Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost


Order of Worship

Sanctuary by John Thompson and Randy Scruggs
Kathy Onishi
Welcome of Grace and Greeting
Rev. Karen Yokota Love
*Call to Worship
Rev. Dr. Jeney Park-Hearn
*Opening Hymn
As a Fire is Meant For Burning
TFWS #2237

Eugene and Kathy Onishi
Opening Prayer
Rev. Dr. Jeney Park-Hearn
First Scripture Reading
Romans 12:1-8 (NRSVUE, JLB)
Joshua Santos, Tsutomu Nagoya
Special Music
God With Us
Blaine Praise Band
Celebrating our Scholarship Recipients
Allison Hall, Joshua Santos Kai Yamamoto, Kobe Yamamoto Kaylee Yokoyama, Michelle Yokoyama
Prayers of the People
Rev. Karen Yokota Love
Second Scripture
Matthew 5:14-16 (NRSV, JLB)
Joshua Santos, Tsutomu Nagoya
Living Your Faith
Michelle Vaughan
Hymn of Meditation
Breathe on Me Breath of God
Eugene and Kathy Onishi
Introduction to the Offering
Rev. Dr. Jeney Park-Hearn
Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow
UMH #94

Kathy Onishi
Prayer of Dedication
Rev. Karen Yokota Love
Rev. Karen Yokota Love
*Closing Hymn
I Will Follow
by Chris Tomlin, Jason Ingram, Reuben Morgan (with Blaine Praise Band)

Eugene and Kathy Onishi
Rev. Karen Yokota Love
I Will Follow
by Chris Tomlin, Jason Ingram, Reuben Morgan (with Blaine Praise Band)

Eugene and Kathy Onishi

Sermon Reflection Questions

  • Think about the practices you use to live your faith. What other ideas or practices can you incorporate into your daily life to allow you to live your faith more fully?
  • Do you “shine your light” for others? What does that mean to you?
  • How can we be more open about shining our light?

Daily Lectionary Readings

Monday, August 28, 2023:
Semi-continuous: Psalm 8; Exodus 1:1-7; Romans 2:1-11
Complementary: Psalm 18:1-3, 20-32; 1 Samuel 7:3-13; Romans 2:1-11
Tuesday, August 29, 2023:
Semi-continuous: Psalm 8; Exodus 2:11-15a; Romans 11:33-36
Complementary: Psalm 18:1-3, 20-32; Deuteronomy 32:18-20, 28-39; Romans 11:33-36
Wednesday, August 30, 2023:
Semi-continuous: Psalm 8; Exodus 2:15b-22; Matthew 26:6-13
Complementary: Psalm 18:1-3, 20-32; Isaiah 28:14-22; Matthew 26:6-13
Thursday, August 31, 2023:
Semi-continuous: Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45b; Exodus 2:23-24; Ephesians 5:1-6
Complementary: Psalm 26:1-8; Jeremiah 14:13-18; Ephesians 5:1-6
Friday, September 1, 2023:
Semi-continuous: Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45b; Exodus 3:16-22; 2 Thessalonians 2:7-12
Complementary: Psalm 26:1-8; Jeremiah 15:1-9; 2 Thessalonians 2:7-12
Saturday, September 2, 2023:
Semi-continuous: Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45b; Exodus 4:1-9; Matthew 8:14-17
Complementary: Psalm 26:1-8; Jeremiah 15:10-14; Matthew 8:14-17


Join us after worship today! End-of-Summer BBQ and BYG Bake Sale!

Join us immediately after worship in the Social Hall for a delicious BBQ with hot dogs, hamburgers, and veggie burgers! Support our BYG Camping Ministries, as well! They’ll sell delicious baked goods, homemade cookies, brownies at the BYG Bake Sale! The proceeds from the Bake Sale will go directly to Youth Camping Ministries.

Kimball Elementary School to Reopen: Ribbon-Cutting Event on Thursday, August 31, 4pm-6pm at Kimball Elementary

Blaine Memorial UMC is invited to Kimball Elementary’s Grand Opening! We’ll help Kimball celebrate the completion of the new school building! We’re meeting in front of the Blaine Memorial UMC Bus Stop at 3:45pm and we’ll walk over to Kimball together. Parking is limited. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4:30pm with guided tours to follow.

Innovation Hub presents: Family Film Night on Friday, Sept. 1!

RSVP to Family Film Night! When? Friday, September 1, 6:30pm-8:30pm in the Social Hall! We’ll be watching a family-focused film rated PG or G. A light dinner and snacks will be provided! Please RSVP to this event by Thursday, August 31. ! If you have any questions, please contact Lynne Onishi at Register now!

Join Us for Rally Sunday on Sunday, Sept. 10!

Please join us on Sunday, September 10 at 10am for Rally Sunday where we will introduce our Church School teachers and talented BYG leaders for the 2023-2024 church school year! After our worship and fellowship, we invite all parents to gather in the Social Hall for a Parents’ Meeting.

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