Bulletin: 9th Sunday after the Pentecost – August 6, 2017

“Therefore since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God.”  Romans 5:1-2 (NRSV)

PRELUDE AND KINDLING OF THE LIGHTS

WORDS OF WELCOME & ATTENDANCE REGISTRATION

*CONGREGATIONAL SUNG OPENING:    “Holy Ground” sing 2X FWS, No. 2272

“We are standing on holy ground, and I know that there are angels all around; let us praise Jesus now; we are standing in his presence on holy ground.”

*CALL TO WORSHIP & PRAISE:    “Psalm 67” no sung response No. 791

*SHARING OF THE PEACE OF CHRIST

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

*HYMN SING: No. 144  “This Is My Father’s World”  all verses

No. 378   “Amazing Grace” verses 1 & 2

No. 451  “Be Thou My Vision” verses 1 & 2

OPENING PRAYER      prayed by Shannon Jackson

FIRST SCRIPTURE LESSON:                                                            Philippians 5 1-13                               

A TIME WITH THE CHILDREN                               Pastor Dee-Ann Dixon

SUNG RESPONSE:   “Where Children Belong” sing 2X 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 LESSON:              Romans 5: 1-11 & I Corinthians 1:18-25                                                       

SPECIAL MUSIC:             “Redeemed How I Love to Proclaim It!”

                                                                                                          by Rose Gamblin and Raelinda Robak

MESSAGE:             “The Cross and the Resurrection”      Rev. Dee-Ann Dixon

Questions for Further Thought:  The cross is of utmost importance to Paul, as he writes about the efficacy of the death and resurrection of Jesus.  What does the cross mean to you?  Paul writes letters to the churches he shepherds when they are struggling.  When you reflect on this community or the one you worship with what are 2-3 issues Paul would address?  What do you think he would say in the letter?

HYMN OF PREPARATION: “The Old Rugged Cross” No. 504

SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION   “Word & Table III”          No. 15-16

GIVING OF GOD’S TITHES & OUR OFFERINGS

OFFERING PRAYER (by pastor)

OFFERTORY:               “Don’t Build Your House on the Sandy Land”

                              by Rose Gamblin, Raelinda Robak, Traiden Robak, Mitchell Robak, and Ryker Tooley

*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 HYMN: “The Gift of Love” No. 408     

*PASTOR’S BENEDICTION

*CONGREGATION SUNG BENEDICTION:   “Let Us Now Depart in Thy Peace” No. 668

“Let us now depart in thy peace, blessed Jesus.  Send us to our homes with God’s love in our hearts.  Let not the busy world claim all our loyalties.  Keep us ever mindful, dear Lord, of thee.”           

*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 H. B. Maddex by Nancy Cleaver

Fellowship Hour is hosted by Judy Pitzer, Sara Lueck, Sharon Foster, & Jan Danhart

THOSE SERVING IN CHURCH TODAY:

Pastor:  Rev. Dee-Ann Dixon

Music Director:  Nancy Cleaver    Organist/Pianist: Rose Gamblin

Acolyte: Lily Goff      Reader: Jordan Dixon-Gross, Eva

Communion Stewards: John & Loretta Homan

Communion Servers: Karen Meyer-Cain, Tom White

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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