About this Sermon |
About this Series |
Exploring Generosity: Snapshots from the Gospel of Mark
Have you ever wondered what the virtue of generosity really looks like?
In 2 Corinthians, Paul encourages Christians to cultivate a spirit of generosity within themselves, but what does that mean? What does it look like? How can we be generous? Can you be generous if you don’t have much money?
And, how does the concept of generosity relate to things like stewardship, offerings, and tithes? Do we have to be generous until it hurts? Will our generosity be returned to us in this life? What are the markers of generosity? What might it look like for me to cultivate generosity within myself? What would it look like if we cultivated generosity amongst our congregation?
Join us as we explore this conversation by looking at a few snapshots of generosity taken by Jesus that we find in the Gospel of Mark.
Order of Worship |
Sunday, October 4, 2020
Prelude – “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” arr. Bober – Melanie Manges
Welcome to Worship – Caleb Clement
Gathering Song – “Sanctuary”
Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary,
Pure and holy, tried and true;
I’ll be a living sanctuary for you. (Repeat)
Call to Worship – (written by Sharon Kirkpatrick Felton*) – Caleb Clement
Generosity: the quality of being kind,
Willing to share,
Generous in spirit.
Come now to worship the God
who is the very definition of generosity,
and who calls each of us to be generous as well.
*Copyright 2015 Institute for Faith & Learning at Baylor University.
Hymn of Praise – “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” (verses 1, 2, & 4)
(Verse 1) Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
O my soul, praise him, for he is your health and salvation!
Come, all who hear; now to his temple draw near,
Join me in glad adoration!
(Verse 2) Praise to the Lord, above all things so wondrously reigning;
Sheltering you under his wings, and so gently sustaining!
Have you not seen all that is needful has been
Sent by his gracious ordaining?
(Verse 4) Praise to the Lord! O let all that is in me adore him!
All that has life and breath, come now with praises before him.
Let the Amen sound from his people again;
Gladly forever adore him.
October Missions Moment – World Missions Offering video
Children’s Sermon – Rev. Hood
Invitation to Prayer – Rev. Hood
“Children of the Heavenly Father” arr. Hughes
Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer – Rev. Hood
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name,
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, in 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.
New Testament Reading – Mark 14:17-26 – Rev. Hood
Special Music – “The Welcome Table” and “Sweet By & By” arr. Raney
Sermon – A Generous Table – Rev. Hood
Hymn of Thanksgiving – “Take My Life and Let it Be””
(Verse 1) Take my life and let it be consecrated Lord, to thee;
Take my hands and let them move
At the impulse of thy love, at the impulse of thy love.
(Verse 2) Take my feet and let them be swift and beautiful for thee;
Take my voice and let me sing
Always, only, for my King, always, only, for my King.
(Verse 4) Take my love, my God, I pour at thy feet its treasure store;
Take myself and I will be ever, only, all for thee, ever, only, all for thee.
Offering – Rev. Hood
Almighty God, giver of every good and perfect gift,
Teach us to give to you all that we have and all that we are,
That we might praise you not with our words only,
But with our whole lives. Amen.
Offertory – “Psalm 124” by Pachelbel
Melanie Manges, organ
Doxology – Melanie Manges
Praise God from whom all blessings flow,
Praise Him all creatures here below,
Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
Announcements – Rev. Hood
Benediction – Rev. Hood
Postlude – “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” arr. Walther – Melanie Manges
Worship Leaders in this Service:
- Caleb Clement, Worship Leader
- Kamryn Dehn & Shayne Grant, Music Ministry Interns
- Melanie Manges, Organist/Pianist
- Mr. Matt Hood, Director of Music Ministry
- Rev. Lisa Williams Hood, Senior Pastor
- Mr. Aurie Swartz, Director of Communications & Technology
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