Sunday, August 18, 2019
An Ecumenical and Inclusive Fellowship of the United Methodist Church

Traditional Worship

Although the United Methodist Church is not a "High Church" Denomination of Christianity, it does have a traditional worship service at the 10:30 AM worship service. At this service, the Pastor is robed as well as the Chancel Choir and Bell Choir, music is provided by our organist and a more traditional Liturgy is followed. Like our other two Worship Services, it begins with our Pastor Welcoming the worshipers, welcoming any visitors, having the Congregation greet one another and then sharing the "Life and Ministries News" with the Congregation. After this he asks everyone to prepare themselves to worship, the candles are lit on the Communion Table and the service begins.


A Typical "Order of Worship" for the Traditional Worship Service:

Order of Worship for 10:30am (*Denotes when to stand if you are able)
Welcome, Passing the Peace of Christ, Announcements

Organ Prelude “O Jesus, Thou Art Standing” by Ellen Jane Lorenz

Sharing the Light of Christ

Time with Christ’s Youngest Disciples

Choral Introit “Extol the Lord” (Chancel Choir)

Opening Prayer

*Call To Worship
Liturgist: The light of a candle is enough to chase away the darkness.
Community: Let your light shine brightly through us, O God.
Liturgist: Drops of water will bring a seed to birth.
Community: Refresh us with your overflowing love.
Liturgist: One song can drive despair away.
Community: Sing your song in us and through us, again and again in this New Year.
Liturgist: Words of truth prevail and heal.
Community: Plant your truth deep so our words may echo your peace.
All: Here in this place, may we see light to heal our darkness, feel love to be refreshed and renewed, hear a song to lift our spirits and know a word to give us peace and strength.

*Hymn #400 “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

Community in Prayer and Pastoral Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer is #895 in the Hymnal
Our Father, Who Art in Heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the Kingdom and the Power and the Glory forever. Amen.

Anthem “Lord, Here Am I”

Scripture from Mark 1:4-11 (pg. 34 NT)

*Hymn #347 “Spirit Song”
Sermon “Beloved and Baptized”

Reaffirmation of Christian Baptism

Tithes/Offerings “As The Dew From Heaven” by Joseph Daynes
Doxology & Prayer of Thanksgiving
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise God, all creatures here below: Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise God, the source of all our gifts! Praise Jesus Christ, whose power uplifts! Praise the Spirit,
Holy Spirit! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Invitation to Prayer and Christian Discipleship

During the closing hymn, you are invited to come to the altar for
prayer as you are moved by the Spirit.

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

*Closing Prayer—in unison
Loving God, you have called us by name, inviting us into new holy living in Jesus Christ. By your grace and mercy, we are a people of faith and of calling. We have been baptized in Christ and now you send us forth to share and live the Good News in all the world. Dispatch us from here into the world to live with Christ, and to live for Christ. Amen.

Taking the Light of Christ into the World
*Closing Blessing “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”
*Postlude “Heroic March” Elizabeth Van Woert