The Heroes of the Story: the Samaritan and the Innkeeper

The Heroes of the Story: the Samaritan and the Innkeeper

Mill Plain UMC
Sunday January 28, 2024
The Heroes of the Story: the Samaritan and the Innkeeper

Luke 10:25-37

Your Love Awakens Me
Hosanna (Praise is Rising)
Lord Reign in Me
We All Are One In Mission
Forth In Thy Name O Lord

Give at

Mill Plain UMC

January 28,2024

10 a.m.

Praise Song                                        Your Love Awakens me


Call To Worship

Worship Assistant:  You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation.

People:  We are God’s own people for we have received mercy.

Opening Prayer

Loving God, as in his baptism you affirmed Jesus as your Beloved Child, so in baptism you claim each of us as your beloved children.  As Baptism launched Jesus’ ministry of teaching and healing, so baptism sends each of us out in ministry.  Anoint us with your Holy Spirit that we may be equipped and prepared for the work to which you call us.  Amen.

Praise Songs                                    Hosanna (Praise Rising)

                                                           Lord Reign in me   

Young Disciples Moment

Silent Prayer

Pastoral Prayer

Lord’s Prayer


Presentation of Offerings



Luke 10:25-37, The Jerusalem Bible

There was a lawyer who, to disconcert him, stood up and said to him ‘Master, what must I do to inherit eternal life? He said to him, ‘What is written in the Law?  What do you read there? ‘He replied, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.’  ‘You have answered right, said Jesus, ‘do this and life is yours.’

But the man was anxious to justify himself and said to Jesus, ‘And who is my neighbor?’ 

Jesus replied, ‘A man was once on his way down from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell into the hands of brigands’ they took all he had, beat him, and then made off, leaving him half dead.  Now a priest happened to be traveling down the same road, but when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side.  In the same way a Levite who came to the place, saw him and passed by on the other side.  But a Samaritan traveler who came upon him was moved with compassion when he saw him.  He went up and bandaged his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them.  He then lifted him on to his own mount, carried him to the inn and looked after him.  Next day, he took out two denarii and handed them to the innkeeper.  ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘ and on my way back I will make good any extra expense you have.’  Which of these three, do you think, proved himself a neighbor to the man who fell into the brigands’ hands?  ‘the one who took pity on him,’ he relayed.  Jesus said to him, ‘Go, and do the same yourself.’

Hymn                                    We All Are One In Mission FWS #2243

Sermon                               The In Between Time


We come here, God, to hear your word and receive your blessing.  We go out as ministers, each of us, to hope to the hopeless, healing to the sick, comfort to those who grieve, and to proclaim good news to the world. Amen.

Hymn                                  Forth In Thy Name, O Lord #438


Pastor: Go in peace to serve God and your neighbor in all that you do.

People:  We are sent in Christ’s name.

Pastor: The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ,

And the love of God,

And the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

People:  Amen