Week of May 21st, 2023

Order of Service



Opening Prayer: Pastor Janet

Hymn of Praise: UMH #62 – “All Creatures of Our God and King” (Verses 1 & 2)

Call to Worship:
Liturgist: Beloved, let us worship God!
PEOPLE: Let us give praise to God, the one who rides upon the clouds!
Liturgist: Parent to orphans and Protector of widows,
PEOPLE: God gives the desolate a home and leads the imprisoned into prosperity.
Liturgist: As God led the Israelites through the wilderness and provided for them,
PEOPLE: we too find our dwelling in God’s goodness and provision.
Liturgist: The Rider in the heavens speaks throughout creation;
PEOPLE: We gather to listen and ascribe power to God! Awesome is God in the sanctuary of creation! Blessed be God! Amen.

Contemporary Song: FWS #2040 – “Awesome God”

Celebration & Concerns of Church & Community

Pastoral Prayer/Silent Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

Bringing to God our Tithes and Offerings

Prayer of Thanksgiving

New Testament Reading: Acts 1: 6-14
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: “Our Assignment”

Closing Hymn: FWS #2088 – “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High” (Verses 1 & 2)



Announcements & Community Events

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

Card Players: Feel up for a game of cards, join us on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

TEFAP: Helpers are always needed to lug the boxes. If you can help, join us on Saturday, May 27th from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

City Pool: It will open on Saturday, May 27th. They will once again be offering Water Aerobics in the evening on M, W & F.

Library: They have Phlox Fire performing on Thursday, May 25th from 6:30-7:00 p.m. to kick-off the summer reading program.

Day at the Park: Join in for a fun day on Saturday, June 3rd which includes a Bike Quest, Jeep Meet, Free Hot Dog Lunch, Cornhole Tournament, Disc Golf Tournament, Best BBQ Cook Off, Volleyball Tournament. Our church has been asked to sponsor the hot dog lunch.

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.

Love in a Lunchbox: We’re responsible for the June 29th lunch. Sheryl will fill us in with the details closer to that date.