Bulletin: 8th Sunday after Pentacost – July 29, 2017

8th Sunday after the Pentecost

 Summer Sermon Series:  Who is Jesus?

Today’s Theme: Jesus through John’s Lens


                     New Street United Methodist Church – Rev. Dee-Ann Dixon, Pastor

July 30, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

“In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.”    John 1:1 (NRSV)

PRELUDE AND KINDLING OF THE LIGHTS

WORDS OF WELCOME & ATTENDANCE REGISTRATION

 CHORAL INTROIT:     “Day by Day” (from Godspell)        by Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak

              Sung by:  Maddie Malin, Shenandoah Sokel, Nan Ottenritter, Julie Edwards, and Paul S. Garrard

 *CALL TO WORSHIP AND PRAISE:                  “Psalm 23”                                                        No. 754

*SHARING OF THE PEACE OF CHRIST

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

 *HYMN SING:   No. 261  “Lord of the Dance”  verses 1, 2, 4, 5

                        No. 314  “In the Garden” verses 1, 2

                        No. 585  “This Little Light of Mine” verse 1

 PRAYER:                                                                                                           prayed by Paul Garrard

 FIRST SCRIPTURE LESSON:                                                                                                 John 1:1-16           

 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.”

 SECOND SCRIPTURE LESSON:                                                                  John 6:35-51; John 15:5-11    

                                                                                                                                                                                                  SPECIAL MUSIC:          “By My Side” (from Godspell)     by Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak

                                                                                          Sung by Maddie Malin and Shenandoah Sokel

MESSAGE:                                 “Jesus Calls Himself the I Am”                                  Rev. Dee-Ann Dixon

Questions for Further Thought:  John’s Gospel teaches us that Jesus and God are one.  What does it mean to you that Jesus is human and divine?  In John’s Gospel, Jesus tells us about himself in the “I Am” sayings:  I am the bread of life … the good shepherd …the gate for the sheep …the light of the world… the resurrection and the life …the way, the truth, and the life …the true vine.  Choose 2 of these saying which have a special meaning for you and your faith community.  What are they and why?

 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:               “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”     composed by Garo Christian in Assam, India

                                                                                                                    Guest pianist is Nelson Smith

*OFFERTORY RESPONSE:                              “Doxology”                                                           No. 94

 NEWS OF GOD’S FAMILY AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 *CLOSING HYMN:                     “O For A Thousand Tongues to Sing” verses 1, 2, 3, 4, 7              No. 57

(You are invited to bring your Giving Box offering forward as we sing this hymn.)

 *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 honor of Adelle’s 16th Birthday by Liz, Matt and Owen Sarra

“New Street United Methodist Church welcomes Maddie Malin and Shenandoah Sokel to our service, with thanks for sharing their talents with us today!  We also welcome back to New Street Nan Ottenritter and Julie Edwards!”

Fellowship Hour is hosted by Sally Hofelt, Carole Feaster, & Andrea Corum

 THOSE SERVING IN CHURCH TODAY:

Pastor:  Rev. Dee-Ann Dixon

Music Director:  Nancy Cleaver                          Organist/Pianist: Rose Gamblin

Acolyte: Owen Sarra                                          Reader: Paul Garrard

Nursery: Sarah Raines

Greeters: TBA

FWS – Faith We Sing Hymnal

Worship resources come from ““Who Is Jesus?” by Judy Siker and “The United Methodist Book of Worship.”

 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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