Sharing the Peace of Christ
Gloria Patri (UMH 71)
Call to Worship
Leader: Whoever you are, you are welcome here.
People: That is good news!
Leader: The Spirit of God is upon us all.
People: We are called to be the body of Christ.
Leader: God binds us together in love and service.
All: Together, we worship God with joy. Amen.
Hymn To God Be the Glory (UMH 98)
The Lord’s Prayer (UMH 895)
Hymn Amazing Grace, v.1-4 (UMH 378)
Scripture Reading 1 Corinthians 12:12-31
Leader: The word of God for the people of God.
All: Thanks be to God.
Message Working Together
Hymn As a Fire Is Meant for Burning (FWS 2237)
Prayer of Confession
Dear God, we are called to be one body through the Lord Jesus. Yet, we have lived as a people divided. Forgive us Lord, heal us Jesus, and unite us Holy Spirit. We want to be one, as our God is one. Amen.
Giving Our Tithes and Offerings
Doxology (UMH 94)
Prayer of Thanksgiving
Loving God, your grace provides us with secure shelter even amid our times of solitude and attempted independence from you. Lift us from the depths of selfishness and greed. Restore our hope and help us to find contentment in you so that we may offer these financial gifts as devoted disciples of Jesus Christ. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
Prayers of the People
Affirmation of Faith (UMH 880)
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became truly human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We believe in the one holy catholic and apostolic church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
Sending Forth Sent Forth by God’s Blessing (UMH 664)