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  When Morning Gilds the Skies  (UMH 185)

Pastor’s Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer (UMH 895)

Children’s Message

Hymn  Take My Life and Let It Be  (UMH 399)

Scripture   Psalm 84

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

   People:  Thanks be to God.

Message  At Home with God

Hymn  Open My Eyes, That I May See (UMH 454)

Prayer of Confession 

Lord Jesus, we have too often looked past the blessings you give us. Yet, there are so many ways which you have touched our lives with your love. We pray that you turn our hears towards true gratitude for all that you do. Amen.

Giving Our Tithes and Offerings                                                                         

Doxology   (UMH 94)

Prayer of Thanksgiving 

Living God, your love for us is so unfathomable. Open our hearts to be loving and generous, as you are. Continue to increase our willingness to give so that we may lead lives fully focused on ministry to others. We place these offerings upon your altar in gratitude for your guidance and love. In Jesus’ name, we pray. 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  What a Friend We Have in Jesus (UMH 526)