July 19, 2020
Welcome and News in the life of the church
Welcome to online worship at Contoocook United Methodist Church. Although we can't gather together to worship at church, Today, I hope and pray that all of us can worship the Lord, our God, and King together with all of our heart, mind, and soul in the same Spirit of God even though we worship in different places.
While we are waiting, God is waiting with us. God’s promises are both now and yet to come. Wait and see
Introit / Spirit of the Living God
: Invite the Holy Spirit to come in the midst of our hearts.
Prayer Response / FWS #2193
Call to Worship
L: We wait with hope,
P: for God’s promises are sure.
L: We wait with patience,
P: for God’s time is a mystery.
L: Come and worship.
P: We will wait upon the Lord together.
Opening Prayer by Jackie Stock
Loving Lord we worship and praise You for the truth of Your world. Thank You that in Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Teach us Your ways and keep us on the path of truth as we study Your word. May our roots grow deeply into Christ and may our lives be founded in Him alone. Help us to grow strong in the truth of Your word. Use each one of us to touch the lives of those looking for answers to life - knowing that the only answer is found in You. We thank you for your goodness, mercy, and loving-kindness given to
us and to all people, in Jesus' name we pray.
Ministry of Music: "Many Gifts One Spiri
Today's Scripture: Ephesians 4:11-16 (ESV)
11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, 14 so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. 15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.
Sermon: "The Church is One Living Body"
In this special season, your weekly pledge by mail would be appreciated. Our church address is Contoocook United Methodist Church PO Box 356, Contoocook, NH 03229.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him, all creatures here below;
Praise him above, ye heavenly host:
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Blessings of the Offering
God of ancient times and future hope,
we bring these gifts to bless Your world with hope.
Please bless these gifts,
that they may be a blessing to others.
And bless us with patience and faith,
that we may bring hope to a hurting world.
In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen
Closing Hymn / "Gather Us In"
May patience pave our path.
May hope comfort our world.
And may love guide our lives.
Go with patience, hope, and love.