PRELUDE: Entrust Your Days and Burdens by John Eggert
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP
HYMN: We Praise You, O God [Kremser]
INTROIT: All to Jesus by Steve Ragsdale/arr. by Hal Wright
All to Jesus, I surrender; all my heart, every part. And these hands will carry out his plans; I surrender all. I will give my life to Jesus; every dream, everything. And these feet will follow where he leads; I surrender all. All to Jesus I surrender; there is nothing else that matters more than this. With my worship I will serve him; my life is his.
SCRIPTURE LESSON: Matthew 22:15-22
ANTHEM: From Your Hand Received by Kevin Keil
Lord, all we have is from your hand, Lord, all we offer first was yours. Given freely in love, in thanksgiving received. Bread you give through seed and harvest, bread we bring, the work of hands. Now you give your flesh yourself, Lord; grant us grace that faith demands. Wine you give through rain and vineyard, wine we bring that we have pressed. Let it be the blood that saves us; make us worthy wedding guests. From its rising to its setting, sun looks down on all our gifts, Lord accept what you have given; wills with humble hearts we lift. Draw us from the east and west, Lord; draw us and perfect us here. We are damaged by our sinning; heal our souls as you draw near. Lead us, Shepherd, through the shadows; death and darkness, pain and woe. Lead us to your promised banquet; let the chalice overflow. Flesh you give us, skin and muscle; flesh you took on, womb and death. Here we offer you our bodies, hands of service, prayer, and breath. Blood you give us, stone hearts pumping; blood you shed to make us new. As you give your blood and flesh, Lord; give us hearts that beat for you. There is but one body present, though the parts are not the same. Through the varied gifts you give us, may we glorify your name. [Kate Bluett]
SERMON: “It All Belongs to God”
HYMN: We Give Thee But Thine Own [Schumann]
RESPONSE: We Give Thee but Thine Own by Robert Elmore; Daphne Riddle, soprano solo
We give Thee but Thine own, what-ever the gift may be: all that we have is Thine alone, a trust, O Lord, from Thee. May we Thy bounties thus as stewards true receive, and gladly, as thou blesses us, to Thee our first-fruits give. O hearts are bruised and dead, and homes are bare and cold, and lambs, for whom the Shepherd bled, are straying from the fold! To comfort and to bless, to find a balm for woe, to tend the lone and fatherless, is angels’ work below. The captive to release, to God the lost to bring, to teach the way of life and peace, it is a Christ-like thing. And we believe Thy word, though dim our faith may be; whatever we do for Thine, O Lord, we do it unto Thee. [Bishop W. Walsham How]
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The Annual Congregational Meeting for the election of church officers will be held on Sunday, October 25th, at 11:30 a.m.
Plan to log into the virtual meeting through Google Meet using the code that is used for the Preacher’s Chat and Adult Sunday School: goe-umjn-wgq.
You can also call in by phone to join the meeting by dialing 1-209-781-9485 and entering the PIN 443 527 177#.