Prayer 7:13 Prayer 713
North Highland United Methodist Church
Monday, June 18, 2018
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
 
  
GATHERING MUSIC                                                Marilyn Gibbs                      
 
WELCOME & OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY
 
CENTERING PRAYER
 
CENTERING SONG                 Sanctuary x 2                TFWS 2164

CALL TO WORSHIP                                            Communion Liturgy
 L: God’s Spirit is with you!
 P: And God’s Spirit is also with you!
 L: Open wide your hearts!
 P: They are open to God’s presence in this place.
 L: Let us give our thanks to the living God.
 P: We are gathered here to give our thanks and praise!
All: Let us worship with hearts open to all God has created.
 
*PRAISE HYMN   We Sing to You, O God   Vs 1, 3, 4   TFWS 2001
 
CHILDREN’S MOMENTS
 
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
 
 SILENT REFLECTION & PRAYER
 
 PRAYER OF THE COMMUNITY 
 Ever-living God, you have given us life itself and have
 asked us to be life-giving people in your name. Yet
 how often we have cared more about ourselves than about
 your people in every place. How often our minds and hearts
 are over crowded with worries and busyness, leaving little
 space for you. Forgive us when we choose self-satisfaction
 over peace, and prestige over unity. Loving God, nourish us
 again this hour. May we seek, and then offer the love and
 compassion we see in Jesus, in whose name we pray, Amen.
   
 PRAYER SONG    Your Love, O God (alternate tune)    UMH 120
 
GOSPEL READING:     Mark 2:23-3:6                       N.T. Page 34
 
MESSAGE       God, Oldsmobiles, and the Church            Pastor Lou
 
SERVICE OF COMMUNION
 
 Invitation to the Table
 Communion Hymn        Come to the Table of Grace           Screen
 Litany and Blessing /Lord’s Prayer
             
         Sharing the Bread and Cup – Giving of our Offerings.
             Please bring your offerings with you as you come forward.
                                All are welcome at the Lord’s table.
 
 Prayer following Communion  
 Gracious and Eternal God, we give you thanks for this holy
 mystery in which you give yourself to us. May we go into
 the world in the strength of your Spirit, to share your 
 abundant grace through loving service. Amen
 
*SENDING ONE ANOTHER IN PEACE
 
*SENDING HYMN      O God, Our Help in Ages Past    UMH 117 
 
*RESPONSIVE BENEDICTION
 L: May God bless you and keep you,
 P: and bless us to give ourselves away to others.
 L: May God’s face shine upon you,
 P: that our faces may reflect an irresistible good news.
 L: May God lift up everything that is fallen in us,
 P: and give us more pieces of peace than we alone can hold!
 All: Amen
 
 *BENEDICTION RESPONSE       Go Now in Peace