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 @

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                                    

      *Doxology                                                      #144

        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.

Holy Communion

*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

Children's Sermon:

Nursery Worship: Amber Randall & Jenny Dawson

Children's Church: Nicole Tyson & Kim Smith

Acolyte: Collin Bloom

Lector: Claire Smith