Leader: Trust in the Lord and do good.
All: May the Lord give strength to the people!
Leader: O taste and see the Lord is good!
All: God is our refuge and strength.
PRELUDE Robert Reese
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: From the rising of the sun to the going down of the sun,
All: The Lords name is to be praised.
Leader: O servants of the Lord, praise His name.
ALL: And worship Him!
* HYMN “Christ Is Alive” UMH #318
CALL TO CONFESSION
PRAYER OF CONFESSION-Unison
Our heavenly Father, who by Your love has made us, and through Your love has kept us, and in Your love would make us perfect: we humbly confess that we have not loved You with all our heart and soul and mind and strength; nor have we loved one another as Christ loved us. Forgive what we have been; help us to amend what we are; by Your spirit direct what we shall be; so shall You come into the full glory of Your creation in us and in all people; to the honor of Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom we pray. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
TIME WITH YOUTH Janet Keffer
*HYMN “What Wondrous Love Is This” UMH #292
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON John 10:22-30
PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS
O God, in whom all things exist: You do not need that Your people buy You anything; yet as we do, ours is the honor of serving Your Son, ours is the joy of sharing with others, ours is the blessing of coming closer to You. So receive this offering, we pray, that we may possess these blessings 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
OLD TESTAMENT LESSON Psalm 23
THE MESSAGE “When the Darkness is at its Worst” Michael Keffer
*HYMN “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty” UMH #64
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 Lord bless you and keep you. Amen.
*Stand as you are able. The quiet room is available in the back of the sanctuary if needed.