Sharing the Peace of Christ 

Gloria Patri  (UMH 71)       

Call to Worship

Leader: Come, gather to the Lord with praises and thanksgiving. 

People: Today, we come grateful for God’s wondrous gifts.

Leader: Let us celebrate God’s mighty power and love.

People: We are blessed by the amazing love of our Lord.

Leader: It is a beautiful thing to worship God.

All: May our hearts and lives always be filled with praise. Amen.

Hymn  All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name, v.1,2,4,6 (UMH 154)

Pastor’s Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer (UMH 895)

Children’s Message

Hymn  O How I Love Jesus  (UMH 170)

Scripture Reading  1 Corinthians 13:1-13

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

Message  With Love

Hymn  Since Jesus Came Into My Heart (FWS 2140)

Prayer of Confession

Lord, the world abounds with your miracles of love and hope, yet we don’t always notice. Open our hearts to know that every good and perfect gift comes from you alone.  Heal and restore our souls through your everlasting grace. Amen. 

Giving Our Tithes and Offerings                                                                         

Doxology   (UMH 94)

Prayer of Thanksgiving 

Gracious and loving God, receive our gifts of self and substance. They have belonged to you since our very beginning. We give them freely, joyfully, and prayerfully. With them we praise you. With them we celebrate the great power that is love—a love that always abides, a love that radically transforms, a love that makes us whole. 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 The Lily of the Valley (FWS 2062)