May 2nd Service

Sunday, May 2, 2021
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Fifth Sunday of Easter
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song……………”God of the Ages(1-4)………..….UMH  698

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, 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: We come with joy to this celebration of God’s love!
All: Open our hearts, Lord, to receive your love.
Leader: We come with hope to this witness to God’s power!
All: Challenge and encourage our spirits to serve you, Lord.
Leader: We come with a willingness to proclaim God’s presence to all.
All: We thank God for this invitation to worship, witness and serve. AMEN.

*Gloria Patri…………………………………………………UMH 70

Opening Prayer

*Hymn
……….….”Take Time to Be Holy” (1-4)…………….UMH 395

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time
After prayers, sing the children out – “Jesus Loves Me” At this time, children under five are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery.

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology………………………………………….…….UMH 95

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn………..……… “Spirit Song” (1-2)………………UMH 347

Sharing of the Word

Old Testament Reading
…..Psalm 22:25-31…….Page 435
Epistle Reading
………….. Acts 8:26-40………….Page 892
*Gospel Reading……….….John 15:1-17….….….Page 878

Message by Pastor Gary Peterson
What Do You Have To Throw Into The Fire”

Words of Assurance

The Great Thanksgiving

Prayer

*Hymn.………..”How Like a Gentle Spirit” (1-5)…………UMH 115

Benediction

Postlude – Please be seated

Calendar and Announcements

Sunday, May 9
9:30 a.m. – Adult Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Worship
Sunday, May 16
9:30 a.m. – Adult Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Worship
Tuesday, May 18
4:30 p.m. – Design Team Meeting
6:00 p.m. – Nominations
6:30 p.m. – Trustee’s Meeting
7:00 p.m. – Admin. Council Meeting
Thursday, May 20
1:00 p.m. – UMW Meeting
Sunday, May 23
9:30 a.m. – Adult Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Worship
Sunday, May 30
9:30 a.m. – Adult Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Worship
Shalom Sunday

Claybanks United Methodist Church is located at 9197 56th Ave., Montague, MI 49437.  Our mailing address is P.O Box 104, Montague, MI 49437.

Pastor Gary Peterson can be reached at either 231-869-3373 (Home) or 616-644-5520 (cell). His email address is glpeterson@frontier.com 

Our office telephone is 231-923-0573 and our Office email is ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com 

Look us up on the web at Claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist – Suzanne Bellrichard
Liturgist,  – Reba Peterson
Ministers – All People As We Live The Good News

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