Sanctuary Rose Window

A Service of Word & Table

Sunday, October 3, 2021
World Communion Sunday | Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sanctuary | 14:30

Edenton Street United Methodist Church
228 W Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27603

Liturgy Guide

Bold text: Spoken by congregation
Black text: Spoken by leader
+ cross indicates when to stand, if able
UMH # indicates page numbers in the United Methodist Hymnal


Schmücke Dich, o liebe Seele | J. S. Bach

Deck thyself, my soul, with gladness, leave the gloomy haunts of sadness; come into the daylight's splendour, there with joy thy praises render unto him whose grace unbounded hath this wondrous banquet founded: high o'er all the heavens he reigneth, yet to dwell with thee he deigneth. — translation by Catherine Winkworth

Words of Welcome

+ Opening Hymn

Fairest Lord Jesus | UMH 189

1 Fairest Lord Jesus,
ruler of all nature,
O thou of God and man the Son,
thee will I cherish,
thee will I honor,
thou, my soul's glory, joy, and crown.

2 Fair are the meadows,
fairer still the woodlands,
robed in the blooming garb of spring:
Jesus is fairer,
Jesus is purer,
who makes the woeful heart to sing.

3 Fair is the sunshine,
fairer still the moonlight,
and all the twinkling starry host:
Jesus shines brighter,
Jesus shines purer
than all the angels heaven can boast.

4 Beautiful Savior!
Lord of all the nations!
Son of God and Son of Man!
Glory and honor,
praise, adoration,
now and forevermore be thine.

+ Collect

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Let us pray:

Faithful God, we give you thanks that nothing can separate us from your love. Receive us as beloved children so that we may enter your presence this day and abide with you forever; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

— from Feasting on the Word

Prayer with Children

Prayer for Illumination


Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that, as the Scriptures are read and your Word proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us today. Amen.

Old Testament Lesson

Leviticus 19:1–10 | CEB

The Lord said to Moses, Say to the whole community of the Israelites: You must be holy, because I, the Lord your God, am holy. Each of you must respect your mother and father, and you must keep my sabbaths; I am the Lord your God. Do not turn to idols or make gods of cast metal for yourselves; I am the Lord your God. When you sacrifice a communal sacrifice of well-being to the Lord, offer it so that it will be accepted on your account. It must be eaten on the day of your sacrifice or the following day; whatever is left over on the third day must be burned with fire. If any of it is eaten on the third day, it is foul; it will not be accepted. Anyone who eats it will be liable to punishment, because they defiled what is holy to the Lord. That person will be cut off from their people. When you harvest your land’s produce, you must not harvest all the way to the edge of your field; and don’t gather up every remaining bit of your harvest. Also do not pick your vineyard clean or gather up all the grapes that have fallen there. Leave these items for the poor and the immigrant; I am the Lord your God.


Psalm 26 | Tune based on ‘Repton’


Give judgment for me, O Lord,
For I have lived with integrity;
I have trusted in the Lord and have not faltered.
Test me, O Lord, and try me;
Examine my heart and my mind.

For your love is before my eyes;
I have walked faithfully with you.
I have not sat with the worthless,
Nor do I consort with the deceitful.
I have hated the company of the evildoers;
I will not sit down with the wicked.


I will wash my hands in innocence, O Lord,
That I may go in procession round your altar.
Singing aloud a song of thanksgiving
And recounting all your wonderful deeds.

Lord, I love the house in which you dwell
And the place where your glory abides.
Do not sweep me away with sinners,
Nor my life with those who thirst for blood,
Whose hands are full of evil plots,
And their right hand full of bribes.


As for me, I will live with integrity;
Redeem me, O Lord, and have pity on me.
My foot stands on level ground;
In the full assembly I will bless the Lord.


New Testament Lesson

Hebrews 10:19–25 | CEB

Brothers and sisters, we have confidence that we can enter the holy of holies by means of Jesus’ blood, through a new and living way that he opened up for us through the curtain, which is his body, and we have a great high priest over God’s house.

Therefore, let’s draw near with a genuine heart with the certainty that our faith gives us, since our hearts are sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies are washed with pure water.

Let’s hold on to the confession of our hope without wavering, because the one who made the promises is reliable.

And let us consider each other carefully for the purpose of sparking love and good deeds. Don’t stop meeting together with other believers, which some people have gotten into the habit of doing. Instead, encourage each other, especially as you see the day drawing near.

+ Gradual Hymn

Children of the Heavenly Father | UMH 141

Sing stanza one before the reading of the Gospel.
Sing stanza two after the reading of the Gospel.

1 Children of the heavenly Father
safely in his bosom gather;
nestling bird nor star in heaven
such a refuge e'er was given.

