Worship with us this weekend!

We're starting the first Sunday of August. Online we're finishing the commandments and in person we're starting something new

Welcome to Worship!

Now you can find the whole online service below!

I also want to take make a quick note that with the increasing spread of the delta variant of Covid, that we want you to consider wearing a mask if you are immunocompromised, have not been vaccinated, or are sick. This is a way that we can help keep each other safe.

Our online worship, it is a recording of our previous week's in person worship service. We do that so that we can share in a higher quality of worship together. Even though the service is recorded, Pastor John is down in the comments of the service every weekend.

You can find links to our YouTube Channel for the service, worship music, and a Spotify playlist for more music. You can click on the link to find our previous services too.

You can also worship on Facebook, Sunday mornings at 9am.

What comes next follows the same order of service that is used during in person worship.

Prelude – Above All

To start today, will you say this prayer with me

Come Holy Spirit, come show us how we can be the spiritual heart of this community, Amen

I'm glad to be worshiping with you today!

Today we finish up the commandments with the one that keeps us accountable, but shows us the most promise.

Announcements
Announcements are for the current week, and will not be the same as on the video
Monday 8/2: 3pm-5pm The Food Pantry will be open in the Fellowship Hall
Tuesday 8/3: 4pm Centering Prayer on live on our Facebook Page
5:00pm Prayer Group meeting in the downstairs Sunday School room
Sunday 8/8: 9am Facebook Worship
10:10am In person worship in the Sanctuary

Click on the link to serve a meal for Celebrate Recovery

You can check out our weekly emails, and radio broadcasts by going to marcelineumc.substack.com From there you can subscribe to get all of those things in your email!

Call to Worship
I'll say the words in regular type, and please reply with the words in bold
Leader: I lift my eyes up to the mountains, from where does my help come?
People: My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
Leader: We look not to the mountains or valleys, even heaven or earth,
People: For God is found among us.
Leader: Wherever two or three are gathered in Christ’s name,
People: God is here among us.
Leader: Come, let us worship the God of Creation, the God of People, the God of Community.
People: Let us follow Jesus, for Jesus is The Way. Let us worship together in faith.

~ written by Rev. Mindi, and posted on her Rev-o-lution blog.  http://rev-o-lution.org/

Opening Prayer

God among us, we gather in the name of your Son to learn love for one another.

Turn our feet from evil paths, our hands from shameful deeds, our minds to your wisdom, and our hearts to your grace. Amen.

— from the collection of prayers based on the Revised Common Lectionary prepared by Vanderbilt Divinity School. Visit that website for more prayer resources.

I am Thine, O Lord]--UMH 419

Children's Message--Emily Pinkston

Prayers, Presence, Gifts, Service, Witness

As people of faith, we share who we are with each other. Below I invite you to share your joys and concerns, your prayer requests, and your offerings. You can use the link below, or in the comments

Share a joy, concern, and/or prayer request

Remember that you can mail in your offerings to:

Marceline UMC
321 N Kansas Ave
Marceline, MO 64658

You can also give online.

Take some time for some personal prayer, and take some time to give. This could be the time when you go online, or you write a check to the church, or when you make that commitment to give in a different way.

After the personal prayer, I'll say a prayer (if you're watching the video), and then join in saying the Lord's Prayer below.

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.  Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen

Scripture Reading
Our scripture reading for worship is Matthew 18:6-9

As you are able, please stand for the reading of God's Word.

6 “As for whoever causes these little ones who believe in me to trip and fall into sin, it would be better for them to have a huge stone hung around their necks and be drowned in the bottom of the lake. 7How terrible it is for the world because of the things that cause people to trip and fall into sin! Such things have to happen, but how terrible it is for the person who causes those things to happen! 8If your hand or your foot causes you to fall into sin, chop it off and throw it away. It’s better to enter into life crippled or lame than to be thrown into the eternal fire with two hands or two feet. 9If your eye causes you to fall into sin, tear it out and throw it away. It’s better to enter into life with one eye than to be cast into a burning hell with two eyes.

Leader: This is the word of God, for the people of God
People: Thanks be to God!

Go, Make of All Disciples--UMH 571

Today's Message: Fall into Sin
In this commandment, we're reminded that God brought us together, not for judgment, but for hope that we can be all that he made us to be.

Jesus Calls Us--UMH 398

Benediction
Go out in love, reconciled to one another in Christ.
Lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armour of light.
Live honorably, fulfilling the law through love for all.
And may God mark you out for salvation;

Postlude-Amen