Sunday, May 24, 2020
ANNOUNCEMENTS

Join the pastors for a coffee chat over Zoom! Sunday, May 24, from 9-9:45 a.m. Drop in anytime and let us know how you’re doing! Click here to join. Meeting ID is 861 0187 9894 and password is 4111.

Watch last year’s Memorial Day concert live streamed on our church’s Facebook page! We’re holding a “watch party” so we can all watch it together even while we’re apart! Tune in on Sunday, May 24 at 4 pm on the PUMC Facebook page. Click here !

Join us next Sunday, May 31 for car church at 9 am at PUMC lawn/parking lot. We are starting an hour earlier because of the increasingly warmer temperatures. Feel free to leave your car running if you need some AC, we want you to be comfortable. If your car battery dies, just let someone on staff know and we will give you a jump start!
PRELUDE

"Eternal Father, Strong to Save"
Darlene Skinner
SILENCE

Set a timer for 5 minutes and use a breath prayer.
On the inhale, mentally say: “When you search for me...”
On the exhale: “…you will find me.”
OPENING WORD (Jeremiah 29)

[W]hen you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart, I will let you find me, says the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, says the Lord….
OPENING HYMN

"To God Be the Glory"
Torin Wright & Darlene Skinner
To God be the glory, great things he hath done!
So loved he the world that he gave us his Son,
who yielded his life an atonement for sin,
and opened the lifegate that all may go in.

Refrain: Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the earth hear his voice!
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the people rejoice!
O come to the Father thru Jesus the Son, and give him the glory, great things he hath done!
O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,
to every believer the promise of God;
the vilest offender who truly believes,
that moment from Jesus a pardon receives.
Refrain

Great things he hath taught us, great things he hath done,
and great our rejoicing thru Jesus the Son;
but purer, and higher, and greater will be
our wonder, our transport, when Jesus we see.
Refrain
TEACHING: TINY PRAYERS
Because folks appreciated the tiny, memorizable prayers courtesy of Every Moment Holy, we are offering three more this week. These are known as “momentary liturgies for practicing the presence of God.” Use these tiny prayers throughout your day and repeat them often, till the words spring up unbidden from your heart.
SPECIAL MUSIC

“Faith of Our Fathers"
Nancy Eaton & Darlene Skinner
OFFERING

As our Lord has set us free from our imprisonments, so we can partner with God in liberating others. There are ways to help out in Moore County. Click here to offer your efforts in service to the Son who has set us all free, free indeed.
SECOND SONG

“Thank You, Lord"
the Connections Praise Band
SCRIPTURE LESSON


MESSAGE

"Easter in Captivity: Keep It Moving"
by Pastor David
CLOSING HYMN

"Here I Am, Lord"
Torin Wright & Darlene Skinner
I, the Lord of sea and sky, I have heard my people cry.
All who dwell in dark and sin my hand will save.
I who made the stars of night, I will make their darkness bright.
Who will bear my light to them? Whom shall I send?

Refrain: Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord? I have heard you calling in the night.
I will go, Lord, if you lead me. I will hold your people in my heart.

I, the Lord of snow and rain, I have borne my people’s pain.
I have wept for love of them. They turn away.
I will break their hearts of stone, give them hearts for love alone.
I will speak my word to them. Whom shall I send?
Refrain

I, the Lord of wind and flame, I will tend the poor and lame,
I will set a feast for them. My hand will save.
Finest bread I will provide till their hearts be satisfied.
I will give my life to them. Whom shall I send?
Refrain
CLOSING PRAYER
Today we thank You for every man and woman who wanted to do some good in the world, and so they joined a movement far bigger than themselves when they joined the service. We thank You for those service members with pure hearts, with a love of peace, and a love of others. We pray, Almighty God, that you would help any family who grieves the loss of a loved one from their time in the service. Heal the wounds that they feel. Bring your healing to all of those with painful memories, having lost a friend or a relative in a time of war. Guide all of us as we remember those who have fallen, and as we pledge to work toward your kingdom coming here on earth as it is on heaven – your kingdom of peace – where we learn war no more. Strengthen us to be people of peace, for we follow the Prince of Peace, and he is risen! He is risen indeed. Amen.
A personal, Memorial Day tribute to America's veterans from Tom Bernett, our contemporary worship leader. Click here to view.