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Our traditional worship service celebrates the best of our Wesleyan heritage with praise, music, prayer, Scripture, and proclamation. A warm and welcoming congregation greets one another, shares their joys and concerns, and seeks God’s will for their lives and for our church. All are invited to join our family of faith as we offer our praise and worship to God.
Bulletin for Sunday, May 15, 2022
Prelude Bob Ladich, Trombone and Randy Shepard, Piano
*Call to Worship
Christ is alive – let all the people praise him.
Alleluia to the risen Lord!
Let all creation sing with joy.
Alleluia to the Lord of all creation!
We praise the One who makes all things new.
Alleluia to the One who renews and restores!
Christ is alive and has created a new family.
Surprising God, in the resurrection of Jesus, you make all things new. Long ago, you called your church to a love that bridges social and cultural differences. You gave them the gift of your Holy Spirit to open their hearts to enact this love. Pour out on us that same Spirit of openness, that we too might discern new directions in our day. Fulfill through us your dream to reconcile and heal all of creation. Through Christ, we pray. Amen.
Hymn UMH 92 For the Beauty of the Earth
Scripture Lesson Psalm 148
Gathering of All God’s Children/Children’s Church
Hymn 393 Spirit of the Living God
Scripture Lesson Acts 11:1-18
Message A Story About How the Good News Is Bigger than We Imagined
Hymn 560 Help Us Accept Each Other
Prayers of the People
The Lord's Prayer
Invitation to the Offering
Offertory Be Thou My Vision arr. Douglas Wagner
Doxology UMH 95
Prayer of Thanksgiving
Loving God, we give you thanks for the ministry of reconciliation to which you call us in the name of Jesus. Accept these gifts for your mission to heal all of creation. May these gifts be a testament to your love for us as we share them in love for you. Through Christ, we pray. Amen.
*Closing Hymn UMH 547 O Church of God, United
*Benediction Response Christ, Now Go Before Us Chancel Choir
Postlude Randy Shepard
We collect canned goods to donate to the Urban Ministries of Wake County every Sunday.
photos: Ken Dulaney