*Those that are able are invited to stand
- Gathering into worship -
Welcome and Announcements
Introit “Where Charity and Love Prevail.” Choir
*Opening Chorus “Come! Come! Everybody Worship!” (verses 1-3) TFWS #2271
*Call to Worship
One: Friends, we gather this day to celebrate life –
All: The life we have been given by God,
One: The life we share with one another in community,
All: The life that Jesus gives in abundance.
One: Let us be grateful for the joy of life,
All: And let us worship God.
*Hymn “Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life” UMH #164
*Greeting One Another in Christian Love
- Meditation on God’s word -
Scripture Luke 6:27-38
Message Anais Hussian
Hymn “Pass It On” UMH #572
Silent Prayer/Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer
- Sharing our blessings –
Invitation to Give
Offering of Music
*Doxology “Bless Thou the Gifts” UMH #587
Bless thou the gifts our hands have brought;
bless thou the work our hearts have planned.
Ours is the faith, the will, the thought; the rest, O God, is in thy hand.
Prayer of Thanksgiving
Lord of Love and Compassion: How easy the road of discipleship would be if all you asked from us were the gifts we bring to your altar. How convenient would it be if we could write a check or swipe a card and leave here to live like so many do, focused exclusively on our own wants, needs, and passions? Remind us again, as we present our tithes and offerings, that the real challenge of discipleship comes when we leave this place, as you send us into the world to respond in radical love to those who would judge us, hurt us, and threaten us. We pray this in the name of Jesus, who loved and forgave, even as he was tortured and nailed to a cross. Amen.
- Taking the Word to the World -
*Hymn “Freely, Freely” UMH #389
*Hymn “Freely, Freely” (Refrain) UMH #389
He said “Freely, freely you have received, freely, freely give.
Go in my name and because you believe, other will know that I live.
905 Mifflin Ave
Pastor: Rev. Kelly Smith
February 24, 2019