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                                                                        5 East Main St

Berlin Heights, Ohio 44814

Phone (419) 588 2102

No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.

October 10, 2021 20th Sunday after Pentecost 10:00 am

A Note to our worshipers: At this sign *all who are able are invited to stand.

Music for Meditation                                                                        Peggy Bast


The Light Calls Us to Worship                                                         Becky Vaughan 
                                                                                                         Steve Hohler


* Call to Worship                                                                               Linda Phillips

On this Lord’s Day, we come to the house of the Lord to worship God: our Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer!

May the poor and lonely enter into God's Kingdom?

Especially the poor and lonely are welcome before the Lord.

May the rich and the powerful enter this Holy place?

All who have given their lives as well as all they possess to God may enter.

Blessed be the name of the Lord! 

*Prayer for the Day:

Loving God, only in Your divine wisdom could the first be last and the last be first. When we listen to your closely, we hear Your call to keep our priorities true to the Way of Jesus Christ. By your Holy Spirit, guide us so that we make good choices. In the name and power of Jesus we pray. Amen. 



* Passing the Peace 

The peace of Christ be with you!

And also with you! 


*Hymn of Praise                                                                             God Is Truly with Us – No.68

The Scriptures:

        Psalter                Hebrews 4:12-16 Ps

   Gospel                Mark 10:17-31


The Sermon: "Now That's Rich!" Rev. Wayne

Music for Silent Reflection

The Offering


The Prayers of the People 

Adoration (silent prayer)

Confession (silent prayer)

Thanksgiving (silent prayer)

Supplication (silent prayer)

Lord’s Prayer (using ‘sins’ p. 9a)

*Hymn of Celebration

                                                     You Are Salt for the Earth, O People – No. 181


*The Blessing and a Challenge

The Postlude                                        

We welcome our visitors today.


Social Hour Host:



Meal of the Month for October: Meals will be passed out on October 31st.The spooktacular menu is: Ghost and Goblins Macaroni and Cheese, Monster Pulled Pork Sliders, Raw Veggies, Jack O’lantern Mandarin Orange Cup, and a Spooktacular Surprise Desert. Order envelopes are available in the Narthex and in the Fowler Room. Place your orders in the offering plate or in the Meal Box in the Fowler Room. The cost is only $5.00! Thank you for supporting this important fundraiser!

AUCTION DATE SETWe will be holding our Goods and Services Auction this year on November 14, 2021. It will be held in the Fowler Room after service on that Sunday. Auction bids open at 11:00AM and continue to 11:45AM. Auction donations are needed. If you would like to donate an auction item, please contact Becky Vaughan or Pauline Malone.

SECOND SUNDAY SHARING In the Narthex, we are collecting items for Angel Closet. October’s item has changed since we have a surplus of mac n cheese. October’s item is soap: bath soap, dish soap, laundry soap.

OCTOBER BASKET OF THE MONTH – Congratulations Peggy Bast and Kathy Kormish on winning the October 3rd basket raffle! There will be another basket raffle on October 24th. There are two Halloween Spooktacular baskets loaded with goodies. One pumpkin basket has a beautiful mum plant and $45 in gift cards! The other pumpkin basket has Halloween décor, Scooby and Shaggy goodies, and a stuffed Ty cat. See the poster next to the Fowler Room for pictures and details. Thank you for supporting this important and fun fund raiser. Tickets are on sale ($2.00 for 1 and $5.00 for 3).

A Note from Pastor Wayne and Pastor Bonni: "Thank you for the lovely flowers and the Berardi's gift card. We are blessed to have you all as friends and co-workers in the ministry and work of Jesus.

Bonni and Wayne"

This Week:

Oct 10 10:00 Worship/Communion
11:00 Social Hour

Oct 13 9:00 Trustees Meeting

10:00 Council Meeting

Oct 16 9:00 Angel Closet


Next Week:

Oct 17 10:00 Worship

11:00 Social Hour:


Church e-mail address: bh1stcong@gmail.com

Church phone number: 419 588 2102

Web Site: www.thebigwhitechurch.com















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