South Vernon United Methodist Church

“Brighten the Corner Where We Are with the Love of Jesus”
142 Columbus Rd. Mt. Vernon, Ohio
August 14, 2022
“Pentecost Season”

Our Gathering

Welcome and Announcements                    Rev. Robert Alexander

 Prelude:                                                  Barbara Spitzer, Pianist

Bringing Forth the Light of Christ                                    


                              Order of Worship

* Call to Worship                                     Shirley Lepley, Liturgist

L: Come, let us sing to God, let us make a joyful noise to
     rock of salvation! 

P: Let us come into God’s presence with thanksgiving; let us

    make a joyful noise with songs of praise!

L: In God’s hands are the depths of the earth, and the heights
    of mountains.
P: The sea belongs to God, its Maker, whose hands formed
     the dry land.
L: Come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before
    God, our Maker!

All: For we are of God. We are the people of God’s pasture

      and the sheep of God’s hand!.




*Unison Prayer                                Shirley Lepley, Liturgist

O Source of all living things, we praise you for the power 
of recurring re-creation of life we see around us, and for
the timeless resurrection of Jesus Christ. May these signs
inspire us to manifest your presence in our relationships
and actions, that we may serve you by serving all persons
in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
*Sharing the Peace of Christ

Presentation of our Tithes and Offerings

Offertory                                              Barbara Spitzer, Pianist

*The Doxology

Praise God, from who all blessing flow;

Praise Him, all creatures here below,

Praise Him above the heavenly host;

Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen


*Prayer of Dedication                              Rev. Robert Alexander

Message                                                  Rev. Robert Alexander 

                          The Text: Luke 15:11-32 (part I )                                                             “The Parable of the Loving Father”


Prayer Concerns and Joys of Church Family and Community  

                                    Sent Forth to Serve

Pastoral Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer


*Benediction                                          Rev. Robert Alexander
Let us go into the world, shouting through our lives the
self-giving love of Jesus Christ, who became poor for our
sakes. Through the power of the Spirit and the love
God, may we serve others as though serving Christ. Amen


*The Light of Christ Goes into the World


Postlude                                                 Barbara Spitzer, Pianist
*Please stand if you are able

Annoncements & Calendar

17th       SPRC Meetings at the Church
18th       United Women of Faith Dining out @ 6:00 pm
8th         Council Meeting @ 6:00 pm
15th        United Women of Faith @ 6:00 pm