Are You Listening?: The Sick

Dr. Jennifer Blake continues our series “Are You Listening” and talks about the sick from an angle we might not typically consider, but it is the angle God approaches us since we all have a sickness that only He can heal. Based on Matthew 25:31-46

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Service Sunday
November 10, 2019
10:30 a.m.

 

WE GATHER TO PRAISE AND SERVE GOD

Prelude:                  “Day by Day”                arr. B Greer

“Let All Things Now Living”      G Sprunger

 

Welcome

 

Moment for Mission     Budget

 

Call to Worship

Leader:   We gather this morning as servants;

People:  dedicated to serve others in God’s name.

Leader:   To become selfless givers of our treasures;

People:  to support those who are weak and speak

       for those with no voice.

Leader: God created us as equals, so that all can eat,

drink, be sheltered and be healed.

ALL:      Let us worship God as we serve others.

 

Hymn                   “My Lighthouse”         Rend Collective

 

Prayer of Confession (Unison)

Dear Lord, helping seems simple:  donate food and clean out our closets, distributing our unwanted items to others.  Help us to take the extra step that brings us face to face with the sick, both physically and mentally. Help us to see that medicine and bandages are but small parts of the healing process.  Help us to reach out with comfort, with compassion and with solutions to ensure that all have access to the gifts You have provided all:  doctors, hospitals, mercy and prayer…(Silent time of prayer)

 

Assurance of Pardon

Leader:  Jesus reaches out to all, those we feel are  worthy and those we deem unworthy.  He gives His love and forgiveness, even to we who judge, so that all may be healed as equals.

ALL:      Thanks be to God!

 

* The Gloria Patri – Hymn Tune, 581

 

WE HEAR AND RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

Children’s Message

 

Message         “Are You Listening?  The Sick”                 Dr. Jennifer Blake

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Matthew 25:31-46

The King Will Judge All People
31 “The Son of Man will come again in his great glory, with all his angels. He will be King and sit on his great throne. 32 All the nations of the world will be gathered before him, and he will separate them into two groups as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 The Son of Man will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

34 “Then the King will say to the people on his right, ‘Come, my Father has given you his blessing. Receive the kingdom God has prepared for you since the world was made. 35 I was hungry, and you gave me food. I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink. I was alone and away from home, and you invited me into your house. 36 I was without clothes, and you gave me something to wear. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’

37 “Then the good people will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and give you food, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you alone and away from home and invite you into our house? When did we see you without clothes and give you something to wear? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and care for you?’

40 “Then the King will answer, ‘I tell you the truth, anything you did for even the least of my people here, you also did for me.’

41 “Then the King will say to those on his left, ‘Go away from me. You will be punished. Go into the fire that burns forever that was prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 I was hungry, and you gave me nothing to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave me nothing to drink. 43 I was alone and away from home, and you did not invite me into your house. I was without clothes, and you gave me nothing to wear. I was sick and in prison, and you did not care for me.’

44 “Then those people will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or alone and away from home or without clothes or sick or in prison? When did we see these things and not help you?’

45 “Then the King will answer, ‘I tell you the truth, anything you refused to do for even the least of my people here, you refused to do for me.’

46 “These people will go off to be punished forever, but the good people will go to live forever.”

 

Offertory                    “Isn’t He”                  arr. M Hayes

 

Hymn #720                                          “Jesus Calls Us”

                               

WE GO FORTH TO SERVE

Postlude    Toccata on

“All Creatures of Our God and King”       arr. G Martin

 

Join us for brunch as our worship continues through service to our community.

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