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Persecuted, But Not Forsaken
September 19th, 2021

Organ Prelude
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Handel)
Craig Deets, organist

Call to Worship
Anita Crowe
Leader: We are a community of people-
People: young, middle-aged, older; diverse in backgrounds, appearances, and gifts—yet celebrating that diversity.
Leader: Our purpose is to know God-
People: to know You--sense Your joy -- share Your sorrow—Your dream for a world where justice knows no favorite, where all walk in dignity, sensitive to each other's need.
Leader: Our purpose is to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ-
People: To reach out and know the wholeness made possible for us by Jesus, even as he restored the broken and the bruised.
Leader: Our purpose is to develop a creative, supportive fellowship
People: to share the joys; bear the sorrows; bind the wounds of body and of spirit=to become a caring community.
Leader: Our purpose is to expand concepts of mission-
People: To confront our preconceived opinions, our prejudices; to extend our areas of concern; to accept responsible action
Leader: Through participation in the global ministries of the church.
People: not "over there" alone, but the neighbor in our midst; not "immediate aid" alone, but willingness to help change systems; not ''for'' but "with", yet acknowledging the uniqueness of every child of God.

Opening Hymn
UMH #591 Rescue the Perishing vs. 1 and 4

Opening Prayer
Sarah Eich
Glorious Is Thy Name (arr. Fettke)
Chancel Choir

Children’s Time

Mark 9:30-37
Margo Slingerland

Persecuted, But Not Forsaken
Reverend Tanya Edwards-Evans

Call to Prayer
You Hold Me Now (Matt Crocker, Reuben Morgan)
Wesley Praise Band

The Lord’s Prayer
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.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever.

Prayer Response
You Hold Me Now (Matt Crocker, Reuben Morgan)
Wesley Praise Band

Call to Action and Invitation to the Offering
Deb West

Special Music
And Can It Be That I Should Gain (arr. Krug)
Bells of Wesley


Closing Song
Resurrection Day (Chris Llewellyn, Ed Cash, Gareth Gilkeson)
Wesley Praise Band


Worship Participants
Reverend Sara L. Isbell, Senior Pastor
Reverend Tanya Edwards-Evans, Associate Pastor
Craig Deets, Organist
Kathi Pritts, Children’s Time
Andy Isbell, Leigh Kiesewetter, and Ron Kiesewetter, Hymn Singer

Wesley Praise Band
Matt Sherrill, Guitar
Andy Isbell, Brenna Martin, and Matt Sherrill, Singers
Ali Akyuz, Bass
Nate Byrne, Drums
Izel Akyuz, Egg shaker

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