3rd Sunday after Pentecost

We Gather as the Body of Christ

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND FUNNY STORY

CALL TO WORSHIP           Pastor Bob

HYMN: “His Eye Is on the Sparrow”

#2146 The Faith We Sing Hymnal

OPENING PRAYER (unison)

Heavenly Father, we are grateful for your care and protection,  for the way you provide for us and guide us on our life’s journey. We thank you for earthly fathers, for those of us who were able  to have a father whom we respected  and who cared deeply for us.   But we acknowledge that not all fathers are able to be faithful and present  in the way that they should be.   So for those of us who have complicated feelings on this day,  stay near us and give us comfort and hope.   And for those among us who are fathers, we ask for you to help them on the journey –  Give them wisdom and discernment. Give them courage and comfort.   O Lord, all days belong to you, and this day belongs to you, too.   May it give you glory.   In the name of Jesus.   Amen.

A READING FROM THE GOSPELS

Matthew 10: 24-39

CHILDREN'S TIME WITH PASTOR BOB

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

PASTORAL PRAYER with the

Lord’s Prayer

PRAYER RESPONSE

“It is Well with My Soul”

#377 vs 1 UMC Hymnal

EPISTLE LESSON         Romans 8: 12-17

HYMN      “Great is Thy Faithfulness”

             #140 UMC Hymnal

MEDITATION

“God as a Father”

OFFERTORY

“This is My Father’s World”      Choir

BLESSING OF THE OFFERING (unison)

Gracious and loving God accept these material offerings as a symbol of our love for you. May they represent our commitment to feed the hungry, house the homeless, and encourage the lost and lonely. With these gifts may we also commit to share the good news with people we encounter and witness to this life you have given us. We pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

We Are Sent in Ministry to the World

HYMN:   “Love Lifted Me”

#3101 Worship & Song Hymnal

BENEDICTION

Let us leave this place renewed in our faith and life. God feeds with the bread of life. Do not hide your faith but share it with others. Because God has been good to us, let us share this goodness with others. May the love of God, the joy of Jesus, and the companionship of the Holy Spirit be with you now and always. Amen.

HYMN“Let There Be Peace on Earth”

           #431 UMC Hymnal

DEPART IN PEACE 

Shalom!

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