God’s Generosity

God’s Generosity

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

James 1:17-27

Sing Sing Sing
Great Is Thy Faithfulness
The Joy of The Lord

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Order of Worship

Mill Plain UMC 10 a.m.,

Sunday, August 29, 2021



Call to Worship

Worship Assistant: Every generous act of giving is from above

People:  God loves a cheerful giver.

Worship Assistant:  Every generous act of giving is from above.

People:  The fruit of the Spirit includes generosity.

Worship Assistant:  Every generous act of giving is from above.

Opening Prayer (Worship Assistant)

Creator God, you shower us with the beauty of the earth and fill our lives with blessing; Most Blessed Jesus, you gave us the gift of yourself and forgive our sin; To each of us is given the manifestation of your Spirit for the common good; We confess that even with the bounty of your creation, of salvation, and with the Holy Spirit, we are prone to hoard for ourselves the blessings you have given, and cling to our possessions. Forgive us, we pray, and open our eyes to your generosity that our hearts too may respond generously, that we may listen intently, and to show extravagant generosity to all we meet.  Amen.

Young Disciples

Songs of Praise      Sing, Sing, Sing & Great is They Faithfulness   

Silent Prayer           

Pastoral Prayer     

The Lord’s Prayer  

Presentation of Our Offerings 


Reading from the Old Testament

James 1:17-27

Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. In fulfillment of his own purpose he gave us birth by the word of truth, so that we would become a kind of first fruits of his creatures. You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger; for your anger does not produce God’s righteousness. Therefore rid yourselves of all sordidness and rank growth of wickedness, and welcome with meekness the implanted word that has the power to save your souls. But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves. For if any are hearers of the word and not doers, they are like those who look at themselves in a mirror; for they look at themselves and, on going away, immediately forget what they were like. But those who look into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and persevere, being not hearers who forget but doers who act—they will be blessed in their doing. If any think they are religious, and do not bridle their tongues but deceive their hearts, their religion is worthless. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

The Message           God’s Generosity   

Prayer After Message

Truly there is no shadow of turning with you, O God.  Your steadfast love remains with us and in your constancy, you give to us continually.  Teach us to be slow to speak that we may listen generously; Heal us that we may be slow to anger that we may move beyond our own desires; Guide us to be doers of your Word in all our actions, and let the generosity of your forgiveness lead us to also forgive those who trespass against us.  In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

Closing Song          The Joy of the Lord  


Welcome the implanted word that has the power to save your souls. And the blessings of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the presence of the Holy Spirit be with you.  Amen