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PRELUDE -Dustin Tatro, Organ
WELCOME & OPENING PRAYER Rev. Steve Patterson
HYMN UMH 310 “He Lives”
CALL TO WORSHIP “Psalm 47” Dr. John Miller
RESPONSE HYMN FWS 2086 “Open Our Eyes”
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE Claudia Anderson
PASSING THE PEACE
MORNING PRAYER Dr. John
– Join us in prayer for: Wanda H., Faith J., Bob M., Sis M., Bob S.
– Share a new prayer request
THE LORD’S PRAYER
ANTHEM “Sing Me to Heaven” Chorus Abilene *Prerecorded
SCRIPTURE & SERMON Rev. Steve
Plan of Action| Acts 1:6-14; Proverbs 19:21; Luke 24:49; John 14:27
So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.” Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day’s journey away. And when they had entered, they went up to the upper room, where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot and Judas the son of James. All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.
Praying Intently for the Gift of the Spirit would Give Us:
1). A New Sense of Purpose
Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
2). A New Sense of Power
“And behold, I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.“
3). A New Sense of Peace
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world gives, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
AFFIRMATION OF FAITH UMH 881 “Apostles’ Creed” – Rev. Steve
OFFERTORY PRAYER Dr. John
OFFERTORY RESPONSE HYMN FWS 2282 “I’ll Fly Away”
BENEDICTION Rev. Steve
POSTLUDE -Jeanine Wheeler, Piano