Second Sunday after

Pentecost

We Gather as the Body of Christ

WELCOME, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND

FUNNY STORY         Pastor Bob

CENTERING WORDS

As we enter and gather in this sacred space, may you be renewed by the steadfast love of God. May your spirit be filled with the Sprit of Christ, and may you sing praises and glory to God.

CALL TO WORSHIP

Debbie Young - Liturgist

When we come to worship, when we choose to not do one of the many other activities, we could be doing on a Sunday morning, we make a statement – to ourselves, to others and to God. In our worship, in this set-aside time, we give our undivided attention to God. To the one true God. We prioritize our faith. We put God first. Let’s worship the Lord together.

HYMN:                               He is Exalted

The Faith We Sing Hymnal    #2070

OPENING PRAYER (unison)

Debbie Young - Liturgist

We choose you, O Lord, to worship. We put you first. We choose you, O God, to serve. We serve you first. We choose you, O Lord, and allow all other choices and priorities to fall away, during this time. Center our hearts and minds in you, as we worship you this day. Amen.

CHILDREN'S TIME with Pastor Bob

EPISTLE READING

2 Corinthians 4: 13-5:1

PREPARATION FOR PRAYER

Surely the Presence of the Lord

UMC Hymnal    #328

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE        Pastor Bob

PASTORAL PRAYER

LORD’S PRAYER

HYMN:   They’ll Know We are Christians

The Faith We Sing Hymnal    #2223

GOSPEL LESSON                Mark 3: 20-35

MEDITATION                             Pastor Bob

How Does Jesus Define Family?

OFFERTORY

Hymn of Promise    soloist Debbie Young

BLESSING THE OFFERING  (unison)

Holy God, we offer to you these gifts as symbols of our commitment to put you before any earthly reward. Our lives belong to you and our finances belong to you as well. Bless these offerings, that they may do your good work throughout the world. Amen.

HYMN:

Open the Eyes of My Heart

Worship & Song Hymnal    #3008

BENEDICTION

Put God first. Ahead of work or school. Ahead of taking care of your home and yard. Ahead of sports. Ahead of keeping current with the news. Ahead of electronics and entertainment. Put God first. Ahead of everything.                              DEPART IN PEACE…Shalom!

SENDING FORTH HYMN

My Hope Is Built

UMC Hymnal #368 vs. 1