The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
And also with you.
The risen Christ is with us.
Praise the Lord!
PRELUDE Patty Bell
*PRAISE MUSIC: “Open My Eyes, That I May See” UMH 454
Who is worthy to enter into the house of God? Those who are blameless in word and deed. Those who treat friends and neighbors with fairness. Those who stand up for what is right even at their own peril. Those who have not been corrupted by the greed of our world. And then, all of us, who have yet to reach the standard you have set. But we have taken this step to seek you and your ways. Bless us this hour with your presence and your grace. Amen.
–Based on Psalm 15.
O Lord, who may abide in your tent? Who may dwell on your holy hill? Those who walk blamelessly, and do what is right, and speak the truth from their heart; who do not slander with their tongue, and do no evil to their friends, nor take up a reproach against their neighbors; in whose eyes the
wicked are despised, but who honor their hurt; who do not lend money at
interest, and do not take a bribe against the innocent. Those who do these things shall never be moved.
TIME WITH THE YOUTH: Bee Attitudes
HYMN: “What A Friend We Have In Jesus” UMH 526
PRAYERS AND OFFERING
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
I have broken more commandments than I have kept. I have fallen short of what I know you would have me do on any hourly basis. I treat with disrespect those whom I claim to hold most dear and hold up with awe men and women who have done great things not in your eye but in the eyes of the world. Help me, O Lord, to reorient my own life and values so they are in line with yours. Help me make strides every day to become one who can stand in your house with honor. Amen.
ONE MINUTE OF SILENT REFLECTION
Thanks be to God, through Jesus Christ’s life, death and resurrection we have received forgiveness. Amen.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE: Joys and Concerns
THE LORD’S PRAYER
RECEIVING OUR OFFERING
* PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING
“Jesus, Remember Me” UMH 488
Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.
PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD
PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION
Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit,
that, as the Scriptures are read and your Word proclaimed,
we may hear with joy what you say to us today.
GOSPEL LESSON: Matthew 5:1-12 PB, pg. 4 NT
THE MESSAGE Pastor Vicki Lerdahl
RESPONSE: “Trust And Obey” UMH 467
*CIRCLE SONG: “Surely The Presence Of The Lord” 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.
The quiet room is available in the back of the sanctuary if needed.