GREETING AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
And also with you.
The risen Christ is with us.
Praise the Lord!
CALL TO WORSHIP (from Psalm 67)
Leader: May God be gracious to us and bless us.
People: May God’s face shine brightly upon us.
Leader: We gather to praise you, O God.
People: We the people praise you, O God.
Leader: May you be glad and sing with joy.
People: For you judge us with equity and guide all who dwell on the earth.
Leader: You have blessed us in so many ways.
People: As we remember our blessings, we pray that we might now bring a sacrifice of praise to you, blessing your holy name through all that we say and do during this time of worship.
OPENING MUSIC “Amazing Grace” UMH 378
MOTHER’S DAY PRAYER
God of all creation, we are ever thankful that you are near to us in prayer. Grace us with your presence that we might be still and know that you are God. In these moments of prayer, we offer our gratitude for our families and friends and friends who are family. Especially this day do we thank you for the women in our lives: our mothers, grandmothers, godmothers and aunts. We thank you for teachers and mentors and youth leaders. For all the women in our lives who have nurtured us and loved us, strengthened us and sustained us for the women we name in our hearts, we thank you. Make us worthy of their faithful love and belief in us, we pray: and help us to so love others. We pray in the name of the one who taught us what a life of love looks like, Jesus the Christ, who taught us to say when we pray…
THE LORD’S PRAYER: together
PSALM 98 UMH 818
TIME WITH THE YOUTH
WORSHIP MUSIC: “Pass It On” UMH 572
PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD
PRAYER FOR 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. Amen.
GOSPEL LESSON: John 15:9-17 PB, pg. 104
EPISTLE LESSON: 1 John 5:1-6 PB, pg. 224
THE MESSAGE: Guest Speaker Matt Magill
PRAYERS AND OFFERING
RECEIVING THE OFFERING
We will be taking an offering for the Gideon’s also.
Please mark your extra giving accordingly.
*PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING UMH 71
“Glory be to the Father”
CONFESSION and PARDON
We confess, O God, how difficult it is to be still. And once we are still, we confess how difficult it is to listen. And once we listen, we confess how difficult it is to obey. Forgive us our restlessness, our hearing deficiency and our negligence of your nudges. Grant us another chance and nudge on in the name of Jesus. Amen.
In the name of Jesus the Christ, Redeemer and Sustainer you are forgiven. Amen.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE: Joys and Concerns
*CLOSING MUSIC Matt and Mary Magill
*CIRCLE SONG UMH 349
Turn your eyes upon Jesus; look full in His wonderful face, and the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.
*Stand as you are able.The quiet room is available in the back of the sanctuary if needed.
Bulletin/ sermon used by permission from Homiletics.