Sharing the Peace of Christ 

Gloria Patri  (UMH 71)       

Call to Worship

Leader:  We begin our worship with our hearts lifted toward God.

People: We are ready to celebrate the great love of God.

Leader:  Our God has given us the gift of Jesus the Lord.

People: Our God is truly generous.  

Leader:  Our hearts and spirits praise God for all of God’s blessings.

All:        Let us rejoice and be glad! Amen.

Hymn  Take Time to Be Holy (UMH 395)

Pastor’s Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer (UMH 895)

Children’s Message

Baptism  Stephan Timothy Sannes

Hymn  I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry (FWS 2051)

Scripture  Luke 12:13-21

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

People:  Thanks be to God.

Message  Real Value

Hymn  God Will Take Care of You (UMH 130)

Prayer of Confession

Living God, awaken us to your loving presence. When we feel we are on our own, and put our trust in money and possessions, call us back to you. May our days be filled with the joy and hope that comes from trusting Jesus. Amen.

Giving Our Tithes and Offerings                                                                         

Doxology   (UMH 94)

Prayer of Thanksgiving 

God of Wisdom, we rejoice that you have provided us with numerous examples of generous giving. We obediently share this offering in full knowledge that all of our resources and assets are ultimately a gift from you. Help us to use them wisely and to share them generously. We pray in the name of your son, Jesus Christ, who gave his life, so we may live abundantly. Amen.

Prayers of the People                                                                                             

Affirmation of Faith (UMH 883)  

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 Happy the Home When God Is There (UMH 445)