Sharing the Peace of Christ 

Gloria Patri  (UMH 71)       

Call to Worship

Leader:   We gather to give praise to God!

People:   We praise the God of great goodness.

Leader:   It is God who loves and delivers.

People:   We worship the holy name of the Lord.

Leader:   Together, we give thanks and praise to the Lord.

All:          Blessed be the name of the Lord!

Hymn  Holy, Holy, Holy (UMH 64)

Pastor’s Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer (UMH 895)

Children’s Message

Hymn  Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing  (UMH 400)

Scripture  Genesis 50:15-21

Leader:  The word of God for the people of God.

People:  Thanks be to God.

Message  Love Anyway

Hymn  ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus (UMH 462)

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 

Lord of all mercy and compassion, bless these gifts lovingly offered and all the people here. Help us to use these gifts for ministries of hope through our church and into our community, nation, and world. 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 Just a Closer Walk with Thee (FWS 2158)