FIRST UNITEDMETHODIST CHURCH

                            OF EDEN
             

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September 17, 2017                                             Homecoming                             

 

Order of Worship

 

The Gathering of God’s People

 

Words of Welcome and Announcements        Pastor Sue Anne

*Call to Worship    We Are One   vs. 1 &4         (music in pew)     

*Opening Prayer                                           Pastor Sue Anne

Lighting of the Saints Candle     

*Responsive Reading – The Apostles’ Creed          Page 881  

*Offering the Peace of Christ

Children & Youth Moment                            Allison Glaspie                                          

                            

Praise and Thanksgiving

 

*Hymn O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing Verse 1-4 Page 57    

Offertory Music                                              Kimberley Wray                  

Receiving of Our Tithes and Offerings

Receiving of Our Prayers and Praises

*Doxology Praise God, from Whom All Blessing Flow         Page 95

Prayer of Thanksgiving                                  

Praises and Prayers of the People and Pastoral Prayer

 

Proclamation of the Word

Special       Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)          

Prayer for Illumination:  Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that as the Scriptures are read and your Word proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us today. Amen.

 

 

 

Scripture           Luke 15:11-32

Sermon     “A Joyful Homecoming”  Rev. Mickey Moree

Service of Holy Communion                             Page 12

 

           Sending Forth

 

Invitation of Christian Discipleship/Church Membership

*Hymn  Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling     Page 348                             

*Blessing                                   

*Closing        Wonder of Wonders              (music in pew)