Week of May 7th, 2023

Order of Service



Opening Prayer: Pastor Paul

Hymn of Praise: UMH #529 – “How Firm a Foundation” (Verses 1 & 2)

Call to Worship: (Psalm 31)
Liturgist: In you, O Lord, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame; in your righteousness deliver me!
PEOPLE: Incline your ear to me; rescue me speedily! Be a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me!
Liturgist: For you are my rock and my fortress; and for your name’s sake you lead me and guide me;
PEOPLE: you take me out of the net they have hidden for me, for you are my refuge.
Liturgist: Into your hand I commit my spirit; you have redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God.
PEOPLE: My times are in your hand; rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors! Make your face shine on your servant; save me in your steadfast love!

Contemporary Song: UMH #369 – “Blessed Assurance” (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

New Testament Readings: Acts 7:55-60, John 14:1-11
Leader: The Word of God for the people of God
PEOPLE: Thanks be to God

Gloria Patri: UMH #70

The Word Proclaimed with Pastor Paul: “Jesus is The Way: The Truth and The Life.”

Holy Communion
Breaking the Bread

Closing Hymn: UMH #79 – “Holy God We Praise Thy Name” (Verse 1)



Announcements & Community Events

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

Mother/Daughter Luncheon: Thanks to all the United Women in Faith who helped decorate, brought tea cups & salads, and shared in an exceptional get-together. The special message for the day was “ Seeds of Relationships”.

Community Dinner: We will be hosting our last dinner for the season on Wednesday, May 10th. Thanks to all of you for the continued contributions of prep time, food, delivery service, clean up and monetary donations.

Spring Fling for Seniors: This is a resource fair to be held in El Dorado on Thursday, May 11th from 9:00 – 3:00 at the Civic Center, Community Building and Sr. Center.

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 Community Events:
05-09 DHS Band Concert in the DHS Auditorium – 7:00 p.m.
05-13 City Wide Clean-Up 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
05-14 DHS Grad Ceremony in the DHS Gym – 3:00 p.m.
05-16 Last Day of School
05-17 Mitch Reese’s Farewell Party – 9:30 a.m.
05-21 Rev Cindy Watson’s Retirement – 11:00 a.m.