Friday, June 17, 2022

Room change b/c A/C Fail

Sunday, June 19 Worship:
We will be meeting at 10 a.m. for Gentle Faith class and 11 a.m. for worship in the Fellowship Hall while we await an A/C repair.
Therefore, we won't be on Zoom this week. Our apologies for the disconnect but come see us and dress casual!😀👍

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Saturday, June 4, 2022

Offsite Worship Sunday, June 5

We are worshipping offsite Sunday, June 5; we will be back for Sunday, June 12.  We invite you to the Gentle Faith class at 10 a.m. in the Fellowship hall and/or worship in the sanctuary at 11 a.m.  June 12.

 

Have a good and safe week, everyone!

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

YOU ARE LOVED!

Just thought you would like hearing this!👍

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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Worship April 24

 

April 24, 2022          Second Sunday of Easter

 

Carolyn Ogburn, Guest Pianist

Rev. Melissa Upchurch, Pastor 

ASSEMBLING IN GOD’S NAME

 

Prelude                                                                   

wELCOME AND aNNOUNCEMENTS

* CALL TO WORSHIP                   (based on Psalm 150)

 

One: The stone that the builders rejected

         Has become the chief cornerstone.

All:   This is the Lord’s doing;

            it is marvelous in our eyes!

* Opening Prayer

 

* HYMN    Purple Hymnal #245

                                       Christ the Lord Is Risen Today!

 

CALL TO CONFESSION

UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION

 

You send us, God of the Great Commission, but we hedge and hesitate.  We are witnesses of your grace and glory but allow others to silence our praise.  We imprison ourselves with doubt and shame and fail to shine your light for all to see.  Forgive our fears. Free our testimonysilent prayers of confession  Amen.

 

* assurance of pardon

 

One: Christ brings the healing light of forgiveness into the          locked places of our souls; resurrecting our spirits and breathing new life into us.  

All:   Thanks be to God; Lord, help us live as forgiven           people.  Amen.  

* Gloria Patri

 

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen.  Amen.

 * PASSING THE PEACE

 HEARING AND RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD

 Anthem:       Carolyn’s Choice

THE Scriptures 

 New Testament:      Acts 5:27-32                           
New Testament:      Revelation 1:4-8                         
Gospel:                      John 20:19-31                               

Message                                                    Rev. Melissa Upchurch

 

* AFFIRMATION OF FAITH (based on 1 Cor. 15:1-11)

 This is the good news which we received, in which we stand, and by which we are saved:  that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day, and that he appeared to Peter, then to the twelve, and to many faithful witnesses.  We believe he is the Christ, the Son of the living God.  He is the first and the last, the beginning and the end.  He is our Lord and our God.  Amen.

 

*HYMN           Purple Hymnal #286      Breathe on Me, Breath of God

 SHARING JOYS AND CONCERNS         (See bulletin insert)

Prayers of the People

 SHARING the Gifts of God 

  Offertory MUSIC

*Doxology

*Prayer of dedication

 

Holy God, bless these offerings and transform them into healing for the wounded, hope for the disheartened, courage for the frightened, and faith for the embittered.  In the name of Christ our Savior, Amen.

 

GOING FORTH IN GOD’S NAME

 

*HYMN  Purple Hymnal #468      In My Life Lord, Be Glorified

 * INVITATION
  CHARGE

 BENEDICTION
POSTLUDE


 

Thank You to Carolyn Ogburn, who graciously volunteered

to substitute for Carol Ann West today.  We appreciate you!

  

WHAT’S GOING ON AT MPC?

 

Sundays, 10 a.m.  Gentle Faith class                  Fellowship Hall

Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m.                                         Neighbors in Need

                    6:30 p.m.                                                                  NA

Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.                                                        Scouts

Fridays, 7 p.m.                                                                           AA

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Worship April 10, 2022

 April 10th's Worship Service will combine Palm Sunday Celebration and Maundy Thursday's Last Supper. Below is the Zoom information and attached is the bulletin.

