Knox City Sunday Bulletin





Sunday, August 20, 2017

“The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost”


Pastor: Graig Connell

Organist: Anita Miller                  Pianist: Jo Anne Layman

Our Mission: To lead people to an active faith in Jesus Christ




Welcome & Announcements

*Fellowship & Greetings


*Call To Worship:

Leader: Each one of us here is different.

People:  We are unique individuals. Leader: We come from various backgrounds. People: We come with differing needs and dreams. Leader: Yet the Lord calls us to worship in unity.

People Praise be to God who blesses our diversity and our unity. AMEN.


*Hymn                                “In Christ There Is No East or West”              (hymnal) #548


Joys and Concerns                                                                                                                                              

Silent Prayer                                                                                                                                                            Pastoral Prayer:

                                                                                                                                                    Lord’s Prayer:                                                                                                

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today 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 the power and the glory, forever. Amen.





Giving of the Tithes & Offerings                 “Freely, Freely”                          (hymnal) #389

*Doxology                                                                                                             (hymnal) #95


Offertory Prayer




*Scripture: Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 & 12:1-8

Leader: This is the word of our Lord!  

                 People: Thanks be to God! Amen.


*Hymn                         “Change My Heart, O God” (Sung Twice)                 (TFWS) #2152


Message:                               “STEP Toward…STEP Forth”               Rev. Graig Connell 


*Hymn                           “I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me”                    (TFWS) #2153


* Benediction


*Response   (Please join hands with those beside you)

                      May the Lord, Mighty God, bless and keep you forever.

                    Grant you peace, perfect peace, courage in every endeavor

                    Lift up your eyes and see his face, and his grace forever.

                    May the Lord, Mighty God, bless and keep you forever.



                                            *PLEASE STAND, AS YOU ARE ABLE


CALL TO WORSHIP is adapted from Ministry Matters and (Used by Permission) We also wish to recognize Rev Taylor Burton-Edwards for his homiletic work used in the Sermon


Next Sunday’s Scripture: 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-13


How to Reach Us:

Parish Office: 660-397-2322                           Facebook: Knox County Mo United Methodist Parish                                                                                                     Pastor’s Cell: 314-378-4551                            Pastor’s Email:

Web site:     Email:




Bible Bytes every Tuesday from 12-12:50 pm. At Edina UMC. Studying Hebrews Chapter 12.. Everyone welcome. Light lunch served.

Serenity Hour (AA Meetings) Thursday’s at 5:30 pm in the Edina UMC.

UMM Breakfast & Meeting Saturday, Aug. 26th 7-8:30 am at Lucky’s in Edina.



Join the Ministerial Alliance and the Knox County Community Center in a celebration of the rich heritage of the churches of Knox County, August 20th at 6:30pm. Includes a meal and local entertainment by the churches. Free will offering for the meal.

“The Church Has Left the Building” October 29, 2017. Needed: Suggestions for projects & project leaders. Please contact James Penn or Pastor Graig.

5th Sunday Parish Carry In for July 30 at noon at Edina.  Meat provided.  Bring a dish



August 21—Andy McCarty                                   August 27—Essie Brown


August 26—Gruda & Ron Shumaker

                   Eric & Crystal Klocke


This Week’s Prayer Focus: Students, Teachers, Administrators and Staff of Knox County School District



Military Prayer List: Marc Wheeler, Nick Hettinger, Doug White, Michael Stansberry, Justin Burkhardt, Tim Bowen, Dakota McKenzie, Keenan Kite, Austin Kutscher, Heath Hartsock, Matthew Moore, Tim Jones

Nursing Home: Betty Kinsel, Donna Patterson, Ann Klocke, Roberta Agee, Sadie Stoner

Ongoing Prayers: Joyce Norton, Geraldine Hutteger, Marie Gohn, Ellsworth Shannon, Vance Parrish, Dixie Parrish, Justin Tuck, Marianne Berry, JoAnn Prather, Lily Wilson, Brady Barnes, Brody Renier, Patti Jean Taylor, Richard O’Neal, Lucille Frazee, Dan Baily, Caroline Carson, Stephanie Hunolt, Pat Dickerson, JoAnn Mallett, Pam Dalton, Margaret Mackey, Harriet Blake, Maxine Linquist, Marilyn Hopkins, Jennifer Tooley, Fred Webster, Duane Barnard, Chad Miller, Eleanor Binkley, Glen Klocke, Sherry Stevenson, Tonya Duncan, Tracy Mallett, Essie Brown, Randy Parton, Hunter Kutscher

Cancer: James Myers, Diane James, Jessica Fountain, Kyane Marble, Carol Gross, Kay Brooke, Charley Hamlin, Eldon Oberholtzer, Serenity Bohon, Suzanne Crook Anderson, Roxi Krieling, Bonnie Miller, Teresa Thompson, Gerald Snelling, Melody Hamlin, Donnie McCurren, Kathy Hettinger, Edmon Quaintance, Pam Baker, Nancy Douglas, Dean Sharp, Clarece Pape, Bill Caldwell, Bob Hillen, Margie McFarland, Doug Jennings, Sr.,

Recent Prayer Request:                




         August 20, 2017