Week of April 30th, 2023

Order of Service



Opening Prayer: Pastor Paul

Hymn of Praise: UMH #617 – “I Come with Joy” (Verses 1 & 2)

Call to Worship: (Psalm 23)
Liturgist: The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
PEOPLE: He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.
Liturgist: He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
PEOPLE: Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Liturgist: You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
PEOPLE: Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Contemporary Song: UMH # 347 – “Spirit Song” (Verses 1 & 2)

Celebration & Concerns of Church & Community

Pastoral Prayer/Silent Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

Bringing to God our Tithes and Offerings
Offertory/Doxology/Noisy Offering

Prayer of Thanksgiving

New Testament Readings: Acts 2: 42-47 & John 10:1-10
Leader: The Word of God for the people of God
PEOPLE: Thanks be to God

Gloria Patri: UMH #70

The Word Proclaimed with Pastor Paul: “Jesus is our Shepherd”

Closing Hymn: UMH #334 – “Sweet, Sweet Spirit”



Announcements & Community Events

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

Sympathy: If you would like to extend sympathy greetings to the Karen Dansereau family, please see the address printed in the paper bulletin. Her celebration of Life will be held on June 24th from 1:00 – 4:00 at the Madison Garden Villa Clubhouse, 2418 Madison Ave in Derby.

Community Dinner: We will be hosting our regular community dinner on Wednesday, May 3rd. We so appreciate the food and monetary donations. Our last dinner will be held on May 10th.

Be United Service: A gathering celebration of Wichita East & West District UMC churches. It will be held today at 3:00 p.m at First UMC, Wichita. Offering is for Camp Horizon & Open Door.

UWF Mother Daughter Luncheon: It will be hosted on Sat., May 6th at 11:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Theme: “Seeds of Relationships” with guest speakers Cindy Boone & Roberta Sutter. Bring a salad and a friend or two!

Thank You: “My Heart is still Smiling” How thoughtful of you to shower me with cards, flowers and gift cards on “Administrative Day”. Forever blessed by all of you! ~ Ev