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Lower United Methodist Church

November 22nd, 2020
 
Rev. Ileana Rosario invites you to worship with us!
For in-person worship, find us inside the church this morning at 10:30.
Watch on Youtube: https://youtu.be/-fnMwJl-3Pw
or
Download from Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/482131389/ec51aa3218

Greeting and Welcome
Prelude 

Centering Words
Grateful hearts give thanks at all times and for all blessings! As the people of God, we give thanks for the each other, we give thanks for our church, we give thanks for our nation and for believers all around the world.
 
Call to Worship
We gather to give thanks this day.
We join each other in glad thanksgiving.
We give thanks to God for his amazing grace.
We acknowledge the blessings in our own lives.
Let us rejoice together and give thanks.
Let us worship God, giver of blessings and life!
 
Opening Prayer
Generous God, you have brought us into this land with flowing streams, valleys and hills, fertile plains and majestic mountains. We give you thanks for the beauty of this land where we are free to worship you. We give thanks for your church, and for believers all around the world. Amen.
 
Hymn
Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart          UMH 160
       
Joys and Concerns
Lord’s Prayer
 
Scripture reading
2 Corinthians 9:8-11  CEB
 
Hymn
Give Thanks                  TFWS 2036
                               
Prayer of Confession
Merciful God, you bless us with gifts that are uniquely our own. We yearn to live with gratitude for all that you have done for us. Forgive us when we fail to be grateful and we fail to see your blessings in our everyday lives. Help us see each other with gratitude, that we might be your loving presence in the world. Amen.
 
Words of Assurance
There is greatness in the power of God for those who believe!
In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven!
Thanks be to God!

Text
2 Corinthians 9:12-15 CEB

Sermon
“Grateful hearts give thanks!”
Rev. Ileana Rosario
          
Hymn
Let All Things Now Living          TFWS 2008
 
Benediction
We go into the world with thankful hearts.
We go forth to seek justice and love mercy.
We go to proclaim the tender mercies of our God.

Advent is coming!
Advent begins Sunday, November 29th. 

Acolytes will light the traditional Advent wreath as we focus on the anticipation of Christ’s birth leading up to Christmas and in the expectation of his second coming. 

On Christmas Eve, we will offer two services:
Outside at 6pm and
Sanctuary at 7pm (please register)

Register for the 7:00 pm indoor service by contacting the church office at (804) 776-6250 or by e-mail at lumc@va.metrocast.net

 
Please remember those on our Prayer List in your prayers:

Coloff's 55th Wedding Anniversary
Carolyn Cox
Carolyn Shank
Jim Johnson
Karen Parker
Louise Kruse
Mary Griffin

Family of Wayne Evans' Brother-in-law
Kathleen Kruse's Nephew Wally
Carrie Belvin
Evelyn Beverly
Dylan Noffsinger
Tom Hollingsworth
Virginia Hooper
Vicki Hogge
Merle Henkel


Consider scheduling recurring electronic contributions today.
To sign up, see our website: www.lowerumc.org


 
Last week's offering:
$4,590.00
Needed for weekly budget:
$4,130.00


Our offerings to date:
$157,155.37
2020 Budget:
$214,754.00


 
We are so glad that you are joining us for worship
in person or online.

Our weekly messages, Sunday service, visits to the sick, outreach missions, all are due to your continuing support and generous giving.

 
Thank you for your faithful support! Help us continue our ministry and service to those in need!
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