Gifts Of Outreach

Gifts Of Outreach

Mill Plain UMC
Sunday April 14, 2024
Gifts of Outreach

Hands to the Heavens
Blessed be Your Name
Called Me Higher
Now the Green Blade Riseth
Spirit of God Descend Upon Me

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Mill Plain UMC
April 14, 2024
10:00 am

Mill Plain UMC

 April 14th ,2024

10 a.m.

Greeting Each Other                          60 second timer

Praise Song                                    Hands to the heavens


Call to Worship

Worship Assistant:  Praise God’s name with dancing

People:  Make melody to God with tambourine and lyre

Worship Assistant:  For the Lord takes pleasure in his people.

People:  God adorns the humble with victory.

Opening Prayer

Holy One, we come today to present our bodies to you as a living sacrifice.  Through the Holy Spirit, you have given us gifts that differ according to the grace you give to each of us. 

Grant that we may be transformed by the renewing of our minds.  Lead us to use those gifts for the common good and for your glory.  In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

Praise Songs                                              Blessed be your name

                                                                        Called Me Higher                            

Young Disciples Moment

Choir                                                              Old Irish Blessing  OneLicense #240953

Silent Prayer

Pastoral Prayer

Lord’s Prayer


Presentation of Offerings



Acts 3:1-10

One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, at three o’clock in the afternoon. And a man lame from birth was being carried in. People would lay him daily at the gate of the temple called the Beautiful Gate so that he could ask for alms from those entering the temple. When he saw Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked them for alms. Peter looked intently at him, as did John, and said, “Look at us.” And he fixed his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them. But Peter said, “I have no silver or gold, but what I have I give you; in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, stand up and walk.” And he took him by the right hand and raised him up; and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong. Jumping up, he stood and began to walk, and he entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God. All the people saw him walking and praising God, and they recognized him as the one who used to sit and ask for alms at the Beautiful Gate of the temple; and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.

New Testament

Romans 12:1-8

I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect. For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us: prophecy, in proportion to faith; ministry, in ministering; the teacher, in teaching; the exhorter, in exhortation; the giver, in generosity; the leader, in diligence; the compassionate, in cheerfulness.

Hymn                                     Now The Green Blade Riseth #311

Sermon                                 Gift of Outreach


Loving God, we long to discern your will.

Jesus, we strive to unite with others in your body on earth today.

Holy Spirit, renew our minds and transform us by your grace.  Amen.

Hymn                                                 Spirit Of God Descend Upon My Heart  #500


Go into the world as a living sacrifice to God, for you have been transformed.  The love of God, the grace of Jesus Christ, and the presence of the Holy Spirit be with you.  Amen.