Bulletin: 14th Sunday after the Pentecost – September 10, 2017
“Love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your being, and all your strength. These words that I am commanding you today must always be on your minds.” Deuteronomy 6:5-6(CEB)
PRELUDE AND KINDLING OF THE LIGHTS
WORDS OF WELCOME & ATTENDANCE REGISTRATION
CHORAL INTROIT “Rising of the Sun”
*CALL TO WORSHIP AND PRAISE:
L: Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD;
ALL: let us shout aloud to the rock of our salvation.
L: The LORD is our God;
ALL: and we are God’s people!
L: Let us give thanks to God for his steadfast love.
ALL: Praise the LORD!
*SHARING OF THE PEACE OF CHRIST
L: The peace of Christ be with you. P: And also with you.
*OPENING HYMN: “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing” verses 1-4 No. 57
PRAYER: (prayed all)
O God, we experience your love in so many ways – through our families, friends, neighbors, and this congregation. With grateful hearts we thank you. May our lives reflect your love in all that we say and do. Help us be love in the world. Amen.
FIRST SCRIPTURE LESSON: I Corinthians 13: 1-8a
HONORING SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS & LEADERS: (see inserted litany)
GIVING OF BIBLES TO THIRD GRADERS
SUNG RESPONSE: “Child of Blessing” verse 4 No. 611
“Child of God your loving Parent, learn to know whose child you are. Grow to laugh and sing and worship, trust and love God more than all.”
A TIME WITH THE CHILDREN Pastor Dee-Ann Dixon
SUNG DISMISSAL FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL: “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 LESSONS: Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and Mark 12:28-34
MESSAGE: “Wesley’s Means of Grace” Rev. Dee-Ann Dixon
Reflection & Challenge: John Wesley suggests that we experience God’s grace in prayer, studying scripture, Holy Communion, fasting, Christian conferencing (fellowship, conversation), and through doing acts of mercy. Which of these has been most meaningful for you? Is there one of these spiritual disciplines you have not tried before? This week learn more about one of the “means of grace” and try it out.
SUNG RESPONSE: “Be Thou My Vision” verses 1, 2 No. 451
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: “They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love” FWS, No. 2223
Go forth in the name of the One who has loved us into being, who continues to shape us, and who calls us to be ambassadors of love. God in peace. Amen.
*CHORAL BENEDICTION “The Lord Bless and Keep 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 memory of Daisy Dailey Carter on her birthday by daughter and
granddaughter, Rosalee Tally & Judy Penwell
Fellowship Hour is hosted by Mary Jane Rinard, Joann Folk, & Karen Myer-Cain
THOSE SERVING IN CHURCH TODAY:
Pastor: Rev. Dee-Ann Dixon
Music Director: Nancy Cleaver Organist/Pianist: Rose Gamblin
Acolyte: Lily Goff Reader: Tom White
Nursery: Sarah Raines Greeters: Jim Cain
FWS – Faith We Sing Hymnal
Worship resources come from the “2016 Christian Education Week Resources” of the UM General Board of Discipleship.
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