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Mother's Day Sunday May 12th 2019

ASBURY-ST. JAMES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
May 12th 2019   4th SUNDAY OF EASTER/MOTHER’S DAY    11 AM                                                                                                             
                         Chiming of the Hour - Liturgical color, WHITE         
 
 
PRELUDE: “A Perfect Heart”     
INTRO: “To Him Who Sits on the Throne”
 
CALL TO WORSHIP: ALL STAND
 
PASTOR:  The Holy One knows each sheep, calling to us by name.
PEOPLE:  We hear the voice of Jesus, calling us to follow him.
PASTOR:  The Holy One sees our need, feeding us with wisdom
                   and truth.
PEOPLE: We know the voice of Jesus, leading us to goodness 
                    and peace.
PASTOR:  The Holy One protects and guides us, showing us the
                   way to eternal life.
PEOPLE:  Let us worship our Shepherd, who calls us here.
 
*PROCESSION OF THE CROSS, GOD’S WORD, AND LIGHT
 
*HYMN # 88 “Maker in Whom We Live”
 
*INVOCATION
*PSALTER # 754                                                                   Psalm 23:1-6
*GLORIA PATRI     “Glory Be to the Father”            Hymnal Pg. 70
 
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH ~ THE APOSTLES CREED
I BELIEVE IN God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, his only Son our Lord: who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; the third day he arose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
 
CHILDREN/YOUTH SERMON /HONORING MOTHERS 
Rev. Tim Shaw
                                     
(Please fill out your prayer requests during this time)
 
THE NEW TESTAMENT READINGS
Acts 9:36-43                                                                   Pew Bible Pg.128
Revelation 7:9-17                                                       Pew Bible Pg. 249
Luke Shaw, Liturgist
 
PASTORAL INTERCESSARY PRAYERS: Joys and Concerns
(Please hand prayer requests to usher prior to prayer time)
 
OFFERTORY   “How Great is Our God”
*DOXOLOGY
*HYMN INSERT: “Faith of Our Mothers”
 
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
God of compassion and grace, you call us to follow you and to listen to the sound of your voice. But we want to go our own way, listening only to the sound of our desires. You give us food that will fill our souls, and water that will satisfy our thirst for you. Still we wander away, looking for greener grass in other places. You long to comfort our wounds and protect us from harm. Forgive us when we run towards danger, refusing to accept the good gifts you offer. Amen.
PASTOR: In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.
PEOPLE: In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.
 
MOTHER’S, THE GOOD SHEPHERDS                   Special Speakers:
Georgia Myrick, Sydney Gaddis, Kelly Powell
 
GOSPEL LESSON            John 10:25-30                  Pew Bible Pg.104
SERMON              “SHEPHERDING MOTHERS”          Rev. Tim Shaw
 
SPECIAL MUSIC- MEN’S ENSEMBLE, “Gentle Shepherd”
*COMMISIONING AND BLESSING
POSTLUDE: “Holy”
 
 *The Congregation is invited to stand as able.
 
 
STEWARDSHIP REPORT FOR:                                                  SUNDAY MAY 5TH, 2019
TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO DATE                                                                $36,882.65
ATTENDANCE      40                                                                                                 CAFÉ 9       
 
**JOIN US FOR OUR MORNING STUDY
Join us each Sunday as we study from our new book, “Revival”.
We have a light continental breakfast at 9:30 AM followed by the study at 10:00 AM.  Join us in our discussions and study of this new book- “Revival”.
 
EPWORTH CHILDREN’S HOME OFFERING
There are offering envelopes in your bulletin for the Epworth Children’s Home. We encourage you to help the ministries of the Epworth Children’s Home. You may fill out the information on the envelope and place it with your offerings this morning. * Please make checks payable to the Epworth Children’s Home.
 
*BRING A FRIEND SUNDAY*
Next Sunday is a special day. We are asking you to invite any of your friends, neighbors, or family next Sunday.  We will be meeting after the morning service in the Family Life Center for Jamie Westendorff’s famous BBQ dinner. There is no charge for all who will be in our service next Sunday. If you are interested in buying extra meals to take with you, they are available for $7.00 each. Please see Susan Bullock for details. We are excited to meet new people and families next Sunday. Be here for this special day.
 
*MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE*
Join us May 26th for our traditional Memorial Day service.  We will honor all those who have protected our freedom.
 
MEMORIAL FOR MICHAEL E. BULLOCK
Freddie Bishop
 
~WE WELCOME YOU TODAY~
If this is your first time visiting with us today, we ask you to fill out our visitor information sheet located on the table inside the narthex. Please see a greeter if you need assistance.  We are honored to have you visit with us, and hope to see you again.
 
*IN OUR PRAYERS*
Ermene Graham, Edna E. Richardson, Toni Stramm
 Rosemary Corley, Skippy Adkins,
 Bob & Shirley Dillard,
 Evelyn Robertson