Order of Worship July 12th, 2020, 6th Sunday After Pentecost

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Text for hymns are found below each hymn.  Click on the hymn highlighted text for music.

Prelude: “Guide My Feet” (African-American spiritual)
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Greeting & Opening Prayer……..Pastor Juan                                                    
O’ Lord, we gather together today to give you thanks and to praise your greatness. We praise you for your wonderful deeds. Your power is limitless, your wisdom is unparalleled, your grace is overwhelming, and your love is never failing. You promised that you will never leave or forsake us. Let us worship you in spirit and truth this morning. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Opening Hymn: Lead Me, Guide Me” #2214 in The Faith We Sing
© 1953 Doris Akers
(Please sing twice)
“Lead me, guide me, along the way,
for if you lead me, I cannot stray.
Lord, let me walk each day with thee.
Lead me, O Lord, lead me.”
Psalms Reading: Psalms 119:105-112……………..Lorri Bingham
Prayers of the People: Please comment with your prayer concerns and especially offer up those things that cause your soul to be in a place of deep lament this day. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayers.
Hymn of Preparation:Lead Me, Lord” #473 in The UM Hymnal
Words from Psalms 5:8, 4:8. Music by Samuel Sebastian Wesley, 1861.
(Please sing twice) 
“Lead me, Lord,
lead me in thy righteousness; 
make thy way plain before my face.
For it is thou, Lord, 
thou, Lord only, 
that makest me dwell in safety.”
Old Testament Reading: Genesis 25:19-34………Lorri Bingham
Sermon: “The Lord said to HER” ………………………..Pastor Juan       
Giving of our tithes and offerings……………Lorri Bingham You may give tithes and offerings with no fee through your bank’s online bill pay option. It is easy to set up for automatic monthly giving. Or, you may use this link: Online Giving. Thank you for supporting the ministries of Avent Ferry UMC!
“Be Not Afraid”, by Bob Dufford
Performed by Marcel Pietrus and Gregory Dixon
Glory Be to the Father” #71 in The UM Hymnal
“Glory be to the Father
and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning,
is now, and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen. Amen.”
Prayer after receiving……………………………..Pastor Juan
Giver of all good gifts, you have blessed us with so much. Yet all of that pales by comparison with the knowledge that you claim us as children, as heirs, our divine birthright. Too often, we have overlooked or ignored that gift. As we present our tithes and offerings to you this morning, help us to freely let go of all we possess and that possesses us, and hold fast to the birthright that is our greatest gift. In Christ’s name, we pray. AMEN. (Genesis 25:19-34)
Closing Hymn: I Want Jesus to Walk with Me” #521 in The UM Hymnal
African-American spiritual, adapted by William Farley Smith
1. “I want Jesus to walk with me (walk with me).
I want Jesus to walk with me (walk with me).
All along my pilgrim journey, Lord,
I want Jesus to walk with me (walk with me).
2. “In my trials, Lord, walk with me (walk with me).
In my trials, Lord, walk with me (walk with me).
When my heart is almost breaking, Lord,
I want Jesus to walk with me (walk with me).
3. “When I’m troubled, Lord, walk with me (walk with me).
When I’m troubled, Lord, walk with me (walk with me).
When my head is bowed in sorrow, Lord,
I want Jesus to walk with me (walk with me).”
Announcements………………………………………Lorri Bingham
Dismissal with blessing……Pastor Juan                                     
Generous and loving God, we come to you in thanksgiving, knowing that all we are and all that we have is a gift from you. In faith and love, help us to do your will. We are listening. Speak your words into the depth of our souls, that we may hear you clearly as we go forth. We seek to be patient, to be merciful, to be generous, to be holy. Give us the wisdom and insight to understand Your will for us and the fervor to carry out our good intentions. Help us to reach out to others as you have reached out to us. AMEN.

Postlude……………..…………………………………Gregory Dixon

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