Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost


Order of Worship

Holy, Holy By Jimmy Owens
Kathy Onishi
Welcome of Grace and Greeting
Rev. Karen Yokota Love
*Call to Worship
Rev. Karen Yokota Love
*Opening Hymn
This Is My Father’s World
(UMH #144)

Eugene and Kathy Onishi
Opening Prayer
Rev. Karen Yokota Love
First Scripture Reading
Matthew 21:23-32 (CEB, JLB)
Susan Lee, Tsutomu Nagoya
Children’s Message
Rev. Mia MiKyung Park
Second Scripture Reading
Mark 12:28-34 (NIV, JLB)
Malia Yamamoto, Tsutomu Nagoya
You Must Love Your Neighbor as Yourself
Rev. Cruz Edwin Santos
Dir. of Hispanic/Latinx Ministries, The Pacific Northwest Conference of The United Methodist Church
Hymn of Reflection
One Bread, One Body
(UMH 620)

B.U.G.S. (Blaine Ukulele Group Seattle)
Holy Communion
Revs. Karen, Mia, and Cruz with Tsutomu
Introduction to the Offering
Rev. Karen Yokota Love
Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow
(UMH #94)

Eugene and Kathy Onishi
*Prayer of Dedication
Rev. Karen Yokota Love
Rev. Karen Yokota Love
*Closing Hymn
Here, I Am, Lord
(UMH #593)

B.U.G.S with Eugene and Kathy Onishi
Rev. Cruz Edwin Santos
One God and Father of Us All
By P. Carlson, K. Matthews, J. Carraway

Kathy Onishi
Passing of the Peace
Rev. Karen Yokota Love

Sermon Reflection Questions

  • In what ways can we demonstrate that we love one another?
  • When you look around and see all the people created by God, what do you see?
  • What does the greatest commandment teach us? Jesus told the scribe that he is not far from the kingdom.
  • Why is he closer than the others? What is he still missing?

Daily Lectionary Readings

Monday, October 2, 2023:
Semi-continuous: Psalm 42; Exodus 18:1-12; Philippians 1:3-14
Complementary: Psalm 28; Judges 14:1-20; Philippians 1:3-14
Tuesday, October 3, 2023:
Semi-continuous: Psalm 42; Exodus 18:13-27; Philippians 1:15-21
Complementary: Psalm 28; Judges 16:1-22; Philippians 1:15-21
Wednesday, October 4, 2023:
Semi-continuous: Psalm 42; Exodus 19:9b-25; Matthew 9:2-8
Complementary: Psalm 28; Judges 16:23-31; Matthew 9:2-8
Thursday, October 5, 2023:
Semi-continuous: Psalm 19; Exodus 23:1-9; Colossians 2:16-23
Complementary: Psalm 80:7-15; Jeremiah 2:14-22; Colossians 2:16-23
Friday, October 6, 2023:
Semi-continuous: Psalm 19; Exodus 23:14-19; Philippians 2:14-18; 3:1-4a
Complementary: Psalm 80:7-15; Jeremiah 2:23-37; Philippians 2:14-18; 3:1-4a
Saturday, October 7, 2023:
Semi-continuous: Psalm 19; Exodus 23:10-13; John 7:40-52
Complementary: Psalm 80:7-15; Jeremiah 6:1-10; John 7:40-52


Choir members needed! • Tues. at 7p, Sun at 9a and 11:45a

The Blaine Choir love to sing to God. Rehearsals are Tuesday nights and Sunday mornings, and provide music for Blaine’s Sunday morning services. Our goal is to develop spiritually and musically through fellowship, singing and through scripture. Join us as we bring musical messages to the Blaine family each week. If you sing, or if you would like to learn to sing, please come join! Whether you sing in public or just in the shower – or are available “full-time” or “part-time”, all are welcome! Contact Eugene Onishi (eaonishi@hotmail.com).

Wednesday Meditation & Prayer • Oct. 4 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! 

Girl Scouts Meeting • Sunday, October 8 at 11:30a

We will be restarting our Blaine Girl Scouts troop this month. We meet every second Sunday of the month from October to June so our first meeting will be next Sunday, Oct 8th from 11:30-2:30pm in the Education Wing. We start with a light lunch and then will begin our meeting at noon.

Our troop includes Brownie Girls starting in the 2nd grade and goes up to the Senior level which is 12th grade. For any girls who are interested in joining, you and your parents can come and learn about us for the first meeting. There is no commitment to attend the first meeting. There will also be a parents meeting at 1pm where all details and applications will be passed out.

We hope to have some new girls join us this year. We have a lot of fun activities like rock climbing, roller skating, ice skating, archery, selling cookies and more. If you have any questions, please come up to talk to Eunice Gong during social time or email Eunice G.

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