UMH – United Methodist Hymnal

FWS – The Faith We Sing Hymnal 



Sharing the Peace of Christ 

Gloria Patri (UMH 71)

Call to Worship

Leader: We gather this morning appreciating our freedom to worship.

People: We draw near to the God that loves the nations.

Leader: May God continue to bless all the countries of the world.

People: May God grant peace on earth.

Leader: Let us turn to the source of all our freedom.

All:  Come, let us worship the Lord. Amen! 

Hymn  America the Beautiful  (UMH 696)

Pastor’s Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer  (UMH 895)

Children’s Message

Hymn  America  (UMH 697)

Scripture 1 Samuel 17:41-50

Leader: The word of God for the people of God

People: Thanks be to God.

Message  Freedom Isn’t Free

Hymn One Bread, One Body (UMH 620)

Prayer of Confession

Dear Lord, we are not perfect. Forgive us for the times we have forgotten your guidance. Help us to be people who are like you in our thoughts, words, and deeds. May we make a difference in our community because of the difference you have made in our lives. Amen.

Giving Our Tithes and Offerings                                                                         

Doxology   (UMH 94)

Prayer of Thanksgiving 

Lord, we return a portion of all the gifts you have given to us in remembrance and in gratitude for these blessings. Use these gifts to support ministries of healing and hope, for we ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Prayers of the People                                                                                             

Affirmation of Faith (UMH 884)    

We believe in the one God, creator and sustainer of all things, Father of all nations, the source of all goodness and beauty, all truth and love. We believe in Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, our teacher, example, and Redeemer, the Savior of the world. We believe in the Holy Spirit, God present with us for guidance, for comfort, and for strength. We believe in the forgiveness of sins, in the life of love and prayer, and in grace equal to every need. We believe in the Word of God contained in the Old and New Testaments as the sufficient rule both of faith and of practice. We believe in the church, those who are united in the living Lord for the purpose of worship and service. We believe in the reign of God as the divine will realized in human society, and in the family of God, where we are all brothers and sisters. We believe in the final triumph of righteousness and in the life everlasting. Amen.

Sending Forth  Let There Be Peace on Earth  (UMH 431)