June 3, 2018 Online Bulletin



Community Joys & Concerns

Prelude – acolyte lights candles on altar

*Call to Worship

One: As we gather today

All: we listen for the voice of God

One: in our innermost being.

All: We listen for the voice of God

One: in the words we read, the songs we sing, the prayers we pray.

All: We listen for the voice of God

One: in words of hope and kindness.

All: We listen for the voice of God

One: in the difficult words that need to be said.

All: As we gather, may we listen and may we hear.

*Opening Hymn

Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service            UMH 581

Opening Prayer 

We begin our time together in a moment of quiet.

We listen to the sounds around us. 

We listen to the thoughts of our hearts. 

God who speaks and who hears, we remember again that it is you we worship, and you are here with us.  Amen.

Special Music

Proclamation of the Word

Prayer for Illumination (liturgist only) 

God of ordinary time, God of extraordinary presence, we come into your presence today, open to hear your call, to wonder at your knowledge, ready to proclaim your message. Help us to discern the heart of your message and give us the courage to proclaim that love. Amen.

Scripture Reading  

Psalm 139     OT p. 577-578

Message Treasure In Plastic Bottles

2 Corinthians 4:5-12             NT p. 180

Response to the Word

*Hymn of Response

Have Thine Own Way            UMH 382

*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.

Pastoral Prayer

Invitation to the Table UMH p. 12

Confession and Pardon UMH p. 12


*Doxology & Prayer

The Great Thanksgiving UMH p. 13

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.

Receiving the bread and cup

Sending Forth

*Sending Hymn

We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations              UMH 569              


*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

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