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PRELUDE – Jeanine Wheeler, Piano
WELCOME & OPENING PRAYER Rev. Steve Patterson
HYMN UMH No. 580 “Lead On, O King Eternal”
CALL TO WORSHIP “Psalm 133” Rev. Dr. John Miller
RESPONSE UMH No. 557 “Blest Be the Tie that Binds”
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE Claudia Anderson
PASSING THE PEACE
MORNING PRAYER Rev. Steve
– Join us in sympathy for: Glyn G. and prayer for: Zela A., Chris B., Jean Kay E., Ruth G., Richard J., Ralph M., Dick M., Glenn R., Shelly S., Billye S., Hoss S., Gary Y.
– Share a new prayer request.
THE LORD’S PRAYER
ANTHEM “‘Happy Trails”- Jeanine Wheeler, Piano
In Memory of Billy Wayne Gray
SCRIPTURE AND SERMON Rev. Steve
Be Happy-Philippians 1:3, 12-14, 6, 20-21 (ESV)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” –Abraham Lincoln
1) Start Saying Thanks
I think my God in all my remembrance of you
Philippians 1:3 ESV
2) Look for the Silver Lining
I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the Gospel, so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest my imprisonment is for Christ. And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.
Philippians 1:12-14 ESV
3) Expect the Best from God
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
Philippians 1:6 ESV
As it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
Philippians 1:20-21 ESV
AFFIRMATION OF FAITH UMH 881 “Apostles’ Creed” – Rev. Steve
OFFERTORY PRAYER Dr. John
OFFERTORY RESPONSE HYMN CGH No. 569 “In Christ Alone”
BENEDICTION Rev. Steve
POSTLUDE – Dustin Tatro, Organ