Sunday Service 9-25-22

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Topic: Sunday
Worship Service
Time: September 25, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

YouTube Meeting


September 25, 2022
Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost

CELEBRATE DIVERSITY – All are welcome – loved for who you are, exactly as you are. 

If this is your first visit, please stay after worship so we can meet and say hello.

If you are able, please stand at the places marked with an asterisk(*).  For all other portions of the service, you may remain seated.

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Morning Meditation: Before I was twenty I never worried about what other people thought of me. But after I was twenty I worried endlessly — about all the impressions I made and how people were evaluating me. Only sometime after turning fifty did I realize that they hardly ever thought about me at all.  (Anthony de Mello)
To Practice This Thought: Give up worrying about what other people think about you.


  Choral Introit:  God Welcomes All by John Bell  

  Welcome:  This Is the Day 

*Hymn #2236:  Gather Us In

 Call To Worship 
     One: Gathered in this place,
    All: We are the body of Christ.
    One: The hands and feet,
    All: The eyes and ears,
    One: The heart and lungs–  
    All: All parts of the whole,

    One: Participating in the miraculous body.
    All: Together we are a body that worships,
    One: A body that sings,
    All: A body that works,
    One: A body that rests,
    All: A body that rejoices in the wonder of serving and loving God together.
    One: We are the body of Christ,
    All: Gathered in this place.  Thanks be to God

 Ministry in Music: NETTLETON (Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing)


  Passing the Peace

  Welcome new members  
           To the congregation
: (Pastor)
   Commendation and Welcome
Members of God’s House, I commend Karen – Steve – Nancy – Dot – and Fred to your love and care.  Do all in your power to increase their faith, confirm their hope, and perfect them in love.

Congregation, not new members, responds:  We give thanks for all that God has already given you and we welcome you in Christian love.  As members together with you in the body of Christ and in this congregation of The United Methodist Church, we renew our covenant faithfully to participate in the ministries of the Church by our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service and our witness, that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ.


  Ministry in Music: The Lord’s Prayer by Les Sands

  Joys & Concerns
  Pastoral Prayer

  The Lord’s Prayer
  Gloria Patri No.  71

  Scripture lesson:  1 Corinthians 12:1-11  page 174   N.T.

*Hymn #114:  Many Gifts, One Spirit

  Scripture lesson:  1 Corinthians 12:12-27  page 174  N.T.


*Hymn #2239:  Go Ye, Go Ye Into the World 

*Hymn #94:  Doxology 
Ministry of Giving


  Closing Song #2238:  In the Midst of New Dimensions  
     God of rainbow, fiery pillar, leading where the eagles soar
     We your people, ours the journey, 
     now and ever, now and ever, now and evermore.


  Offering:  Please leave your offering in the 
     plate as you leave or mail it.  The Lord has 
     given us so much, let us remember to return
     some to His church.  

-Prayer List: Carol Brunelle, Beth Dietz, Pauline & George Kiakis, Samantha Snopek, Adele Reynolds, Doug & Dee Brooksbank, Dave Fanaras, Tim O’Donnell, Lily Marion, Kathy Washburn, Darlene Dout, Jessica Guarnera, Renata Cournoyer, Heidi Barta, Lucy Huegli, Marion Winters, Bill Guarnera, Althea Viamari, Andrea Schlachter, Kelly & Steve Camp

-Prayers & sympathy to the Winter’s Family on the death of Paula Winter.  She is Paul’s daughter & Marion’s granddaughter.

-Thank you to all who shared their musical talents with us today – Kevin McLaughlin, Pastor Joe DeGrande & Heather Reichott.

-On November 6  we will have our annual charge conference with D.S. Rev. Megan Stowe.  This is your church.  We would love for you to attend. 6:00 p.m. SPRC meeting with D.S. Rev. Megan Stowe: 7:00 p.m. Annual Church Conference 

Today: Casseroles for Kate’s Kitchen are due
October  2: 11:00 a.m. Choir rehearsal
October 11:   6:30 p.m. Education meeting on zoom 
October 12: 10:00 a.m. United Women in Faith on zoom 
October 13:   6:30 p.m. Bell rehearsal only, no choir
October 16:  11:15 a.m. Choir rehearsal
October 18:   6:30 p.m. Church council & Trustee
October 20: 10:00 a.m. Make dessert for Grab & Go supper                           
                    6:30 p.m. Bell rehearsal only, no choir
October 21:   5:00-5:45 p.m. Grab & Go Supper
October 23:  11:15 a.m. Choir rehearsal
October 28:  Free movie in Fellowship Hall with pop corn & snacks.  Bring friends & family.  6:00 p.m.  Short/cartoons     6:30 p.m. Main movie.
Thursdays rehearsals:   6:30 p.m.    Bells 7:15 p.m. Choir 

-Update on Pastor Joe’s office hours: On the third Tuesday each month he will be in his office from noon to 3:00 p.m. On those mornings he will be attending a chaplain’s meeting at HMC. 

