We’re glad you’re here!
Click here to complete the Attendance Registration
Click here for updates in our church calendar. This page also has the full list of where to watch our broadcast.
Have you sent us a picture to display on your pew? Email a picture (close up of the face like a headshot) of each person in your house or a nice group shot selfie-style.
PRELUDE – Dustin Tatro, Organ
WELCOME & OPENING PRAYER Rev. Steve Patterson
HYMN UMH No. 155 “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”
CALL TO WORSHIP “1 Timothy” Dr. John Miller
RESPONSE UMH No. 424 “I Must Tell Jesus”
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE Claudia Anderson
PASSING THE PEACE
MORNING PRAYER Rev. Steve
– Join us in sympathy for: Doyle N. and prayer for: Bill A., Dick B., Ruth G., Faith J., Iris N., Glenn R., Billye S., Terry S., Bob S., Gary Y.
– Share a new prayer request
THE LORD’S PRAYER
ANTHEM – “Is He Worthy?”*
SCRIPTURE & SERMON Rev. Steve
Radical Christianity: Radical Honesty; 1 Samuel 3:11-19
The the Lord said to Samuel, “Behold, I am about to do a thing in Israel at which the two ears of everyone who hears will tingle. On that day I will fulfill against Eli all that I have spoken concerning his house, from beginning to end. And I declare to him that I am about to punish his house forever, for the iniquity that he knew, because his sons were blaspheming God, and he did nothing to restrain them. Therefore, I swear to the house of Eli that the iniquity of Eli’s house shall not be atoned for by sacrifice or offering forever.” Samuel lay until morning: then he opened the doors of the house of the Lord. And Samuel was afraid to tell the vision to Eli. But Eli called Samuel and said, “Samuel, my son,” and he said, “Here I am.” And Eli said, “What was it that he told you? Do not hide it from me. May God do so to you and more also if you hide anything from me of all that he told you.” So Samuel told him everything and hid nothing from him. And Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground.
1 Samuel 3:11-19
Being Radically Honest Requires 3 Things
1) An Element of Discernment
Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, and the word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him.
2) An Element of Hesitation
And Samuel was afraid to tell the vision to Eli.
3) An Element of Participation
So, Samuel told him everything, hiding nothing from him.
AFFIRMATION OF FAITH UMH 881 “Apostles’ Creed” – Rev. Steve
OFFERTORY PRAYER Dr. John
OFFERTORY RESPONSE HYMN UMH 593 “Here I Am, Lord”
BENEDICTION Rev. Steve
POSTLUDE -Jeanine Wheeler, Piano