Morning Worship has returned to the Sanctuary! Sundays at 11:00 AM. You can also watch live on Facebook Live.
Our traditional worship services celebrate the best of our Wesleyan heritage with praise, music, prayer, and proclamation. The organ joins voices singing the hymns of our faith. 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 this family of faith as it offers its praise and worship to the Lord.
Bulletin for Morning Worship Sunday, September 19, 2021
Prelude Just a Closer Walk with Thee played by Charles Satterwhite, Soprano Saxophone
Call to Worship
Come, live in the wisdom of God.
Live with gentleness, not harshness.
Live with gratitude and not envy.
God seeks peace and hope for all God's people.
But if our hearts are filled with bitterness, we reject God's mercy.
Open our hearts, Lord, and help us to listen.
Help us embody the wisdom that comes from heaven in our real lives.
Open our hearts, Lord, and prepared us to serve.
Lord, I want to be more holy in my heart.
Here is the citadel of all my desiring, where my hopes are born
and all the deep resolutions of my spirit take wings.
In this center, my fears are nourished, and all my hates are nurtured.
Here my loves are cherished,
and all the deep hungers of my spirit are honored
without quivering and without shock.
In my heart, above all else, let love and integrity envelop me
until my love is perfected and the last vestige
of my desiring is no longer in conflict with thy Spirit.
Lord, I want to be more holy in my heart. Amen.
Hymn Lord, I Want to Be a Christian Choir
Gathering of All God's Children (children remain in their pews) Greg Kraus
Scripture Reading James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a
Message The Good Place
Anthem The Gift of Love
Laura and Greg Bottomley
Prayers of the People Response: Lord, hear our prayers.
The Lord’s Prayer
Hymn Jesus, United by Thy Grace Chancel Choir
Benediction Response Peace to You All Choir
Postlude If It Had Not Been for the Lord played by Charles Satterwhite, Soprano Saxophone
Ministry Team: Liturgist: John Suddath
Ushers: James Womble, Julie Melson, Robert Porter
On the first Sunday of every month we celebrate the Lord’s Supper, and with the meal also take up a special offering for the poor. [While we were able to celebrate Holy Communion in August, we will not in September.]
We collect canned goods to donate to the Urban Ministries of Wake County every Sunday.
photos: Ken Dulaney