Talk About Generosity

Talk About Generosity

Mill Plain UMC Sunday October 9 2022,
Talk about Generosity

1 kings 17 ; 8-16

Awesomw God
Light fire again
How great is our God
Called me higher
Step by step

Mill Plain UMC

Sunday October 9, 2022

Welcome Announcements

Welcoming Song Awesome God


Mission Moment

Call to Worship

Worship Assistant:  I will praise the Lord as long as I live.

People:  I will sing praise to my God all my life long.

Worship Assistant:  The Lord sets the prisoners free and opens the eyes of the blind.

People:  The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down and watches over the strangers.

Worship Assistant:  The Lord upholds the orphans and the widow.

People:  I will praise the Lord as long as I live.

Opening Prayer

O God, when the prophet Elijah fled to the wilderness you commanded the ravens to feed him. When the waters dried up you sent Elijah to Sidon where you commanded a poor widow to generously give what little she had to feed him, and you generously refilled her jugs to feed her. Through your generosity you have blessed us with the bounty of creation.  Grant that as we receive your generosity we will share with others.

In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

Praise Song Light The Fire Again

Praise Song Hosanna (Praise Is Rising)

Young Disciple’s Moment

Silent Prayer

Pastoral Prayer

Lord’s prayer

In the Spirit of Generosity

Offertory Song O Lord, You’re Beautiful

Presentation of Offerings

Doxology – How Great Is Our God

Old Testament

I Kings 17:8-16

Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “Go now to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and live there; for I have commanded a widow there to feed you.” So he set out and went to Zarephath. When he came to the gate of the town, a widow was there gathering sticks; he called to her and said, “Bring me a little water in a vessel, so that I may drink.” As she was going to bring it, he called to her and said, “Bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.” But she said, “As the Lord your God lives, I have nothing baked, only a handful of meal in a jar, and a little oil in a jug; I am now gathering a couple of sticks, so that I may go home and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it, and die.” Elijah said to her, “Do not be afraid; go and do as you have said; but first make me a little cake of it and bring it to me, and afterwards make something for yourself and your son. For thus says the Lord the God of Israel: The jar of meal will not be emptied and the jug of oil will not fail until the day that the Lord sends rain on the earth.” She went and did as Elijah said, so that she as well as he and her household ate for many days. The jar of meal was not emptied, neither did the jug of oil fail, according to the word of the Lord that he spoke by Elijah.

Sermon Talk About Generosity!


Great and giving God, you have filled our lives with bounty.  Grant that we may respond in generosity to those in need and to the mission you entrust to us.  May your generosity breed generosity within us.  Amen.

Song  Called Me Higher


God be in your head and in your understanding.

God be in your eyes, and in your looking.

God be in your mouth, and in your speaking.

God be in your heart, and in your thinking.

God be at your end, and at your departing.

Postlude Step by Step

Walk out slides