(A time for quiet reflection and preparation for worship)
CALL TO WORSHIP
The Autumn blooms its colours bright
A cool frost settles in the night
In the morn, the sun lays bare
creation illumined, the harvest fair.
Together let us come to praise
the Lord our God, for all our days.
In your glory, blessed are we
Who once were blind, but now can see.
PASSING OF THE PEACE-
The Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Love of God, and the
Fellowship of the holy spirit be with you…
And also with you
"O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing" V.U. 326
(Holy, Holy, Holy- V.U. 315 verse 1)
*Children are welcomed to the front of the Sanctuary for Children's
Time during the Sanctus.
CHIDREN'S TIME, LORD'S PRAYER, & LIGHTING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE
Jesus Christ is the light of the world.
Jesus is our friend who loves us always
PRAYER OF CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE OF PARDON:
We are not alone,
we live in God's world.
We believe in God:
who has created and is creating,
who has come in Jesus,
the Word made flesh,
to reconcile and make new,
who works in us and others
by the Spirit.
We trust in God.
We are called to be the Church:
to celebrate God's presence,
to live with respect in Creation,
to love and serve others,
to seek justice and resist evil,
to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen,
our judge and our hope.
In life, in death, in life beyond death,
God is with us.
We are not alone.
Thanks be to God.
INVITATION TO INVEST IN GOD'S MISSION:
"My Soul Cries Out" M.V. 120
SCRIPTURE READING: Mark 10: 46-52 (NRSV)
They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were
leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by
the roadside. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to
shout out and say, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" Many sternly
ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, "Son of David,
have mercy on me!" Jesus stood still and said, "Call him here." And they
called the blind man, saying to him, "Take heart; get up, he is calling
you." So throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. Then Jesus
said to him, "What do you want me to do for you?" The blind man said to
him, "My teacher, let me see again." Jesus said to him, "Go; your faith has
made you well." Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the
: "And now I see…" Gabrielle Heidinger
"Amazing Grace" V.U. 266
COMMISSIONING: & CHORAL RESPONSE: V.U. 971
(A time to quietly reflect on all that you have experienced this morning)<