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PRELUDE – Dustin Tatro, Organ
WELCOME & OPENING PRAYER Rev. Steve Patterson
HYMN UMH No. 698 “God of The Ages”
CALL TO WORSHIP from “Romans 8” Rev. Dr. John Miller
RESPONSE WS No. 369 “Blessed Assurance”
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., and sympathy for the family of Janie A.
– Share a new prayer request.
THE LORD’S PRAYER UMH No. 895
ANTHEM “Just a Closer Walk With Thee”- JT Hauser
SCRIPTURE AND SERMON Rev. Steve
The Holy Spirit: Freedom
1) Tyranny of Bad Religion
For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
Galatians 5:1 ESV
2) Tyranny of Sin
For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another. But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.
Galatians 5:13-17 ESV
AFFIRMATION OF FAITH UMH 881 “Apostles’ Creed” – Rev. Steve
OFFERTORY PRAYER Dr. John
OFFERTORY MUSIC HYMN UMH No. 696 “America the Beautiful”
HYMN UMH No. 697 “My Country ‘Tis of Thee”
BENEDICTION Rev. Steve
POSTLUDE – Dustin Tatro, Organ