Sharing the Peace of Christ        

Hymn When Morning Gilds the Skies  (UMH 185)

Call to Worship

Leader: How shall we live in the love of God?

People: We will treat one another with fairness and dignity.

Leader: How shall we respond to God’s forgiving love?

People: We will reach out to others with compassion.

Leader: Come, let us worship God who has always loved us!

All:        May our worship of God be reflected in our lives. Amen.

Hymn  Lord, I Want to Be a Christian  (UMH 402)

Children’s Message

Children’s Hymn  This Little Light of Mine

Scripture Reading  Matthew 22:34-40

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

Message  God and Neighbor

Hymn  The Gift of Love  (UMH 408)

Prayer of Confession

Dear God, you have perfectly loved us, but we have failed to fully love others. Forgive us, remake us, and help us to love well, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen. 

Giving Our Tithes and Offerings                                                                         

Doxology   (UMH 94)

Prayer of Thanksgiving 

God of Promise, many of us have trouble discerning the Living Christ in our lives. Use these gifts to quiet the traffic and turmoil of life’s stresses. Enable us through our faithful giving to discover a deeper reverence for Jesus’ gentle and humble message. Lift our heavy burdens, so we can prayerfully respond to the peace and the calm repose that you provide for us today and forever. In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.

Prayers of the People                                                                                             

The Lord’s Prayer   (UMH 895)

Sending Forth Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee (UMH 89)