Lessons From The Fig Tree

Lessons From The Fig Tree

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

Mark 11:12-26

Open The Eyes Of My Heart Lord
Soon and Very Soon
Sent Forth by God’s Blessing

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Order Of Worship



Call to Worship

Worship Assistant:  My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the people.

People:  the young shall see visions and the old shall dream dreams.

Worship Assistant:  My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the people

People:  On slaves, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit.

Worship Assistant:  My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the people.

Prayer (Worship Assistant):  Holy One, Holy Three, God of mystery and wonder; we come into this place to lift up our prayers to you, asking for healing and hope, for mercy and grace; we come here as young and old, male and female, trusting that all are welcome in this place.  Soften our hearts and unveil our minds that we may truly welcome all those whom you call here.  Grant that we may truly have open minds, open hearts, and open doors.  Amen.

Praise Team Songs:  Open the Eyes of My Heart & Soon and Very Soon

Young Disciple Time

Silent Prayer

Pastoral Prayer 

Presentation of Our Offerings


Reading from the New Testament

Mark 11:12-26

On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry. Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see whether perhaps he would find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. He said to it, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard it.

Then they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who were selling and those who were buying in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves; and he would not allow anyone to carry anything through the temple. He was teaching and saying, “Is it not written,

‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations’? But you have made it a den of robbers.”

And when the chief priests and the scribes heard it, they kept looking for a way to kill him; for they were afraid of him, because the whole crowd was spellbound by his teaching. And when evening came, Jesus and his disciples went out of the city.

In the morning as they passed by, they saw the fig tree withered away to its roots. Then Peter remembered and said to him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree that you cursed has withered.” Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Truly I tell you, if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and if you do not doubt in your heart, but believe that what you say will come to pass, it will be done for you. So I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

“Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone; so that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.”

The Message:   Lessons from the Fig Tree

The Sacrament of Holy Communion

            The Great Thanksgiving

            The Breaking of the Bread

            The Giving of the Bread and Cup

            The Lord’s Prayer

Prayer After Communion:  Gracious God, You come to us in bread and cup.  Grant that we may carry your love into the world.  In Jesus’ name we pray.  Amen.

Closing Song          Sent Forth By God’s Blessing        UMH #664


The grace of Christ attend you. The love of God surround you. The Holy Spirit keep you. Abound in hope and grow in love both now and forever. Amen