Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice

Mill Plain UMC Sunday June 12,2022
Restorative Justice

10,000 Reasons, Bless the Lord
Light the fire again
Sing Sing Sing
Heart Of Worship
Give Thanks
What does the Lord require of you
Step by Step

Mill Plain UMC

Sunday June 12, 2022


Welcome Announcements


Call to Worship

Worship Assistant:  Take away from me the noise of your songs.

People:  Let justice roll down like waters.

Worship Assistant:  I will not listen to the melody of your harps.

People:  And righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

Opening Prayer

O Lord, open my eyes that I may see the needs of others.

Open my ears that I may hear their cries.

Open my heart so that they need not be without succor.

Let me not be afraid to defend the weak because of the anger of the strong, 

nor afraid to defend the poor because of the anger of the rich.

Show me where love and hope and faith are needed,

and use me to bring them to those places.

So open my eyes and my ears that I may this coming day be able to do some work of peace for thee.  Amen.

( by Alan Patton  Reprinted from The United Methodist Hymnal, copyright 1989, by permission of The United Methodist Publishing House.)

SONG Light the fire again

Young Disciple’s Moment

Silent Prayer

Pastoral Prayer

Lord’s Prayer

Presentation of Offerings

Song Heart Of worship


Old Testament

Exodus 21:33-22:1

If someone leaves a pit open, or digs a pit and does not cover it, and an ox or a donkey falls into it, the owner of the pit shall make restitution, giving money to its owner, but keeping the dead animal. If someone’s ox hurts the ox of another, so that it dies, then they shall sell the live ox and divide the price of it; and the dead animal they shall also divide. But if it was known that the ox was accustomed to gore in the past, and its owner has not restrained it, the owner shall restore ox for ox, but keep the dead animal.

When someone steals an ox or a sheep, and slaughters it or sells it, the thief shall pay five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep. The thief shall make restitution, but if unable to do so, shall be sold for the theft.

Reading from the Gospel

 Luke 19:1-10

He entered Jericho and was passing through it. A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was rich. He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was short in stature. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to see him, because he was going to pass that way. When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today.” So he hurried down and was happy to welcome him. All who saw it began to grumble and said, “He has gone to be the guest of one who is a sinner.” Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, “Look, half of my possessions, Lord, I will give to the poor; and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will pay back four times as much.” Then Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he too is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost.”

Song  Sing Sing Sing

Message: Restorative Justice


Teach us, Good Lord,

to cease to do evil and learn to do good;

to seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, and plead for the widow, 

that righteousness will flow in us like an ever-flowing stream.


Song What Does The Lord Require Of You


Grant us, O Lord,

that what has been said with our lips we may believe in our hearts, and that what we believe in our hearts we may practice in our lives, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

(Reprinted from The United Methodist Book of Worship, copyright 1992, by permission of The United Methodist Publishing House.)


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