Bulletin: Fourth Sunday of Eastertide – May 7, 2017

Fourth Sunday of Eastertide

New Street United Methodist Church

Rev. Dee-Ann Dixon, Pastor

May 7, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

“Now faith, hope, and love remain – these three things – and the greatest of these is love.”   I Corinthians 13:13 CEB

 

PRELUDE AND KINDLING OF THE LIGHTS

WORDS OF WELCOME & ATTENDANCE REGISTRATION

 CHORAL INTROIT                             “Come Away with Me”

 *CALL TO WORSHIP                                                                                                          

L:  Christ, our shepherd, calls us here.

P:  God’s gate of love has swung wide!

L:  Jesus, our brother, welcomes us home.

P:  The family of God embraces us all.

L:  Our nurturing God invites us with love.

P:  For we are all precious sheep in God’s pasture.

 *SHARING OF THE PEACE & JOY OF CHRIST

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

 OPENING HYMN:                      “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us”                                  No. 381

PRAYER: (prayed by all)

God of love and grace, as you swing wide the gate of welcome this day, strengthen us to walk through the gate of your love and mercy.  Protect us from harm as we lie down in the fields of your mercy and rise again to travel this journey of faith.  Speak to us through your teachings this day, that we may devote ourselves to your guidance and feed on your life-giving word.  In the beloved name of Jesus, our shepherd, we pray.  Amen.                                                     

 A TIME WITH THE CHILDREN                                                                                 Pastor Sharon

SUNG DISMISSAL FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL:  “Halle, Halle, Halleluja!” 2X           FWS, No. 2026

“Halle, halle, halleluja!  Halle, halle, halleluja!  Halle, halle, halleluja!  Halleluja!  Halleluja!”

 SCRIPTURE LESSON:                                                                                  I Corinthians 13:1-13                      

ANTHEM:                                “Jesus Paid it All”                                                              H. Helvey

           

AN EASTERTIDE MESSAGE:       “The Greatest Is Love: Part 2”            Rev. Sharon Bourgeois

 

HYMN OF PREPARATION:                           “Gift of Love”                                                 No. 408

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

 GIVING OF GOD’S TITHES & OUR OFFERINGS

 OFFERTORY PRAYER:

As we offer these gifts to you, Shepherd of our souls, we thank you for the love flowing through our lives and through these gifts.  May they be filled with your awesome power, that through these gifts, many signs and wonders will be done.  May no one be in need, and may your community of love be established upon this earth.  In your holy name, we pray.  Amen.

OFFERTORY:                            “Come Bless the Lord an Sing”                             B&S Poorman

 

*OFFERTORY RESPONSE:                          “Doxology”                                                      No. 94

 NEWS OF GOD’S FAMILY AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

*CLOSING HYMN:                             “God Be with You till We Meet Again”                      No. 673       

 *BENEDICTION

L:  The Lord is our shepherd and goes with us now.

P:  With souls restored and lives renewed, our cups overflow!

L:  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow us home.

P:  We go forth with God’s love for all!

 *CHORAL BENEDICTION                             “3-Fold Amen”

*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 Evelyn Schroeder Mason by George Mason

Welcome the Rev. Sharon Bourgeois as our guest preacher.  Sharon is no stranger to New Street UMC.  She has shared her musical talent with us as well as guest preached for Pastor Dee-Ann when she has been away.  Sharon is a retired Elder in the Baltimore-Washington Conference.

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

 THOSE SERVING IN CHURCH TODAY:

Guest Preacher:  The Rev. Sharon Bourgeois

Music Director:  Nancy Cleaver

Organist/Pianist: Rose Gamblin

Worship Leader:  Paul Garrard

Acolyte: Lily Goff

Reader: Carol Goldthorpe

Communion Stewards: John & Loretta Homan

Communion Servers: Paul Garrard, Carol Goldthorpe, & Karen Meyer-Cain

Nursery: Sarah Raines

Greeters: TBA

 

FWS – Faith We Sing Hymnal

Worship resources come from “Abingdon Worship Annual, 2014” ed. by M. Scrifes and BJ Beu.

 

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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