Say not, “Why were the
former days better than these?” For
it is not from wisdom that you ask this.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPENING PRAYER
OF A NEW PASTORAL APPOINTMENT
Response in bold]
Lay Leader:Dear Friends, today we welcome Eric Feustel
who has been appointed to serve as our pastor.Pastor Feustel, you have been sent to live among us as a bearer of the
Word of God, a minister of the Sacraments, and a sustainer of the love, order
and discipleship of the people of God.
Pastor:Today I affirm this commitment in your
Lay Leader:Brothers and sisters in Christ, as a people
committed to participate in the ministries of the Church by your prayers, your
presence, your gifts, your service, and your witness, will you celebrate this
new beginning by supporting and upholding Pastor Feustel in these ministries?
We affirm our commitment to support you with our prayers, presence, gifts,
service, and witness.
Lay Leader: How beautiful upon the
mountains are the feet of the messenger.
Who proclaims peace, who brings good news, who announces salvation.
Pastor: Let us pray together.
People:Eternal God, strengthen and sustain us in our
ministry together.Give us patience,
courage, and wisdom so to care for one another and challenge one another that
together we may follow Jesus Christ, living together in love, and offering
ourselves to your service, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.[UMC BOW]
Praise to the Lord, the AlmightyUMH 139
SHARING OUR JOYS AND CONCERNS
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
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.
PRAYER RESPONSECome and Fill Our HeartsTFWS
Come and fill our hearts with your peace,
You alone, O Lord are holy.
Come and fill our hearts with your
ON THE WORD:“God’s Kaleidoscope”
OF OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS
God of the past and
the future, God who is with us in the present, we are blessed to be a part of
your work on earth.Grant that our gifts
may be used to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus here in this place and around the
world.This we ask in his name, Amen.[Granite