In this place, among these people, God is worshipped, God is praised. We have seen the signs and wonders; the lost are found here, the dead are raised. We are living the Gospel story; lives are changed and mountains moved. Won’t you come and work among us? You are welcomed, you are loved.
*Call to Worship (by Kwasi Kena)
One: On a day when so many men are absent, we cherish the love of our fathers.
All: Thank you God for fathers who comfort and encourage.
One: Thank you God for fathers who build character and inspire us to greatness.
All: Thank you God, for fathers who teach morality and model decency.
One: Thank you God for fathers who lovingly convince boys to become men.
All: Thank you God for brave fathers who have the courage to resist being absent. Lord, on this Father’s Day, may we encourage more men in our community to pick up the mantle of fatherhood! AMEN
*Prayer: (by Rev. Nathan Decker)
O Lord Our Heavenly Father:
You, who adopt orphan children and care for the widows;
You stand at the door staring at the horizon,
desiring that your prodigal children come home.
Bless fathers and men everywhere this day
that the orphans may have role models,
that the widows may be provided what they need,
that the future men may see Christ reflected in the love
of piggy-back rides and hard-learned lessons
Through Christ and the Spirit to the Father, Amen.
*Hymn “I Surrender All” Hymnal #354
Prayers of the People
Children’s Time After prayers – Sing the Children Out
“Jesus Loves Me” Children 5 and under are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery at this time.
The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves
*Hymn “Change My Heart Oh God” Overhead
SHARING THE WORD
Scripture Reading Deuteronomy 32:11 & 1 Samuel 16:1
Morning Message Pastor Terri “PUSH”
*Hymn “How Great Thou Art” Hymnal #77
Order of Farewell and Release Insert
Prayer and Benediction
New: Earl (Kathy’s Dad)
Pat Paulson (Parsons’ Niece)
David Lewis (Patsy’s son-in-law)
People of Orlando
Kali (Leona’s Niece)
Kirk Schneider Carol Adams
Elise (Grumm’s great-granddaughter)
George & Kathy Ohman
Calvin John (Curt and Carol’s new grandson)
Sunday, June 19, 2016 – Father’s Day
11:30 am Worship
12:30 pm Goodbye to Pastor Terri/Potluck
Monday, June 20, 2016
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
1:00 – 2:00pm – Church Open for Reflection/Prayer
2:00 pm Card Making Party
Sunday, June 26, 2016 – Jim Tanis Speaking
11:30 am Worship