Bulletin: 5th Sunday after the Pentecost – July 9, 2017

5th Sunday after the Pentecost

Summer Sermon Series:  Who is Jesus?

Today’s Theme: Jesus through Matthew’s Lens

 New Street United Methodist ChurchRev. Dee-Ann Dixon, Pastor

July 9, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

“Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up a mountain.  He sat down and his disciples came to him.  He taught them, saying….”  Matthew 5:1-2 (CEB)

  PRELUDE AND KINDLING OF THE LIGHTS

WORDS OF WELCOME & ATTENDANCE REGISTRATION

 *CONGREGATIONAL SUNG OPENING: “Glorify Thy Name” all verses                              FWS, No. 2016

  1. “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 118:14-29” no sung response                         No. 839-40

*SHARING OF THE PEACE OF CHRIST

L:  The peace of Christ be with you.  P:  And also with you.

*HYMN SING:   No. 703  “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” verses 1, 2

                        No. 156  “I Love to Tell the Story” verses 1, 3

                        No. 2146, FWS “His Eye Is on the Sparrow” all verses                  

OPENING PRAYER :                                                                                             by Karen Myers-Cain

SCRIPTURE LESSON:                                                                                                     Matthew 5:1-17                                          

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.”

SCRIPTURE LESSON:                                                                                                 Matthew 13:47-53  

SPECIAL MUSIC                                                                                                         Tom White

MESSAGE:                                “Jesus Shows Us the Kingdom of Heaven”              Rev. Dee-Ann Dixon

Questions for Further Thought:  Matthew offers a portrait of Jesus as teacher and it is written through the lens of great turmoil within Judaism.  What words best capture for you Jesus in Matthew’s Gospel?  Find 1 or 2 verses in Matthew that describe for you who Jesus is.  (Read or reread Matthew 5-7; 13)

PASTOR’S PRAYER

SUNG RESPONSE:                              “Lord, Listen to Your Children”                               FWS, No. 2207                                                           

GIVING OF GOD’S TITHES & OUR OFFERINGS

OFFERING PRAYER (by pastor)

OFFERTORY:                          

*OFFERTORY RESPONSE:                              “Doxology”                                                        No. 94

NEWS OF GOD’S FAMILY AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

*CLOSING HYMN:                                           “Blest Are They”                                       FWS, No.2155              

*PASTOR’S BENEDICTION

*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.”

*POSTLUDE

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*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 Bettie Wiltshire by Shirley Wiltshire

Fellowship Hour is hosted by Judy Penwell, Rosalee Tally, Carolyn Kerr, & Sally Kelly

 THOSE SERVING IN CHURCH TODAY:

Pastor:  Rev. Dee-Ann Dixon

Music Director:  Nancy Cleaver                          Organist/Pianist: Rose Gamblin

Acolyte: Sam Corum                                          Reader: Kathy Blue

Nursery: Sarah Raines

Greeters: TBA

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

[email protected]   &   www.newstreetumc.com

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