First United Methodist Church
8:45am - CommonGround - 5481 Hickory Grove Rd
11:00am - Uptown - 217 North Main Street, Stanley
One Church, Two Campuses
One Mission to share God’s Embrace
Experiencing the EMBRACE of God
Sunday, June 25, 2017 Main St. Campus
A Digital Bulletin is available @ www.fumcstanley.org
A staffed Nursery is available for children 0 – 3 years;
ask a Greeter for directions.
This service is also Live Streamed on our website.
Stand as you are able when indicated by an asterisk.
Chiming of the Trinity
Introit “America the Beautiful” Summer Choir
Lighting of the Altar Candles Madeline Tyson
*Hymn of Praise “America” #697
*Gathering Prayer Madison Tyson
The Lord be with you. And also with you.
Let us join our hearts together in prayer….
Glory be to the Father & to the Son & to the Holy Ghost as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.
* Sharing the EMBRACE of Jesus
A Word for ALL God’s Children
The Children’s Offering may be placed in the small
chapel on the altar. The funds will feed hungry
classmates on weekends. Following the Children’s Message, children (3yrs - 2nd grade) are welcome to attend Children’s Church upstairs. After Worship, they can be picked up through the right-front door and up the stairs.
Offering “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”
The Summer Choir
This is my Father’s world.
O let me ne’er forget that thought
the wrong seems oft so strong,
God is the ruler yet.
This is my Father’s world:
why should my heart be sad?
The Lord is King; let the heavens ring!
God reigns; let the earth be glad!
Dramatic Scripture Reading Genesis 22:1-14
Message BEST FRIEND?
Old Friends: Learning from the Old
Testament Saints to be a Friend of God.
*Hymn “El Shaddai” (2 times) #123
*Going into World to Share God’s EMBRACE
The Altar Flowers are Given to the Glory of God & in
Loving Memory of Pat Mastro
Serving the Week of June 25, 2017
Worship Leader: Sean Bloom
Greeters: Tim & Charlotte Messer
Altar Guild: Martha Eudy
Head Usher: Eddie Stewart
Counters: Laura McGuire & Linda Carpenter
Nursery Worship: Amber Randall & Jenny Dawson
Children's Church: Nicole Tyson & Kim Smith
Acolyte: Collin Bloom
Lector: Claire Smith