St James United Methodist Church
Becoming a Disciple: Grow in Your Faith (2)
This is the fourth week in our study 'Becoming a Disciple'.
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  • St James United Methodist Church
    3255 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719, USA
    Sunday 10:00 AM
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    Sunday 10:00 AM
Welcome! Whether you are in the sanctuary or watching online, we are glad YOU are with us!

Here is what we are doing today:

WELCOME
PRELUDE: "When Morning Gilds the Skies” Joseph Barnby
Arr. Cindy Berry
*OPENING QUESTION: Why do we gather as Christians?
*CALL TO WORSHIP
*LIGHTING THE CANDLE
The light shines in the darkness; and the darkness did not
overcome it! John 1.5
*HYMN: “Come Christians, Join to Sing” #158 verses 1-3
CHILDREN'S TALK
SCRIPTURE READING: Romans 12.4-5, Acts 2.42-47, Matthew 18.20, Hebrews 10.24-25
MESSAGE: “Connecting with Others"
*SONG: “Sing His Love”
*CREED: The Apostles’ Creed #882
PRAYER AND THE LORD'S PRAYER
COMMUNION
SONG: “Forever”
SONG: “One Bread, One Body”
OFFERING AND *DOXOLOGY
CHURCH NEWS
BENEDICTION
POSTLUDE: "Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”
Carl G. Gläser (1784-1829) Arr. Larry Shackley
*Please stand if possible
DISCUSS: Why do we gather as Christians?
*CALL TO WORSHIP
Welcome, friends, to this holy day.
We come to offer thanks; we come to sing and pray.
Welcome, friends, to this time set apart,
A time to remember those we love, and time to remember the holy promises of God.
Welcome, friends, to this table of remembrance and joy,
The table where we are fed, the feast we share with many.
Welcome, friends, and let us worship God.

LIGHTING THE CANDLE
The light shines in the darkness.
And the darkness did not overcome it!
*HYMN: “Come Christians, Join to Sing” #158 verses 1-3

Come, Christians, join to sing
Alleluia! Amen!
loud praise to Christ we bring;
Alleluia! Amen!
let all, with heart and voice,
before his throne rejoice;
praise is his gracious choice.
Alleluia! Amen!

Come, lift your hearts on high,
Alleluia! Amen!
let praises fill the sky;
Alleluia! Amen!
Christ is our guide and friend
on whom we can depend:
his love shall never end.
Alleluia! Amen!

Praise yet our Christ again,
Alleluia! Amen!
life shall not end the strain;
Alleluia! Amen!
on heaven’s blissful shore,
his goodness we’ll adore,
singing forevermore,
Alleluia! Amen!
MESSAGE: Connect with Others

WHY DO WE CONNECT?
-Romans 12.4-5 We connect because we are all part of one body. When we place our faith in Christ, we are united with Christ, but also with each other!
-Matthew 18.20 We connect because Jesus is present in our gatherings!
-Hebrews 10.24-25 We connect so we can encourage one another!
-Acts 2.42-47 We connect because it has become part of our lifestyle. It is who we are. It is how we live. It is what we do.

HOW DO WE CONNECT?
-As a worshiping body. You don't ATTEND church. You ARE the church.
-In a small group.

Why You Should Keep Taking Your Kids To Church Even When It Feels Pointless

https://thefederalist.com/2017/09/25/keep-taking-kids-church-even-feels-pointless/

INVITATION TO DISCIPLESHIP FOR TODAY

Let's practice a personal devotional time with Bible study and prayer. Get all the details at the link.

https://stjamestucson.com/connecting-with-god/
*SONG: “Sing His Love”

Father, long before creation
Thou hadst chosen us in love
And that love so deep, so moving
Draws us close to Christ above
Still it keeps us, still it keeps us
Firmly fixed in Christ alone

And the world will sing His love
Yes, the world will sign His love
And we'll all join hands
Every woman, every man
And sing His love
We'll sing His love

Though the world may change its fashion
Yet our God is ever the same
His compassion and His covenant
Through all ages will remain
God's own children, God's own children
Must forever praise His name

And the world will sing His love
Yes, the world will sign His love
And we'll all join hands
Every woman, every man
And sing His love
We'll sing His love

God so loved us, God so loved us
That His only Son He gave

God's compassion is my story
It is my boasting all the day
Mercy free and never failing
Moves my will, directs my way


God's compassion is my story
It is my boasting all the day

Mercy free and never failing
Moves my will, directs my way
*CREED: The Apostles’ Creed #882

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 Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died,
and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body
and the life everlasting. Amen.
PRAYER
If you have prayer concerns, you can enter them in the comments in online worship, you can direct message the church through Facebook, you can email them (stjamestucson@gmail.com) or you can text them to (520) 222-8690.

THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on 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.
HOLY COMMUNION

We are going to experience our communion liturgy in song today. The Great Thanksgiving is the traditional communion liturgy and it rehearses God's goodness and salvation through the ages. We'll do that today in song!

The Lord be with you./And also with you.
Lift up your hearts./We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give our thanks and praise to God!
SONG: “Forever"

Give thanks to the Lord
Our God and King
His love endures forever
For He is good, He is above all things
His love endures forever
Sing praise, sing praise

With a mighty hand
And outstretched arm
His love endures forever
For the life that's been reborn
His love endures forever
Sing praise, sing praise
Sing praise, sing praise

Forever God is faithful
Forever God is strong
Forever God is with us
Forever

From the rising to the setting sun
His love endures forever
By the grace of God
We will carry on
His love endures forever
Sing praise, sing praise
Sing praise, sing praise

Forever God is faithful
Forever God is strong
Forever God is with us
Forever
Forever

Sing praise, sing praise
Sing praise, sing praise

Forever God is faithful
Forever God is strong
Forever God is with us
Forever

Forever You are faithful
Forever You are strong
Forever You are with us
Forever
Forever
SONG: "One Bread, One Body"

One bread, one body, one Lord of all
One cup of blessing which we bless
And we, though many, throughout the Earth
We are one body in this one Lord

Gentile or Jew
Servant or free
Woman or man
No more

One bread, one body, one Lord of all
One cup of blessing which we bless
And we, though many, throughout the Earth
We are one body in this one Lord

Many the gifts, many the works
One in the Lord
Of all

One bread, one body, one Lord of all
One cup of blessing which we bless
And we, though many, throughout the Earth
We are one body in this one Lord

Worship through giving!

You can go to this link to make an offering to the work of God through St James United Methodist Church.

https://stjamestucson.com/giving/
DOXOLOGY

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
Praise God all creatures here below!
Praise God above ye heavenly host!
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!
Amen.

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