Mill Plain UMC Sunday October 2, 2022,
The Theology of Abundance
Come, sinners, to the gospel feast #616
Lets break bread together #618
Now let us from this table rise #634
Sunday October 2,2022
Call to Worship
Worship Assistant: Almighty God: from the ends of the earth you have gathered us around Christ’s holy table.
People: We come to feast together.
(from The United Methodist Book of Worship, copyright 1992, by permission of The United Methodist Publishing House.)
Great and Giving God, we approach life through the eyes of scarcity: we see those who live in tents along the freeways and people who do not have enough to eat, we hear the cries of the children and the moans of the elderly. We look at our resources and the needs of the world and ask, “what is this in the face of so much need?” Grant us the faith of a child who shared his lunch and in Jesus’ love thousands ate and were satisfied. Grant us generosity of spirit and willingness of disposition to recognize the bounty with which you have blessed us and the eagerness to share. It is in Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
Song Come, Sinners to the Gospel Feast #616, verses 1,2,3
Young Disciple’s Moment
Anthem “Come Share the Lord” CCLI #106408
In the Spirit of Generosity
Presentation of Offerings
After this Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, also called the Sea of Tiberias. A large crowd kept following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing for the sick. Jesus went up the mountain and sat down there with his disciples. Now the Passover, the festival of the Jews, was near. When he looked up and saw a large crowd coming toward him, Jesus said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread for these people to eat?” He said this to test him, for he himself knew what he was going to do. Philip answered him, “Six months’ wages would not buy enough bread for each of them to get a little.” One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him, “There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish. But what are they among so many people?” Jesus said, “Make the people sit down.” Now there was a great deal of grass in the place; so they sat down, about five thousand in all. Then Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted. When they were satisfied, he told his disciples, “Gather up the fragments left over, so that nothing may be lost.” So they gathered them up, and from the fragments of the five barley loaves, left by those who had eaten, they filled twelve baskets. When the people saw the sign that he had done, they began to say, “This is indeed the prophet who is to come into the world.”
SONG Let Us Break Bread Together #618
Sermon The Theology of Abundance
The Great Thanksgiving
The Lord be with you.
AND ALSO WITH YOU.
Lift up your hearts.
WE LIFT THEM UP TO THE LORD.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
IT IS RIGHT TO GIVE OUR THANKS AND PRAISE.
Pastor Sue prays ………….
HOLY, HOLY, HOLY LORD, GOD OF POWER AND MIGHT, HEAVEN AND EARTH ARE FULL OF Y OUR GLORY.
HOSANNA IN THE HIGHEST.
BLESSED IS THE ONE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD.
HOSANNA IN THE HIGHEST.
The Lord’s Prayer
Breaking of the bread
Giving of the Bread and Cup
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.
Song Now Let Us from This Table Rise #634
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.
Walk out slides