Come, Let Us Adore Him!
† Indicates to stand if you are able.
Prayer cards may be filled out prior to the first
hymn and placed in the offering plate in the back
of the church, or handed to an usher during the
We Gather as the Body of Christ
PRELUDE Heidi Prior
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS Pastor Bob
INTROIT Spirit of the Living God / Choir
CALL TO WORSHIP Carolyn Neff, Liturgist
† HYMN Thy Word is a Lamp
/ UMC Hymnal # 601
Acolyte(s) will bring in the Light of Christ
OLD TESTAMENT READING
Deuteronomy 30: 15-20 / OT page 184
OPENING PRAYER (Unison)
Encourage us, O Lord, in this time of worship, in the ways we need to be encouraged. Strengthen us, O God, and guide us that we might walk in your ways; And find the abundance of life you offer. Send your Holy Spirit to be with us and within us, this day. Amen.
1 Corinthians 3: 1-9 / NT page 166
CHILDREN’S TIME WITH PASTOR BOB
Due to technical problems,
there are no videos this week, sorry.
Nursery aged children may leave for nursery care.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
PRAYER RESPONSE THE LORD’S PRAYER
/ Sacred Dance sung by Barbra Streisand
We Attend to the Word
† HYMN A Wilderness Wandering People
/ Worship & Song Hymnal # 3113
† GOSPEL READING
Matthew 5: 21-37 / NT page 4
Pastor: This is the Word of God for the
people of God
People: Thanks be to God.
“Sermon on the Mount (part 3)”
We Gather at Christ's Table
Go Light Your World / Choir
† DOXOLOGY UMC HYMNAL #94
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise God, all creatures here below; Alleluia! Alleluia!
Praise God, the source of all our gifts! Praise Jesus Christ, whose
power up-lifts! Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
† BLESSING THE OFFERING (Unison)
Bless all that has been given, O Lord, to do your good work in our world. Bless the desires of our hearts, O Lord, and encourage us to forgive, to be reconciled, and to live together in peace. In the name of Christ, Amen.
We Are Sent in Ministry to the World
† HYMN Make Me a Channel of Your Peace
/ The Faith We Sing Hymnal # 2171
(Please form a circle around the sanctuary to
receive the Benediction and to sing to each other).
May you follow Jesus, knowing he will lead you in just the right way. May you live by the Spirit, allowing your priorities and perspective to be of God and not of this world. And may you know that you are loved by God who showers you with grace, so that you may grow and mature in your faith, in the unique way that only you can. Amen.
Let There Be Peace on Earth
/ UMC Hymnal # 431
POSTLUDE Heidi Prior