South Vernon United Methodist Church

142 Columbus Road, Mt. Vernon, Ohio 43050

southvernonumc@gmail.com         www.southvernonumc.org

“Brighten the Corner Where We Are with the Love of Jesus

 September 24, 2023, 11:00 a.m

Welcome and Announcements       Pastor Thom Fowler

Prelude                                   Cheryl McCracken, Pianist

Bringing Forth the Light of God’s Presence

*Call to Worship                              Geri Reese, Liturgist

Seek God; know God; trust God, O people.

Sing praises to the Lord, who dwells in Zion.

Declare God’s deeds among the people,

for the needy are remembered, the poor have hope.

Sing praises to the Lord, who dwells in Zion.
Psalm 9 / https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/2873/worship-elements-june-20-2021
Old Testament Lesson       1 Samuel 17:1-11     Geri Reese, Liturgist
*Sharing the Peace greet one another in God’s love and peace
*Offertory Prayer in unison (Exodus 16:2-15; Matthew 20:1-16)
God of endless patience, we know that the sound of our complaining is not the music that pleases your ears. We complain about the food that is under or overcooked, and you hear the stomachs that have no food. We whine about
the bed being too soft, and you see instead those whose bed is the sidewalk or the floor of a cell. May the offering we bring today be an act of praise that drowns out the noise of our complaining. May it find its way to comfort your children who have little or nothing; when that happens, may it be joy for your eyes and ears. In Christ, we pray. Amen.
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns and Joys
Pastoral Prayer followed by the Lord’s Prayer #895

Message                   The Old Testament Challenge

The Courage of David
*Pastoral Benediction
*Taking Forth the Light

*Postlude                                Cheryl McCracken, Pianist

                                                                * Please stand if you are able.


  • Sunday October 1st – World Communion Sunday
  • Sunday October 8th – After Service Fellowship

       Like to help?

           We still need a dozen cookies from two people.

  • October’s Giving Emphasis is Undie Sunday
    – please share your blessings with others
South Vernon Parking Lot Project
Our parking lot is in need of attention.
To Keep our investment in the best condition.
it needs to be sealed and there is a good-sized area
in the middle that needs to be replaced.
Obviously, there is no cheap and easy fix.
It will be fairly costly.
The lowest estimate right now is $4199.
We are getting more estimates.
First and most importantly, we are asking for your
prayers, for heartfelt prayer and will bring us what we need?
Pray that the right company gives us the right price.
Pray for wisdom on the part of our leadership team that 
they will have clear direction as to the Lord’s will.
And then lastly, pray for the Lord’s leading as to what 
you might be able to contribute to help us cover this
up coming expense of much-needed work.
And as you have so faithfully done in the past, we are
asking that your giving would be above and beyond
your regular giving o tithes and offerings.
May we give visible evidence to our community
that we are above and well!