Sharing the Peace of Christ 

Gloria Patri (UMH 71)

Hymn All Things Bright and Beautiful (UMH 147)

Call to Worship

Leader: When we feel lost and lonely, we long to find you God.

People: Your presence brings us peace.

Leader: When we feel hurt or sad, we seek your solace.   

People: Your presence brings us peace.

Leader: As we navigate the troubled times we search for your guidance.

People: Your presence shows us the light.   

Leader: When we feel joy, we feel your love and are grateful.

People: Your presence brings us hope.

Leader: No matter what afflicts us, we know your love  is present and surrounds us.

People: We are grateful for your presence and your  love. Amen.

Hymn  For the Beauty of the Earth  (UMH 92)

Pastor’s Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer (UMH 895)

Children’s Message

Hymn  It Is Well with My Soul (UMH 377)

Message  Finding God  Nic Cooper

Psalm 19:1-4; 1 John 4:7-14; Philippians 4:4-9

Hymn Spirit Song  (UMH 347)

Giving Our Tithes and Offerings                                                                         

Doxology   (UMH 94)

Prayer of Thanksgiving 

God, thank you for being with us today and always. Through the life of your son Jesus, You have given us hope and incentive to spread your light. Through our many gifts, help us bring your light to the world at a time when there is so much temptation to live in darkness. Enlighten us to choose love, truth, and hope so that we may reflect your Light. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayers of the People                                                                                             

Affirmation of Faith (UMH 885)   

We believe in God the Father, infinite in wisdom, power and love, whose mercy is over all his works, and whose will is ever directed to his children’s good. We believe in Jesus Christ, Son of God and Son of man, the gift of the Father’s unfailing grace, the ground of our hope, and the promise of our deliverance from sin and death. 

We believe in the Holy Spirit as the divine presence in our lives, whereby we are kept in perpetual remembrance of the truth of Christ, and find strength and help in time of need. We believe that this faith should manifest itself in the service of love as set forth in the example of our blessed Lord, to the end that the kingdom of God may come upon the earth. Amen.

Sending Forth  They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love  (FWS 2223)