GATHERING AS THE BODY OF CHRIST
All Hail The Power of Jesus' Name
Welcome and Sharing of Announcements
A Time to Make Connections
*Call to Worship
Liturgist: All things bright and beautiful,
People: God created for our enjoyment.
Liturgist: All things wrenching and hard,
People: God holds with tender care.
Liturgist: You and I, neighbors and strangers, friends and enemies,
People: God loves without condition.
Liturgist: So let us worship God.
People: It is right to worship God who is coming to us.
Holy God, Risen Christ, we meet you on your way this day, as we hear your story, as we open our hearts and our minds and our souls to receive the word you give to us. Pause with us here a little while, that we will know your presence and your love, and reflect that presence and love to the world. Amen
(by Beth Merrill Neel)
"In the Garden"
Joys and Concerns
Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Prayer Response: Lord, Be Glorified
In our lives, Lord, be glorified, be glorified
In our lives, Lord, Be glorified today.
In your church, Lord, be glorified, be glorified
In your church, Lord, Be glorified today.
ATTENTION TO THE WORD OF GOD
Scripture Readings: Philippians 2:1-11
If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, 2 make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. 5 Let the same mind be in you that was[a] in Christ Jesus, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, 7 but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness.
And being found in human form, 8 he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death— even death on a cross. 9 Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,11 and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Liturgist: The word of God for the people of God.
People: Thanks be to God.
“Jesus Before Christianity (5)
Jesus and Christianity”
Blessed is the United Methodist Church: A Beatitudes Song
Original song and music video produced by United Methodist Communications based on the Beatitudes from Matthew 5:3-12. The video contains images of United Methodists experiencing and responding to the unique challenges of 2020.
Music composed by Leonard Wolf, Wolf Music (https://www.wolfmusic.com/).
We present these gifts, O God, in the confidence that healing, hope and wholeness will flourish through them and become of them. Amen.
“Living for Jesus"
The Blessing and Sending Forth
Pastor: Thank you God, for uniting us with yourself and with all your people everywhere in sharing the body and blood of Jesus. Now send us forth by your Spirit to build and to plant and to work for the welfare of everyone around us. Amen. (Taylor Burton-Edwards)
“May the Grace of God Go With You”
Adult Choir (singing from our homes)
Anna Laura Page
In Peace and Joy I now depart
Video: Mark Beatty
Liturgist: Hampton Ewiah
Liturgist: Jodie Krueger
Usher: Roy Higgins
Projection: Sharon Lipp
Sound Board: Valarie Wilder
Organist: Matt Cron
Adult Choir Singers: