GREETING & ANNOUNCEMENTS
How lovely is the dwelling place of God! May our
hearts become a place where God’s Spirit lives.
May our words become bold words of love and grace.
And may our worship be worthy of the Lord.
*CALL TO WORSHIP
Welcome to this holy space where God’s Spirit dwells among us!
We come longing to feel the presence of God.
Open your hearts, for this is a place of prayer and healing.
This is a place of joy and faith.
This is the place for you.
Thanks be to God!
*PRAISE “Our God Saves” Screen
*OPENING PRAYER (in unison)
Holy One, you have called us to this place, a place
where we find your Spirit. We have gathered here to
pray and to be forgiven, to love and be loved, and to
hear the Word boldly proclaimed as we apply it to our
lives. Open our hearts to the mystery of your Word.
Remind us that your Word is proclaimed in the life of
Jesus, the Christ. Help us believe in you and in your
love for us. In the holy name of Christ we pray. Amen.
SHARING JOYS, CONCERNS AND PRAYER
CHILDREN’S TIME Good News Puppets
HYMN “Sweet Hour of Prayer” UMH # 496
GIVING OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS
In this holy place, you are invited to bring your prayers and
your offerings before God - the one who calls us to faith and
who calls us to life.
*Offertory Response: “My Tribute” UMH # 99
*Offertory Prayer (in unison)
Gracious God, thank you for these gifts. We offer
them to you, seeking your blessing, that they might
be used to welcome all, and to inspire faith in our
community. We offer our very selves, asking that we
might become your faithful followers. In the name of
Christ, we pray. Amen.
SCRIPTURE Matthew 6:5-13 (938)
MESSAGE “Are You Ready to Grow in Your Prayer Life?”
*PRAISE “Be Unto Your Name” Screen
*BENEDICTION & POSTLUDE
* Indicates standing as you are able
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