Compassion’s Wisdom

Compassion’s Wisdom

Live stream Sunday Service with Pastor Sue
Accompanied by a worship assistant
Accompanist Andrea Llafet

I Kings 3:3-14
Ephesians 5:15-20

Mighty To Save
Everlasting God
Love Devine

To Make an Offering:

Order Of Worship:



Call to Worship

Worship Assistant: Give thanks to the Lord with your whole heart.

People: Praise the Lord!

Worship Assistant:  Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them.

People:  Praise the Lord!

Worship Assistant:  Full of honor and majesty is God’s work.

People:  Praise the Lord!

Opening Prayer (Worship Assistant)

O Wisdom on High, by you the meek are guided in judgement, and light rises up in darkness for the godly. Grant us, in all doubts and uncertainties, the grace to ask what you would have us do, that we may be saved from all false choices, and that in your light we may see light, and in your straight path may not stumble; through Jesus Christ our Savior.  Amen.

Reprinted with permission from The United Methodist  Book of Worship, copyright 1992, , The United Methodist Publishing House

Songs of Praise      Mighty to Save & Everlasting God

Young Disciples

Silent Prayer           

Pastoral Prayer     

The Lord’s Prayer  

Presentation of Our Offerings 


Reading from the Old Testament

I Kings 3:3-14

Solomon loved the Lord, walking in the statutes of his father David; only, he sacrificed and offered incense at the high places. The king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there, for that was the principal high place; Solomon used to offer a thousand burnt offerings on that altar.

At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, “Ask what I should give you.” And Solomon said, “You have shown great and steadfast love to your servant my father David, because he walked before you in faithfulness, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart toward you; and you have kept for him this great and steadfast love, and have given him a son to sit on his throne today. And now, O Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David, although I am only a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in. And your servant is in the midst of the people whom you have chosen, a great people, so numerous they cannot be numbered or counted. Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, able to discern between good and evil; for who can govern this your great people?” It pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked this. God said to him, “Because you have asked this, and have not asked for yourself long life or riches, or for the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern what is right, I now do according to your word. Indeed I give you a wise and discerning mind; no one like you has been before you and no one like you shall arise after you. I give you also what you have not asked, both riches and honor all your life; no other king shall compare with you. If you will walk in my ways, keeping my statutes and my commandments, as your father David walked, then I will lengthen your life.”

Reading from the New Testament

Ephesians 5:15-20

Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, making the most of the time, because the days are evil. So do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit, as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts, giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Message           Compassionate Wisdom


God Only Wise,  in  the depths of your wisdom burns compassion and kindness.  Grant that we too  might be filled with your compassion which cares for the most vulnerable and sacrifices on behalf of others.  Teach us again your wisdom rooted in love.  In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

Closing Song          Love Divine All Loves Excelling    UMH #384


Leave from this place confident that God is with you in the loudness and in the quiet; in the busy-ness and the stillness.  There is always room for hope to spare.  May the love of God, the grace of Jesus Christ, and the Communion of the Holy Spirit be your companions ever on this journey.  Amen.