Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.
They will sing before the Lord, for he comes, he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness and the people in his truth.
Psalm 96:1 & 13
PRELUDE Robert Reese
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: O God who has led us.
People: We praise You.
Leader: O God, Who has blessed us.
People: We thank You.
Leader: Receive our praise and thanks, as gladly we worship You.
People: To Your Holy Name be glory forever!
* HYMN “How Great Thou Art” UMH #77
CALL TO CONFESSION
UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION-Unison
We have Sinned O, God, for we have transgressed Your commandments; we have sinned, O God, for we have refused the call of Christ to righteous living and fearlessness; we have sinned, O God, for we have resisted the movement of Your Holy Spirit, directing our lives. Forgive us our sin, O God, even as now we confess it to You, and help us to keep Your commandments, to heed Your call, and to obey Your Holy Spirit. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
TIME WITH YOUTH Janet Keffer
*HYMN “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise” UMH #103
OLD TESTAMENT LESSON Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10
PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS
O God, we return to You a part of what You have given us. For this way we try to say “Thank You” for Your love, and care, and blessings. Bless what we do in making this offering. Bless the people and causes these gifts will help. Bless us, yet again, who have given. 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
PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD
PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON Luke 4:14-21
THE MESSAGE Michael Keffer
*HYMN “There is a Balm in Gilead” UMH #375
*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 (The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all)
*Stand as you are able. The quiet room is available in the back of the sanctuary if needed.