May 6, 2018- Bulletin
Welcome and Announcements
Passing the Peace
Call to Worship
Joyful is the sound we make this morning!
For this day liberates us from doubt and fear.
Thankful is the song we sing!
For this day moves us past darkness and despair.
Hopeful is the prayer upon our lips!
For this day awakens in us long-awaited new life.
Jesus said, “Where two or more are gathered in my name,
I am there among them.”
Christ lives here and now.
He is among us at this and every moment!
May his peace and presence be known to you.
And also to you.
Let us greet one another with expressions of Christian love.
– – —based on Matthew 18:20
*Hymn of praise – “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” – #90
Opening Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer
Sharing of Joys and Concerns
Offering – “Arise, My Soul, Arise
*Song of Thanksgiving – “Doxology” – #815
Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise Him, all creatures here below.
Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host.
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen
*Hymn of Preparation – “How Firm A Foundation” – #408
Gospel Reading – John 21: 1-19 – p. 1165
Message – “Follow Me” – Pastor Wes
*Hymn of Invitation – “The Solid Rock” – #526
Hymn – “Blest Be the Ties that Bind” – #426
*If you are able, please stand
May Benevolence – Blood: Water Mission
Blood:Water Mission is a community, motivated by the love of Christ, to create lasting change in Africa. We give our lives to serve local leaders and join them in the fight to end the HIV/AIDS and water crises. Since our launch in 2004, Blood:Water has raised over $27 million through the creative efforts of tens of thousands of individuals seeking to make a difference. We believe that Africa holds the leadership, creativity, passion and resolve necessary to address the HIV/AIDS and water crises. That’s why we’ve spent the past ten years working alongside more than a dozen African organizations to bring clean water and HIV/AIDS support to 1 million people in 11 countries (taken from their web-site).
Tonight – 7:oo PM – IBC
Tuesday – 7:30 PM – Choir Practice