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04_08_2018 Bulletin 0730 Service

“But the Lord is in

“But the Lord is in His holy temple; let all the earth be silent before Him.” - Habakkuk 2:20 NIV Let the people begin silent meditation. Lections Theme: A Living Hope Acts 4:32-35; Psalm 133 (UMH 850); 1 John 1:1-2:2; John 20:19-31 Good Morning! We extend a warm welcome to each of you worshipping with us today! It is our hope that this experience of prayer, praise and preaching will enrich you and bring you into a meaningful relationship with God, His people and His church! LIGHTING OF ALTAR CANDLES Opening Song *Call to Worship Leader: Praise the Lord, all you nations! (Please Stand) People: Extol Him, all you peoples! Leader: People: All: For great is His steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord! ACOLYTES Music Ministry Hymn of Praise “Victory In Jesus” Page 261 (AAHH) Opening Prayer (Please Be Seated) Prayer Response 7:30am—WORSHIP 9:30 am—SUNDAY SCHOOL (Room 22) Pastor's Notes and Welcome of Visitors Passing of the Peace / Time of Sharing “Hear Our Prayer” Hear our prayer, O Lord; Hear our prayer, O Lord; Incline Thine ear to us and grant us Thy peace. Amen. 1 *Please Stand/+Remain in Sanctuary

Song of Inspiration *+Altar Call Scripture John 20:19-31 Song of Preparation +Proclamation (Please Remain in Sanctuary) “Don’t Take My Word For It” The Reverend Christopher M. Grimes Pastor of Intergenerational Ministries Heart of Worship Music Ministry *+Invitation to Christian Discipleship (Please Stand & Remain in Sanctuary) The Offertory Invitation The Offertory Prayer “I Will Trust in the Lord” Page 391 (AAHH) God of mercy and power, love and holiness, we ask that you will reach down and meet our needs. We need spiritual healing — grant us pardon. We are confused — grant us guidance. We are depressed — grant us encouragement. This we ask in the name of him whom you sent to walk among us, doing miracles and signs of the kingdom; even Jesus Christ, our Savior. O living Christ, you are our hope for this life and the life to come. We present these gifts and pray that they may be used to bring hope to those living in the darkness of despair and confusion. Divine love through me blesses and multiplies all that I have, all that I give, and all that I receive, in the name of Jesus. Amen +Tithe and General Offering (Please Remain in Sanctuary) +Song of Celebration Music Ministry *Doxology (Please Stand & Remain in Sanctuary) “All Things Come Of Thee” All things come of Thee, O Lord, and of Thine own have we given Thee. *Blessing of the Offering (Please Stand) *Recessional *Benediction *Benediction Response “Blessed Be the Name” “Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow, Praise Him All Creatures Here Below, Praise Him Above ye Heavenly Host, Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen” *Please Stand/+Remain in Sanctuary 2

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