Worship


Order of Worship

Prelude

Invitation to Worship

Opening Song If It Had Not Been for the Lord TFWS #2053

*Call to Worship

ONE: The Lord looks upon humankind searching for who are wise, who seek after God.

MANY: Christ dwell within our hearts, rooting and grounding us in love, filling us with the fullness of God.

ONE: the Lord will restore the fortunes of God’s people, the people of faith shall rejoice and all will be glad

MANY: For this reason, we bow before our Creator, from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name.

ONE: To God be all the glory, in the church and in Christ Jesus

MANY: throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen!

*Communal Prayer

God of unwavering love, fools say in their hearts: “There is no God.” May all we say and do prove that we are not foolish. May our faith be as steady as the North Star, and may others see that we are Christians through our behavior. Amen.

Responsive Song Jesus Loves Me! This I know UMH #191

Prayer of Confession

Wisdom’s Heart: deep within, we know how we have failed to be your people. Our hardened hearts are closed to the love of Christ; our lust for more and more blocks the fullness of your grace from transforming our lives; our trust in the powers of the world reveals our foolish nature. Have mercy, God of every generation. Pour out the rich blessing of forgiveness on our parched souls. Feed us with Heaven’s Bread, so we might be nourished by your gentleness. Shape us as your people, and restore us to faithful living, as we seek to follow our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in service to everyone we meet.

Silent Prayer & Words of Assurance

Response to Pastor Carrie: Grounded in love, rooted in discipleship, we offer ourselves in service to others, recognizing the limitless grace which is ours to share in Christ. Thanks be to God. Amen.

Reading the Word

Scripture: Psalm 14

Scripture: Ephesians 3:14-21

The Word of God for the people of God.

Thanks be to God!

Message Rooted and Grounded in Love Pastor Carrie

Responsive Song O Come and Dwell in Me UMH #388

Sharing & Prayer

Joys & Concerns Silent Prayer

Pastoral Prayer Lord’s Prayer

Giving

*Benediction

One: Since you are being rooted and grounded in love, we pray Christ will live in your hearts through faith.

Many: We pray you will have strength by the power of Christ’s Spirit according to his glorious riches.

One: We pray that you will have power to know and understand with all the saints of God, just how wide, how long, how high, and how deep the love of God really is.

Many: We pray the fullness of God will fill you through and through.

All: Now to God, our Creator; Jesus Christ, our Redeemer; and the Holy Spirit, our sustainer, who is able to do far more than we could ever dream of according to the power that works in us; be glory in the church from now to the end of the age. Amen.

Closing Song Go, Make of all Disciples UMH #571

Postlude

Worship Attendance
Upper Room Daily Reflections