June 30, 2013 Run the Race ReCreation Sunday 10:30 AM Rev. Steven B. Wells, Pastor Sylvia E. Mulherin, Interim Music Director www.stgumc.org 4910 Ox Road, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4513 Office: 703.385.4550 • Fax: 703.385.7771 • Preschool: 703.385.4422
WE GATHER TOGETHER FOR WORSHIP WELCOME / MINISTRY AND MISSION WELCOME TO OUR NEW PASTOR
WENDY WILLIAMS SPRC REPRESENTATIVE
ReCREATION LEADER’S MESSAGE
WE PREPARE OURSELVES FOR WORSHIP INTROIT
Deep Cries Out
† CALL TO WORSHIP YOUTH: CONGREGATION: YOUTH: CONGREGATION: YOUTH: CONGREGATION: YOUTH: CONGREGATION: YOUTH: CONGREGATION: YOUTH:
God’s in the House
Oh God! Oh God! Oh God! Oh God! Help us Help us Be one team Be one team Be one church Be one church Run the race with exuberance
CONGREGATION: YOUTH: CONGREGATION: YOUTH: CONGREGATION: YOUTH: CONGREGATION: YOUTH: CONGREGATION: YOUTH: CONGREGATION: ALL:
ReCREATION TEAM / CONGREGATION JAMES WILLIAMS
Run the race with exuberance Oh God Oh God He is He is She is She is We are We are Your people Your people AMEN
OPENING PRAYER (in unison) KYLIE BAKER Dear God, I know I am not the fastest, I know I am not the best, but I do know that Jesus gave His all so that I could run the race set before me. I will stumble, I will fall, but I will finish the race because all things are possible through Jesus Christ, who strengthens me. Amen. WE OPEN OUR LIVES TO GOD
† SONG MONDAY/TUESDAY REFLECTIONS
Jumping in the House Hebrews 12:1 / Philippians 13:4 Reflections † Please stand as you are able.
ALL RYANN MARTIN BRADLEY MOORE
Hebrews 12:1 Reflections
ALAYNA RICARD SATYA ORTIZ
Hebrews 12:1 Reflections
KAYLA BAKER ALEXIS COOPER
† PASSING THE PEACE Let us offer one another signs of reconciliation and love.
A TIME FOR THE CHILDREN KIRA EMMONS / MEGHAN HOWE As children come up, the congregation sings Jesus Loves Me. Following, children are welcome to remain in worship or are invited to join in one of our ministries for children, which are described in the blue laminated insert in the pew racks. Happy Club (ages 3-Kindergarten) is meeting today downstairs in room 101. Children’s Church (1st–3rd grade) is not meeting today. WE HEAR THE WORD OF GOD THE SERMON LESSON THE SERMON
Hebrews 12: 1-3 Run for the Finish Line
PASTOR STEVE WELLS
WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD † SONG
America the Beautiful
JOYS AND CONCERNS JACOB NORMANN Dear God, out of the ashes you lifted us up. When we are weary, we know, as you did, we must take a day off to rest. We must recreate to recreate. This will lead us to have renewed spirit to finish the race. PASTORAL PRAYER 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. And lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory forever. Amen WE OFFER TO GOD OUR TITHES AND GIFTS OFFERTORY
Grace Like Rain
FWS-Faith We Sing ° UMH-United Methodist Hymnal ° OT-Old Testament ° NT-New Testament
† THE DOXOLOGY No. 94 UMH 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 up lifts! Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! † PRAYER OF DEDICATION JORDI ORTIZ Dear God, please use these gifts being offered so that we can help others get in the race or pick themselves up from a fall, so that we can all finish the race together. Amen. WE GO FORTH TO SERVE † BENEDICTION † POSTLUDE
Welcome Guests of St. Georges! Please sign in the Attendance Registration pad located in the pew or complete a yellow card found in the pew rack and place it in the offering plate, so we can greet you and thank you for your visit. We are glad you are here!
Sunday Schedule 9:00 AM Sunday School 10:00 AM Fellowship Time 10:30 AM Worship for ALL ages The nursery (located off the Fellowship Hall) is available for children through Kindergarten age during Sunday School, Fellowship Time, and Worship.
Flowers in Worship The flowers on the Altar are dedicated to the honor and Glory of God, and given to welcome Pastor Steve Wells and his wife, Karen Wells, to the St. George’s family.
† Please stand as you are able.