UMH – United Methodist Hymnal

FWS – The Faith We Sing Hymnal 



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  Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise  (UMH 103)

Pastor’s Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer  (UMH 895)

Children’s Message

Hymn  God Will Take Care of You (UMH 130)

Scripture 1 Samuel 17:12-15

Leader: The word of God for the people of God

People: Thanks be to God.

Message  Keeping Promises

Hymn Standing on the Promises (UMH 374)

Prayer of Confession

Loving God, we confess that we like the easy road. Sometimes we prefer to skip the difficult parts of the journey. Still, we know that you are there in times that are both easy and challenging. Give us the strength to follow you. Amen.

Giving Our Tithes and Offerings                                                                         

Doxology   (UMH 94)

Prayer of Thanksgiving 

Good Shepherd, who leads and guides us through all the trials and tribulations of our lives, we bring these gifts to celebrate the ministries of justice and hope in which our church is involved. Be with us and cause us to grow in our faith and our service. 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  Leaning on the Everlasting Arms  (UMH 133)