Prayer 7:13 Prayer 713
North Highland United Methodist Church
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
    
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*Indicates when worshipers are invited to stand.
UMH indicates use of the United Methodist Hymnal.
TFWS indicates the use of The Faith We Sing songbook.
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GATHERING MUSIC                                               Marilyn Gibbs
 
WELCOME & OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY
 
CENTERING PRAYER    
 
*CENTERING SONG            This is the Day!                 UMH 657
    
*CALL TO WORSHIP    
 L: Mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers, come and worship.
 P: families of all shapes, kinds and sizes join the praise.
 L: Loud singers, hummers, quick learners, patient teachers,
 P: come and worship, join in praise.
 L: We who feel younger than spring or older than the hills;
 P: faster than the speed of light or slower than molasses,
 L: come and worship, join in praise!
 P: On this holy day, it is time to worship and praise!
 
*HYMN OF PRAISE           God of Generations                  Screen           
 
CHILDREN’S MOMENTS
 
GIFT OF MUSIC                     As the Deer                        The Choir
 
DEDICATION OF BOOKS FOR CHILDREN
                                                  
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE  
 SILENT PRAYER & REFLECTION
 PRAYER OF THE COMMUNITY                         2017 Confirmation Class
 Loving God, you are everywhere. Help us to respect your  
 holy name. We want to protect your kingdom and live
 with others in the way Jesus taught us. Help us seek the
 the kinds of things we need in order to live fully. Make us
 wise in the name of love. Forgive us when we hurt you,
 ourselves, or others. And help us forgive others who have
 hurt us. Move us away from things that are not good, or
 things that harm us and others. This is your world. Help
 us to live in ways that give you the praise. Amen.
 
 PRAYER SONG   Love the Lord Your God x2          TFWS 2168  
                  
MESSAGE            Three Simple Rules: Love God            Pastor Lou
                           Gospel Reference: John 21: 15-17
 
  PASTOR’S PRAYER
 
   RESPONSE SONG        Be Thou My Vision                 UMLH 451        
                                                                                
 GIVING OF OUR OFFERINGS/NOISY BUCKET OFFERING
    Dedication Song         Praise God from whom…             UMH 94
 
   *PRAYER OF DEDICATION  
    Receive our gifts, gracious Lord. May they be blessed for the
    work of love and life-giving peace as we share in ministry in
    your world. In gratitude for your generous compassion, Amen.
 
*SENDING ONE ANOTHER IN PEACE
 
*SENDING HYMN   Lord God, Your Love Has Called Us Here 
          Vs 1, 3, 5   UMH 579 Alternate tune: Faith of Our Fathers     
 
*BENEDICTION                                            
  L: Now return to your homes, but not to stay:
   P: our pilgrimage is not complete.        
   L: So come again and join our common journey:
   P: seeking always God’s shalom, and sharing it with others.
  L: Go in peace. Know God’s presence.   Come again in hope.
   All: Amen
 
*BENEDICTION RESPONSE          Go Now in Peace
 
*POSTLUDE