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PRELUDE – Jeanine Wheeler, Piano
WELCOME & OPENING PRAYER Rev. Steve Patterson
HYMN UMH No. 546 “The Church’s One Foundation”
CALL TO WORSHIP FROM “Psalm 32” Dr. John Miller
RESPONSE UMH No. 557 “Blest Be the Tie that Binds”
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE Claudia Anderson
PASSING THE PEACE
MORNING PRAYER Dr. John
– Join us in prayer for: Tucker B., Dick B., Mary F., Vade G., Patricia H., Darlene J., Faith J., Terry S., Bobbie W., Gary Y. and in sympathy for: Annabell M.
– Share a new prayer request
THE LORD’S PRAYER
ANTHEM UMH 400 “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” Jeanine Wheeler, Piano
SCRIPTURE AND SERMON Rev. Steve
The Urgency of Reconciliation | Philemon 1:1-25
1). Handle The Situation with Care
11 (Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful to you and to me.)
15 For this perhaps is why he was parted from you for a while, that you might have him back forever,
16 no longer as a bondservant but more than a bondservant, as a beloved brother—especially to me, but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord.
2). Help Both Parties Come to Their Own Decision to do the Right Thing
8 Accordingly, though I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do what is required,
9 yet for love’s sake I prefer to appeal to you—I, Paul, an old man and now a prisoner also for Christ Jesus—
14 but I preferred to do nothing without your consent in order that your goodness might not be by compulsion but of your own accord.
3). You Must be Willing to Give of Yourself
18 If he has wronged you at all, or owes you anything, charge that to my account.
19 I, Paul, write this with my own hand: I will repay it—to say nothing of your owing me even your own self.
4). You Need to Follow-Up on Their Progress
22 At the same time, prepare a guest room for me, for I am hoping that through your prayers I will be graciously given to you.
AFFIRMATION OF FAITH UMH 881 “Apostles’ Creed” – Rev. Steve
OFFERTORY PRAYER Dr. John
OFFERTORY RESPONSE HYMN FWS 2155 “Blest Are They”
BENEDICTION Rev. Steve
POSTLUDE -Dustin Tatro, Organ