Community Joys & Concerns
Prelude – acolyte lights candles on altar
*Call to Worship
One: God is a stronghold for the oppressed.
All: Hold on.
One: God is a stronghold in times of trouble.
All: Hold on.
One: We put our trust in God. Let us worship.
“How Firm a Foundation” UMH 529
In times of uncertainty, we can feel powerless. May we choose our responses wisely. May we equip ourselves with knowledge, patience, kindness, holiness of spirit, genuine love, and truthful speech. May we be wide open to your possibilities, O God. Embolden us to open our hearts as we worship together and sing your praises, and as we live together reflecting your love widely and deeply. Amen.
Children’s Moment Telescope
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.
Message Agents of Christ
Response to the Word
*Hymn of Response
“God of Grace and God of Glory” UMH 577
*The Apostles 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.
“Are Ye Able” UMH 530
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
Nursery available for children 3 and under.