Freedom To Love

Freedom To Love

Live stream Sunday Service with Pastor Sue
Accompanied by a worship assistant
Accompanist Andrea Llafet

Galatians 5:1, 13-25

He Reigns
This is My Song
Trading My Sorrows

To Make an Offering:

Order Of Worship



Call to Worship

Worship Assistant: For freedom Christ has set us free.

All:  Free from fear that we cannot please God.

Worship Assistant:  For freedom Christ has set us free.

All:  Free to love those who are like us and free to love those who differ from us.

Worship Assistant:  For freedom Christ has set us free!

All:  Free to love God who first loved us.

Prayer (Worship Assistant):  Almighty God, you rule all the peoples of the earth. Inspire the minds of all women and men to whom you have committed the responsibility of government and leadership in the nations of the world. Give to them the vision of truth and justice, that by their counsel all nations and peoples may work together. Give to the people of our country zeal for justice and strength of forbearance, that we may use our liberty in accordance with your gracious will. Forgive our shortcomings as  a nation; purify our hearts to see and love the truth. We pray all these things through Jesus Christ.  Amen.

(Reprinted from The United Methodist Book of Worship)

Praise Team Songs:  He Reigns

Young Disciple Time

Silent Prayer

Pastoral Prayer 

Presentation of Our Offerings


Reading from the New Testament

Galatians 5:1, 13-25

For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love become slaves to one another. For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” If, however, you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another. Live by the Spirit, I say, and do not gratify the desires of the flesh. For what the flesh desires is opposed to the Spirit, and what the Spirit desires is opposed to the flesh; for these are opposed to each other, to prevent you from doing what you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not subject to the law. Now the works of the flesh are obvious: fornication, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, anger, quarrels, dissensions, factions, envy, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these. I am warning you, as I warned you before: those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit.

Hymn             This is My Song        UMH#437

The Message:   Freedom to Love

The Sacrament of Holy Communion

            The Great Thanksgiving

            The Breaking of the Bread

            The Giving of the Bread and Cup

            The Lord’s Prayer

Prayer After Communion:  Gracious God, You come to us in bread and cup.  Grant that we may carry your love into the world.  In Jesus’ name we pray.  Amen.

Closing Song          Make Me a Captive, Lord   UMH #421


The grace of Christ attend you. The love of God surround you. The Holy Spirit keep you. Abound in hope and grow in love both now and forever. Amen