July 30, 2022

Dear Beloved St. Paul’s UMC and Wesley Foundation Family,

Grace and peace to you all! This weekend, we continue the journey together with the prophets, which I am excited about! We are indeed learning and growing as we journey with the prophets this summer. Our journey this weekend takes us to the prophet Hosea, teaching us about what a love relationship with God looks like. What does love have to do with it? I will answer this question tomorrow as we eavesdrop on Hosea in Hosea, Chapter 11. Let’s continue this exciting summer journey together tomorrow. So, let’s prepare our hearts, minds, and bodies for worship tomorrow in order to hear the invitation and challenge of the prophet Hosea.

Here is the schedule for tomorrow, July 31, 2022:
9:00 AM
In-person Service of Word and Table in the sanctuary

10:30 AM
Hybrid worship service, in-person and livestreamed here.
*Please remember that since this service is filmed and live-streamed,
you or your family members may be on our worship recording,
which is streamed and archived on our YouTube channel.

11:30 AM
Discussion Group in-person and on Zoom
(Join by clicking here, or use Meeting ID- 859 0584 5591 and Passcode- stpauls)
IMPORTANT NOTE: We are not currently requiring masks, but remind you that wearing a mask is a great way to reduce the spread of airborne particles, and one way that we can show love to one another Please remember that if you are feeling uncomfortable, or are experiencing any symptoms, you can worship with us via our livestream at 10:30 (see link above).

Grace | Peace,
Pastor Jessica
Order of Worship
Prelude: “Great is Thy Faithfulness” (Dan Miller)
Mary Bahnfleth

Dr. Jessica Davis

Call to Worship 
One: O give thanks to the Lord, who is good, whose steadfast love endures forever!
All: Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom the Lord has redeemed from trouble and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.
One: Some wandered in the desert wastes, finding no way to a city in which to dwell;
All: hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted within them.
One: Then in their trouble, they cried to the Lord, who delivered them from their distress,
All: and led them by a straight way, till they reached a city in which to dwell.
One: Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wonderful works to humankind.
All: For the Lord satisfies those who are thirsty, and fills the hungry with good things.

Opening Hymn: “We Sing to You, O God” (TFWS 2001)

Passing the Peace

Children’s Message
Liz McMillan

Scripture: Hosea 11:1-11 (NRSV)
Glenn Albert

Message: “What Does Love Have to Do With It?”
Dr. Jessica Davis

Pastoral Prayer 

The Lord’s Prayer


Closing Hymn: “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” (UMH 140)


Postlude: “Count Your Blessings” (Dan Miller)
Mary Bahnfleth

  • What does love have to do with it? What does love look like to God?

  • Have you ever turned away from God? What were the consequences you experienced from turning away? How did God welcome you back? (The Upper Room, Discipline, 2022, pg. 248)

  • What are your takeaways this week from Hosea 11:1-11?

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