Sharing the Peace of Christ 

Gloria Patri  (UMH 71)       

Call to Worship

Leader:   Praise be to God who has brought us here this day.

People:   Praise to God for the blessings we have received.

Leader:   What great peace we know in God’s house!

People:   What joy we have in God’s presence.

Leader:   This is truly the day the Lord has made.

All:           Let us rejoice and be glad in it! Amen.

Hymn  For the Beauty of the Earth (UMH 92)

Pastor’s Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer (UMH 895)

Children’s Message

Hymn  My Hope Is Built (UMH 368)

Scripture  Mark 12:13-17

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

People:  Thanks be to God.

Message  Ownership

Hymn  Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me (UMH 361)

Prayer of Confession

God of mercy, in our impatience we sometimes turn to idols of our own making and forget our covenant with you. Forgive us when our faith is weak and our demands on you are strong. Help us to follow your lead. Amen. 

Special Music  Gretchen Witt

Giving Our Tithes and Offerings                                                                         

Doxology   (UMH 94)

Prayer of Thanksgiving 

Loving God, we give joyously today and dedicate this offering to your work. We remember that you are the source of all our gifts. Increase our talents and offerings so that we may use them to praise your name. We lift up our offerings to you with thanksgiving. 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 Standing on the Promises (UMH 374)