July 15, 2018 Online Bulletin



Community Joys & Concerns

Prelude – acolyte lights candles on altar


*Call to Worship

Leader: God has blessed us with every blessing:

People: blessings from the holy realm,

Leader: blessings from this sacred Earth.

People: God has blessed us with every blessing.

Leader: Christ has blessed us with every blessing:

People: blessings of the Holy Presence,

Leader: blessings of human essence,

People: Christ has blessed us with every blessing.

Leader: God has blessed us with every blessing:

People: blessings to give us love and hope,

Leader: blessings to share as peace and joy.

All: God has blessed with every blessing;

let us reply with our worship.

*Opening Hymn

We Are the Church    UMH 558

Children’s Moment

Lincoln Logs Church Construction

Opening Prayer 

At time’s beginning and well beyond, 

was Holy One, Holy Three.

The depth of Wisdom and dance of Spirit,

Spark of Life and Well of Love;

Holy One, Holy Three,

calling all that lives to be.

And in reply our praises ring,

we turn to fall in awe and sing,

Holy One, Holy Three:

ever to you, all glory be!


Special Music

Proclamation of the Word

Prayer for Illumination (liturgist only) 

God of blessing, help us hear again, as if for the first time, that in and through you, we are holy, blameless, blessed. May we be the blessing you hope we will be, witnesses to your joy and love. Amen.

Scripture Reading  

Psalm 48           OT pp. 518

Message Who Does God Say We Are

Ephesians 1:1-14   NT pp. 191-192

Response to the Word

*Hymn of Response

Baptized In Water” UMH 2248

Pastoral Prayer


*Doxology & Prayer

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

There Is a Fountain  UMH 622



*Benediction Response

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.


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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