Order of Worship for Sunday, June 23rd 2024

Prelude

Welcome

Call to Worship

Leader: We come here today with our stories, and pasts that have shaped us.
People: Our stories shape us, but our past mistakes do not define us.

Leader: In worship, we open ourselves to Gods work within us today.
People: We come ready to be molded into who we might become.

All: Let us worship the one who draws us, always, into new life.

Opening Hymn

Jesus Calls Us UMH 398

Prayer of Confession

God of everlasting love that never fails, we know that we are not worthy to stand in your presence.  We sinned against you and against others by what we have have said, what we have done and what we have left undone.  And yet, you are forgiving and merciful.  We confess our sins and seek your forgiveness.

[Time of Silent Prayer] 

Thank you for hearing our confessions and forgiving us, no matter how far we have strayed from you. Thank you for believing in us and giving us purpose, even when we find it hard to believe in ourselves. Thank you for your patience with us. Help us to support and uplift one another as we each grow in purpose and in community together. Amen.

Words of Assurance

Leader: Hear the good news. While we were yet sinners God showed his love for us through his Son Jesus Christ. Know in your hearts that there is nothing that can separate us from the love of God.  He has heard the confessions of your hearts and offers both forgiveness and a new way of living.
People: May we walk on the new path offered through the forgiveness of our sins.

Passing of the Peace

First Reading:

John 21:15-19

Sermon:

Who Am I? by Pastor Kevin Rutledge

Hymn of Response

O How I Love Jesus UMH 170

Tithes and Offerings

Offertory Response

Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow UMH 95

Offertory Prayer

Living God, we thank you for all the ways you have worked in our lives and in this church. Receive these gifts as our thank you and as a sign of our faith in what you are still doing and will do among us. In Jesus ’ name we pray. Amen.

Pastoral Prayer and Lord's Prayer

Closing Hymn

I Have Decided to Follow Jesus TFWS 2129

Announcements

Benediction

Said Each Week as A Communal Prayer:
Send to us all the people who feel unwanted and unloved in other places, and if they can't come to us, send us to them.

Postlude


This Week's Reading Plan

Day: Reading:
Monday Philippians 3:12-21
Tuesday I Peter 2:1-9
Wednesday Galatians 4:1-7
Thursday Ephesians 2:1-10
Friday 1 Corinthians 6:12-20
Saturday 2 Peter 1:3-11
Sunday Matthew 14:13-21

Reflections and Caring Conversations

Please use the prompts and prayers below to aid you in your devotions for this week.

  • OPTIONAL SPIRITUAL PRACTICE FOR THE WEEK:

    Take some dedicated time this week to think about 2-3 positive life events you have had, and 2-3 negative life events. How have they impacted you? What did you learn about yourself or the world around you? Did they make you passionate for or against anything? Did they make you want to spend your time differently? What are they teaching you about the importance of living with purpose?


Featured Upcoming Events:

Next Steps

on 8/4/2024 from 11:15 AM to 11:45 AM

"Join us at 'Next Steps,' our recurring gathering where we explore the future of our church's ministry and your role within it. Discover how you can make a meaningful impact by plugging into our diverse ministries."

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The Next Two Weeks at Berwyn UMC:

Date: Time: Summary
Jul 21 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM ** Does Not Meet During the Summer ** Every Topic Considered Small Group Learn More
Jul 21 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM Weekly Worship Learn More
Jul 23 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Food Pantry Distribution Hours: Learn More
Jul 23 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Troop 181 Meeting Learn More
Jul 24 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM ** Does Not Meet During Summer ** Lunch and Learn with Pastor Kevin Learn More
Jul 24 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Steps to Freedom - Women's AA Meeting Learn More
Jul 28 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM ** Does Not Meet During the Summer ** Every Topic Considered Small Group Learn More
Jul 28 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM Weekly Worship Learn More
Jul 30 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Food Pantry Distribution Hours: Learn More
Jul 30 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Troop 181 Meeting Learn More
Jul 31 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Steps to Freedom - Women's AA Meeting Learn More
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