Traditional Worship Service/Matthew 13:31-33, 44-50
Contemporary Worship Service/Mark 10:17-22, 28-31
Order of Worship
Sunday, July 31, 2022
11:00 AM Traditional Worship
The Welcome & Announcements by Mrs. Mary Lou Jarrell
The Choral Call to Worship: “This Is The Day”
The Prelude: “Be Thou Our Guide – A Brethren Hymn”
The Cross and Flame Come to the Altar
The Hymn of Celebration: “O Jesus, I Have Promised”
The Affirmation of Faith
The Gloria Patri
The Pastoral Prayer with The Lord’s Prayer by Mrs. Mary Lou Jarrell
The Hymn of Preparation: “Near to the Heart of God”
The Offertory Prayer
The Offertory: “Pastorale” by J. K. Kuchar
The Scripture Lesson: Matthew 13:31-33; 44-50
The Passing of the Peace
The Registration of Attendance
The Welcome to St. Paul and Recognition of our Guests
The Children’s Moment by Rev. Dr. Shane Green
The Anthem: “Come Unto Me” by M. K. Beall
The Sermon: Hiding In Plain Sight by Rev. Dr. Shane Green
The Hymn of Consecration: “Seek Ye First”
The Cross and Flame Go Before Us into the World
The Benediction and Choral Response: “3-fold Amen If”
The Postlude: “Andante” by Jonathan Battishill
July 24, 2022
Contemporary Worship Service
Rev. John Fugh, Jr.
Sermon: The Woman Caught
Scripture: Sermon Text – John 8:2-11
Featuring The Praise Band
| I’ve been in ministry for over 25 years. I’ve watched God move in some incredible ways over the decades. Sometimes God breaks into a person’s life with signs and wonders causing a 180-degree change. Sometimes, it is a slow steady change where one is introduced to the gospel from an early age, and it is all that person ever knows. Although I’m delighted whenever and wherever God breaks in, I think I prefer the latter work of God to the former.|
I witnessed this through the ministry of a staff member of the church I serve. Mrs. Grace Bailey has served the St. Paul community longer than I’ve been in ministry. In various ways and through different staff positions, she has taught, cared for, loved, and ministered to children. Because of her longevity, she now has the pleasure of doing the same thing to the second generation of children. Those very same children that she took to camp, taught in Sunday school, and served in mission projects now have children of their own. It is fascinating to watch all of this. Where one generation was influenced by the gospel little by little, growing in the maturation of faith, now they are doing it with the next generation. I think this is the preferred way of faith. Granted I’m delighted for those Pauline conversations, but this is better.
As I think of Grace’s ministry, I’m mindful of Paul’s words to Timothy:
I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also (2 Timothy 1:5).
The work of a Gospel Sower (meaning anyone who is a follower of Christ) is a long-haul endeavor. It is never a one-and-done, but a way of life that is modeled for all to see. Be a Gospel Sower!
This Week’s Readings:
*Monday – Ephesians 6
*Tuesday – Philippians 1
*Wednesday- Philippians 2
*Thursday – Philippians 3
*Friday- Philippians 4
*Children’s safety as summer activities come to an end and the new school year approaches.
*An immediate end to the crisis in Ukraine.
*Heal those who are sick and protect those who are not.
*Comfort those who are grieving and in distress.
*Wisdom for our leaders as they navigate through uncertain times.
*Guidance for those seeking to find their way.
*Continued Growth Inside and Outside the Walls of St. Paul UMC.
|“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for all he has done.” – Philippians 4:6|
Mary Lou is here to give you important announcements, so please be sure to put these dates into your calendar!
Blood drive — next Sunday, August 7th
Small Groups — begins the week of August 8th
Sunday, August 14th will be the kick off for the Confirmation class for our 6th graders and the first night of acolyte training for 3rd graders.
Family Night Suppers are returning soon! First night is Wednesday, August 17th – save the date. Details coming soon!
Sunday, August 21st celebrates the start of a new school year with Sunday School Promotion Sunday for our children in the morning and the Back to School Bash in the afternoon. See your bulletin for details! Come join in the fun.
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