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Sunday Oct 15th 2017 Bulletin

 

ASBURY-ST. JAMES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

   October 15th, 2017                                                                            11AM                                                    

19th Sunday after Pentecost/Laity Sunday

      Liturgical color this week- GREEN

 

PRELUDE: “Where the Spirit of the Lord Is”

INTROIT: “We Will Glorify”

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*CALL TO WORSHIP:  ALL STAND

PASTOR:  Rejoice in God always! Again I say rejoice”

PEOPLE: Rejoice in God’s steadfast love.

PASTOR:  Rejoice in Christ’s enduring grace.

PEOPLE: Rejoice in God’s saving word.

PASTOR: Rejoice in the Spirit’s gentle guidance.

PEOPLE: Rejoice in God’s healing presence.

PASTOR: Rejoice in God always! Again I say rejoice!

 

*PROCESSION OF THE CROSS, GOD’S WORD, AND LIGHT

 

*HYMN#327 “Crown Him with Many Crowns”

*INVOCATION

 

*PSALTER#829                                                                              Psalm106: 1-5

 

 

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH ~ THE APOSTLES CREED

I BELIEVE IN God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, his only Son our Lord: who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; the third day he arose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

(Please fill out your prayer requests during this time)

 

 

THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT READINGS

(OT) Exodus 32:1-14                                                            Pew Bible Pg.78

(NT) Philippians 4:1-9                                                     Pew Bible Pg. 198

Susan Bullock, Liturgist

 

PRAISE HYMN Pg.176” Majesty”

 

 INTERCESSORY PRAYERS~ JOYS AND CONCERNS

(Please hand prayer requests to usher prior to prayer time)

 

OFFERTORY: “Give Him Praise”

*DOXOLOGY

 

*HYMN#530 “Are Ye Able

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Holy Presence, following you is seldom easy. When we become afraid, we allow our worries and doubts to cloud our vision and obscure our faith. When you seem far away, we replace you with hobbies, work, and pursuits. Shine the light of your love in our lives that we may see within ourselves the things that are just and righteous.  Amen.

PASTOR:  In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.

PEOPLE: In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.

 

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WORDS OF ASSURANCE

PASTOR: The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, is ours through Christ Jesus. In Christ, we rest secure.

PEOPLE: Thanks, be to God.  Amen.

 

 

GOSPEL LESSON                 Matthew 22:1-14                    Pew Bible  Pg.24

SERMON:                                “WORTHINESS”                        REV. TIM SHAW

 

*HYMN# 526 “What A Friend We Have in Jesus”

 

*COMMISIONING AND BLESSING

POSTLUDE: “May the Lord Bless You”

 

 

*Please stand as able   

STEWARDSHIP REPORT                             OCTOBER 8TH, 2017

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO DATE                          $95,368.39

CHURCH ATTENDANCE     58                                     ASJ CAFÉ 18

 

~ALTAR FLOWERS~

The flowers have been placed in the sanctuary today to the Glory of God by Frankie Carter in honor of Frankie and Buddy Carter’s anniversary and in memory of her mother, Ophelia Wilson.

 

 

**ASJ CAFÉ TEACHING AND STUDY**

We have begun a new study, “FORWARD” in our ASJ study group. We have books available, so please plan to join us for this study. Breakfast begins at 9:30AM and followed by the study led by Pastor Tim.

 

 

WORSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING

There is a meeting of the worship committee today in the church parlor after the worship service.

 

 

FIFTH SUNDAY DINNER/CAMP MEETING

Plan to stay after service on Sunday, Oct. 29th for our fifth Sunday dinner. There will be special Camp Meeting music after the meal in the Family Life Center. Please bring items such as casseroles, veggies, bread, desserts, and tea-soft drinks. Invite your friends and family for this special day.

 

KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS

Edna Earl Richardson~Hazel Westendorff~Toni Stramm

Bob & Shirley Dillard~Bob & Mickey Lanier

Ermene Graham

Rosemary Corley~Evelyn Robertson

Dr. Deek & Skippy Adkins

 

 

 

 

 

Asbury-St. James United Methodist Church

 

REV. TIMOTHY G. SHAW

 

 

IN SERVICE TODAY

CHOIR MASTER                                                                                                                                                                              Herb Spear

CRUCIFER                                                                                                                                                                               Charles Holder

ACOLYTE                                                                                                                                                                                           Luke Shaw

COUNTERS                                                                                                                                            Marc Throckmorton & Pat Bullock

GREETERS                                                                                                                                                             Sandy & Bob Bouronich

NURSERY                                                                                                                                                                                 Stacey & Jaime

CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR                                                                                                                                                            Herb Spear

 

Blending the heritage of Asbury Memorial and St. James Churches in  

                                     mission and ministry for Christ.

754 Rutledge Ave, Charleston SC 29403 (843)722-2826

Website:www.asjumc.org/email: Asbury-st.james@att.net