July 4th Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
Sunday, July 4, 2021
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Sixth Sunday After Pentecost
Independence Day
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song
”America the Beautiful”…..……….. UMH  696

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: The earth is the Lords.
All: And all who dwell in it.
Leader: God is king over all nations:
All: God sits on his holy throne.
Leader: He rules by his might forever.
All: His eyes keep watch on the nations.
Leader: Let all nations be glad and sing for joy.
All: For God judges the people with equity and guides the nations upon the earth.
Leader; O Lord, be gracious to us and bless us,
All: And make your face to shine upon us.
Leader: Lord of the nations, guide our people by your Spirit to go forward in justice and freedom, may our nation bring glory to your name and blessings to all people. AMEN.

*Gloria Patri……………………………UMH 70

*Opening Prayer

*Hymn
”This Is My Song”………………….UMH 437

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time
After prayers, sing the children out to “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
”Let There Be Peace on Earth”..……….UMH 431

Sharing of the Word

Old Testament Reading

2 Chronicles 7:12-18……Page 342
*Epistle Reading

Galatians 5:13-14.…….…….Page 948

Message by Pastor Gary Peterson
”A Great Nation Is Not Free of Costs”

Words of Assurance

The Great Thanksgiving

Prayer

*Hymn
”America”………………………UMH 697

Benediction

Postlude – Please be seated

Calendar and Announcements
Sunday, July 4
10:30 a.m. – Worship
Communion
Independence Day
Sunday, July 11
10:30 a.m. – Worship
Edie Bogart Leading Worship
Tuesday, July 13
4:30 p.m. – Worship Design Team Meeting
6:30 p.m. – Trustee’s Meeting
7:00 p.m. – Administrative Council Meeting
Thursday, July 15
1:00 p.m. – UMW Meeting
Sunday, July 18
10:30 a.m. – Worship
Nominations Committee Meeting during Fellowship
New Member Recognition

Pianist – Suzanne Bellrichard
Liturgist – Reba Peterson

Ministers – All People As We Live The Good News

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