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!
PRELUDE Patty Bell
For the times when we have done everything right and things went wrong:
Grant us patience, O God.
For the times when we have been so betrayed that it took our breath away:
Grant us your peace and your full presence, O God.
For the times when we have given love and been met with hate:
Help us to remember Jesus: O God
For the times when our kindness has been met with evil:
Grant us resilience, O God.
For all the times in our lives when betrayal, hate and evil have been the response to our love:
Help us to move on. Amen.
*PRAISE MUSIC: ”I Love To Tell The Story” UMH 156
PSALM 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b PB, pg. 533
TIME WITH THE YOUTH
HYMN: “Here I Am, Lord” UMH 593
PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD
OLD TESTAMENT LESSON: Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 PB, pg. 33
THE MESSAGE: Pastor Vicki Lerdahl
*HYMN RESPONSE: “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” UMH 140
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE: Joys and Concerns
God of great love, help us to open our hearts to your love and soften our closed minds. Help us to move beyond the bog we find ourselves in by breathing deeply of your Spirit and reaching to our highest selves in you. Enable us to delight in the laughter of a child, the beauty of a sunset, the scent of a rose, and thus see the glory of your world. We ask these things in the name of the One who knew hatred and loved still, Jesus the Christ.
And now as the children of God let us pray the prayer our Lord has taught us:
THE LORD’S PRAYER
COMMUNION AND OFFERIN
INVITATION UMH 12
CONFESSION AND PARDON UMH 12
OUR OFFERING UMH 13
* PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING UMH 488
Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.
THANKSGIVING UMH 13
COMMUNION UMH 14
*CIRCLE SONG: “Into My Heart”
Into my heart, into my heart. Come into my heart Lord Jesus. Come in today. Come in to stay. Come into my heart Lord Jesus.