Reverend Ed Sunday-Winters – Service
Hal Parker – Musical Director, Piano, Voice
Priscilla Bonney-Smith – Flowers

Sunday Service
(Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost)

October 17, 2021

Scripture – “Mark 10:35-45” read by Nancy Hill
Sermon – “The Cup” by Rev Ed Sunday-Winters

*Hymn: #328 “Confirm Us, O God”
*Hymn: #458 “Lord Make Us Servants Of Your Piece”
*Hymn: #12 “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”

Prelude – “There Is A Balm In Gilead” performed by Jason Crane, soprano saxophone

Welcome & Announcements

*Call To Worship

One: We may come here for a glimpse of glory,
Many: But Jesus asks us: “Can you drink the cup that I drink?”
One: The cup of Jesus’ own life: struggle and joy; suffering and hope. Fullness of life!
We may come here to get close to Jesus,
Many: And Jesus asks us: “Can you be baptized with my baptism?”
One: Baptized into the reign of God, where the Spirit breaks down barriers among all
people and creates new relationships! We may come here for many reasons.
Many: But Jesus challenges us: “To become great you must serve!”
One: Why are we here?
Many: To drink the cup of fullness of life; to immerse ourselves in Jesus’ struggle
for justice and peace; to learn how to serve so that the world may be healed.

Opening Prayer – *Gloria Patri #36
Glory be to the Creator, and to the Christ and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the
beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.

*Hymn: #328 “Confirm Us, O God”

Scripture: Mark 10:35-45 – read by Nancy Hill

Anthem: “Morning Has Broken” performed by Jason Crane, soprano saxophone

Sermon: “The Cup” by Ed Sunday-Winters

A Time of Silence

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise God, all creatures here below; Praise
God for all that love has done; Creator, Christ, and Spirit, One. Amen.
(If you want to give today, please find the offering plate at either entrance.)
*Prayer of Dedication
ALL: Holy God, may this offering assist us in continuing Christ’s work in the world
to heal the grief, transgressions, and illnesses that oppress and harm your creation.

*Hymn: #458 “Lord Make Us Servants Of Your Piece”

Prayers of the People

The Lord’s Prayer (using “debts:” turn to the bottom of page #271 in your hymnal)

*Hymn: #12 “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”

*Benediction Ed Sunday-Winters