*CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: This is the day; this is the day that the Lord made!
People: Let us rejoice, rejoice and be glad in it.
Leader: This is the day the has made
People: Let us rejoice and be glad
*HYMN OF PRAISE
Lord, I Want to Be a Christian, UMH #402
God, you said when we ask answers will come, when we seek we will find, when we knock the door will open. We come today with all we are seeking to know you more, searching for answers to our questions. Make us aware of your spirit. Be our comfort, our teacher, our guide and our goal. Hear the prayers of our hearts. Hold our questions close.
WORDS OF ASSURANCE
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
Let Me Love by Harlan Moore
Melanie McCreary, Soloist
Come with Questions: Do I Have to Give Up All My Stuff?
Rev. Kate Walker
*HYMN OF RESPONSE
This My Father’s World, UMH #144
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH - UMH 883
We are not alone, we live in God's world. We believe in God: who has created and is creating, who has come in Jesus, the Word made flesh, to reconcile and make new, who works in us and others by the Spirit. We trust in God. We are called to be the Church: to celebrate God's presence, to live with respect in Creation, to love and serve others, to seek justice and resist evil, to proclaim Jesus, crucified and rise, our judge and our hope. In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us. We are not alone. Thanks be to God. Amen.
*GLORIA PATRI - UMH 71
INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP & CHURCH MEMBERSHIP
*HYMN OF RESPONSE
God Be with You till We Meet Again, UMH #672
Marche Triomphale by Noel Rawsthorne