Harvest Time

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Sun Oct 2 | 9am Sunday School
      Welcome Back Gathering!
    • Sat Oct 8 | 8am Men’s Bible Study
      other sessions will be Oct 22nd, followed by the regularly scheduled 1st and 3rd Saturdays
    • Sat Oct 8 | 9:30am Operation Christmas Child
      Please join us for a morning of fellowship and shoebox assembly for Operation Christmas Child. This event will take place on the stage area just off of the sanctuary.
    • Sun Oct 9 | 9am Sunday School
    • Mon Oct 10 | 6:30pm Small Group Study – Please join us for an in-depth discussion of Marjorie J. Thompson’s “Soul Feast: Newly Revised Edition”.
      Please RSVP through the link found in the bulletin or reach out to the church office.
      Will meet every Monday, at the same time, through November 7th
      The first chapter of this book will be discussed at the very first meeting. Please plan on purchasing your own copy of this book, which can be found on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Thrift Books, etc.
    • Tue Oct 11 | 7pm Charge Conference
  • Prelude
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – UMH 857 – Psalm 145:8-21
    • 8 The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
    • 9 The Lord is good to all, his compassion is over all his creation.
    • 10 All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord,
    • and your faithful ones shall bless you!
    • 11 They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom,
    • and tell of your power,
    • 12 to make known to all people your mighty deeds,
    • and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
    • 13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
    • and your dominion endures throughout all generations.
    • 14 The Lord upholds all who are falling,
    • and raises up all who are bowed down.
    • 15 The eyes of all look to you,
    • and you give them their food in due season.
    • 16 You open your hand,
    • you satisfy the desire of every living thing.
    • 17 All the Lord’s ways are just,
    • all the Lord’s doings are kind.
    • 18 The Lord is near to all who call,
    • to all who call upon the Lord in truth.
    • 19 The Lord fulfills the desire of all the faithful,
    • and hears their cry and saves them.
    • 20 All who love the Lord, the Lord preserves.
    • All the wicked the Lord destroys.
    • 21 My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord;
    • let all flesh bless God’s holy name for ever and ever.
  • Reading – [Matthew 9:35-38 ESV]
    • 35 And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction.
    • 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
    • 37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few;
    • 38 therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 694 – Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
    • UMH 77 – How Great Thou Art
    • 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) – © 2011 Atlas Mountain Music
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymns
    • UMH 98 – To God Be the Glory
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Reading – [John 4:31-42 ESV]
    • 31 Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, saying, “Rabbi, eat.”
    • 32 But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.”
    • 33 So the disciples said to one another, “Has anyone brought him something to eat?”
    • 34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work.
    • 35 Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, then comes the harvest’? Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest.
    • 36 Already the one who reaps is receiving wages and gathering fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together.
    • 37 For here the saying holds true, ‘One sows and another reaps.’
    • 38 I sent you to reap that for which you did not labor. Others have labored, and you have entered into their labor.”
    • 39 Many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me all that I ever did.”
    • 40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them, and he stayed there two days.
    • 41 And many more believed because of his word.
    • 42 They said to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is indeed the Savior of the world.”
  • Sermon – “Harvest Time”
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 370 -Victory in Jesus
  • Benediction
  • Postlude