DOUGLASS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Bulletin for the Week of March 20th, 2022
3rd Sunday of Lent
Order of Service
Welcome/ Opening Prayer
Hymn of Praise: UMH #396 – “O Jesus, I Have Promised” (Verse 1 & 4)
Call to Worship:
Leader: A great teacher once said, “When Jesus Christ calls us, he bids us come and die”. We are the people who have responded to this call.
PEOPLE: Through Christ, we want to die to the fears that keep us from loving.
Leader: Through Christ, we want to die to the stubbornness that keeps us from sharing our gifts.
PEOPLE: Through Christ, we want to die to seeking our own success and salvation in disregard for the good of all God’s children.
Leader: This is God’s promise, that if we die with Christ, we will also rise with Christ.
PEOPLE: God be praised for the glorious promise of new life in Christ. Alleluia!
Contemporary Song: “10,000 Reasons” by Matt Redman (SONG & LYRICS VIDEO LINK)
Celebration & Concerns of Church & Community
The Lord’s Prayer
Bringing to God our Tithes and Offerings
Prayer of Thanksgiving
New Testament Reading: Luke 13: 1-9
Leader: The Word of God for the people of God
PEOPLE: Thanks be to God
Gloria Patri: UMH #70
The Word Proclaimed with Pastor Debbie: “Gathered Up in Jesus: If it Bears Fruit”
Closing Hymn: UMH #357 – “Just as I Am, Without One Plea” (Verse 1)
Announcements & Community Events
Bible Study & Sunday School: Join us Tuesday and Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
First Christian Church: Join them today as they host a Potato Bar Fundraiser at the church at 12:00 p.m. It is a free will offering for sending kids to camp.
Card Players: Join in the fun and a game of cards on Tuesday the 22nd at 1:30 p.m.
Community Dinner: Renewed and ready once again. Join us for another Community Dinner on Wednesday, March 23rd at 5:30 p.m. Donations of food are most appreciated.
M & M Monies at Work: Our conference is funding $25,000 to UMCOR to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in the Ukraine. As well, our church offering today will be designated for UMCOR.
TEFAP: The TEFAP distribution will be held this Saturday the 22nd from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. If able, join them as the food boxes are heavy.
Easter Lilies: If you would like to honor that special person for Easter, please sign up on the sheet in the lobby.
Kiffany Althouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 03-21
Glenda Ferguson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 03-24
Don & Donna Durflinger . . . . . . . . . . . . . 03-24
Serving You Today:
Pastor: Debbie Senters
Liturgist: Larry Darter
Pianist: Trisha Brown