Sharing the Peace of Christ        

Hymn  Here I Am, Lord (UMH 593)

Call to Worship

Leader: Let this be the place where we learn of the teachings of Jesus.

People: Let us commit to continue to read scripture, to seek to understand what it has to say so we may learn the teachings of Jesus.

Leader: Let this be a place of commitment to act as Jesus teaches us.   

People: Let us commit to live our lives based on what we learn through the reading of scripture so as to commit ourselves to Jesus’s teachings.   

Leader: Let this be a place of action based on Jesus’s teachings.

People: Let us commit to act as Jesus teaches, to show through our actions that we love God and we love our neighbors as we love ourselves. 

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

People: Let us live our lives where the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts are reflections of how Jesus lived his life. 

Hymn  Here I Am to Worship (video)

Children’s Message

Opening Prayer

Lord Jesus, you did not ask us to obey you as a king, but to follow you as our Teacher, as our Savior and as our Lord. You did not ask us to sit idly by as the word turns, but rather to act as you have acted. You said to your Disciples, “You call me Teacher and Lord and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set an example that you should do as I have done for you”. Lord God, give us the courage and the willingness to wash the feet not only of each other, but of our neighbors and even of the feet of people we do not know. You showed us how to live and act in this world. May we “Just Do It.”. In Jesus’s Name, Amen.

New Testament Reading  Romans 12:1-21 

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

Message  Following Jesus Requires Us to Act 

Music  Open the Eyes of My Heart, Lord (video)

Giving Our Tithes and Offerings                                                                         

Doxology   (UMH 94)

Prayer of Thanksgiving 

God, thank you for being with us today and always. Through the life of your Son, Jesus, you have shown us the path upon which we must walk so that peace will reign over all the Earth. So that we will love our neighbors. So that we will hold out our open hands in love and caring to those who are less fortunate than we. Let us be a reflection of your Son, to follow his teachings and be godly examples to our children and our grandchildren. And may they hold the light of Jesus in their hearts forever more so our world will become a place of love and compassion. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayers of the People                                                                                             

The Lord’s Prayer   (UMH 895)

Sending Forth The Spirit Sends Us Forth to Serve (FWS 2241)