Welcome and Announcements
Call to Worship
By me kings rule, and princes issue righteous decrees.
By me rulers govern, and officials judge righteously.
—Proverbs 8:15–16 ceb
♫ Let the Waters Rise (lyrics)
♫ More Love, More Power (lyrics)
Reconciliation with God
Who will bring a charge against God’s elect people? It is God who acquits them. Who is going to convict them? It is Christ Jesus who died, even more, who was raised, and who also is at God’s right side. It is Christ Jesus who also pleads our case for us. — Romans 8:33–34 ceb
… In Christ you are forgiven.
R Thanks be to God!
♫ Jesus, Friend of Sinners (lyrics)
Sharing the Peace
… The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
R And also with you.
Time with Young Disciples
The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it,
the world and its inhabitants too.
—Psalm 24:1 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.
Scriptures (see program insert)
“Christians and Civil Authority”
Counter Culture, Part 2
♫ God of the Ages (lyrics + music)
Blessing & Sending
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.