Sharing the Peace of Christ
Gloria Patri (UMH 71)
Call to Worship
Leader: Open your hearts to God’s loving mercy.
People: Lord, come into our hearts this day.
Leader: Having received God’s mercy, let us share it with others.
People: Lord, be with us as we reach out to others in compassion.
Leader: May your spirits be filled with the goodness of God.
All: Lord, may we be like you. Amen
Hymn Come and Find the Quiet Center (FWS 2128)
The Lord’s Prayer (UMH 895)
Hymn Here I Am, Lord (UMH 593)
Scripture Jonah 3:10-4:11
Leader: The word of God for the people of God.
People: Thanks be to God.
Message Love Others
Hymn The Summons (FWS 2130)
Prayer of Confession
Lord of all good things, we confess that we want your grace for ourselves, but are often stingy when sharing that grace with others. We judge the motives of others while ignoring the faults of our own. Forgive us, dear Jesus. God, you are gracious and merciful. We put our trust in you. Amen.
Giving Our Tithes and Offerings
Doxology (UMH 94)
Prayer of Thanksgiving
These offerings we present to you, O Lord. Because you have so richly blessed us, we bring our morning offering in gratitude for all you have done and continue to do in our lives. May these gifts be used for ministries of love and reconciliation through this community of faith. Amen.
Prayers of the People
Affirmation of Faith (UMH 882)
We are not alone; we live in God’s world. We believe in God: who has created and is creating, who has come in Jesus, the Word made flesh, to reconcile and make new, who works in us and others by the Spirit. We trust in God. We are called to be the Church: to celebrate God’s presence, to love and serve others, to seek justice and resist evil, to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen, our judge and our hope. In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us. We are not alone. Thanks be to God. Amen.
Sending Forth I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me (FWS 2153)