Live stream Sunday Service with Pastor Sue
Accompanied by a worship assistant
Accompanist Andrea Llafet
Like An Avalanche
O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing #57
God of Grace and God of Glory
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Order Of Worship
Worship Assistant: Since there is encouragement in Christ,
All: Since there is consolation from love,
Worship Assistant: Since there is sharing in the Spirit:
All: Our joy is complete. We are of the same mind and the same love.
Opening Prayer (Worship Assistant)
Most gracious God, we come before you this day to confess that we are not always of one mind. We allow our differences of opinion and our changing preferences about life to pull us apart. We do not always agree and we do not always like each other. Forgive us and lead us to have one mind in Christ, a mind focused on loving you and seeking the best for each other at all times. Fill us with your Holy Spirit that we may be united in that same Spirit. Amen.
Songs of Praise by Praise Team Like An Avalanche
The Lord’s Prayer
Presentation of Our Offerings
Reading from the New Testament
If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death— even death on a cross. Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Hymn Oh, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing (verses 1-4) UMH #57
The Message The Verb of Faith
Teach us, O God, to not only speak the language of faith but to live it. Move us to be the verbs we speak, that we may humbly empty ourselves of all but love and follow after the example of Christ. Amen.
Reception into Membership
We give thanks for all that God has already given you and we welcome you in Christian love. As members together with you in the body of Christ and in this congregation of The United Methodist Church, we renew our covenant faithfully to participate in the ministries of the church by our prayers, our presence, our gifts, and our service, that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ.
Closing Song God of Grace and God of Glory UMH #577
Let every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God. And the blessings of God, the love of Jesus Christ, and the presence of the Holy Spirit be with you. Amen.