Bulletin: 13th Sunday after the Pentecost – September 3, 2017
“Jesus said to them, ‘I am fed by doing the will of the one who sent me and by completing his work…”
John 4:34 (CEB)
PRELUDE AND KINDLING OF THE LIGHTS
WORDS OF WELCOME & ATTENDANCE REGISTRATION
CONGREGATIONAL SUNG OPENING: “This Is the Day” Sing 2X No. 657
“This is the day, this is the day, that the Lord hath made, that the Lord hath made. Let us will rejoice, Let us will rejoice and be glad in it, and be glad in it. This is the day that the Lord hath made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. This the day, this is the day, that the Lord hath made.”
(All women sing the whole song. Everyone sing the bolded part)
*CALL TO WORSHIP AND PRAISE:
L: There are many gifts, but one Spirit.
P: There are many services, but one Lord.
L: We offer our gifts in the service of the living Christ.
ALL: We offer our gifts to the service of others and to the delight of the living God.
*SHARING OF THE PEACE OF CHRIST
L: The peace of Christ be with you. P: And also with you.
*OPENING SONGS: *No. 393 “Spirit of the Living God”
No. 334 “Sweet, Sweet Spirit”
PRAYER: an adaptation of a prayer by St. Teresa of Avila (1515-82) called “Christ Has No Body” Pastor Dee-Ann
FIRST SCRIPTURE LESSON: I Corinthians 12:1-13
A TIME WITH THE CHILDREN Pastor Dee-Ann Dixon
SUNG RESPONSE: “Where Children Belong” FWS, No. 2233
“This, this is where children belong, welcomed as part of the worshipping throng. Water, God’s Word, bread and cup, and song: This is where children belong.”
SECOND SCRIPTURE LESSON: John 4:31-38 and Ephesians 4:1-16
SONG: “Gather Us In” FWS, No. 2236
MESSAGE: “Christ’s Work and Our Spiritual Gifts” Rev. Dee-Ann Dixon
SONG OF PREPARATION: “Come Share the Lord” FWS, No. 2269
SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION
GIVING OF GOD’S TITHES & OUR OFFERINGS
OFFERING PRAYER (by pastor)
*OFFERTORY RESPONSE: “My Tribute” No. 99
“To God be the glory, to God be the glory, to God be the glory for the things he has done. With his blood he has saved us; with his power he has raised us; to God be the glory for the things he has done.”
NEWS OF GOD’S FAMILY AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
*CLOSING SONG: “O Carpenter of Nazareth” (see insert)
*CONGREGATION SUNG BENEDICTION: “Live in Charity” (Ubi Caritas) Sing 2X FWS, No. 2179
“Live in charity and steadfast love, live in charity; God will dwell with you.”
*Indicates standing as you are able.
~We welcome all visitors to the morning worship. We are blessed to have you with us.
~The altar flowers are given by Jan Danhart in Honor of Zachary & Melissa Pleasant
Fellowship Hour is hosted by Nancy Sarra, Kathy Grammer, Liz Sarra, Carol Goldthorpe
THOSE SERVING IN CHURCH TODAY:
Pastor: Rev. Dee-Ann Dixon
Music Director: Nancy Cleaver Organist/Pianist: Rose Gamblin
Acolyte: Sean Corum Reader: Carol Goldthorpe
Communion Stewards: Loretta and John Homan
Communion Servers: Carol Goldthorpe, Paul Gerrard, Tom White
Nursery: Sarah Raines
Greeters: Andy White, Carol Goldthorpe
FWS – Faith We Sing Hymnal
New Street United Methodist Church
Rev. G. Dee-Ann Dixon
P.O. Box 188, Shepherdstown, WV 25443 Street Address: 202 West New Street – Corners of Church and New Streets
Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Phone: (304) 876-2362