Bulletin – February 27, 2011

GATHERING

GREETING

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

And also with you.

The risen Christ is with us.

Praise the Lord!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PRELUDE                                                                              Patty Bell

*PRAISE MUSIC:      “Rejoice, The Lord Is King”               UMH 716

INVOCATION

God, you are a holy and righteous judge. May the offerings we bring this day give you honor you so greatly deserve. May the words we speak, the songs we sing and the posture of our bodies glorify you. Without you, our actions are worthless. Help us worship you with all that we are. All glory and honor and praise be to you. Our King.

LITANY

Call: Let the Lord judge the peoples. Judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness, according to my integrity, O Most High.

Response: Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love,        according to your great compassion.

Call: God is a righteous judge, a God who expresses his wrath every day.

Response: Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love,        according to your great compassion.

Call: The Lord reigns forever, he has established his throne for judgment.

Response: Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love,        according to your great compassion.

Call: He will judge the world in righteousness; he will govern the peoples with justice.

Response: Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love,        according to your great compassion.

All: I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High. — Based on Psalms 7, 9. 51.

HYMN:      “Where He Leads Me”                                        UMH 338

TIME WITH THE YOUTH

PRAYERS AND OFFERING

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE: Joys and Concerns

PASTORAL PRAYER

THE LORD’S PRAYER

RECEIVING OUR OFFERING

* PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING

“Doxology”                                                             UMH 95

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise God, all creatures here below; praise him above, ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.  Amen.

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON:                   Isaiah 49: 8-16a      PB, pg. 644 OT

EPISTLE LESSON:                1 Corinthians 4:1-5           PB, pg. 158 NT

GOSPEL LESSON:                 Matthew 6:24-34              PB, pg. 6 NT

THE MESSAGE                                                  Pastor Vicki Lerdahl

PRAYER RESPONSE            “Amazing Grace”                     UMH 378

SENDING FORTH

*CIRCLE SONG:     “Spirit of the Living God”                      UMH 393

Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.  Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.  Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me.  Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.

*BLESSING

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