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Lower United Methodist Church
May 30th, 2021

Rev. Ileana Rosario invites you to worship with us!
For in-person worship, find us inside the church this morning at 10:30.
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Greeting and Welcome
Prelude - A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
Centering Words (Pastor)
Today we celebrate the power and majesty of God the father, made intimate and closer through Jesus the son, and revealed to us through his Holy Spirit. Even in the midst of difficult days, we are called by God, loved by Christ and equipped to serve by the Holy Spirit!
Call to Worship (Responsive)
The voice of God created the universe.
We come seeking God’s presence.
The voice of Christ names us a brothers and sisters.
We come rejoicing with our church family.
The voice of the Spirit claims us as children of God.
We come giving thanks for his love.
Opening Prayer (Unison)
Holy and awesome God, we thank you for the majesty and power of your divine presence among us! We are grateful that you sent your own Son to enter fully into our lives! We enjoy the presence of your Holy Spirit that transform us into brothers and sisters of Christ! With hearts overflowing, we thank you! Amen.
Majesty                         UMH 176

Joys and Concerns – Lord’s Prayer
Scripture reading
John 3:5-8

A Unison Prayer of Remembrance and Thanksgiving
Our holy and gracious God, help us to remember with thanksgiving.
Help us to remember the sacrifices bravely made in which one has given life for another and for all.
Help us to remember those that stand in the breach where there is trouble and in which conflict threatens to undo your good creation.
Help us to remember that we look for the day when every sword will be replaced by a plow, that all may be fed and live in your peace.
Help us to remember one, from Lower United Methodist Church, who took up the sword and answered our nations call and who now resides in your presence.
We give thanks for Major Lee Rosser, USAF and remember his witness while he dwelt among us.
Forgive us every sin that makes for division and for war, and bring us all into your kingdom on earth as in heaven. Amen!
America the Beautiful                       UMH 696
Prayer of Confession (Unison)
Almighty God, in our pride we have forgotten your holiness and have failed to care for your creation. Correct us when we miss opportunities to care for our community. Forgive us when we fail to live out your gospel of love. Forgive us when we create divisions, rather than live in unity. Forgive us when we ignore your call to serve. Help us act as your children every day of our lives! Amen.
Words of Assurance (Responsive)
Be assured that God forgives us through his unchanging and enduring love!
In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven!
Thanks be to God!
Romans 8:14-17
“Living as Children of God”
Rev. Ileana Rosario
Just a Closer Walk with Thee           UMH  2158

Go forth to praise God’s power and majesty!
Go forth sharing love as the family of God!
Go forth giving thanks for his amazing love!
Please pray for:
Thomas Thornton
Mary Hoinkes
Family of David Taylor
Family of Leonard Wiley Lewis Jr.
Robin Atwood's sister
Sue French Lewis
Gail Keefe

We give thanks for:
Virginia Bagby
The Joy of our Choir
Susan Thomas's brother safe return to work
We are looking for help! If you can spare a little time to fill in with any of these tasks, please let Pastor Ileana know. Training will be provided. If several people take turns, the jobs will get done without taking too much of any one person's time. Please give us some help!
  1. Write down prayer requests during the Joys and Concerns portion of the Sunday service. This is important so we can add all who need prayer to our Prayer List.
  2. Operate the projector in the sanctuary during the Sunday Service to show the Power Point presentation of the service.
  3. Coordinate the live stream of the Sunday service. Make sure the Wi-Fi connection is working in the sanctuary.
Annual Cemetery Meeting June 6th

The annual cemetery meeting will be held at 11:45 am on Sunday, June 6th, in the sanctuary. All owners/caretakers of plots are urged to attend.
You are invited to a farewell reception for Pastor Ileana and Julie on
June 13th from 3:00-4:30 pm at Piankatank Golf Club. Details to follow!

Please note we are collecting monetary gifts for them. You may send a check with "Pastor Gift" written on the Memo line of your check.
Thank you for your support!
Last week:
Attendance:          55
     In-person  $2,122.00
     E-giving    $1,060.00   
     Total          $3,182.00

Needed for weekly goal:

Our offerings YTD:
Our 2021 YTD Goal:

Elizabeth Johnson, Evangelism Team, asks that you send us your favorite Bible Verses to be included in future newsletters. Send an e-mail to or
call the office at 804-776-6250 with the verse and your name.
Everyone enjoys sharing Bible verses that have touched their hearts!
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