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Please text your prayer requests to Pastor Jen Bass at 614-580-6834.
 
WELCOME & OPENING PRAYER
 
OPENING HYMN – “All Creatures of Our God and King” (UMH #62, v. 1, 5, and 7)
 
All creatures of our God and King, 
lift up your voice and with us sing, 
O praise ye! Alleluia! 
O brother sun with golden beam, 
O sister moon with silver gleam! 
O praise ye! O praise ye! 
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! 
 
All ye who are of tender heart, 
forgiving others, take your part, 
O praise ye! Alleluia! 
Ye who long pain and sorrow bear, 
praise God and on him cast your care! 
O praise ye! O praise ye! 
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! 
 
Let all things their Creator bless, 
and worship him in humbleness, 
O praise ye! Alleluia! 
Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son, 
and praise the Spirit, Three in One! 
O praise ye! O praise ye! 
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
 
OPENING PRAISE SONG – “Maranatha”
 
Maranatha, come, Lord Jesus,
Maranatha, let it be.
All our hope is in Your promise to renew humanity.
 
We are bound to one another,
Caring, serving, joyfully.
Help us get our lives together, as Your life will set us free.
 
In our living, let Your presence
Strengthen us, and make us one,
So that we can live in fullness, and our Father’s will be done.
 
Maranatha, come, Lord Jesus,
Maranatha, let it be.
All our hope is in Your promise to renew humanity.
 
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 – “Pass It On” – Julia Jones & Daniel Wade
 
It only takes a spark to get a fire going
And soon all those around
Can warm up in the glowing
That’s how it is with God’s love
Once you’ve experienced it
You spread His love to everyone
You want to pass it on
 
What a wondrous time is spring
When all the trees are budding
The birds begin to sing
The flowers start their blooming
That’s how it is with God’s love
Once you’ve experienced it
You want to sing
It’s fresh like spring
You want to pass it on
 
I wish for you my friend
This happiness that I’ve found
You can depend on Him
It matters not where you’re bound
I’ll shout it from the mountain top
I want the world to know
The Lord of love has come to me
I want to pass it on
 
I’ll shout it from the mountain top
I want the world to know
The Lord of love has come to me
I want to pass it on
 
SCRIPTURE READING – Matthew 25:31-45 (NRSV)
 
SERMON – The Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations:  Radical Hospitality Part 2
 
CLOSING HYMN – “Help Us Accept Each Other” (we’ll sing this hymn to the tune of “The Church’s One Foundation” #545)
 
Help us accept each other as Christ accepted us;
teach us as sister, brother, each person to embrace.
Be present, Lord, among us, and bring us to believe
we are ourselves accepted and meant to love and live.
 
Teach us, O Lord, your lessons, as in our daily life
we struggle to be human and search for hope and faith.
Teach us to care for people, for all, not just for some,
to love them as we find them, or as they may become.
 
Let your acceptance change us, so that we may be moved
in living situations to do the truth in love;
to practice your acceptance, until we know by heart
the table of forgiveness and laughter's healing art.
 
Lord, for today's encounters with all who are in need,
who hunger for acceptance, for righteousness and bread,
we need new eyes for seeing, new hands for holding on;
renew us with your Spirit; Lord, free us, make us one!
 
BENEDICTION
 

Upcoming Events

26 Sep
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.)
3 Oct
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10 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.)

Crosswood United Methodist Church

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Marion, Ohio 43302

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