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 Sharon Stewart, Liturgist
OPENING PRAYER (Unison)
We seek your blessing, O Lord. In our lives. We seek to be reminded of what it means to be blessed by you; as individuals and as a community of faith. Send your Holy Spirit to be with us and among us this day, as we worship you together, In the name of Jesus. Amen.
† HYMN We Are Called
/ The Faith We Sing Hymnal # 2172
Acolyte(s) will bring in the Light of Christ
OLD TESTAMENT READING
Micah 6:1-8 / OT page 817
CHILDREN’S TIME WITH PASTOR BOB
Nursery aged children may leave for nursery care.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
CALL TO CONFESSION
PRAYER OF CONFESSION (Unison)
Compassionate God, we come before you to admit that we are not without blame, for we do not always do what is right. We do not always speak the truth as you desire us to do. We can be unkind and hold grudges when you ask us to be kind and forgive. We can be ungenerous with our time and resources, when you ask us to share from our abundance. We can walk far from the path you desire for us to walk, and we can find it difficult to make our way back. Forgive us, O God, and dwell within our hearts, always. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Pastor: None of us is without sin. None of us is without blame. But the
good news is that we have this promise from our God:
ALL: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. Thanks be to God. Amen.
We Attend to the Word
† COMMUNION HYMN All Who Hunger
/ The Faith We Sing Hymnal # 2126
Preface TFWS / # 2257-a
Sanctus TFWS / # 2257-b
Memorial Acclamation TFWS / # 2257-c
Great Amen TFWS / # 2257-d
COME TO THE TABLE TO RECEIVE GOD’S BLESSING
When Love is Found / Choir
PRAYER FOLLOWING COMMUNION
The Lord’s Prayer
† GOSPEL READING Matthew 5: 1-12 / 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 1)”
We Gather at Christ's Table
Blest Are They / Choir
† DOXOLOGY # 94 UMC HYMNAL
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)
Most Holy God, as the wise men offered their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to Jesus, so we offer our gifts – our tithes and offerings – to you. Bless these gifts, O Lord, and use them to make a difference throughout the world. Amen.
We Are Sent in Ministry to the World
† HYMN You Are My All in All
/ # 3040 Worship & Song Hymnal
(Please form a circle around the sanctuary to
receive the Benediction and to sing to each other).
God doesn’t require extravagant sacrifice. God simply requires that we live our lives in alignment with the divine priorities. May you act justly in the midst of the everyday world. May you love kindness, and may your actions flow from that kindness. And may you walk humbly with your God. Amen.
Let There Be Peace on Earth
/ # 431 UMC Hymnal
POSTLUDE Heidi Prior