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

Sunday Service
(Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost)
September 19, 2021

Scripture: Mark 9: 30-37
Sermon – “First And Last”

Hymn: #354 “Lord, We Would Be Instruments Of Loving Service”
Hymn: #503 “Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service”
Hymn: #172 “Tell Me The Story Of Jesus”

Prelude – “Come Sunday” by Duke Ellington – Jason Crane, soprano saxophone

Welcome & Announcements

*Call To Worship
One: Jesus challenges us in today’s gospel:
Many: Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.
One: Then Jesus took a little child and put it among them; and taking the child in his
arms, he said to them:
Many: Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me. And whoever
welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.
One: We are still learning today what Jesus came to teach us two thousand years ago. To
change the world we must change the way we love and welcome the least among us!
Many: May we learn to love all children as if they were our own!

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: #354 – “Lord, We Would Be Instruments Of Loving Service”

Scripture – Mark 9:30-37 – read by Shelly Jungwirth

Anthem – “Amazing Grace” – Jason Crane, soprano saxophone

Sermon – “First and Last” – by Rev. 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: You are the generous one, full of mercy and goodness for your creation. Send
your wisdom with these gifts, that they may reach those who need your love and
welcome. Bring about a harvest of goodness through these gifts sown in peace.

*Hymn: #503 – “Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service”

Prayers of the People

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

*Hymn: #172
– “Tell Me The Story Of Jesus”

*Benediction – Rev. Sunday-Winters