Week of July 2nd, 2023

Order of Service



Opening Prayer: Pastor Janet

Hymn of Praise: UMH #696 – “America the Beautiful” (Verses 1 & 2)

Call to Worship:
Liturgist: In the midst of celebration, we are also in sorrow.
PEOPLE: Lord, hear our cries.
Liturgist: For all those who have given their lives so that we may have our freedom,
PEOPLE: Lord, hear our cries.
Liturgist: For all those who struggle and strive against great difficulties,
PEOPLE: Lord, hear our cries.
Liturgist: We praise God who has blessed us with freedom and peace.
PEOPLE: Let our lives be a blessing to others as we serve God in this world. Amen

Contemporary Song: UMH #717 – “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” (Verses 1 & 2)

Celebration & Concerns of Church & Community
Pastoral Prayer/Silent Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer

Bringing to God our Tithes and Offerings

Prayer of Thanksgiving: Pastor Janet

New Testament Reading: James 1:17
Liturgist: The Word of God for the people of God.
PEOPLE: Thanks be to God.

Gloria Patri: UMH #70

The Word Proclaimed with Pastor Janet: “Thankful for Freedom”

Holy Communion
Breaking the Bread

Closing Hymn: UMH #697 – “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee”



Announcements & Community Events

Bible Study & Sunday School: Join us Tuesdays and Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

Card Players: Thanks to all those who came, brought goodies and played cards. We had 2 tables with 4 players. Bill and Ann were the sharks for the day!

Hope Connections: who helps persons in need of food in Douglass and Rose Hill has been inundated with people in need this summer. The cupboards are bare. They have some items, but the ones that are in short supply are: Crackers, Peanut Butter, Ravioli, Canned Chicken and Canned Meat, Granola Bars, Spaghetti Sauce. Cash donations are also accepted.

Love in the Lunchbox: Thanks to all of those who helped fix the meal and serve on Thursday!

Healthy Congregation Grant: Thanks to our Healthy Congregation Team of Cheryl Wilson, Sheryl Brotton, Larry Darter, Glenda Lindteigen & Austin Althouse for all their efforts to acquire this grant. The team is focused on ensuring that our congregation and community are supported, seen, and loved.

Back to School Food & Supply Drive: Rose Hill PD is teaming up with Hope Connections and Dollar General to collect food and school supplies for our kids: Mary Flippo is our contact person. Join them on Saturday, Aug. 5th from 10:00 – 2:00 at Dollar General in Rose Hill.

Leadership Meeting: The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 18th at 11:00 a.m.