|Scripture Text||Luke 10:38-42|
|Gist of Scripture||Martha and Mary: Perhaps non-anxious, non-judgmental awareness is what Jesus is teaching as the one thing needful|
|Processional Hymn||57 O For A Thousand Tongues to Sing|
|Call to Worship||
Adapted from Psalm 52
Liturgist: Come, let us worship God!
People: Let us meet God with our praise; for God’s presence is in this place and time!
Liturgist: Let us be like trees in the house of God; firmly and deeply rooted in God’s love.
People: Yes! May we trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever.
ALL: Let us thank God forever! May we proclaim God’s in the presence of the faithful.
|Greeting Hymn||328 Surely The Presence of the Lord is in this Place|
|Prayer for Understanding||Unison: Lord, Lord, open unto us light for our darkness, courage for our fear, hope for our despair.
Lord, Lord, open unto us peace for our turmoil, joy for our sorrow, strength for our weakness. Lord, Lord, open our hearts to receive all your gifts. Amen.
|Scripture Reading||Luke 10:38-42
Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and asked, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.”
|Children’s Message||A Present of Presence|
|Sermon Title:||The Present of Presence|
|Prayers of the People:|
|Prayer of Dedication||All that we have, all that we give, becomes the prayer through which we live. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done. Amen.|
|Great Thanksgiving Setting:||n/a|
|Recessional Hymn:||451 Be Thou My Vision|