6th Sunday of  Easter

We Gather as the Body of Christ

WELCOME, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND

FUNNY STORY     Pastor Bob

CENTERING WORDS  (John 14)

Those who devote their love to God receive unending love and devotion.

CALL TO WORSHIP  (Psalm 67)

Sharon Stewart – Liturgist

HYMN:

I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light

UMC Hymnal    #206

NEW TESTAMENT READING

(Revelation 21: 10, 22-22:5)

Sharon Stewart – Liturgist

CHILDREN'S TIME with Pastor Bob

PREPARATION FOR PRAYER

There’s Something About That Name

Barbara House

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE    Pastor Bob

PASTORAL PRAYER

LORD’S PRAYER

HYMN:                The Gift of Love

UMC Hymnal    #408

GOSPEL LESSON           John 14: 23-29

MEDITATION                        Pastor Bob

Make Yourself at Home

INVITATION TO OFFERING   

Pastor Bob

Our lives have been blessed by flowing waters and harvests of fruits. Let us share our harvests with you and your world.

OFFERTORY  

Change My Heart, O God

Barbara House

BLESSING OF THE OFFERING    (Unison)

Lord, you have called us to be a light in this world, helping to shine the light of your love upon others. Bless these gifts as they contribute toward doing your work in this world. Amen.

HYMN:

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus (sing twice)

UMC Hymnal    #349

BENEDICTION

Pastor Bob

God has a dwelling place with you.

You have a dwelling place in Jesus,

a source of continual blessing in your life.

Go forth to spread God’s message, that others may also dwell in peace.

DEPART IN PEACE, SHALOM.

SENDING FORTH HYMN

Let There Be Peace on Earth

UMV Hymnal    #431