Sharing the Peace of Christ 

Gloria Patri (UMH 71)

Call to Worship

Leader: Come, all who are weary and carry heavy burdens,

People: Jesus will give us rest!

Leader: Jesus is gentle and humble in heart.

People: In Him we find rest for our souls.

Leader: His yoke is easy and His burden is light.

All:        Blessed be the name of the Lord!

Hymn  For the Beauty of the Earth  (UMH 92)

Pastor’s Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer (UMH 895)

Children’s Message

Hymn  The Summons  (FWS 2130)

Scripture   Matthew 4:18-22

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

   People:  Thanks be to God.

Message  Joining Jesus

This morning Pastor Susan will be joined by George Boone and Todd Ducsay to discuss their mission work.

Hymn  I Have Decided to Follow Jesus (2129)

Prayer of Confession 

Patient Lord, you know how we are. We let the frustrations and worries of our lives overcome us. Sometimes, we turn away from you instead of turning towards you. Forgive us and renew us to come to you in all our needs. We are grateful for your unending faithfulness. Amen.

Giving Our Tithes and Offerings                                                                         

Doxology   (UMH 94)

Prayer of Thanksgiving 

Redeeming Lord, we find it extremely difficult to deny ourselves. The Gospel reminds us that we are called to bridge the gap between casual commitment and true discipleship. We give this offering as a way to move forward toward closer discipleship with you. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

Prayers of the People                                                                                             

Sacrament of Holy Communion

        The Great Thanksgiving  (UMH 15)

        Sharing the Bread and Cup

Sending Forth  Here I Am, Lord  (UMH 593)