From the Manger to the Cross!
† 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
CENTERING WORDS Pastor Bob
INTROIT Faith, While Trees are Still in Blossom
† CALL TO WORSHIP David Kenson, Liturgis
L: Let us sing to God,
P: for God is here.
L: Let us sing of love,
P: for love is here.
L: Let us sing and rejoice,
P: for here our souls are
† HYMN Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me
/ UMC Hymnal # 361
Acolyte(s) will bring in the Light of Christ
OPENING PRAYER (Unison)
Ever-present God, even as you are present with us this day, we yearn to feel your presence in our midst each and every day. Speak to us with words of grace. Reveal yourself with the power of your love. Flow over us with the presence of your Holy Spirit. Help us know the glory of your love and experience the wonder of your grace. In the name of your love, we pray. Amen.
OLD TESTAMENT READING
Exodus 17: 1-7 / OT page 62
CHILDREN’S TIME WITH PASTOR BOB
Nursery aged children may leave for nursery care.
BAPTISM OF Taylor Mason Tullgren
The Baptismal Covenant II / UMC Hymnal page 39
Here is Water, Lord / Debbie Young
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
THE LORD’S PRAYER
There’s Room at the Cross for You / Randy Travis
We Attend to the Word
† HYMN Fill My Cup / UMC Hymnal # 641
† GOSPEL READING
John 4: 5-42 / NT page 88
(Today’s Gospel Lesson will be woven
throughout the Meditation)
“There’s Something in the Water”
/ Pastor Bob
We Gather at Christ's Table
Lord of the Wind and the Sea / Choir
Now Thank We All Our God / UMC Hymnal #102
Now thank we all our God, with heart and hands and voices, who wondrous things has done, in whom this world rejoices; who from our mothers’ arms has blessed us on our way with countless gifts of love, and still is ours today.
† BLESSING THE OFFERING (Unison)
Living God, through these gifts we now bring, help our world live. Loving God, through these gifts we now bring, help our world love. Nourish others as you have nourished us, with your steadfast presence and your healing grace. Amen.
We Are Sent in Ministry to the World
† HYMN Jesus Name Above All Names
/ The Faith We Sing Hymnal # 2071
(Please form a circle around the sanctuary to
receive the Benediction and to sing to each other
TFWS # 2152 “Change My Heart, O God”).)
Blessed by God’s love and strengthened by Christ, our Living Water, we GO to bless God’s world with LOVE.
Change My Heart, O God
/ The Faith We Sing Hymnal # 2152
POSTLUDE Heidi Prior