Community Joys & Concerns
Prelude – acolyte lights candles on altar
*Call to Worship
Leader: For those who have not been welcomed before,
People: You are welcomed by Christ here.
Leader: For those who have been turned away,
People: Christ is opening the door for you.
Leader: For those who have been forgotten,
People: God cannot forget you, for God made you.
Leader: Come, join together in worship of our God.
People: You are God’s beloved. We welcome each other in the name of Christ. Amen.
Blessed are you, O God, for you have made us your children. You have brought us here to worship you and given us the confidence of your salvation. Teach us your truth, and send your Holy Spirit upon us this day. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Children’s Moment Picnic Basket Sharing
Proclamation of the Word
Prayer for Illumination (liturgist only)
Gracious God, as we turn to your Word for us, may the Spirit of God rest upon us. Help us to be steadfast in our hearing, in our speaking, in our believing and in our living. Amen.
Message Into the Land of Faith
Isaiah 36-38 OT pp. 663-666
John 6:1-21 NT pp. 97-98
Ephesians 3:14-21 NT p. 193
Response to the Word
*Hymn of Response
“It Is Well” UMH 377
*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.
“Only Trust Him” UMH 337
“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.