UMH – United Methodist Hymnal

FWS – The Faith We Sing Hymnal 



Sharing the Peace of Christ 

Gloria Patri (UMH 71)

Call to Worship

Leader:  God’s love for us is great!

People:  God’s is like a kind parent who watches over us.

Leader:  God’s mercy for us is great!

People:  God reaches out to us with grace and peace.

Leader:  Praise be to God who has called us here.

People:  Blessed be the name of the Lord! Amen.

Hymn  Take Time to Be Holy  (UMH 395)

Pastor’s Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer (UMH 895)

Children’s Message 

Hymn  To God Be the Glory  (UMH 98)

Scripture  Acts 9:32-42

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

   People:  Thanks be to God.

Message  Women of the Word

Hymn Happy the Home When God Is There  (UMH 445)

Prayer of Confession

Jesus, you taught us to abide in your generous love. You ask us to love others as you have loved us. Sometimes we struggle to love the people in our lives. Forgive us, we pray. Teach us how to love with our whole hearts. Amen.

Giving Our Tithes and Offerings                                                                         

Doxology   (UMH 94)

Prayer of Thanksgiving 

Holy One, you have loved us and blessed us beyond measure. Give us the courage to embrace a life nurtured by your teaching, so that we can nurture others. We offer you these gifts with joy as an act of responding to you in faith. 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  They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love  (FWS 2223)