Prayer 7:13 Prayer 713
North Highland United Methodist Church
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
   
UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
* Indicates when worshipers are to stand-if possible.
The letters UMH indicates the use of the United Methodist Hymnal.
UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
      
  
GATHERING MUSIC                                              Marilyn Gibbs  
 
WELCOME & OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY
 
*CENTERING PRAYER    
 
*CENTERING SONG      Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying  
                                                                                             TFWS 2193  
 *CALL TO WORSHIP
   L: Praise be to God, who reigns above the heavens.
   P: Praise be to God, who dwells within our hearts.
   L: Let all of creation worship in reverence.
   P: Let each man, woman and child pray in faith.
   ALL: Praise be to God!
 
*PRAISE HYMN God of the Sparrow God of the Whale UMH 122
                  
CHILDREN’S MOMENTS
 
GIFT OF MUSIC           I Will Call Upon the Lord                    Choir
                                                  
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE  
  SILENT REFLECTION
 PRAYER OF THE COMMUNITY
 Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.
 Mystery beyond our knowing, close to us as our breathing,
 in reverent awe we pray.
 
 Your Kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
 We pray for your vision of justice and mercy to be made real
 in our world even now; even through us.
 
 
 Give us today our daily bread.
 We pray for your vision of enough; enough sustenance,   
 enough warmth, enough wholeness for all of your children.
 
  Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.
 Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
 We pray for the grace to let go of that which is death-
 dealing  as we embrace your vision for life, that we might
 follow you without fear, through the ups and downs of life.
 
  For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours. Forever.
 Giving thanks for presence that defies definition in this life   
 and beyond.        
 All:Amen.
 
 PRAYER HYMN      Just a Closer Walk with Thee        TFWS 2158   
        
SCRIPTURE READING   1 Thessalonians 5:16-24       N.T. Pg 193
   
MESSAGE               Divine Connection: Prayer               Pastor Lou     
 PASTOR’S PRAYER   
 RESPONSE HYMN       It’s Me, It’s Me, O Lord            UMH 352
 
 GIVING OF OUR TITHES & OFFERINGS
     Offertory     
    *Dedication Song     Praise God from whom…                UMH 94
 
    *PRAYER OF DEDICATION 
     Giving God, all that we have is yours; all that we are is 
     because of you. We return these gifts now as a sign of
     our gratitude. May they be blessed to extend your
     Kingdom right here, and right now. Amen              
   
                                    
*SENDING ONE ANOTHER IN PEACE
 
*SENDING SONG        My Life Is in You, Lord          TFWS 2032
*BENEDICTION                                                   from Isaiah 5: 12-13
 L: May you go out in joy, and be brought back in peace.
 P: Even the mountains and the hills will burst into song;
      all the trees of the field will clap their hands.
 L: In place of the thorn, beautiful cypress trees will grow;
  P: a testimony to God’s glory, an enduring reminder of
      God’s faithfulness.
 L: Go in peace and serve the Lord in all of your living.
 ALL: Amen
     
*BENEDICTION RESPONSE     Go Now in Peace
 
 *POSTLUDE