April 7th Service

Fifth Sunday in Lent

Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song “Spirit Song” UMH# 347

Prelude

*Processional

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

Leader: Break open hearts this morning to hear your word, O God.
All: Let our fears be vanquished, our spirits restored!
Leader: Come and let us worship with great joy!
All: Let us drop the things of the past which weighed us down!
Leader: God is about to do something new in our lives!
All: Let God’s will become strong in our lives.
Amen.

*Gloria Patri UMH #70

Opening Prayer

*Hymn “This Is the Day of New Beginnings” UMH#383

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

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

*Doxology UMH #95

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn “Shall We Gather at the River” UMH#723

SHARING THE WORD

Old Testament Readings:
Leviticus 15:13-15 page 90
Numbers 15:37-41 page 118
*Gospel Reading John 21:1-19 page 883

Message Pastor Gary
“It Takes More Than Water To Be Washed Clean”

Words of Assurance
The Great Thanksgiving

Prayer

*Hymn “When We All Get to Heaven” UMH#701

Benediction

Calendar and Announcements
Sunday, April 7, 2019
9:30 am – Adult Sunday 9:45 a.m.Youth Sunday School
10:30 am –Worship: Communion Sunday

Sunday, April 14
9:30 am – Adult Sunday 9:45 a.m.Youth Sunday School
10:30 am –Worship: Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 21, 2019
9:30 a.m. – Sunrise Easter Service, Brunch follows
10:30 am – Worship Easter Sunday

Email: glpeterson32@frontier.com
Office Telephone 231-923-0573
Office email ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist
Liturgist Mark Gauntley
Nursery Doris Graham
How Great Thou Art
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News

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