2 God his own doth tend and nourish;
in his holy courts they flourish;
from all evil things he spares them;
in his mighty arms he bears them.

+ Gospel Lesson

Luke 4:14–21 | CEB

Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and news about him spread throughout the whole countryside. He taught in their synagogues and was praised by everyone.

Jesus went to Nazareth, where he had been raised. On the Sabbath he went to the synagogue as he normally did and stood up to read. The synagogue assistant gave him the scroll from the prophet Isaiah. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written:

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because the Lord has anointed me.
He has sent me to preach good news to the poor,
to proclaim release to the prisoners
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to liberate the oppressed,
and to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.

He rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the synagogue assistant, and sat down. Every eye in the synagogue was fixed on him. He began to explain to them, “Today, this scripture has been fulfilled just as you heard it.”


Affirmation of Faith

Apostles' Creed | UMH 7

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe 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.

+ Invitation, Confession & Peace



Pastor stands behind the Lord’s table.

Christ our Lord invites to his table all who love him, who earnestly repent of their sin and seek to live in peace with one another. Therefore, let us confess our sin before God and one another.


Merciful God,
we confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart.
We have failed to be an obedient church.
We have not done your will,
we have broken your law,
we have rebelled against your love,
we have not loved our neighbors,
and we have not heard the cry of the needy.
Forgive us, we pray.
Free us for joyful obedience,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

All pray in silence.

Hear the good news: Christ died for us while we were yet sinners; that proves God's love toward us.

In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!
In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!

Glory to God. Amen.


Let us offer one another signs of reconciliation and love.

All, including the pastor, exchange signs and words of God's peace.


As forgiven and reconciled people,
Let us offer ourselves and our gifts to God.

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Offertory Anthem

Jesus Loves Me | John Ferguson

Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so; Little ones to him belong, they are weak, but he is strong. Yes, Jesus loves me, the Bible tells me so. Jesus loves me, he who died heaven’s gate to open wide; He will wash away my sin, let his little child come in. Jesus loves me, he will stay close beside me all the way. He calls children to his side, saying, “Come with me abide.”

— Anna B. Warner, adapt. John A. Ferguson

+ Doxology

UMH 95

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

+ The Great Thanksgiving


The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.

And so, with your people on earth and all the company of heaven we praise your name and join their unending hymn:

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

And so, in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ, we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ's offering for us, as we proclaim the mystery of faith.

Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.

Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church, all honor and glory is yours, almighty Father, now and forever.


Communion Anthem

Holy Manna | Kenneth Lowenberg

Holy manna. Brethren, we are met to worship and adore the Lord our God; Will you pray with all your power, while we try to preach the Word? All is vain unless the Spirit of the Holy One come down; Brethren, pray, and holy manna will be showered all around. Let us love our God supremely, let us love each other, too, Let us love and pray for sinners, Till our God makes all things new: Then he’ll call us home to heaven, At his table we’ll sit down; Christ will gird himself, and serve us with sweet manna all around. Holy manna all around.

— Trad. Spiritual Folksong

Prayer After Communion

UMH 11

Eternal God, we give you thanks for this holy mystery
in which you have given yourself to us.
Grant that we may go into the world
in the strength of your Spirit,
to give ourselves for others,
in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Invitation to Christian Discipleship

An update from Brenda Millar, Board Member of the Ruth Sheets Center.

+ Closing Hymn

I Want Jesus To Walk With Me | UMH 521

1 I want Jesus to walk with me. (walk with me)
I want Jesus to walk with me. (walk with me)
All along my pilgrim journey,
Lord, I want Jesus to walk with me. (walk with me)

2 In my trials, Lord, walk with me. (walk with me
In my trials, Lord, walk with me. (walk with me)
When my heart is almost breaking,
Lord, I want Jesus to walk with me. (walk with me)

3 When I’m troubled, Lord, walk with me. (walk with me)
When I’m troubled, Lord, walk with me. (walk with me)
When my head is bowed in sorrow,
Lord, I want Jesus to walk with me. (walk with me)

+ Dismissal With Blessing


Praeludium in C, BuxWV 137 | Buxtehude

Serving in Worship

  • Rev. Greg Moore
    Senior Pastor
  • Rev. Ashley Griffith
    Pastor for Community Life
  • Savannah Glover
    Intern Pastor
  • Pam Russell
    Director of Parent and Children's Ministries
  • Dr. Filippa Duke
    Director of Music & Worship Arts
  • Bradley Burgess
    Associate Director of Music & Worship Arts
  • Ann Daniel
  • Chancel Choir

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Altar Flowers

The flowers on the altar are given to the glory of God; and in memory of William Ayden Creech and his grandson, Michael Chase Mullins Creech, by their family.