Sharing the Peace of Christ 

Gloria Patri  (UMH 71)   

Call to Worship

Leader:  Raise your voices in response to God’s goodness.

People:  We praise you, O Lord, for all the blessings you have given us.

Leader:  Lift your hearts in sweet surrender to God’s mercy.

People:  We thank you, God, for hearing the prayers of our hearts.

Leader:  God is good; praise be to God!  

All:         The love and mercy of God never fails. Blessed be the Lord!

Hymn  Nothing but the Blood  (UMH 362)

Pastor’s Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer (UMH 895)

Children’s Message

Hymn  Old Rugged Cross  (UMH 504)

Scripture   Romans 10:8-17

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

   People:  Thanks be to God.

Message  Count Your Blessings

Hymn  Because He Lives (UMH 364)

Prayer of Confession 

Dear God, we often look at the miracles that you have done in our lives and call it “coincidence”. How foolish of us! Forgive us for the times we missed that it was you who blessed us. Fill us with joy, in your name. Amen.

Giving Our Tithes and Offerings                                                                         

Doxology   (UMH 94)

Prayer of Thanksgiving 

Lord of Wisdom, we faithfully believe that you are God of all. Yet, we allow our personal living to determine our personal giving. Enable us to be generous givers whose giving is not controlled by our personal wants. Awaken our spirit to the knowledge that we have a limited time to give to your ministries. We pray in the name of our beloved Jesus. 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  Victory in Jesus (UMH 370)