Second Sunday after
We Gather as the Body of Christ
WELCOME, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND
FUNNY STORY Pastor Bob
(Psalm 42, Galatians 3)
We hunger for the holy, longing for the living God. We gather as children of God, rejoicing in the promise.
CALL TO WORSHIP (Galatians 3)
Sharon Stewart – Liturgist
In Galatians, chapter 3, Paul writes that when we are baptized
into Christ, it is as if we clothe ourselves with him. “What might that look like, to be clothed with Christ?” Brothers and sisters, we gather to worship a God who wants to clothe us, to adorn us with goodness, to dress us with mercy, to cover us with grace. Let us worship God together!
Christ, from Whom All Blessings Flow
vs 1, 3-5 UMC Hymnal #550
(Galatians 3: 23-29) Sharon Stewart
CHILDREN'S TIME with Pastor Bob
PREPARATION FOR PRAYER
Fill My Cup, Lord
UMC Hymnal #641
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE Pastor Bob
Amazing Grace My Chains are Gone
GOSPEL LESSON Luke 8: 26-39
MEDITATION Pastor Bob
Jesus asked, “What is Your Name?
INVITATION TO OFFERING Pastor Bob
As God is mindful of us and of our needs, let us now be mindful of our obligation to the needs of others, through our generosity and responsibility for God’s gifts. Give as you are called and as you are able.
OFFERTORY Freely, Freely
UMC Hymnal #389
BLESSING OF THE OFFERING (Unison)
(Galatians 3) Pastor Bob
Generous God, you are always with us, always caring for us, always drawing us together. We are so grateful for your loving presence. We bring our gifts before you today, that this offering may reach out in love to your people everywhere. Amen.
Let Us Break Bread Together
UMC Hymnal #618
HYMN: Great is Thy Faithfulness
UMC Hymnal #140
(Luke 8:39 NRSV) Pastor Bob
Jesus told the one who was healed and whole: “Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you.” As our service ends, we too return to our homes. In all that we do and say, let us declare how much God has done for us.
Depart in Peace, Shalom.
SENDING FORTH HYMN
Let There Be Peace on Earth
UMC Hymnal #431