The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you
And also with you
The risen Christ is with us.
Praise the Lord!
PRELUDE: Quiet your thoughts of the world and be in worship. Patty Bell
*PRAISE MUSIC: “Pass It On” UMH 572
STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe in God, who created our world and every living thing in it. Because all people in all places are God’s children, we believe they have the right to be treated with dignity. We believe in Jesus Christ, who died on the cross to save us from our sins. We understand and believe that the power of his redeeming grace is available to all who seek it. As recipients of that grace, we also believe we are called to live out and share the good news of the gospel. We believe in the power of the Holy Spirit to make all things new through God’s grace and love. As we are forgiven, so must we forgive others. We believe in the Triune God, who continues to create, wash us clean in the baptismal water and inspire and empower us to serve in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
HYMN: “What A Friend We Have In Jesus” UMH 526
Psalm 81:1, 10-16
Sing aloud to God our strength; shout for joy to the God of Jacob.
“I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide and I will fill it. But my people did not listen to my voice; Israel would not submit to me. So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts, to follow their own counsels. O that my people would listen to me, that Israel would walk in my ways!
Then I would quickly subdue their enemies, and turn my hand against their foes. Those who hate the Lord would cringe before hi, and their doom would last forever. I would feed you with the finest of the wheat, and with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.”
TIME WITH THE YOUTH
PRAYERS AND OFFERING
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE: Joys and Concerns
THE LORD’S PRAYER
RECEIVING OUR OFFERING
* PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING:
“We Bring The Sacrifice Of Praise” Renew 3
We bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the Lord. We bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the Lord. And we offer up to you the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and we offer up to you the sacrifices of joy.