May 13, 2018 Online Bulletin


Community Joys & Concerns

Prelude – acolyte lights candles on altar

*Call to Worship

One: Happy are those whose delight is in the law of God.

All: With a welcome heart, we shine.

One: On God’s law they meditate day and night.

All: With a joyful heart, we sing.

One: They are like trees planted by streams of water.

All: With a happy heart, we laugh.

One: They yield fruit in its season.

All: With a loving heart, we grow.

One: God watches over the righteous.

All: With a dancing heart, we delight.

*Opening Hymn

“The Church’s One Foundation” UMH 545

Opening Prayer 

God, our source of light and life, you lead the way to courage, to kindness, to generosity, and to love. You call us to be your people and to live in community with one another, always moving to our place of wholeness in you. Help us to receive your love with open hearts, so that we may become attuned to your will and way. Amen.

Special Music

Children and Mothers

Children’s Moment     Noisy Offering

Proclamation of the Word

Prayer for Illumination (liturgist only) 

Creator God, draw us into your spirit of truth and love. With open hearts, we welcome your presence as we hear and see your word made alive. Speak to us in this time of reflection on the word. Amen.

Scripture Reading  

John 17: 6-19         NT p. 111

Message                “Trees”

Psalm 1             OT p. 489

Response to the Word

*Hymn of Response         “The Servant Song”           TFWS 2222

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


*Doxology UMH 94


*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

“And Are We Yet Alive”  vv. 1-3 & 6 UMH 553              


*Benediction Response

Blest Be The Tie That Binds “ v. 1 UMH 557


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.

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