Week of May 14th, 2023

Order of Service



Opening Prayer: Pastor Janet

Hymn of Praise: UMH #314 – “In the Garden” (Verses 1 & 2)

Call to Worship: (Psalm 31)
Leader: We pray for older moms whose children are grown.
PEOPLE: Grant them joy and satisfaction for a job well done.
Leader: We pray for new moms experiencing changes they could not predict.
PEOPLE: Grant them rest and peace as they trust you for the future.
Leader: We pray for pregnant women who will soon be moms.
PEOPLE: Grant them patience and good counsel in the coming months.
Leader: We pray for moms who face the demands of single parenthood.
PEOPLE: Grant them strength and wisdom.
Leader: We pray for moms who are raising their children in poverty.
PEOPLE: Grant them relief an justice.
Leader: We pray for stepmothers.
PEOPLE: Grant them patience and understanding and love.
Leader: We pray for moms who are separated from their children.
PEOPLE: Grant them faith and hope.
Leader: We pray for moms in marriages that are in crisis.
PEOPLE: Grant them support and insight.
Leader: We pray for moms who have lost children.
PEOPLE: Grant them comfort in the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Leader: We pray for moms who gave up their children for adoption.
PEOPLE: Grant them peace and confidence as they trust in your providence.
Leader: We pray for adoptive mothers.
PEOPLE: Grant them joy and gratitude for the gift you have provided.
Leader: We pray for women who desperately want, or wanted, to be moms.
PEOPLE: Grant them grace to accept your timing and will.
Leader: We pray for all women who have assumed the mother’s role in a child’s life.
PEOPLE: Grant them joy and the appreciation of others.
Leader: We pray for those who are grieving the loss of their mother in the past year.
PEOPLE: Grant them comfort and hope in Christ’s resurrection. Amen.

Contemporary Song: “Forever” by Chris Tomlin

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

Old Testament Reading: Proverbs 22:6
Leader: The Word of God for the people of God
PEOPLE: Thanks be to God

Gloria Patri: UMH #70

The Word Proclaimed with Pastor Janet: “In Honor of our Mothers”

Special Music

Closing Hymn: UMH #140 – “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” (Verses 1 & 2)



Announcements & Community Events

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

Congratulations to our 2023 Graduates: On Sunday, June 4th we will honor the graduates of 2022 & 2023. If you would like them to be included in the service, please let Pastor Janet or Ev know.

Upcoming Events:
05-16: Last Day of School
05-17: Mitch Reese’s Farewell Party 9:30 a.m.
05-21: Pastor Cindy’s Retirement 11:00 a.m.