July 25, 2021
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Call to Worship:
The foolish say, ‘there is no God.’
We come, trusting in Jesus,
the face, the voice, the presence of the God who loves us.
The scoffers of our age ask, ‘why do you seek after God?’
We come, in this time,
because God’s grace has spilled over in our lives.
The hopeless around us think, ‘no one cares about me.’
We come, in this time, to this place,
because Jesus has found us and brought us home.
~ Thom Shuman
Praise: Waymaker — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZRwn_Thg2Q
Please take this time to speak out loud the things that have brought you joy and blessing this week. I am sure you have them, but sometimes we have to be reminded to look for them. Thank you Jesus for these things. Then after you have have shared those joys, list your concerns as you would if we were together. Now, let us join together in prayer:
Hymn: Dear Lord, Lead Me Day by Day — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRFZYpiQ8lw
Take this time to exercise the privilege of sharing in the work of God by giving your tithe to the church. You have options:
First United Methodist Church of Herkimer
127 N. Prospect Street
Herkimer, NY 13350.
Morning Star United Methodist Church
36 Second Avenue
Ilion, NY 13357
Online Giving for HFUMC (safe and secure)
You can use this link or download the Tithe.ly app from the app store https://tithe.ly/give?c=1695306
Prayer of Dedication:
On my own what I have to give doesn’t amount to much in the light of all you have given to me and in the face of so much need. Put together as a congregation, what we offer you here in love becomes more, not simply added together, but somehow multiplied in its usefulness. We ask you to bless our gifts and with the addition of your blessing, just as it was with the loaves and fishes, there is enough for all. Amen
Hymn: Lead On, O King Eternal — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnth4bMo-8s
You have been given every good gift for proclaiming God’s presence and God’s love. The world is hungry for this good news. People struggle for words of hope and peace. As you have been blessed, now go to be a blessing in God’s Name. AMEN.
Passing of the Peace of God
Let your hearts sing a new song in place of your benediction song. Reach out to someone in our congregation and place a song in their heart by your contact.