Senior Recognition – Natalie Allen (Pete & Mandi’s daughter)
Community Joys & Concerns
Prelude – acolyte lights candles on altar
*Call to Worship
One: God is with us.
All: God is here.
One: We are grateful.
All: We praise you, God.
One: You have loved us faithfully.
All: You are steadfast, Holy One.
One: God is with us, in the midst of trouble.
All: God is with us in every joy.
One: God remembers God’s promises to us.
All: God’s love lasts forever.
One: Come let us worship.
“The Summons” TFWS 2130
As we gather to enter the presence of God together in community, each one of us is yearning to thank God in different ways. Open your hearts as we open our prayers.
Let us pray in silence and stillness. May we be present with God.
Speak aloud, into the silence, a word of gratitude to say thank you to God.
Children’s Moment Noisy Offering
Proclamation of the Word
Prayer for Illumination (liturgist only)
We thank you, Creator God, for your vision for justice and wholeness for our world that we read about in your Word. May our hearts and minds be open to that vision of justice. May we be moved during our time of worship to seek to transform our world to the wholeness you intend. Amen.
Psalm 138 OT p. 577
Message When God Isn’t Enough
1 Samuel 8 OT p. 251
Response to the Word
*Hymn of Response
“His Eye Is On the Sparrow” TFWS 2146
*The Apostle’s Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord:
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. The third day he arose from the dead, he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
*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.
“Blessed Assurance” UMH 369
*Benediction Response “This Little Light of Mine”
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.