Leader: Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
ALL: And also with you.
PRELUDE Robert Reese
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: God’s law is perfect, it revives the soul.
God’s commandments are pure, they enlighten our eyes.
All: Let the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, our rock and redeemer.
Leader: Come let us worship God!
ALL: Come let us worship Him!
* HYMN “Jesus Shall Reign” UMH #157 vs. 1-4
CALL TO CONFESSION
PRAYER OF CONFESSION-Unison
Gracious God, we lower our heads before You and we confess that we have too often forgotten that we are Yours. Sometimes we carry on our lives as if there was no God and we fall short of being a credible witness to You. For these things we ask Your forgiveness and we also ask for Your strength. Give us clear minds and open hearts so we may witness of You in our world. Remind us to be who You would have us to be, regardless of what we are doing or who we are with. Hold us to You and build our relationship with You and with those You have given us on earth. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON (Read responsively)
Leader: Friends, believe the gospel.
ALL: Through Christ we live in assurance that we are forgiven and are joined together as equally cherished members of the household of God.
Leader: Friends, believe the Good News. In Jesus Christ we are forgiven. Amen.
TIME WITH YOUTH Michael Keffer
*HYMN “Great is Thy Faithfulness” UMH #140
OLD TESTAMENT LESSON Exodus 34:29-35
PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS
God of Wisdom and Grace, Help us to understand what “enough” means in our lives. Please search our empty spaces and fill us with Your never-ending Grace.
Please search our cloyed, over-filled spaces and rid us of the excesses that keep us from You and others. Please use this blessed offering time to fill and empty and bring about Your realm of enough. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
RECEIVING OUR OFFERING
*PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING
*DOXOLOGY UMH #95
JOYS AND CONCERNS-PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE Michael Keffer
THE LORD’S PRAYER
PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON Matthew 17:1-8
THE MESSAGE “Three Men on a Mountain” Janet Keffer
*HYMN “Pass It On” UMH #572
*CIRCLE SONG: “He Lives” UMH #310
He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today! He walks with me and talks with me along life’s narrow way. He lives, He lives, salvation to impart! You ask me how I know He lives! He lives within my heart.
*Stand as you are able. The quiet room is available in the back of the sanctuary if needed.