Community Joys & Concerns
Prelude – acolyte lights candles on altar
*Call to Worship
Paraphrase of Psalm 111
Leader: Praise God! We give thanks to God with all our hearts, together, the church, the people of God.
People: God does great things; we pay attention and delight in all God’s works.
Leader: God acts with honor, with greatest dignity and justice that endures forever.
People: God is well-known for all the wonderful deeds, of mercy and graciousness.
Leader: God remembers the covenant, provides, nurtures, shelters. God is faithful, just, and trustworthy.
People: God’s way of love endures forever; it will be lived
with faithfulness and dignity.
Leader: Holy is the name of God. Awe of God is the beginning of wisdom, praise for God will last forever.
“We Are the Church” UMH 558
God of wisdom, God of love, guide us in your way
of peace, so we may find and nurture healing in
our broken world. Amen.
Children’s Moment It’s Up to You
Proclamation of the Word
Prayer for Illumination (liturgist only)
As we open your word gracious God, stir our hearts and minds that we might discern your wisdom in all we do. Amen
1 Kings 3:5-15 OT p. 306
Message Living Wisely
Ephesians 5:3-20 NT p.194
Response to the Word
*Hymn of Response
“Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” UMH 400
*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.
“Jesus Calls Us” UMH 398
“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
Nursery available for children 3 and under.