*CALL TO WORSHIP .
One: God of Life,
People: you are as near to us as our breath.
One: Touch our eyes
People: that we may see you;
One: Open our ears
People: that we may hear your voice;
One: Enter our hearts
People: that we may know your love.
One: Grace our souls and bodies with your presence,
People: that we might feel your strength and your healing
Come, God of breath and wholeness, in the name of Jesus
*Hymn of Praise “My
O God, at times we know the pain of being exiled -
lamenting what once was and never will be again. In those
times, remind us of your power and your faithfulness to do
more than what we can imagine. May we step forward with
boldness, trusting your promises; for you did not give us a
spirit of timidity, but rather a spirit of power and of
love. In Christ's name we pray. Amen.
My Head” TFWS
So Glad Jesus Lifted Me"
Live So God Can Use Me "
WE TALK TO GOD THROUGH PRAYER
Praises, Joys and
by Bishop Adam J. Richardson, Jr
of the African Methodist Episcopal Church
Our 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,
the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
CELEBRATING OUR GIFTS
offering of tithes and gifts to the lord
and Prayer of Thanksgiving
CELEBRATING THE WORD
SPECIAL MUSIC AND
(based on articles
written by AME leaders and Taylor Burton-
Edwards, UMC Director, Worship Resources)
* OLD TESTAMENT LESSON
Proverbs 22:1-2, 6-9, 22-23
* EPISTLE LESSON
James 2: 1 - 10, 14-17
Leader: The word of God for the people of God.
People: Thanks be to God.
"Life Every Voice and
Sing" # 519