       Scripture & Hymns

First Scripture Reading:  1 Corinthians 12:1-11
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be ignorant.  You know that when you were gentiles you were enticed and led astray to idols that could not speak.  Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking by the Spirit of God ever says “Let Jesus be cursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except by the Holy Spirit.
 Now there are varieties of gifts but the same Spirit, and there are varieties of services but the same Lord, and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone.  To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.  To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of powerful deeds, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.  All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses.
Second Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:12-27
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.  For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.
 Indeed, the body does not consist of one member but of many.  If the foot would say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body.  And if the ear would say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body.  If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole body were hearing, where would the sense of smell be?  But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose.  If all were a single member, where would the body be?  As it is, there are many members yet one body.  The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.”  On the contrary, the members of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and those members of the body that we think less honorable we clothe with greater honor, and our less respectable members are treated with greater respect, whereas our more respectable members do not need this. But God has so arranged the body, giving the greater honor to the inferior member, that there may be no dissension within the body, but the members may have the same care for one another.  If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honored, all rejoice together with it.  Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.

      Gather Us In 

1. Here in this place new light is streaming, 
now is the darkness vanished away, 
see in this space our fears and our dreamings, 
brought here to you in the light of this day. 
Gather us in– the lost and forsaken, 
gather us in– the blind and the lame; 
call to us now, and we shall awaken, 
we shall arise at the sound of our name. 

2. We are the young– our lives are a myst’ry, 
we are the old– who yearn for your face, 
we have been sung throughout all of hist’ry, 
called to be light to the whole human race. 
Gather us in– the rich and the haughty, 
gather us in– the proud and the strong; 
give us a heart so meek and so lowly, 
give us the courage to enter the song. 

3. Here we will take the wine and the water, 
here we will take the bread of new birth, 
here you shall call your sons and your daughters, 
call us anew to be salt for the earth. 
Give us to drink the wine of compassion, 
give us to eat the bread that is you; 
nourish us well, and teach us to fashion 
lives that are holy and hearts that are true. 

4. Not in the dark of buildings confining, 
not in some heaven, light-years away, 
but here in this place the new light is shining, 
now is the Kingdom and now is the day. 
Gather us in and hold us forever, 
gather us in and make us your own; 
gather us in– all peoples together, 
fire of love in our flesh and our bone. 

     Many Gifts, One Spirit

1. God of change and glory, God of time and space,
when we fear the future, give to us your grace.
In the midst of changing ways, give us still the grace to praise.

Refrain: Many gifts, one spirit, one love shown in many ways.
In our difference is blessing, from diversity we praise
One Giver, one Lord, one Spirit, one Word, 
known in many ways, hallowing our days.
For the Giver, for the gifts, praise, praise, praise!

2. God of many colors, God of many signs,
you have made us different, blessing many kinds.
As the old ways disappear, let your love cast out our fear.

Refrain: Many gifts, one Spirit…

3. Freshness of the morning, newness of each night,
you are still creating endless love and light.
This we see, as shadows part, many gifts from one great heart.

Refrain: Many gifts, one Spirit…

     Go Ye, Go Ye Into the World

1. Go ye, go ye into the world, and make disciples of all the nations.
Go ye, go ye into the world, and I will be with you there!

2. Go ye, go ye into the world, and take the gospel to all the people.
Go ye, go ye into the world, and I will be with you there!

3. Go ye, go ye into the world, and tell the story to all believers.
Go ye, go ye into the world, and I will be with you there!


The following is a list of links to prior Sunday services on You Tube….

December 19th — https://youtu.be/1gbNmb0zxeU
December 24th (Christmas Eve) — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhdLl3CshWI
December 26th — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nG_-LPlrzRk
January 2nd — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOhktbxxRQ8
February 6th — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJ9FpJJF0IM
February 13th — https://youtu.be/D7oN3QabuSU
February 20th — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYRw78WEd5k
February 27th — https://youtu.be/p3IVSDLSz5Q AND https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vz0RaENSDxw
March 2nd (Ash WED) — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Hoip4PlA34
March 6th — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yIti5xxvmw
May 1st — (5) South Hadley Methodist Church Service May 1st 2022 – YouTube
May 10th — (5) South Hadley Methodist Church Service May 10th – YouTube
May 17th — (5) South Hadley Methodist Church Service May 17th – YouTube
June 12th — (5) South Hadley Methodist Church Service June 12th 2022 – YouTube
June 19th — (5) South Hadley Methodist Church Service June 19th 2022 – YouTube