Sharing the Peace of Christ
Gloria Patri (UMH 71)
Call to Worship
Leader: Let us lift up the name of our God!
People: Let us praise the faithfulness of the Lord!
Leader: God’s greatness fills the heavens.
People: The Lord’s love embraces the earth.
Leader: The Spirit of God preserves our life in the midst of troubles.
All: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. Amen.
Hymn Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise (UMH 103)
The Lord’s Prayer (UMH 895)
Hymn Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness (FWS 2120)
Scripture Reading 1 Corinthians 12:1-11
Leader: The word of God for the people of God.
All: Thanks be to God.
Message Because of the Spirit
Hymn We Are the Church (UMH 558)
Prayer of Confession
Jesus, we want to be like you. Yet, many times we fall short. May your Holy Spirit pour out on us to nurture and guide us. Help us when we fail. Make us holy from the inside out. Amen.
Giving Our Tithes and Offerings
Doxology (UMH 94)
Prayer of Thanksgiving
Loving Father, you powerfully fill the voids in our lives. You reveal your compassionate grace by the simple act of always being present. You quietly walk with us when we feel alone and fill us with the power of your redeeming spirit. Combine this offering with others, that we may work together to make a difference in the world. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
Prayers of the People
Sacrament of Holy Communion
Confession and Pardon (UMH 12)
The Great Thanksgiving
Sharing the Bread and Cup
Sending Forth One Bread, One Body (UMH 620)