Clinton UMC Worship September 19, 9:00 A.M. 

Watch Word “Who is wise and understanding among you? Show by your good life that your works are done with gentleness born of wisdom.” (James 3:13) 

Prelude – “Crown Him with Many Crowns” (Anita)


Let Us Worship  Our world offers many wide avenues and beautiful boulevards to walk;
Our God invites us to walk the road of service and sacrifice.
Our society suggests we put down our roots in the shallow soil of pleasure and greed.
Our God seeks to plant us on the banks of hope, watered by the rivers of joy and grace.
Our culture promotes achievement, success, climbing to the top, ringing the bell.
Our God tells us if we want to be first we need to go to the end of the line. (Lectionary Lit)

Children’s Moments

Children’s Change Offering for Missions – “Open the Eyes of My Heart, Lord” (Anita)

Praise Song – “Just a Closer Walk With Thee”

Prayer in Unison

Draw near to us, Gracious God, and forgive us. Draw us into your tender arms, and teach us peace, gentleness, the willingness to put the other first, the wisdom to serve instead of seize, so we might bring forth a harvest of righteousness, justice, and peace in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.                                                                                                               (Lectionary Liturgies)

Scripture Lesson: Mark 9:30-37

Message: “When I Grow Up”

Special Music – “Just As I Am (I Come Broken)” – CUMC Choir

Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

Blessing of Tithe and Offering “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:21)

Offertory – “Cornerstone Medley” (Anita) 



Closing Song – “Make Me a Servant”

Sending: Let us go to walk the road of service. Let us go to break down the walls of resentment. We will join the Servant of the world in embracing the refugees of despair and fear. Let us go to teach kindness in our world.

(Unity Song) – Make us one, Lord.  Make us one.  Holy Spirit make us one. Let your love flow so the world will know we are one in You.