“Difficult People: Tough Love

September 27, 2020


9:00 a.m. ~ Worship



We Enter to Worship

Grace United Methodist Church

Salem, Illinois

 September 27, 2020



PRELUDE                   Here I Am Lord                        Inez Woodruff



PRAISE SONGS                                                                   Praise Band

           Knocking on the Door of Heaven

           How Majestic



AND ANNOUNCEMENTS                                            Pastor Mike Smith


CALL TO WORSHIP #815-816 Psalm 96                 Pastor Mike Smith

O sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth!

  Sing to the Lord, bless God’s name; proclaim God’s salvation from day to day.

Declare the Lord’s glory among the nations, the Lord’s marvelous works among all the peoples!

  For great is the Lord and greatly to be praised, to be feared above all gods.

For all the gods of the peoples are idols; but the Lord made the heavens.

  Honor and majesty are before the Lord in whose sanctuary are strength and beauty. 

  Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength!

  Ascribe to the Lord the glory of his name!  Bring an offering, and come into the courts of the Lord!

Worship the Lord in holy splendor;

  tremble before the Lord, all the earth!

Say among the Nations, “The Lord reigns!

  The Lord has established the world, it shall never be moved.  The Lord will judge the peoples with equity.”

Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it!

  Then shall all the trees of the wood sing for joy before the Lord, who comes to judge the earth.  The Lord will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with his truth. 

*HYMN OF PRAISE     A Mighty Fortress Is Our God          110UM) vs. 1, 4

HYMN OF PREPARATION          It Is Well With My Soul                377(UM) vs. 1, 3, 4


THE WORD OF GOD         Matthew 18:15-20


SERMON         "Difficult People: Tough Love"           Pastor Mike Smith


*HYMN                 God of Grace and God of Glory                    577(UM) vs. 1, 4


PRAYER SONG       Be Unto Your Name




CLOSING PRAISE SONG    How Great Is Our God     Praise Band


BENEDICTION       Pastor Mike Smith


POSTLUDE        O Jesus, I Have Promised     Inez Woodruff