(Please take this time during the prelude to quiet your hearts before God
and peacefully anticipate the movement of the Holy Spirit.)
*Call to Worship
Leader: By the power of God's word, we are created.
People: By the power of God's passion, we are redeemed.
Leader: By the power of God's presence, we are renewed.
ALL: God's power is the credential of our ministry, for in the victory over
evil and death is our hope of the new life, "both now and forever."
*Hymn of Praise
“Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”
We are still basking
in the glory and joy of Christ's Easter victory, O God. The
stone was rolled away! The "stones" which have trapped us -
our worries, fears, anxieties, troubles of various sorts -
need not threaten us. We pray that your power that raised
Christ from the dead will also raise us out of darkness and
WE TALK TO GOD THROUGH PRAYER
Praises, Joys and Concerns
Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth,
as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
CELEBRATING OUR GIFTS
Offering of Tithes and Gifts to the Lord
Doxology and Prayer of Thanksgiving
“Doxology” UMH #95
CELEBRATING THE WORD
Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19
I love the
LORD, because he has heard my voice and my supplications.
Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on
him as long as I live.
of death encompassed me; the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me;
I suffered distress and anguish.
Then I called on the name of the Lord:
"O Lord, I
beseech thee, save my life!"
I render to the LORD for all his bounty to me?
will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of
I will pay
my vows to the Lord
in the presence of all his people.
Precious in the sight of the Lord
is the death of his saints.
I am thy servant; I am thy servant, the son of thy handmaid.
Thou hast loosed my bonds.
will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on
the name of the Lord.
in the courts of the house of the Lord,
in your midst, O Jerusalem. Praise the Lord!
Special Music and Testimonies
1 Samuel 16:1-13
"God Saw a
King" Rev. Debbie Hills
“Open My Eyes, That I May See”
*Dismissal With Blessing