Week of February 26th, 2023

Order of Service



Welcome/ Opening Prayer

Hymn of Praise: UMH #382 – “Have Thine Own Way Lord” (Verses 1 & 2)

Call to Worship:
Leader: Welcome pilgrims on the way to the cross.
PEOPLE: We are learning to follow Jesus.
Leader: For those who feel Christ near,
People: May we not turn away from the discomfort of the journey ahead.
Leader: For those who feel as far from Christ as the desert is from the ocean,
People: May we find Christ in the wilderness with us.
Leader: For all of us who stumble and fall in our silence, indifference, and lack of generosity.
People: May we reach for the hand of Christ, who raises us up to continue on the journey.
Leader: Pilgrims on the way, come let us worship God!
People: We come to worship God as we learn to live inside out! Amen.

Contemporary Hymn: “Build my Life” (Verses 1 & 2) by Pat Barrett

UWF (United in Faith) Message with Jill Burke: “UWF Reading Program”

Celebration & Concerns of Church & Community

Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.

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

Prayer of Thanksgiving

New Testament Reading: Matthew 4: 1-11
Leader: The Word of God for the people of God.
PEOPLE: Thanks be to God.

Gloria Patri: UMH #70

The Word Proclaimed with “The Devil” – “Listen Up . . . Today Is My Sermon”

Closing Hymn: UMH #73 – “Oh Worship the King” (Verses 1 & 2)


Announcements & Community Events

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

Card Players: Join in the fun for a game of cards on Tuesday, February 28th at 1:30 p.m.

Community Dinner: It will be held on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Thanks to all who help with serving food, fixing food and the monetary donations.

UWF: Join the ladies on Saturday, March 4th at 9:00 a.m. for their regular meeting.

TEFAP: Special thanks to all those who helped fill in while others had obligations. Genevieve is still looking for a co-chair.

Farewell Gift & Card Shower for Trish: Trish’s last day to play for us will be March 12th. We’re hosting a card & money shower to give to her then. Please give to Ev or Dee.