Welcome and Announcements
Call to Worship
Sing to the Lord a new song!
Sing to the Lord, all the earth!
Sing to the Lord! Bless his name!
Share the news of his saving work every single day!
—Psalm 96:1–2 ceb
♫ Love Has a Name (lyrics)
♫ Together (lyrics)
♫ Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness (black #2120) (lyrics)
Reconciliation with God
The Lord your God is a compassionate God. He won’t let you go, he won’t destroy you, and he won’t forget the covenant that he swore to your ancestors.
—Deuteronomy 4:31 ceb
… In Christ you are forgiven.
R Thanks be to God!
♫ Change My Heart, O God (black #2152) (lyrics)
Sharing the Peace
… The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
R And also with you.
Time with Young Disciples
Give to the Lord, all families of the nations—
give to the Lord glory and power!
Give to the Lord the glory due his name!
Bring gifts! Enter his courtyards!
—Psalm 96:7–8 ceb
Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven:
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those who sin against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil;
For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
Scripture 2 Corinthians 4:6–12; 13:12–13 ceb
6 God said that light should shine out of the darkness. He is the same one who shone in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory in the face of Jesus Christ.
7 But we have this treasure in clay pots so that the awesome power belongs to God and doesn’t come from us. 8 We are experiencing all kinds of trouble, but we aren’t crushed. We are confused, but we aren’t depressed. 9 We are harassed, but we aren’t abandoned. We are knocked down, but we aren’t knocked out.
10 We always carry Jesus’ death around in our bodies so that Jesus’ life can also be seen in our bodies. 11 We who are alive are always being handed over to death for Jesus’ sake so that Jesus’ life can also be seen in our bodies that are dying. 12 So death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.
13 12 Say hello to each other with a holy kiss. All of God’s people say hello to you. 13 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
… This is the Word of the Lord.
R Thanks be to God.
♫ Kyrie Eleison, Have Mercy (lyrics)
Blessing & Sending
♫ As the Deer (black #2024) (lyrics)
Music in this bulletin is used by permission, CCLI # 615,085, unless specified otherwise. Other materials are reprinted by permission from the Book of Common Worship (© 1993 Westminster John Knox Press), the United Methodist Book of Worship (© 1992 The United Methodist Publishing House), and/or The Worship Sourcebook (© 2004, CRC Publications). Except where noted, Scripture quotations are used by permission from the Common English Bible (CEB) © 2011 Common English Bible.