Worship Service Oct 31

By on October 31, 2021

October 31, 2021 Order of Worship



Call to Worship

Responsive Hymn of Praise: My Tribute

Prayer of Illumination

Gracious God, as we turn to your Word for us, may the Spirit of God rest upon us.
Help us to be steadfast in our hearing, in our speaking, in our believing, and in our living. Amen.


Psalter Reading: 103

Hymn of Praise: To God Be the Glory

Apostles’ Creed
Gloria Patri


Centering song Were It Not For Grace

Prayers of the People

Leader: Lord our God, we gather together today to give you thanks and declare your greatness. Oh Lord you are our God and we will ever praise you.

People: We declare your mighty works to the whole world. We praise you for your wonderful deeds. Your power is limitless, your wisdom is unparalleled, your grace is overwhelming, your love is never failing.

Leader: May your joy be our strength when times are hard. May your presence be the peace that overflows in our lives. Thank you also for your grace at work in their lives.

People: Faithful Father, we thank you for hearing our prayers, feeding us with your Word, and encouraging us as we turn to you.

Leader: Lord we confess that we have failed to be your faithful people and we have sinned falling short of your glory.

People: Hear us as we repent. Bring us into your presence and restore us into fellowship with you. All praise be to you, O God

Leader: Hear our prayers for those mentioned by name in the service and for those in our church family who are suffering many different kinds of need.

People: Lord hear our prayers.

Leader: Lord, help our church body to walk in a manner worthy of the calling You have given us. Help us in all our interactions with one another to have humble and gentle hearts. Grant us patience for one another, bearing with one another in love.

People: Grant the Body of Christ unity. Guide our church and leaders to seek your ways in all things. We pray for your continued blessing and protection. We ask you to care for our pastors and lead them in your holy ways.

Leader: For all who suffer for their faith we pray for your strength and compassion.

People: Lord, be their hope and strength.

Leader: Today, we pray for this nation and our leaders. We pray for those on the front lines during the pandemic we are experiencing. We pray for the grieving and the fearful – the hungry and those in need.

People: Grant your wisdom in this crisis and guide us to show kindness and compassion to all. Make us a living example of your love at all times.

Leader: Let us pray for those who do not believe the gospel of Christ: for those who have never heard the message of salvation and for those who have heard and chosen not to believe.

People: Lord, hear our prayers and give us ministering words. Lord, open their hearts to your truth.

Leader: Oh God, our refuge and strength, accept the fervent prayers of your people. Lord, let the message be your Words of holy conviction and change. We make our prayer in the name of Jesus who taught us to pray . . . Our Father. (Lord’s Prayer)

Sermon Scripture: Romans 15:1-7

Sermon: Radical Hospitality

Closing Hymn: Blessed Be the Tie that Binds

Benediction: Pastor Ray

Rom. 15:5-6

May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.


Alexander Chapel UMC October 31, 2021

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TODAY: Outdoor Harvest Festival Salem UMC – 3 to 5 pm

Salem UMC Parking Lot

Join us for a time of Fellowship – Activities – Cakewalk

Fundraiser – Proceeds Benefit
Clark’s & Alexander Chapel Medical Equipment Lending Closet
Monday Night

NEW: Ladies Bible First Zoom Discussion 6:30 pm

This I Know for Sure by Babbie Mason

Bible Study at Salem – Zoom Format

Wednesdays at 7:00pm

No book needed – lessons don’t build on each other – join any time

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