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
- “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)
SUNG RESPONSE: “Lord, Listen to Your Children” FWS, No. 2207
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: “Blest Are They” FWS, No.2155
*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 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
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