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PRELUDE – Dustin Tatro, Organ
WELCOME & OPENING PRAYER Rev. Steve Patterson
HYMN UMH No. 185 “When Morning Gilds the Skies”
CALL TO WORSHIP from “Romans 8” Rev. Dr. John Miller
RESPONSE UMH No. 397 “I Need Thee Every Hour”
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE Claudia Anderson
PASSING THE PEACE
MORNING PRAYER Dr. John
– Join us in prayer for: Jean Kay E., Madlyn F., Ruth G., Shelly S., Billye S., Hoss S., congrats to Katie, Roger, and Oliver E., and sympathy for the family of Janie A.
– Share a new prayer request.
THE LORD’S PRAYER UMH No. 895
ANTHEM “‘Adagio’ from Concerto for Bassoon in F Major, Op. 75 (J.127)”- Bill Harden, Bassoon
SCRIPTURE AND SERMON Rev. Steve
Staying Positive: Enough of the Bad News
Optimism is the unwavering expectation that our loving God is working every situation, for our future good.
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
Romans 8:18 ESV
What consumes your mind tends to control your life.
Your life is generally moving in the direction of your strongest thoughts.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good for those who are called according to His purpose.
Romans 8:28 ESV
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 8:38-39 ESV
AFFIRMATION OF FAITH UMH 881 “Apostles’ Creed” – Rev. Steve
OFFERTORY PRAYER Dr. John
OFFERTORY RESPONSE HYMN GtG No. 821 “How Can I Keep from Singing”
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BENEDICTION Rev. Steve
POSTLUDE – Jeanine Wheeler, Piano