Calais United Methodist Church
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Worship Bulletin Calais and Cutler UMC

Calais and Cutler United Methodist Church

Service of the Word

20th Sunday after Pentecost

October 18, 2020

The lit candle represents the presence of Christ

All are welcome and may you receive what God has for you today


Gathering: Center yourself as we prepare to worship.   Those in the sanctuary please observe the 6 ft distance and keep your mask on.


Greeting: God be with you.

                        And also with you.



Call to Worship:+

P: God’s stamp is on our lives.
L: God’s love and compassion is built into us.
P: God’s mercy and hope flow through us.
L: Let’s celebrate the powerful presence of God.
P: Let’s rejoice in all the opportunities God gives us to serve. AMEN.


Music:                                     Living for Jesus            TFWS#2149


Opening Prayer:+
God of power and might, help us to recognize the imprint of your love and mercy in our lives. Open our hearts to that love that we may grow in our faith and be strengthened in our witness to you. In Jesus’ name, we pray. AMEN.


Psalter Reading:                    Psalm 99

The Lord is king; let the peoples tremble!
    He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake!
2 The Lord is great in Zion;     he is exalted over all the peoples.
3 Let them praise your great and awesome name. Holy is he!
4 Mighty King,[a] lover of justice,
    you have established equity;
you have executed justice
    and righteousness in Jacob.
5 Extol the Lord our God; worship at his footstool.
    Holy is he!

Moses and Aaron were among his priests,
    Samuel also was among those who called on his name.
    They cried to the Lord, and he answered them.
He spoke to them in the pillar of cloud; they kept his decrees,
    and the statutes that he gave them.

O Lord our God, you answered them;
    you were a forgiving God to them,
    but an avenger of their wrongdoings.
Extol the Lord our God,
    and worship at his holy mountain;
    for the Lord our God is holy.


Reading of the Old Testament:          Exodus 333:12-23

Reading of the Epistle:                       I Thessalonians 1:1-10


Hymn:                         He is Exalted               TFWS#2070


Reading of the Gospel:                       Matthew 22:15-22


This is the word of God for the people of God.

Thanks be to God.




Response to the Word:         The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord;
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life

everlasting. Amen.



Prayers of Concerns and Joys:+

Requests this week: 


The Lord’s Prayer: 

Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be they name.  Thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen


Music:                         Make Me a Servant                 TFWS#2176



                            Bold Print Congregation responses


A memorial gift in memory of Dale Berry

 given by Wayne & Dana Trafton




Virtual Meetings – if you wish to attend and do not have internet access contact Pastor Sharon. 

Calais Church Conference will be October 29 at 4:30pm with Rev. Gwyneth Arrison

Cutler Church conference will be October 28 at 6:30pm with Rev. Michelle St. Cyr


Calais UMC October 24,  10:00 – 1:00 Fall Fun Fest

Games, Crafts, Music, Hot Dogs, Drinks,

Social Distancing and Masks required



Sanctuary or On-line




Calais UMC 849 Main ST Calais, ME 04619

207 454 3926

Cutler UMC P O Box 364 Cutler, ME 04626


Church Contact Information

Sharon Grant, Pastor

207-214-2854, 207-454-0142,

207-454-3926 Calais Office - messages for both churches


will be answered with-in 48 hours