August 20 Online Bulletin



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.

All: Amen.

*Opening Hymn

We Are the Church    UMH 558

Opening Prayer

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.

Special Music

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

Scripture Reading  

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

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

Jesus Calls Us  UMH 398



*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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