Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost


  • September 24, 2023
  • 10am
  • Hybrid Worship
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  • Special thanks to Terri Pittman for providing today’s flower arrangement.

Order of Worship

What Does the Lord Require of You
(Jim Strathdee)

Kathy Onishi
Welcome of Grace and Greeting
Rev. Karen Yokota Love
Call to Worship
Rev. Karen Yokota Love
Opening Song
Morning Has Broken
(UMH #145)

Eugene and Kathy Onishi
Opening Prayer
Ron Nobuyama
First Scripture Reading
Matthew 20:1-16 (CEB, JLB)
Ron Nobuyama, Tsutomu Nagoya
Children’s Message
Rev. Mia MiKyung Park
Special Music
Be Thou My Vision
Arr. by Alice Parker

Blaine Memorial Choir
Second Scripture Reading
Luke 10:25-37 (CEB, JLB)
Ron Nobuyama, Tsutomu Nagoya
Introduction to the M.I.L.E.
Ministry that Matters

Rev. Karen Yokota Love
Hymn of Reflection
Pues Si Vivimos (UMH #356)
Eugene and Kathy Onishi
Introduction to the Offering
Rev. Mia MiKyung Park
Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow
Eugene and Kathy Onishi
Prayer of Dedication
Rev. Mia MiKyung Park
Rev. Karen Yokota Love
Closing Hymn
Christ Be Before Me
(Please read lyrics on screen)

Eugene and Kathy Onishi
Rev. Karen Yokota Love
Wounded World that Cries for Healing
(S. Erena Murray, H. Hopson)

Kathy Onishi
Passing of the Peace

Sermon Reflection Questions

  • Jesus tells us to reach beyond ourselves, to reach beyond our comfort zones, and to love the others in our society. How are you loving the others?
  • How can we all express more compassion and care for one another?
  • What expressions of neighboring have appeared in your community these past few years?

Daily Lectionary Readings

Monday, September 25, 2023:
Semi-continuous: Psalm 119:97-104; Exodus 16:31-35; Romans 16:1-16
Complementary: Psalm 106:1-12; Genesis 27:1-29; Romans 16:1-16
Tuesday, September 26, 2023:
Semi-continuous: Psalm 119:97-104; Numbers 11:1-9; Romans 16:17-20
Complementary: Psalm 106:1-12; Genesis 28:10-17; Romans 16:17-20
Wednesday, September 27, 2023:
Semi-continuous: Psalm 119:97-104; Numbers 11:18-23, 31-32; Matthew 18:1-5
Complementary: Psalm 106:1-12; Isaiah 41:1-13; Matthew 18:1-5
Thursday, September 28, 2023:
Semi-continuous: Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16; Isaiah 48:17-21; James 4:11-16
Complementary: Psalm 25:1-9; Ezekiel 12:17-28; James 4:11-16
Friday, September 29, 2023:
Semi-continuous: Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16; Numbers 20:1-13; Acts 13:32-41
Complementary: Psalm 25:1-9; Ezekiel 18:5-18; Acts 13:32-41
Saturday, September 30, 2023:
Semi-continuous: Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16; Numbers 27:12-14; Mark 11:27-33
Complementary: Psalm 25:1-9; Ezekiel 18:19-24; Mark 11:27-33


Wednesday Meditation & Prayer • Sept. 27 at 9am

The Wednesday Prayer group continues to meet each week. Our time together consists of a check-in question centering around United Methodist Founder John Wesley’s famous question, “How is it with your soul?” Our time together continues with a few readings from The Upper Room Magazine September/October edition. Finally, we end our time together with a pastoral prayer. We hope you can join us!