Stone soup

Stone soup

Mill Plain UMC, Stone Soup, January 16,2022

Live stream with Rachel Byer
Accompanied by a worship assistant
Accompanist Andrea Llafet

Mill Plain UMC 10 a.m.,
Sunday, January 16, 2022

Blessed be Your Name
They will know we are Christians
Sent Forth by God’s Blessing

To Make an Offering:

Mill Plain UMC

Sunday January 16, 2022


Welcome Announcements 


Worship Assistant:  God is good, all the time!

People:  All the time, God is good!

Worship Assistant:  God is love, all the time!

People:  All the time, God is love!

Worship Assistant:  God is great, all the time!

People:  All the time, God is great!

Opening Prayer

 O Lord our God,

you are always more ready to bestow your good gifts on us than we are to seek them,

and are willing to give more than we desire or deserve.

Help us so to seek that we may truly find,

so to ask that we may joyfully receive,

so to knock on that the door of your mercy may be opened to us;

through Jesus Christ our Savior, Amen.

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

Young Disciples Moment

Song  Blessed Be Your Name

Silent Prayer

Pastoral Prayer

Lord’s prayer




I Corinthians 12:1-11

Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. You know that when you were pagans, you were enticed and led astray to idols that could not speak. Therefore, I want you to understand that no one speaking by the Spirit of God ever says “Let Jesus be cursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except by the Holy Spirit. Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses.

Song: They Will Know We Are Christians By Our Love

Message Stone Soup

Prayer O Holy God, open unto me light for my darkness, courage for my fear, hope for my despair. O Loving God, open unto me wisdom for my confusion, forgiveness for my sins, love for my hate. O God of peace, open unto me peace for my turmoil, joy for my sorrow, strength for my weakness. O generous God, open my heart to receive all your gifts. Amen.

Song Sent Forth By God’s Blessing #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.