Prelude  Bless His Holy Name  MUMC Bell Choir​​​​


 Leader:   We have come to hear a word from God;
People:  May it transform and renew us.

 Leader:   We have come to be formed in community;
People:  May we find God in our midst this day.

Sharing the Peace of Christ                                                                                   

Hymn  Be Thou My Vision (UMH 451)

Call to Worship

 Leader:   Let this be the place of welcome,
                a place for returning and renewing.
People:  Strengthen us, O God.

 Leader:   Let this be the place of love,
                a place where every child of God is embraced.
People:  Inspire us, O God.

 Leader:   Let this be the place of hope,
                a place where God makes all things new.
People:  Lead us, O God.

 Leader:   Let this be a place of love,
                a place where the Holy Spirit lives and works in us all.
People:  Be with us, O God.

Hymn Lead On, O King Eternal  (UMH 580)


Confirmands’ Creed

We believe in God,
 the creator of all things
 the one who leads us
 through our journeys
 and loves us unconditionally.

We believe in Jesus, God’s son.
 He healed the sick
 and invited people to believe
 in God’s kindness and forgiveness. 

He died on the cross for our sins,
 and rose from beyond the grave three days later
 to give us life
 so that we can share God’s love.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,
 that lives with us
 and stays with us
 and communicates in many different ways
 to guide us to the right and loving decisions of life.

Confirmands’ Prayer 

Our loving leader of life,
Who guides us and wants what’s best for us:
Please help this church walk faithfully through life
 with God on our shoulders,
 so that we can make the right and loving decisions,
As we walk on God’s path.

Hymn Lead On, O King Eternal, v.3 (UMH 580)

Children’s Message

Children’s Hymn  Jesus Loves Me, v. 1-2  (UMH 191) 

Prayer for Illumination (UMH 602)  

Blessed Lord, you have caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning. Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever. Amen.

New Testament Reading  Ephesians 6:10-20

Leader: The word of God for the people of God.
All: Thanks be to God.

Message  Pray Also for Me

Hymn  This Is My Father’s World (UMH 144)

Giving Our Tithes and Offerings                                                                         

Doxology   (UMH 94)

Prayer of Thanksgiving 

God of power and might: throughout the ages, you have called prophets and apostles to stand against darkness and evil. May our gifts this day put us on their side and yours, as we stand for justice and hope. In the name of Christ, we pray. Amen.

Prayers of the People                                                                                             

The Lord’s Prayer   (UMH 895)

Special Music  There Is a Redeemer  MUMC Bell Choir

Sacrament of Holy Communion
    Confession and Pardon  
UMH 12
    The Great Thanksgiving  
FWS 2257 (a-d)      
 Sharing the Bread and Cup

Sending Forth Go Forth for God (UMH 670)


Go, and make known the mystery of the gospel.

Pray for today. Pray for tomorrow.
Pray for what has been. Pray for what could be.
Pray for what will not be. Pray for hope.
Pray for all that ends. Pray for all that is yet to begin.
Pray for those easy to love. Pray for your enemies.

Pray for one another. Pray for the church.

Pray also for me, and I will pray for you.

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all,
now and forever. Amen.