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Order of Worship

First United Methodist Church

August 9, 2020



Candle Lighting     Please take a moment to light a candle to indicate the presence of Christ.

Prelude:    Es ist das Heil uns kommen her -J.S Bach        Johan Botes          

Welcome and Greeting:     Pastor Steve Hensley    

Prayer Time:     Pastor Steve Hensley

Special Presentation: 2020 Scholarship Recipients     Mike Brown 

Children’s Time:     Schauna Chambers

Special Music:     "Be Still"      David Niday

Songs to Sing at Home:     Please sing along wherever you are! 

                                                 "Praise to the Lord Almighty"

Led by Quartet: Debbie Bradley, Soprano; Hillary Herold, Alto; Jacob Smith, Tenor; David Chenoweth, bass

Scripture Lesson:    Romans 10: 5-15     Norma Denning

Songs to Sing at Home:     Please sing along wherever you are!

                                                 "My Hope is Built"   

Scripture Reading:      Matthew 14:22-33 (CEB)     Pastor Scott Sears 

Sermon:     "Serenity"     Pastor Scott Sears 

Call to Prayer:     "In the Calm" 

Congregational Prayer:

God grant me the serenity

To accept the things I cannot change;

Courage to change the things I can;

And wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;

Enjoying one moment at a time;

Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;

Taking, as He did, this sinful world

As it is, not as I would have it;

Trusting that He will make things right

If I surrender to His Will;

So that I may be reasonably happy in this life

And supremely happy with Him

Forever and ever in the next.



Time of Offering

Song of Praise:     Please sing along where you are!
                                                    "Cares Chorus" 





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