Prayer 7:13 Prayer 713
North Highland United Methodist Church
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
 
   
GATHERING MUSIC                                               Marilyn Gibbs
 
WELCOME & OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY
 
CENTERING PRAYER    
 
CENTERING SONG   Surely the Presence of the Lord      UMH 328
    
*CALL TO WORSHIP    
 L: The sun has risen,
 P: light has dawned; blessing abounds.
 L: Feel God’s holy presence.
 P: Open your hearts to peace!
 L: Hope!
 P: Joy!
 L: This is the day our God has made.
 P: Let us rejoice. Let us be glad. Let us be open to God’s
      presence and call to love and serve.
 
*HYMN            All Things Bright and Beautiful                UMH 147 
 
CHILDREN’S MOMENTS
 
OLD TESTAMENT READING   Jeremiah 31:31-34  O.T. Pg 691
                                                  
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE  
 SILENT PRAYER & REFLECTION
 
 
 PRAYER OF THE COMMUNITY
 Gracious and holy God, we come to you because you have
 first come to us. We know you because you have revealed
 yourself in many ways. In this hour of worship, give us a
 new sense of your Spirit breathing through us. Lift our
 hearts, heal our souls, and enliven our minds. Enable us
 to dedicate our strength, substance, and service to your
 kingdom work and ways in the world. We pray in Christ’s
 name of grace, love, and forgiveness. Amen
                                                 
  PRAYER SONG     Lord, We Come to Ask Your Blessing     Screen  
 
GOSPEL READING   Luke 15:11-24                        N.T. Pg 73             
 
MESSAGE    Series:Kingdom of God - Presence        Pastor Lou        
                        
 PASTOR’S PRAYER
 THE LORD’S PRAYER

 
 RESPONSE HYMN               Christ Beside Me             TFWS 2166
                                                                    
GIVING OF OUR OFFERINGS
   Dedication Song         Praise God from whom…               UMH 94
 *PRAYER OF DEDICATION  
 Gracious God, let these gifts be expressions of gratitude,
   and true extensions of ourselves. Bless them for use, as we
   share your love and care beyond ourselves and the walls of
  this church. Amen.
 
*SENDING ONE ANOTHER IN PEACE
 
*SENDING SONG                         Grace Alone               TFWS 2162
 
*BENEDICTION    
 L: Go, knowing God’s grace, sharing God’s peace,
   P: living God’s justice and bringing God’s blessing to all.
   L: Go in the grace of God, Son and Holy Spirit.
   P:Thanks be to God!
   All: Amen.
 
 *BENEDICTION RESPONSE        Refrain - Grace Alone