WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
PRELUDE Patty Bell
*PRAISE MUSIC: “Here I Am Lord” UMH 593
CALL TO WORSHIP
We live in a world filled with so much stuff and junk that we can barely see over all the piles of it. So God, what if in our world of junk we have lowered you to our level? What if we have made piles of Jesus junk, heaped it at your altar and then had the nerve to call it worship? God, help us rekindle the fire of your passion. Help us remember that we are to worship you with awe, for you are an awesome God, worthy of our praise and worship. Amen.
AFFIRMATION OF FAITH UMH 88
HYMN: “Rock Of Ages, Cleft For Me” UMH 361
In you, O Lord, I take refuge; let me never be put to shame. In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline your ear to me and save me. Be to me a rock of refuge, a strong fortress, to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress. Rescue me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of the unjust and cruel. For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O Lord, from my youth. Upon you I have learned from my birth; it was you who took me from my mother’s womb. My praise is continually of you.
TIME WITH THE YOUTH
PRAYERS AND OFFERING
CONFESSION AND PARDON UMH 8
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE: Joys and Concerns
God of blazing fire and darkest night, God of gloom and tempest, God of grace and life and love, we, your people present to you in the offering a piece of who we are. In these offerings are the fruit of our labor. We present these as a part of our worship; we present these out of our awe for who you are and all that you have done in our lives. We ask that you find our offerings acceptable in your sight. Use them for your glory, now and forever. Amen.
RECEIVING OUR OFFERING
* PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING
“He Is Lord” UMH 177
He is Lord, He is Lord! He is risen from the dead and He is Lord! Every knee shall bow, every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.
PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD
PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of our hearts, be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, our Rock and our Redeemer. Amen.
GOSPEL LESSON: Luke 13:10-17 PB, pg. 72 NT
EPISTLE LESSON: Hebrew 12:18-29 PB, pg. 211 NT
THE MESSAGE Pastor Vicki
*HYMN RESPONSE: “We Shall Overcome” UMH 533
*CIRCLE SONG: “Surely The Presence” UMH 328
Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place; I can feel His mighty power and His grace. I can hear the brush of angels’ wings, I see glory on each face; surely the presence of the Lord is in this place.