Fourth Sunday after

Pentecost

4th of July

Holiday Weekend

We Gather as the Body of Christ

WELCOME, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND

FUNNY STORY     

Pastor Bob Stewart

CENTERING WORDS

(Galatians 6, Luke 10)

God works through us when we are generous of spirit and the gentle of heart. Though we may feel like lambs in the midst of wolves, our ministries can change the world.

EPISTLE LESSON

(Galatians 6: 1-10)

Sharon Stewart – Liturgist

HYMN:      Marching to Zion

UMH Hymnal    #733

CHILDREN'S TIME with Pastor Bob

PREPARATION FOR PRAYER

Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying

The Faith We Sing Hymnal    #2193

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

PASTORAL PRAYER

Pastor Bob Stewart

HYMN:     America the Beautiful

UMH Hymnal    #696

GOSPEL LESSON        Luke 10: 1-11, 16-20

MEDITATION

Help Wanted…We’re Hiring

Pastor Bob

INVITATION TO OFFERING   

Pastor Bob

One way that we show our commitment to God is through the giving of our time, our talents and through our financial support of the church. Give as you are called and as you are able.

OFFERTORY

Here I Am Lord (Sacred Dance)

Pastor Bob & Sharon

John Michael Talbot from Table of Plenty

BLESSING OF THE OFFERING    (Unison)

Lord Jesus, you call us to never give up, but to persevere in faithful generosity. We present these tithes and offerings to you as a symbol of our willingness to present our lives to you and to labor for your kingdom. For we are your humble and willing servants. In your name we pray, Amen.

COMMUNION HYMN

Spirit Song    UMH #347

GREAT THANKSGIVING

HOLY COMMUNION

LORD'S PRAYER

BENEDICTION (Luke 10)    Pastor Bob

“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.” Be encouraged, fellow laborers, that together we work, not for anything the world offers, but for the kingdom of God. This week, may you sense God’s call and claim on your life, directing you to the task that is uniquely yours. May you hear the voice of Jesus, reminding you that what you do matters. And may you just feel the encouragement of the Holy Spirit, in your midst, providing just what you need. Depart in Peace, Amen.

 

SENDING FORTH HYMN

Shalom to You

UMC Hymnal    #666

Worship Liturgy is taken from two sources: Lectionary Liturgies and The Abington Worship Annual-2022