Avent Ferry United Methodist Church is a Christ centered community of faith that is committed to reaching out to and embracing all individuals. With open hearts, open minds, and open doors, we are making intentional efforts toward celebrating diversity and being genuinely welcoming and inclusive of all individuals. As a Reconciling United Methodist Church, we follow Jesus Christ by loving and accepting: All Ages, All Races, All Abilities, All Cultures, All Ethnicities, All National Origins, All Education Levels, All Gender Identities, All Sexual Orientations, All Socio-Economic Statuses, All Family or Marital Statuses.
Prayers of The People…………………………………….Pastor Juan 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 via Youtube Live Chat:
After each prayer read: Leader: Lord in your mercy. All: Hear our prayers.
Closing Hymn: “He Lives” #310 UMH Words: Alfred H. Ackley, 1933 Music: Alfred H. Ackley, 1933
1.I serve a risen Savior, he’s in the world today; I know that he is living, whatever foes may say. I see his hand of mercy, I hear his voice of cheer, and just the time I need him, he’s always near.
Refrain He lives, he lives, Christ Jesus lives today! He walks with me and talks with me along life’s narrow way. He lives, he lives, salvation to impart! You ask me how I know he lives? He lives within my heart.
2.In all the world around me I see his loving care, and though my heart grows weary, I never will despair. I know that he is leading through all the stormy blast; the day of his appearing will come at last.
3.Rejoice, rejoice, O Christian, lift up your voice and sing. eternal hallelujahs to Jesus Christ the King! The hope of all who seek him, the help of all who find; none other is so loving, so good and kind.
Dismissal with Blessing…………………..…Pastor Juan
Postlude, “Alleluia! Alleluia!”, words by C. Wordsworth, music by L. Beethoven…………………………………..Musicians