February 25, 2024

Our Mission: Love God. Love Others. Change the World!


Order of Sunday Worship 

(bold text indicates congregational responses; * indicates please stand as able)


*Call to Worship (Adapted from Psalm 22)

Leader: Let us praise the Holy One in the great together;

Congregation: Let us perform our vows in the presence of those who worship God.

The poor shall eat and be satisfied,

Those who seek the Lord shall praise him.

All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord,

All the people of the nations shall rejoice before the Holy One.

*Hymn: “Just a Closer Walk with Thee”  TFWS 2158

Music and lyrics are also on the screen

*Communal Prayer (Book of Common Prayer 1979, adapted)

God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth;  that, in your good time, we may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Scripture Readings

Mark 8:31-38

Response: For the Word of God in scripture, for the Word of God around us, for the Word of God within us, we say: Thanks be to God.


Sermon:        “Sitting with Jesus”         Shirley Banks


*Hymn: “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”  TFWS 2129

Music and lyrics are also on the screen


Weekly Connection Points

  • Thursdays: Walk, Talk, Pray, 10am (starting in our parking lot)
  • Our Food Pantry days and times: First Sundays 2 – 4pm; 2nd and 4th Wednesdays

Invitation to Generosity 

To give go to or scan the code

Mail your offering to PO Box 1068

Prayer of Thanksgiving


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Community Prayers 

Leader: God in your mercy

People: Hear our prayer

Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer 

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our tresspasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.


Holy Communion — pp. 15-16 in the Hymnal 

You are invited and welcome to participate in communion with us. We believe that this is God’s table and is open to all.


*Hymn: “Take Time to Be Holy” UMH 395

Music and lyrics are also on the screen


Benediction: “On Eagles Wings”

And God will raise us up

On eagles’ wings

Bear us on the breath of dawn

Make us to shine like the sun

And hold us, in the palm, of God’s hand