Order of Worship

Welcome to our in-person worship at Atascadero United Methodist Church. The worship service will be live-streamed and broadcast on our YouTube Channel starting at approximately 9:45 a.m. on Sundays.

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Oct. 17, 2021

Davina Bergin, worship leader
David Gist, Guest speaker
Marian Gill, liturgist

Candice Hubbard, children’s time
Maggie Fertschneider, mission moment
: Dr. Luanne Fose, Sharon Cooper & AUMC Choir
Tech crew: Heather Young, John Morrow, Christine Nelson & Garrett Nelson

Opening Songs “And the Father Will Dance” AUMC Choir | Jan. 17, 2016
“He Shall Feed His Flock” Sharon Cooper, piano
Bob Danielson, bass clarinet

Introduction Video “I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me” AUMC Choir

Welcome & Announcements (see the Worship Hub for more information)

Prelude “More Precious than Silver” Dr. Luanne Fose
arr. by Carol Tornquist

Scripture: Psalm 107:1-9 Marian Gill
O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, those he redeemed from trouble and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.
Some wandered in desert wastes, finding no way to an inhabited town; hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted within them. Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress; he led them by a straight way, until they reached an inhabited town.
Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wonderful works to humankind. For he satisfies the thirsty, and the hungry he fills with good things.

Prayers & Petitions Davina Bergin

The Lord’s Prayer Davina Bergin
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 for ever and ever. Amen.

Opening Hymn “Come, Now is the Time to Worship” Congregational Singing No. 3176

The Call Marian Gill
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for God satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.

Come as a Child “A Servant’s Heart” Candice Hubbard

A Word for Humanity Marian Gill

Prayer Poem: “All Who Hunger” by Sylvia Dunstan Marian Gill

Anthem “Every Promise” AUMC Choir

Scripture: Deuteronomy 15:1-11 Marian Gill
Every seventh year you shall grant a remission of debts. And this is the manner of the remission: every creditor shall remit the claim that is held against a neighbor, not exacting it of a neighbor who is a member of the community, because the Lord’s remission has been proclaimed. Of a foreigner you may exact it, but you must remit your claim on whatever any member of your community owes you. There will, however, be no one in need among you, because the Lord is sure to bless you in the land that the Lord your God is giving you as a possession to occupy, if only you will obey the Lord your God by diligently observing this entire commandment that I command you today. When the Lord your God has blessed you, as he promised you, you will lend to many nations, but you will not borrow; you will rule over many nations, but they will not rule over you.
If there is among you anyone in need, a member of your community in any of your towns within the land that the Lord your God is giving you, do not be hard-hearted or tight-fisted toward your needy neighbor. You should rather open your hand, willingly lending enough to meet the need, whatever it may be. Be careful that you do not entertain a mean thought, thinking, “The seventh year, the year of remission, is near,” and therefore view your needy neighbor with hostility and give nothing; your neighbor might cry to the Lord against you, and you would incur guilt. Give liberally and be ungrudging when you do so, for on this account the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake. Since there will never cease to be some in need on the earth, I therefore command you, “Open your hand to the poor and needy neighbor in your land.”

Gospel Reading: John 12:1-8 David Gist
Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one who was about to betray him), said, “Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and the money given to the poor?” He said this not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief; he kept the common purse and used to steal what was put into it. Jesus said, “Leave her alone. She bought it so that she might keep it for the day of my burial. You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me.”

Sermon “Unfinished Business” David Gist

Mission Moment Hunger Sunday Maggie Fertschneider

Invitation to the Offering (How to Give) Marian Gill

Prayer of Dedication Marian Gill

Closing Hymn “Take My Life and Let it Be” Congregational Singing No. 399

Benediction Davina Bergin

Postlude “Guide Me O Thou Great Johovah” Bob Danielson, bass clarinet
Sharon Cooper, piano