Family of God

First United Methodist Church

8:45am   - CommonGround - 5481 Hickory Grove Rd      

11:00am - Uptown - 217 North Main Street, Stanley            

704-263-2691                          www.FumcStanley.org

One Church, Two Campuses

One Mission to share God’s Embrace

 


Experiencing the EMBRACE of God

Sunday, September 24, 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

          Lighting of the Altar Candles    Maggie Ballard

Welcome & Call to Worship                     Alice Ballard

*Hymn of Praise             “Be Thou My Vision”                 #451

*Gathering Prayer                                    Jessie Smith                                           

The Lord be with you.   And also with you.

Let us join our hearts and voices together in prayer…

Gathering God, we praise and adore You for graciously gathering us into the Body of Christ.  Remind us that we are all members of the one Body, that we each matter and that we need one another. Empower us anew, we pray, with tongues of fire and hearts of love to embody & proclaim Your Reconciliation, offered in Jesus, your Beloved Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever….

~adapted from post by Moira Laidlaw http://www.liturgiesonline.com.au/

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.

*Apostles’ Creed                                                #882

* Sharing the EMBRACE of Jesus

A Message for ALL God’s Children         Stacey Messer

    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.

Prayers of the People

Offering  

       *Doxology                                                      

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!

A-men.

 

Message        Galatians 3:26 - 4:7

                “Family of God”

Identity Lab:  

exploring Who We already Are in Christ

*Hymn “What a Friend We Hve in Jesus” #526

   

 *Going into World to Share God’s EMBRACE

                                                             



Serving this Week 9/17/2017 on Main St.
Worship Leader: Macrae Walters
Greeters: Sean & Mandy Bloom
Altar Guild: Linda Carpenter
Head Usher: Eddie Stewart
Counters: Tana Ensley & Charlotte Messer
Children's Sermon: Teresa West
Nursery Worship: Stacey Messer & Amber Randall
Children's Church: Alice Ballard & Samantha Miller
Acolyte: Katelyn Smith
Lector: Madeline Tyson
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



A Word for ALL God’s Children     Stacey Messer

    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.