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

first hymn.

 

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

     restored.

 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

SPECIAL MUSIC

Here is Water, Lord / Debbie Young

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

PASTORAL PRAYER

THE LORD’S PRAYER

PRAYER RESPONSE

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)

MEDITATION

“There’s Something in the Water”

/  Pastor Bob

We Gather at Christ's Table

OFFERTORY

Lord of the Wind and the Sea / Choir

DOXOLOGY

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”).)

† BENEDICTION

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

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