Sharing the Peace of Christ        

Hymn  We Gather Together (UMH 131)

Call to Worship

Leader: This is the day that the Lord has made.

People: Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

Leader: This is a day of new beginnings.

People: This is a time for growing as disciples of Jesus.

Leader: Come, let us prepare ourselves to worship God.

All:         Let us turn our hearts to our Lord and Savior!

Hymn  Morning Has Broken (UMH 145)

Children’s Message

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

Scripture Reading  Matthew 14:22-31

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

Message  Stepping Out of the Boat

Hymn  Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore (UMH 344)

Giving Our Tithes and Offerings                                                                         

Doxology   (UMH 94)

Prayer of Thanksgiving 

We worship you, O God, with gladness. We are your people. Your love endures forever. You have been faithful to all generations. As witness to this faith which we claim, we boldly give money for ministry which changes people’s lives in your holy name. We give because we know the amazing ways this church makes a difference in the community and around the world. With joy in our hearts, we give and sing joyfully. Hallelujah! Amen. 

Prayers of the People                                                                                             

The Lord’s Prayer   (UMH 895)

Sacrament of Holy Communion
Confession and Pardon    (UMH 12)

Prayer of Confession

Dear Lord, today we encounter the Holy Mystery: Christ has died, Christ is risen, and Christ will come again. This is a mystery we sometimes forget. As we seek to live out a life of faith, help us to celebrate you, Jesus. May you be our focus and our joy. Amen. 

The Great Thanksgiving   

Sharing the Bread and Cup  Broken & Beautiful  Randy Hitts, guitarist

Sending Forth Hymn of Promise (UMH 707)