April 28, 2013 10:30 AM UMW SUNDAY
Rev. Denise M. Childers, 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
Rev. Denise M. Childers
MINISTRY AND MISSION WE PREPARE OURSELVES FOR WORSHIP PRELUDE
Here I Am, Lord
† CALL TO WORSHIP
Denise Wright United Methodist Women’s President President: The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ. As members of circles, we pray together, study together, and support one another in offering loving care. Through outreach ministry, we respond to needs within and outside of our church community. People: Thank you, God, for women who learn and lead. President: Through our financial gifts, United Methodist Women support missions and missionaries in the United States and around the world. Our motto is, “Faith, Hope, Love in Action.” People: Thank you, God, for women who put faith, hope, and love into action. All: Let us worship God together this day. WE OPEN OUR LIVES TO GOD
† HYMN NO. 2234 FWS
Lead On, O Cloud of Presence
† OPENING PRAYER (in unison) We lift up our eyes to you, gracious and abundant God. We praise you for your goodness and mercy. Show us your vision of life abundant and everlasting. Remove any veil of sin and brokenness that would prevent our seeing clearly the world that you imagine for all your people. In this hour of worship, meet us where we are, and guide us to where you would have us to be. In Jesus’ name. Amen. OLD TESTAMENT LESSON THE PSALTER
Micah 6: 6-8
Psalm 148 (with sung response )
Robin Sachlis pg 816 OT Pew Bible Robin Sachlis pp 861-862 UMH
Denise Wright † Please stand as you are able.
† PASSING THE PEACE Let us offer one another signs of reconciliation and love. A TIME FOR THE CHILDREN Denise Jones 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: Happy Club (ages 3-Kindergarten) is meeting today downstairs in room 101. Children’s Church (1st – 3rd grade) is not meeting today. THE ANTHEM
With a Voice of Singing
WE HEAR THE WORD OF GOD THE GOSPEL LESSON
Matthew 25: 31-46
Sheila Coffin pp 27-28 Shirley Nelms
THE MISSION CHALLENGE † HYMN NO. 427 UMH
Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life
JOYS AND CONCERNS
Rev. Denise M. Childers
THE PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER (in unison) 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 RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD WE OFFER OUR TITHES AND GIFTS TO GOD OFFERTORY Meditation
† PRAYER OF DEDICATION Sheila Coffin † 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! † HYMN NO. 593 UMH Here I Am, Lord HERE I AM, LORD † BENEDICTION Rev. Denise M. Childers † BENEDICTION RESPONSE He is Lord HYMN NO. 177 UMH He is Lord, he is Lord! He is risen from the dead and he is Lord! Every knee shall bow, every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. † POSTLUDE Christ lag in Todesbanden Bach FWS-Faith We Sing ° UMH-United Methodist Hymnal ° OT-Old Testament ° NT-New Testament
St. George’s Welcomes Our Guests! 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 for ALL ages 10:00 AM Fellowship Time 10:30 AM Worship 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 by The St. George’s UMW to honor Shirley Nelms for her numerous contributions to missions, local and global, and her years of service to St. George’s.
† Please stand as you are able.