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)
The Lord’s Prayer (UMH 895)
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)