Worship Service Sep 24

17th Sunday after Pentecost / Ordinary Time

Worship is the highest activity of a person whose sole and ultimate aim is God’s glory.


Gathering and Prelude

Call to Worship 

Response to the Call: For the Beauty of the Earth  92  1,2,5,6

Welcome, Greeting, Service Overview

Prayer of Illumination

Mission Moment

Hymn of Faith: Standing on the Promises  374 all

Responsive Reading: Psalm 105   828

Apostles Creed: hymnal #881 

Gloria Patri – hymnal #71 

Offering Dedication and Offertory 

Doxology – hymnal #95 

Life of the Church 

Centering Song: It Is Well with My Soul

Prayers of the People 

Scripture: Philippians 1:21-30

Sermon: Gospel Conduct

Closing Hymn: O Master Let Me Walk with Thee 430 all

Commissioning and Benediction

Prayers of the People

Pastor: 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.

Pastor: 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.

Pastor: 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.

Pastor: Hear our prayers for those who requested the prayers of the church and for all  in our church family who are suffering many different kinds of need.

People: Lord hear our prayers.

Pastor: 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 churches and our 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.

Pastor: For all who suffer for their faith we pray for your strength and compassion. Lord, be their hope and strength.

People: Today, we pray for this nation and our leaders.  We pray for those on the front lines who sacrifice for our wellbeing. 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.

Pastor: 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.

Pastor: Oh God, our refuge and strength, accept the fervent prayers of your people.

People: We pray today for Pastor Ray as he brings the message. May his words be your Words of holy conviction and change. We make our prayer in the name of Jesus who taught us to pray  . . . 

All:  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 our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.  Amen 

Life of the Church

ABCCM FOOD DONATIONS: Donation Basket at  Front Door. We dedicate our gifts on Communion Sundays.

Medical Lending Closet Flyers are available to distribute to friends and places that will post them. 

The daily prayer chain goes out after 8pm. Send requests to prayer@alexanderchapel.org. Questions? Contact Pastor Marjory.

The next Ladies Loving the Lord  lunch is October  19, 11:30 at The Fireplace Restaurant. All ladies are invited! 

Fellowship 4U – . Bring your lunch or snack and visit with one another  on the 4th Sundays of the month. That’s today!

Charge Conference is October 15, 4pm at Salem UMC.

The Fall Ladies Bible Study led by Pastor Marjory begins Oct 2. Please contact Pastor Marjory if you did not receive the email info.

September Missions collection is for the ABCCM Transformation Village. We will have a collection box during September. They are in need of the following: 

  • Clothing appropriate for younger women, 20-30 +/-, in style and in season.
  • Children’s clothing, boys & girls, 12 months – 5 yrs (summer, early fall)
  • Tampons (not pads)
  • Walking Shoes (gently used, no stains or excessive wear)