Worship for Sunday, October 3, 2021 (Shine 3; World Communion Sunday)

For World Communion Sunday, October 3, Pastor Park Hunter preaches “Work Light,” based on John 9:1-8. Whether quilting, doing surgery, or fixing a car, good light is essential to doing good work. Jesus challenges us to work for the Kingdom of God, and he provides the light that makes our work clear. This is the third in our fall series, “Let It Shine!”

Today’s God Moment focuses on World Communion Sunday, one of six special offerings in the UMC. Jessica Gobel leads the kids’ moment; then students preK-5th grade can go to Sunday School during worship. Sunday School for 6th grade up through adults is between services.

We celebrate open communion during this service. All are welcome to participate, as we join with Christians around the world! Please have something to eat and drink prepared to represent Christ – bread and grape juice or wine are traditional. Regular and gluten-free communion cups are available at church.

The Chancel Choir shares special music at the 8:30a Classic service, and Cory Groves, Sandy Koster, and the choir lead hymns. Zoe & Melissa de Boer, Pam Klinger, and Cathy Novy lead music at the 11:00a Praise service.

Masks are required for all who come to live worship, vaccinated or not. This is in response to current increased threat from COVID variants. You do not need to pre-register, and singing is allowed. Worship services are also livestreamed on our YouTube channel.

Here’s how to participate…

  • Show up for safe, in-person worship. If you are vaccinated, masks are optional but recommended. We ask unvaccinated people to wear masks to protect children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems.
  • Live stream worship for 8:30 and 11:00 services from our YouTube channel.
  • Download and print the worship slides so you can follow along… 8:30 slides or 11:00 slides (PDF).
  • During worship, text requests to 608-304-7214.
  • Give electronically, or contact the office to request mail-in giving envelopes.
  • YouTube Live Chat is available during the service. Say “hi” and let us know you’re worshipping with us! You must be logged in with a Gmail account on your device to use the chat feature.

If YouTube doesn’t work for you, contact our office (608-783-3380 or office@onalaskaumc.org) and we will mail you a copy of the worship slides and the sermon notes the week following.