PRELUDE Robert Reese
CALL TO WORSHIP –Responsively
Leader: Grace to you, and peace.
All: From God our Father, and from our Lord, Jesus Christ!
Leader: Draw near to God.
All: And He will draw near to you.
All: Come let us worship Him!
* HYMN “Do, Lord, Remember Me” UMH #527
CALL TO CONFESSION
PRAYER OF CONFESSION-Unison
Eternal God, in Whom we live and move and have our being; Whose face is hidden from us by our sins and, Whose mercy we forget in the blindness of our hearts: Cleanse us we implore You, from all our offenses and deliver us from proud thoughts and vain desires, that with lowliness and meekness we may draw near to You, confessing our faults, confiding in Your grace, and finding Your our refuge and our strength, through Jesus Christ Your Son. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
TIME WITH YOUTH Janet Keffer
*HYMN “Take My Life, and Let It Be” UMH #399
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON Matthew 8:23-27
PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS
Eternal God: in the abundance of Your love and mercy, You have granted us the gift of life, plus so many material blessings. Thanks be to You! May we ever be aware of Your spirit working in our lives, giving us the grace of true gratitude and fulfilling through us the purpose You have for the well being of our neighbors, We pray in Jesus Name. Amen.
RECEIVING OUR OFFERING
*PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING
*DOXOLOGY UMH #95
JOYS AND CONCERNS-PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE Janet Keffer
THE LORD’S PRAYER
SPECIAL MUSIC Sally Reese
PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON John 12:20-26
THE MESSAGE “Sir, We Would See Jesus” Michael Keffer
“In The Presence of Fear”
*HYMN “Great is Thy Faithfulness” UMH#140
*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.
*BLESSING-May the peace of God abide with you and His gracious mercy bless you always.
*Stand as you are able. The quiet room is available in the back of the sanctuary if needed.