Welcome Words Pastor Nancy
Prelude Holy God, We Praise Thy Name Arr. Bish
* Call To Worship (Read Responsively)
We lift our voices to You, O God.
May Your face shine upon us!
We turn toward You, O God,
and call on Your name!
* Opening Prayer (Unison)
Holy God, You offer such goodness to us. You give so much to us, blessing us. Forgive us for misusing all you’ve given us. Guide us so that all of Your people can thrive. May we learn to be more like You, bringing forth goodness and care so that good fruit may come to the world. AMEN.
* Opening Hymn How Firm a Foundation #529 UMH
Gracious God, guide the spirit of all students throughout the school year. May their learning each day be filled with excellence as they seek to do their very best. Let Your will shine through their words and their deeds shared with one another. Guide their footsteps along Your pathways as they walk the halls beside others. We also lift up the teachers, faculty, and administrators so that they would know Your presence with them as they work and care for their students. Surround them with Your peace and wisdom. Shelter all of the leaders and students with Your shield of protection and care. Be with them all throughout each day we pray. AMEN.
Prayer of Thanksgiving
Creator God, who brought forth the world as Your vineyard, provided every needed resource, and asked only that we bear good fruit, as we give our offerings, remind us again of the fruit You desire. Help us bear the fruit that brings You joy. In the name of Your son, our teacher and savior, we pray. AMEN.
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Offertory Quiet Morning Broughton
Prayers of the People
Hymn Seek Ye First #405 UMH
Scripture Isaiah 5:1–7 (NRSV)
Message Pastor Nancy
* Closing Hymn Lead On, O King Eternal #580 UMH
* Sending Forth (Read Responsively)
The Holy Spirit continues to seek and empower believers that live fruitful lives of righteousness. Is that you?
May we be fertile ground where the Word of God will take deep root within our lives that others might experience a glimpse of Your glory through us. AMEN.
* Postlude Wounded World That Cries for Healing Murray/Hopson
* You may stand if you wish.