- Gathering into worship –

*Those that are able are invited to stand



Welcome and Announcements


*Call to Worship

Even after the resurrection, when the disciples 
were weighed down with worry, 
Jesus assured them that they were not alone: 
“The Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send 
in my name, will teach you everything,
and remind you of all that I have said to you.”
Even after the resurrection, when the disciples
were burdened by their fears,
Jesus calmed their troubled hearts:
“Do not let your hearts be troubled,
and do not let them be afraid.”
Even after the resurrection, when we struggle
with our faith,
Jesus blesses us with comfort and hope:
“Peace I leave with you; my peace
I give to you.”
Especially after the resurrection, when our souls
are dry and barren,
the Holy Spirit blows through our lives,
bringing us new life. Alleluia!


*Hymn                                    “Christ is the World’s Light”                                     UMH #188               


*Opening Prayer

Amazing God, you call us today, just as you called the disciples on the Day of Pentecost.

You challenge and support us, revealing the brokenness of our communities; giving us the peace that our world needs.

You point us to the pain of the cross, and then remind us of the joy of the resurrection.

Transform us, O God, through the power of your Holy Spirit.

Help us breathe deeply of the Breath of Life.

Blow through our worship and change our lives forever. Amen.



- Meditation on God’s Word -


Children’s Sermon


Scripture                                                                                                  John 14:12-27


Message                                Greater Works Than These    Rev. Sandra Marsh-McClain


Hymn                                                    “Spirit of God”                                             TFWS #2117


Silent Prayer/Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer



- Celebrating the Sacrament -


Hymn                                                “Bread of the World”                                         UMH #624    


Sharing the Lord’s Supper



- Sharing Our Blessings –


Offering our Gifts and Tithes


*Doxology                                        “Glory to God”                                                       TFWS #2033

Glory to God, glory to God, glory in the highest! (repeat)

To God be glory forever! (repeat)

Alleluia, Amen! (repeat)


*Offering Prayer



- Taking the Word to the World -


*Hymn                             “Now Let Us from This Table Rise”                             UMH #634




*Hymn                                     “We Are the Church” (refrain)                              UMH #558

I am the church!  You are the church!  We are the church together!

All who follow Jesus, all around the world!  Yes, we’re the church together!




Please join us immediately after worship today for our Second Sunday Social-

 Hosted by our lay leader, Carolyn Hartner.




Next week is Peace with Justice Sunday,

one of the official churchwide Special Sundays which includes a special offering.

Annual Conferences keep half of the offering to fund local projects while a portion goes to the GBCS Peace with Justice Program to fund U.S. and global work in social action and public policy education and advocacy.

For more information on Peace with Justice Sunday, visit: www.umcgiving.org.




Our goal is to be

a welcoming and inclusive

church for all people.







Pastor: Rev. Kelly Smith




June 9, 2019