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PRELUDE – Dustin Tatro, Organ
WELCOME & OPENING PRAYER Rev. Dr. John Miller
HYMN UMH No. 155 “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”
CALL TO WORSHIP “Psalm 78” Rev. Dr. Bob Monk
RESPONSE UMH No. 536 “Precious Name”
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE Claudia Anderson
PASSING THE PEACE
MORNING PRAYER Dr. Bob
– Join us in sympathy 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.
– Join us in celebration for: Cade & Nicole R. for the birth of their son Cole Stephen R. Thursday, August 13, 2020 in Houston, TX; Grandparents are James and Shelley H.
– Share a new prayer request.
THE LORD’S PRAYER
ANTHEM “How Great Thou Art'”- JT Hauser
SCRIPTURE AND SERMON Dr. John
Be Happy-Philippians 2:1-11, 17-18, 28-29 (ESV)
1) We choose happiness when we live in harmony with our Christian brothers and sisters, serving God and God’s creation
So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Philippians 2:1-11 ESV
2) We choose happiness when we live sacrificially
Even if I am to be poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrificial offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all. Likewise you also should be glad and rejoice with me.
Philippians 2:17-18 ESV
3) We choose happiness when we appreciate the sacrifices of others, especially those who sacrifice on our behalf
I am the more eager to send him, therefore, that you may rejoice at seeing him again, and that I may be less anxious. So receive him in the Lord with all joy, and honor such men,
Philippians 2:28-29 ESV
AFFIRMATION OF FAITH UMH 881 “Apostles’ Creed” – Rev. Steve
OFFERTORY PRAYER Dr. Bob
OFFERTORY RESPONSE HYMN UMH No. 298 “When I Survey The Wondrous Cross”
BENEDICTION Dr. John
POSTLUDE – Jeanine Wheeler, Piano
Today’s flowers were provided for Susan and Pat Mouser in honor of their 50th anniversary!