Sharing the Peace of Christ 

Gloria Patri (UMH 71)

Call to Worship

Leader:   Let us lift up the name of our God!

People:   Let us praise the faithfulness of the Lord!

Leader:   God’s greatness fills the heavens.

People:   The Lord’s love embraces the earth.

Leader:   The Spirit of God preserves our life in the midst of troubles.

All:           Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. Amen.

Hymn  Nothing but the Blood (UMH 362)

Pastor’s Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer (UMH 895)

Children’s Message 

Hymn  The Old Rugged Cross (UMH 504)

Scripture   Luke 22:47-62

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

   People:  Thanks be to God.

Message  Peter and Judas

Hymn  Lord of the Dance  (UMH 261)

Prayer of Confession

Merciful God forgive us when we forget that your mercy is higher than the heavens, wider than our wanderings, and deeper than all of our sin. Heal our minds with your word, heal our troubled consciences with your love, and heal our anxious hearts with your presence. Amen.

Giving Our Tithes and Offerings                                                                         

Doxology   (UMH 94)

Prayer of Thanksgiving 

Redeeming Lord, we find it extremely difficult to deny ourselves. Our relationships and our future aspirations often seem absent of glorifying your holy name. Instead, we deceive ourselves into equating good works with faithful discipleship. 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 toward closer discipleship with you. 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  Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus (twice) (UMH 349)