Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

October 25, 2020


"O Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples. For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised."

*HYMN “Come Sing, O Church, in Joy!” #430


God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the gift of the Holy Spirit. The proof of God’s amazing love is this: While we were sinners Christ died for us. Because we have faith in him, we dare to approach God in confidence. Let us confess our sins.


God of compassion, have mercy upon us. How often we do not do what we intended! What we confess is not how we act. We hear your word preached and we give our assent, but faith is found wanting when it comes to obeying. We face many conflicts. Our desires are at odds with what you command, and we do not do what you want. O God have mercy upon us, and for the sake of the Christ forgive us. And give us strength and courage to do your will day by day.

Silent Prayers of confession


Hear the good news! Christ died for us, Christ rose for us, Christ reigns in power for us,

Christ prays for us. Anyone who is in Christ is a new creation. The old life has gone; a new life has begun. Believe the good news of the gospel: In Jesus Christ you are forgiven.

*GLORIA PATRI “Glory Be to the Father” #579

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,

world without end. Amen, amen.


Lord of light who shines into our lives with your holy word. Open our minds and our hearts that your Word may speak to us and your Holy Spirit may inspire us to be your people, today and forevermore. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON: Jeremiah 29:10-14

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON: Matthew 22: 34-40

SERMON: “Plans and Dreams” Rev. Barrett Ingram


I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his

only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the

third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right

hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the

dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic* Church; the communion of saints; the

forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

*”catholic” (little c) is translated as “universal” and is not a reference to the Roman Catholic Church.


*HYMN “Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love” #367

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Philem. 25

Prayer List:

Marguerite Hufham, Sarah Melvin, Louise Quick, Ronnie Rush, Juanita McGraw, Betty Johnson, Jane Minard, Bill Jackson, Darrel Melvin, Happy Lashlee, Gerry Carey, Becky Regan, Mary Ward, Tim Tart, Lucille Hood, Amy Johnson, Johnny Gooden, Carlos Smith, Bill Marsh, Esther Collier Madeline NcNeill Long, Shannon Wilcox, Kathy Lashley, Ted Johnson, Clara Wooten Hunsucker

Ernest Ray Long, Jo Campbell, Linda Smith, Susan and David Butler, Doug Bergeron, Margaret Ingram, Bill Greene, Jamie Clark, Judy Elkins, Allison Ward, Richard Bridgers, Tim Crowder, Jimmy Hickman, Holly Eppley, Betty Faircloth, Susan Deans, Carey King, Sammy Hatcher, Pat Grainger, Kim Worley Sellers, Larry Thompson, Carmen McQueen, Elaine Jordan, Roy McKeithan, Claudia Hester, Wynn Hair family, Jeff Rogers, Lin Weeks, George Thompson, Billy Hester, Randall Collins, Nellie Macon, Richard and Mary Jane Howell, Reverend David McDonald, Rusty Marsh, Murray King, Linda Smith, Family of Johnny Gooden


The crib for Boys and Girls Home is filling up fast. You can bring items

for The Lake House which are diapers, wipes, clothes, blankets,

bottles, pacifiers, and other general supplies through the month of


*****We are ready for Operation Christmas Child and The Shoebox Ministry. Boxes, labels, and instructions are available in the fellowship hall if you want to get started now. Make a child smile and spread the love of Christ. If you are not comfortable shopping right now and would still like to participate, you can make a monetary donation to the church and the supplies will be purchased for your box. Remember to mark your contribution shoeboxes.

You have been invited to participate in REMEMBERING AND HONORING OUR VETERANS - Wreaths Across America was founded to honor the services of our Veterans—both living and deceased. They may have served during peace time or a time of conflict, active or Reserves. Living Veterans can be honored by purchasing a wreath and placing it on the grave of a deceased Veteran. They are $15.00 each and will be delivered in early December for pick-up and placing on chosen graves. Forms for ordering a wreath are on the hall table at the office doors. All forms must be turned in by November 4th. Any questions contact Linda Rivenbark atlindaandmo@embarqmail.com or call 910-234-0979. This is a project of DAR and you may remember it from last year.

Clarkton Public Library presents: “LEGO” HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION, Tuesday, October 27, @ 6pm

Age 8 and up…Call 910-647-3661 to register. Outdoor Program (weather permitting)

Demonstration build by a LEGO master builder. Free LEGO”s for all participants.

Participants should follow all local public health guidelines.