction,

           People:  For joy and peace,

           Leader:  For a way out of hopeless situations,

           People:  For justice,

           Leader:  For forgiveness,

           People:  For love.

                 All:  We turn to you, O God, for all these things offered through Jesus Christ,

                          the maker of redemption and the bringer of hope.

 

Ì Hymn 97 (UMH)                   For the Fruits of This Creation                           East Acklam

 

ÌPrayer

            Dear God, it is hard for us to thank you with a head full of worries and a heart full of troubles. Sometimes we have to complain to you before we feel free to love you. Some of our days have been filled with heartache, loss, confusion, sickness, and death. Sometimes, God, you have seemed far off and impossible to understand. God, we wish we could understand why life must be so painful.

            We know that the hurt has stretched and deepened us. And we know that you suffer alongside and with us. Help us to know the secret of resurrection; show us how to move on from suffering to rebirth. Go with us now as we move on.  Amen.

                                                   

                                                             S E R V I C E   O F   T H E   W O R D

 

Anthem                                 And All the Earth Shall Own Him Lord                    Hubert Parry                

 

Scripture Lesson                           Psalm 99    Hymnal, page 819

                                              The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

 

Prayers of Thanksgiving, Intercession, and Petition

 

Children’s Moment                                                                                          Rev. Jon Powers

 This, this is where children belong, welcomed as part of the worshiping throng. Water, God’s

Word, bread and cup prayer, and song: this is where children belong. Children from age 3 to 2nd grade may leave for the Children’s Corner quiet activity time following the Children’s Moment. They will return to their parents before worship ends.

 

Ì Hymn 2177 (FWS)           Wounded World That Cries for Healing                Healing Spirit

 

 Scripture Lesson                                     Matthew 22:15-22

                                     The Gospel of our Lord. Praise to you, Jesus Christ

 

 Sermon                                                  Tax and Tithe                         Reverend Philip Wilden

 

 

            R E C E I V I N G   T H E   T I T H E S   A N D    O F F E R I N G S    O F    T H E    P E O P L E

 

  Offertory                                         A Gaelic Blessing                                            John Rutter                            

 

  Ì Doxology 94

 

  Ì Blessing over the Gifts

 

                                         

                                                                    S E N D I N G   F O R T H

 

  Ministry Moments

              

  Ì Hymn 100 (UMH)              God, Whose Love is Reigning O’er Us                 Lauda anima

 

  Ì Benediction

 

  Ì Benediction Response                     Shalom (UMH 666)

 

   Postlude                                                  Celebration                                    Charles Callahan

 

 

           The Chancel flowers are given by Judy and Don Smith in memory of loved ones.

 

               UMH refers to United Methodist Hymnal; FWS refers to The Faith We Sing.

                    ÌPlease stand, if you are able. Congregation responds with bold words.

                Hearing assistance devices and large print hymnals and bulletins are available

                    from the ushers.