Parents and Children

Parents and Children

Mill Plain UMC Sunday May 8,2022
Parents and Children

Morning Has Broken
He leadeth Me
A Charge to Keep Have I

Mill Plain UMC

Sunday May 8, 2022


Welcome Announcements 


Call to Worship

Worship Assistant:  My child keep your father’s commandment, and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.

People:  Bind them upon your heart always, tie them around your neck.

Opening Prayer

In you, O God, every family on earth receives its name.  Illumine the homes of this earth with the light of your love, granting courage to those who are hurt or lonely, endurance to those who care for sick family members, and wisdom to those in fearful times of change.  We thank you for gifts of love we have received from mother, father, spouse, child, or companion.  As we have been loved by you and by others, so may we love.  Grant us your peace, through Jesus the Christ.  Amen.

SONG Morning Has Broken #145

Young disciple’s Moment

Silent Prayer

Pastoral Prayer

Lord’s Prayer

Mission Moment  “Babies in Need”

Presentation of Offerings


Old Testament

Proverbs 4:1-9

Listen, children, to a father’s instruction,
and be attentive, that you may gain insight;
for I give you good precepts:
do not forsake my teaching.
When I was a son with my father,
tender, and my mother’s favorite,
he taught me, and said to me,
“Let your heart hold fast my words;
keep my commandments, and live.
Get wisdom; get insight: do not forget, nor turn away
from the words of my mouth.
Do not forsake her, and she will keep you;
love her, and she will guard you.
The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom,
and whatever else you get, get insight.
Prize her highly, and she will exalt you;
she will honor you if you embrace her.
She will place on your head a fair garland;
she will bestow on you a beautiful crown.”

New Testament

Ephesians 6:1-8

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” —this is the first commandment with a promise: “so that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.” And, fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, in singleness of heart, as you obey Christ; not only while being watched, and in order to please them, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart. Render service with enthusiasm, as to the Lord and not to men and women, knowing that whatever good we do, we will receive the same again from the Lord, whether we are slaves or free.

Song He Leadeth Me #128

Message: Parents and Children


Pastor: For our mothers, who have given us life and love, that we may show them reverence and love,

People:  We pray to the Lord.

Pastor:  For mothers who have lost a child through death, that their faith may give them hope, and their family and friends support and console them.

People:  We pray to the Lord.

Pastor:  For mothers, who have been unable to be a source of strength, who have not responded to their children, and have not sustained their families.

People:  We pray to the Lord.

Pastor:  For women, though without children of their own, who like mothers have nurtured and cared for us.

People:  We pray to the Lord.

All:  Loving God, as a mother gives life and nourishment to her children, so you watch over your Church.  Bless women, that they may be strengthened as Christian leaders.  Let the example of their faith and love shine forth.  Grant that we, their sons and daughters, may honor them always with a spirit of profound respect.  Grant this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

(Reprinted from The United Methodist Book  of Worship, copyright 1992, by permission of The United Methodist Publishing House.)

Song A Charge to Keep I Have #413


May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen