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The Worship of God

    May 29, 2022

    Join us in-person or online each Sunday at 9:30 or 11:00 a.m. Below is this week's order of worship. 



    * Please stand as you are able.
    The congregation speaks the text in bold type.

    * Please stand as you are able. | The congregation speaks the text in bold type.

    The flowers on the altar are given to the Glory of God in loving memory of Connor Lindsay Elliott and Branan Raleigh Elliott from their parents, Tish and Raleigh Elliott. 

    The Prelude 

    Alléluias sereins d’une âme qui desire le ciel” | Oliver Messiaen
    Joe Russell, organist 

    The Welcome and Opening Prayer

    The Remembrance of the Fallen 

    9:30 a.m. | Lt. Col. Jeff Chambers, U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard 
    11:00 a.m. | Frank B. Thornburg, III, Col., U.S. Air Force, Ret. 

    “Battle Hymn of the Republic” | arr. Wilhousky 
    Sung by Katie McCollum, Erin Towe, and Abby McMillan 

    The Prayer 

    Let us pray: God of power and mercy, you destroy war and put down earthly pride. Banish violence from our midst and wipe away our tears, that we may all deserve to be called your sons and daughters. Keep in your mercy those men and women who have died in the cause of freedom and bring them safely into your kingdom of justice and peace. We ask this though Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen 




    * The Hymn  

    UMH 698 “God of the Ages” | NATIONAL HYMN 
    God of the ages, whose almighty hand 
    leads forth in beauty all the starry band 
    of shining worlds in splendor through the skies, 
    our grateful songs before thy throne arise. 

    Refresh thy people on their toilsome way; 
    lead us from night to never-ending day; 
    fill all our lives with love and grace divine, 
    and glory, laud, and praise be ever thine. 

    *The Affirmation of Faith | “The Apostles’ Creed”

    I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord: who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. 

    *The Passing of the Peace 

    The Prayers of the People and The Lord’s Prayer 

    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. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen. 


    “Seek Ye First” | arr. Lafferty 
    Sung by the Wesleyan Youth Choir 

    The Offering 

    The Offertory Anthem 

    “He Put a New Song In My Heart” | Michael Barrett 
    Sung by the Wesleyan Youth Choir

    *The Doxology 

    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! 




    The Scripture Reading

    Matthew 14:22-33 

    The Message

    “Get Out of the Boat” | Hannah Stubblefield  




    “Rejoice in the Lord” | James Brighton 
    Sung by the Wesleyan Youth Choir; Gracie Cochran, solo 

    *The Closing Hymn 

    UMH 374 “Standing on the Promises” | PROMISES 
    Standing on the promises of Christ my King,  
    through eternal ages let his praises ring; 
    glory in the highest, I will shout and sing,  
    standing on the promises of God. 

    Standing, standing, standing on the promises of God my Savior; 
    standing, standing, I'm standing on the promises of God. 

    Standing on the promises that cannot fail,  
    when the howling storms of doubt and fear assail, 
    by the living Word of God I shall prevail, 
    standing on the promises of God. 

    Standing, standing, standing on the promises of God my Savior; 
    standing, standing, I'm standing on the promises of God. 

    *The Blessing and Choral Response 

    “Praise His Holy Name” | Keith Hampton 
    Sung by the Wesleyan Youth Choir 

    *The Postlude 

    “Fanfare” | William Mathias 



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