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Lower United Methodist Church
May 16th, 2021

Rev. Ileana Rosario invites you to worship with us!
For in-person worship, find us inside the church this morning at 10:30.
Watch on Youtube: https://youtu.be/mTKcCkTmQsw
or
Download from Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/549691949/e3e0394a1a
Greeting and Welcome 
Prelude - Take Time To Be Holy
 
Centering Words (Pastor)
Out of love, Jesus intercedes for all his disciples, the ones with him that day and the ones that will come because of their testimony. He prayed so we could be one in Christ, protected by his love, sharing in his joy. He prayed so we can love one another in unity and grace. Empowered by his love we can be one in ministry, in service, in community and in faith.  
 
Call to Worship (Responsive)
Come Holy Spirit, come!
Come as we worship you today.
Draw us closer to you,
That we may become one with you.
Draw us closer to your word,
That we may be follow your will.
Draw us closer to your world,
That we may serve others with love.
 
Opening Prayer (Unison)
Loving Jesus, when you pray for us with so much love, our hearts respond in gratitude. We are grateful for your presence among us today. We are delighted by the way you watch over us with mercy and grace. We are amazed by your forgiveness that flows freely, redeeming us and making us whole. Thank you for love and your salvation. Amen.
 
Hymn
Help Us Accept Each Other               UMH 560
 
Joys and Concerns – Lord’s Prayer
 
Scripture reading
Psalm 1:1-3
 
Hymn 
Make Us One                       TFWS 2224
 
Prayer of Yearning (Unison)
Loving Lord, we raise our hearts in gratitude for you reveal your name to us and gave us salvation. Forgive us when we don’t follow your rules, when we don’t listen to your call, when we don’t walk in the path of life. Shower us with your mercy, that we might experience your forgiveness and grace.  Amen.
 
Words of Assurance (Responsive)
Christ’s forgiveness flows freely reaching out to all of us!
In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven!
Thanks be to God!
 
Text
John 17:9-18
 
Sermon
“Jesus prays for us”   Rev. Ileana Rosario
                                                                                                     
Hymn
They’ll Know we are Christians by Our Love    TFWS 2223
 
Benediction     
We go trusting the Holy Spirit has made us one!
We go knowing his love will keep us together in unity and love!
We go experiencing his peace and sharing it with the world!

Postlude - Every Time I Feel The Spirit
Let's help JEANETTE ARMSTEAD celebrate
her 100th birthday on May 25th.

Please send her a card or note at:
 
Jeanette Armstead
Riverside Convalescent Center, Rm 31-A
PO Box 370
Mathews, VA 23109
Please pray for:
Gail Keefe
Family of Bonnie Clark
Carolyn Shank
David Taylor
Judy Lyn Bristow
Keith Morgan
Bernie Thomas
Jeannie Fire
Benjamin Garner
Drew Groves
Country of India-COVID
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
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.
Last week:
Attendance:          59
Offering:
     In-person  $3,046.00
     E-giving    $1,626.38
     Total          $4,672.38

Needed for weekly goal:
$4,135.00

Our offerings YTD:
$75,541.59
Our 2021 YTD Goal:
$74,430.00

 
 
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