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WELCOME & OPENING PRAYER
 
Thank you all for the Pastor’s Appreciation gift last Sunday!!!
Trunk & Treat & Family Movie Night – Friday, October 29 at 6:30pm
Church Conference Worship Service – Thursday, November 4 at 7pm (online)
All Saints Sunday – Sunday, November 7th (bring in your candles)
Poinsettia Orders for Christmas Eve – due on Sunday, October 31
 
OPENING HYMN – “Come, Ye Thankful People Come” (United Methodist Hymnal #694)
 
Come, ye thankful people, come,
raise the song of harvest home;
all is safely gathered in,
ere the winter storms begin.
God our Maker doth provide
for our wants to be supplied;
come to God's own temple, come,
raise the song of harvest home!
 
All the world is God's own field,
fruit as praise to God we yield;
wheat and tares together sown
are to joy or sorrow grown;
first the blade and then the ear,
then the full corn shall appear;
Lord of harvest, grant that we
wholesome grain and pure may be.
 
For the Lord our God shall come,
and shall take the harvest home;
from the field shall in that day
all offenses purge away,
giving angels charge at last
in the fire the tares to cast;
but the fruitful ears to store
in the garner evermore.
 
Even so, Lord, quickly come,
bring thy final harvest home;
gather thou thy people in,
free from sorrow, free from sin,
there, forever purified,
in thy presence to abide;
come, with all thine angels, come,
raise the glorious harvest home!
 
OPENING PRAISE SONG – “Change My Heart, Oh God”
 
Change my heart, Oh God
Make it ever true
Change my heart, Oh God
May I be like You.
(x2)
 
You are the potter, I am the clay
Mold me and make me, this is what I pray.
 
(repeat from the top)
 
Change my heart, Oh God
Make it ever true
Change my heart, Oh God
May I be like You.
May I be like You.
May I be like You.
 
CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER
 
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.
Amen.
 
SPECIAL MUSIC – Julia Jones & Daniel Wade – “Build My Life”
 
SCRIPTURE READING – Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
 
TIME OF REFLECTION – “Draw Me Close”
 
Draw me close to You.
Never let me go.
I lay it all down again,
To hear You say that I’m Your friend.
You are my desire.
No one else will do.
‘Cause nothing else can take Your place,
To feel the warmth of Your embrace.
Help me find the way,
Bring me back to You.
 
You’re all I want.
You’re all I’ve ever needed.
You’re all I want.
Help me know You are near.
 
(repeat from the top)
 
You’re all I want.
You’re all I’ve ever needed.
You’re all I want.
Help me know You are near.
Help me know You are near.
Help me know You are near.
 
SERMON – The Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations:  Intentional Faith Development Part 2
 
CLOSING HYMN – “Bringing in the Sheaves”
 
Sowing in the morning, sowing seeds of kindness,
Sowing in the noontide and the dewy eve;
Waiting for the harvest, and the time of reaping,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.
 
Refrain:
Bringing in the sheaves,
Bringing in the sheaves,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves;
Bringing in the sheaves,
Bringing in the sheaves,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.
 
Sowing in the sunshine, sowing in the shadows,
Fearing neither clouds nor winter's chilling breeze;
By and by the harvest, and the labor ended,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.
 
Refrain
 
Going forth with weeping, sowing for the Master,
Though the loss sustained our spirit often grieves;
When our weeping's over, He will bid us welcome,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.
 
Refrain
 
BENEDICTION

Upcoming Events

24 Oct
Join us online for a worship service recorded for both Crosswood and Epworth UMC any time after 8:30am on Sunday mornings. Or join us in-person in the Crosswood sanctuary or out in the church parking lot for a drive-in worship service (tune to 106.5 FM) each Sunday morning at 9:30am. (Masks are not required in the church building for those who are fully vaccinated against COVID.)
26 Oct
Quilting Circle
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Join our Quilting Circle in the Fellowship Hall as we sew quilts, walker bags, angel gowns and more to send out into the community. All skill levels are welcome and invited!
29 Oct
Join us for our Annual Trunk 'n Treat in the church parking lot at 6:30pm, followed by a Family Movie Night in the church sanctuary.

Crosswood United Methodist Church

1551 Richland Road
Marion, Ohio 43302

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rosswood United Methodist Preschool: (740) 386-2619
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