Claybanks United Methodist Church
August 7, 2016 10:30 a.m.
Welcome and Announcements
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
One: From the raising of the sun…
All: God speaks, calling out to the earth.
One: At the beginning of each day…
All: God speaks, calling us to life and service.
One:Even with the setting sun…
All: God speaks, reminding us that we are not alone.
One: As we gather for worship this day God speaks, inviting us
to love freely and to become true treasures on earth.
*Hymn “God of the Sparrow, God of the Whale” Hymnal #122
Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns
Children’s Time Pastor Gary
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
Prayer of Dedication
*Hymn “God of Grace and God of Glory” Hymnal #577
SHARING THE WORD
Old Testament Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 Page 548
*Gospel Reading Matthew 22:34-40 Page 804
Morning Message Pastor Gary
Beginning of Message Series – Five Marks of a Methodist: The Fruits of a living Faith
Words of Assurance
The Great Thanksgiving
*Hymn “Faith of Our Fathers” Hymnal #710