Sharing the Peace of Christ 

Gloria Patri  (UMH 71)       

Call to Worship

Leader: Welcome! Open your hearts to God’s love today.

People: Praise God who has called us here.

Leader: May the Word of God offer healing and hope.

People: Praise be to God who continually blesses us!

Leader: Place your faith and trust in the Lord.

All:        Our Lord is worthy of being praised! Amen 

Hymn  Leaning on the Everlasting Arms (UMH 133)

Pastor’s Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer (UMH 895)

Blessing of the Backpacks

Hymn  It Is Well with My Soul  (UMH 377)

Message  The Miracle of Healing

Special Music  Hungry

Giving Our Tithes and Offerings                                                                         

Doxology   (UMH 94)

Prayer of Thanksgiving 

Merciful Lord, you have provided each of us with many similar, yet unique gifts. Thank you, Lord, for the talents and abilities of people within this congregation. We are a blessed people! Now, we unite as one body to share in this worshipful act of the offering. Giving is such a joy-filled experience! Thank you, Lord, for this opportunity to support the transformation of people’s spiritual lives through the ministry and mission of this body of Christ. Amen.   

Prayers of the People                                                                                             

Affirmation of Faith  (UMH 882)

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, is seated at the right hand of the Father, and will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

Sending Forth I’ll Fly Away (FWS 2282)