Bulletin: 4th Sunday after Pentecost – July 2, 2017
4th Sunday after the Pentecost
Independence Day Sunday
Summer Sermon Series: Who is Jesus?
Today’s Theme: Jesus through Mark’s Lens
New Street United Methodist Church–Rev. Dee-Ann Dixon, Pastor
July 2, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
“…. ‘Who do people say I am?’ They told him, ‘Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, and still others one of the prophets.’ He asked them, ‘And what about you? Who do you say that I am?’…. Mark 8:27b-29a(CEB)
PRELUDE AND KINDLING OF THE LIGHTS
WORDS OF WELCOME & ATTENDANCE REGISTRATION
*CONGREGATIONAL SUNG OPENING: “Glorify Thy Name” all verses FWS, No. 2016
- “Father, we love you, we worship and adore you, glorify thy name in all the earth. Glorify thy name, glorify thy name, glorify thy name in all the earth.” 2. Jesus 3. Spirit
*CALL TO WORSHIP & PRAISE: “Psalm 121” no sung response No. 844
*SHARING OF THE PEACE OF CHRIST
L: The peace of Christ be with you. P: And also with you.
*OPENING HYMN: “America” No. 697
OPENING PRAYER prayed by Carol Goldthorpe
SCRIPTURE LESSON: Mark 8:27-38
A TIME WITH THE CHILDREN Pastor Dee-Ann Dixon
SUNG RESPONSE: “Awesome God” Sing 2X FWS, No. 2040
“Our God is an awesome God; he reigns from heaven above with wisdom, power and love.
Our God is an awesome God.”
SPECIAL MUSIC: “Arm Forces Salute” Choir
MESSAGE: “Jesus in Mark’s Gospel” Rev. Dee-Ann Dixon
Questions for Further Thought: The earliest followers of Jesus were Jews who were expecting a messiah but not someone like Jesus. Finish this sentence: “Looking through the lens of Mark, I see a Jesus who….” What does it mean to you that Jesus was a suffering messiah?
HYMN OF PREPARATION: “In Remembrance of Me” FWS, No. 2254
SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION “Word & Table III” No. 15-16
GIVING OF GOD’S TITHES & OUR OFFERINGS
OFFERING PRAYER (by pastor)
*OFFERTORY RESPONSE: “Doxology” No. 94
NEWS OF GOD’S FAMILY AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
*CLOSING HYMN: “America the Beautiful” No. 696
*CONGREGATION SUNG BENEDICTION “Shalom to You” No. 666
“Shalom to you now, shalom, my friends. May God’s full mercies bless you, my friends. In all your living and through your loving, Christ be your shalom, Christ be your shalom.”
*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 in memory of Ronald W. Turner by Jim and Jan Sparks
Fellowship Hour is hosted by Margaret Rose Smith, Shirley Wiltshire, Nancy Cleaver, Barbara Cleaver, & Meg Peterson
THOSE SERVING IN CHURCH TODAY:
Pastor: Rev. Dee-Ann Dixon
Music Director: Nancy Cleaver Organist/Pianist: Rose Gamblin
Acolyte: Michala Sanders Reader: Carol Goldthorpe
Nursery: Sarah Raines
Greeters: Carol Goldthorpe
Communion Stewards: John & Loretta Homan
Communion Servers: Carol Goldthorpe & Karen Meyer-Cain
FWS – Faith We Sing Hymnal
Worship resources come from “Who Is Jesus?” by Judy Siker.
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