4th Sunday after Pentecost

We Gather as the Body of Christ

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND FUNNY STORY

CALL TO WORSHIP              Pastor Bob

OLD TESTAMENT READING

Genesis 22: 1-14

HYMN: “Here I Am, Lord”

#593 UMC Hymnal

OPENING PRAYER (unison)

Come, Lord Jesus, be our guest as we join in fellowship and prayer. As we join in song and praise. Come Holy Spirit and fill us with your presence. Enliven our hearts and open our ears. Come, O Lord God Almighty, as we worship you together. Amen.

CHILDREN'S TIME WITH PASTOR BOB

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

PASTORAL PRAYER

THE LORD’S PRAYER

PRAYER RESPONSE

“Amazing Grace”

#378 vs 1 UMC Hymnal

HYMN     “Take My Life, and Let It Be”

             #399 UMC Hymnal

GOSPEL LESSON    Matthew 10: 40-42

MEDITATION                         Pastor Bob

“Radical Hospitality”

OFFERTORY

“River In Judea”                Choir

BLESSING OF THE OFFERING (unison)

Generous God, you invite us to be generous and to extend hospitality to others in the name of Jesus. Bless these gifts as they contribute to our ministry and to extending the good news of the Gospel, in this community and around the world. Amen.

We Are Sent in Ministry to the World

HYMN:   “He is Exalted”

#2070 The Faith We Sing Hymnal

(Note: We will sing through two times)

BENEDICTION

As God calls you to walk faithfully in the midst of life’s joys and challenges, may you respond as Abraham did, saying, “Here I am, Lord.”  Perhaps with some reluctance.  Perhaps with some hesitation. But nevertheless, saying, “Here I am.  Ready to trust you.  Ready to sacrifice for you. Ready to follow you.”  May the grace of God be with you always. Amen.

HYMN“Let There Be Peace on Earth”

           #431 UMC Hymnal

DEPART IN PEACE 

Shalom!

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