Gentle Faith will study Chapter 4 in "The Way" in the Fellowship Hall. Again, bring your favorite translation of the Bible. Dress warm!!!! -- Carol Brown Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86016159653?pwd=UzVTdmZmS0ZUaDNEa0lXVVFRZGJLdz09

Bulletin April 10, 2022 Palm / Passion Sunday

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

* CALL TO WORSHIP

One: Hosanna!
All: Hosanna in the highest!
One: Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.
All: Hosanna in the highest!

* OPENING PRAYER

* HYMN All Glory, Laud, and Honor
(Please come forward and present palms at the foot of the cross)

Triumphant God, we join the crowds of the ages in shouting your praises. While our lips give you glory, our lives seldom reflect your purposes. We sing easily
of your greatness but living faithfully is often beyond us.We hear of your salvation, yet sin is still close and real,
daily leading us away from you…Silent prayers of confession…Have mercy on us. Ride into our hearts with healing grace. Forgive what we have done and direct who we shall be. Lord, save us. Hosanna! Amen.

* ASSURANCE OF PARDON

One: Friends, even when we are at our worst, Jesus Christ forgives us.
All: Thanks be to God; Lord, help us live as forgiven people. Amen.
* GLORIA PATRI

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.

* PASSING THE PEACE

SPECIAL MUSIC: They Crucified My Lord

THE SCRIPTURES

Gospel: The Palm/Passion Story
Luke 19:28-40; 22:14-23:56

One: The Word of God for the people of God.
All: Thanks be to God.

TIME WITH YOUNG DISCIPLES
MESSAGE Rev. Melissa Upchurch

* AFFIRMATION OF FAITH (based on Philippians)

Christ Jesus, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, he
humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death — even death on a cross. Therefore, God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess to the glory of God: Jesus Christ is Lord! Amen.

* HYMN Ah, Holy Jesus

SHARING JOYS AND CONCERNS
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE


SHARING THE GIFTS OF GOD
OFFERTORY MUSIC
*DOXOLOGY
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION

O God, with faith and hope, we offer these gifts. Use them, even as you use us, to accomplish your purposes in Jesus Christ, the head of the church and the Lord of our lives. Amen.

THE EUCHARIST
INVITATION TO THE LORD’S TABLE
THE GREAT THANKSGIVING AND LORD’S PRAYER

One:The Lord is coming to be with you.
All:And also with you.
One:People of God, lay down your palms or cloaks and lift up your hearts.
All:We lift them to the One who comes in God's name.
One:Let us praise God for the mighty works we have witnessed.
All: It is right that we praise God.

The minister continues… It is our highest joy to praise you, God of enduring love…we offer our thanksgiving to you:

All: Holy, holy, holy, are you, God whose heart aches with grief. All creation mingles its tears with yours this week. Have grace on all who journey in the coming days. Blessed is the One who stands by you through everything. Have grace on all who seek to find peace in the coming days.

The minister continues…Holy are you, God of goodness… still, we proclaim this mystery called faith:

All: Christ came in triumph, only to be rejected by us; Christ died in sorrow, to be vindicated and raised by you;
Christ will come again, to bring us to you.
The minister continues…Holy Spirit, as we come to this Table…
Now as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to pray:

All:Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.

BREAKING THE BREAD, LIFTING THE CUP

COMMUNION OF THE PEOPLE

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

One:Let us leave with silence as our companion,
All:so we may hear the whispers of all
who have been forgotten, except by God.
One:Let us leave with service as our teacher,
All:so we learn the art of compassion from Jesus,
to bring healing and hope to everyone we meet.
One:Let us leave with surprise as our guide,
All:so we may be open to the promises
the Spirit speaks in the moment of our utter grief and loss.

GOING FORTH IN GOD’S NAME

*HYMN O Sacred Head, Now Wounded

* INVITATION
CHARGE
BENEDICTION

PLEASE BE SEATED FOR THE STRIPPING AND DRAPING
OF THE SANCTUARY (CHANCEL).
Please leave the sanctuary in silence.