August 12, 2018 Online Bulletin



Community Joys & Concerns

Prelude – acolyte lights candles on altar

*Call to Worship

Leader: People, hope in God; for there is steadfast love with God,

People: and power to redeem us from harmful ways and words and actions.

Leader: People, hope in God, wait on God.

All: Come now and worship God!

*Opening Hymn

We Are the Church    UMH 558

Opening Prayer

Jesus, bread of life, fill us again, as we sing and pray, speak and listen, members of one another, beloved children of God. We desire to see you, hear you, touch you, taste you, breathe in the fragrance of your profound life-renewing love. Amen.

Special Music

Children’s Moment Noisy Offering 

Proclamation of the Word

Prayer for Illumination (liturgist only) 

God who is the source of love, our teacher in love, love itself, transform each one of us through the hearing of your word, that we might together be a healthy body living that love. May your Word stir us to live a courageous love where anger transforms the harm of injustice and oppression into justice and liberation. Amen.

Scripture Reading  

John 6:35, 41-51   NT p. 98

Message Anger to Love

Ephesians 4:25-5:2   NT p.194


Response to the Word

*Hymn of Response

They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love” TFWS 2223

Pastoral Prayer


*Doxology & Prayer

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise God, all creatures here below: Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise God, the source of all our gifts! Praise Jesus Christ whose power uplifts! Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

Sending Forth

*Sending Hymn

Bind Us Together          TFWS 2226



*Benediction Response

“You Are the Seed” (yellow card in your hymnal)


UMH – United Methodist Hymnal found in your pew rack

NT – New Testament, toward the back of the Bible

OT – Old Testament, toward the beginning of the Bible

*Please stand as able

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