Sunday Morning at 11:00 AM
Join us Sunday mornings at 11:00 AM or you can also watch live on Facebook Live.
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, March 19
Fourth Sunday in Lent
Prelude Kelli Partin - Violin
*Call to Worship
Scripture is full of questions...
Where are you?
Am I my brother’s keeper?
Whom shall I send?
Who do you say that I am?
How many times shall I forgive?
If God is for us, who can be against us?
Scripture is full of questions, so just like those in our scriptures,
may we bring our full curiosity and wonder into this space.
Let us live into our questions.
Let us seek after our merciful God.
Merciful God, so often we ask, who here has sinned? We often seek to blame others for their suffering. But all of us sin – we ignore people in need, we make false assumptions, we fail to be loving and kind. Thank you that you are a God who does not punish, hold grudges, or keep score. When we sin, you forgive. When we lose your way, you come running. Amen.
Hymn UMH 381 Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us
PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD
Scripture Lesson 1 Samuel 16:1-13
Anthem O Sacred Head Now Wounded
Presentation of Third Grade Bibles
Prayers of the People Response: Hear our prayer.
Duet The Lord's Prayer by Brother Francis
Molly McKeown and Rosalee Pennington
Gathering of All God’s Children/Children's Church
Passing the Peace
Second Scripture Reading John 9:1-41
RESPONSE TO THE WORD
Hymn UMH 451 Be Thou My Vision
Invitation to the Offering
Offertory Kelli Partin - Violin
Doxology UMH 95
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
praise God, all creatures here below;
Praise God above, ye heavenly host;
praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
Prayer of Thanksgiving
Generous God, you tenderly care for each person you have created. You restore us to wholeness and shine light into the lives of those who are discouraged. We dedicate our offerings and ourselves to contribute to the work of your kin-dom on earth until Christ returns in glory. Amen.
THE SENDING FORTH
*Closing Hymn TFWS 2237 As A Fire Is Meant for Burning
As you leave this place,
may God bless you with seeking.
Seek out the hungry.
Seek out the weary.
Seek the good in every person you pass.
Seek out hope.
Seek out faith.
Seek God in each of us.
As you seek and as you wonder,
may you find what you are looking for.
In the name of our loving God,
who is always seeking us,
we go now in peace. Amen.
*Benediction Response Chancel Choir
Postlude Kelli Partin - Violin
We collect canned goods to donate to the Urban Ministries of Wake County every Sunday.