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PRELUDE – Dustin Tatro, Organ
WELCOME & OPENING PRAYER Rev. Steve Patterson
HYMN (UMH) No. 61 “Come, Thou Almighty King”
CALL TO WORSHIP from “Psalm 66” Dr. John
RESPONSE (UMH) No. 156 “I Love To Tell The Story”
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE Claudia Anderson
PASSING THE PEACE
PASTORAL PRAYER Rev. Steve
– Join us in prayer for: Madlyn F., Ruth G., Richard H., Richard J., Lynn R., Billye P. S., Hoss S., Lori V. H., Scott Y.
– Share a new prayer request.
THE LORD’S PRAYER (UMH) No 895
ANTHEM “How Great Thou Art” Arr. Dan Forrest-Lauren Farwell
SCRIPTURE AND SERMON Pastor Steve
A Living Hope: How To Deal With Difficult People – 1 Peter 3:8-18 (NRSV)
Finally, all of you, have unity of spirit, sympathy, love for one another, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or abuse for abuse; but, on the contrary, repay with a blessing. It is for this that you were called—that you might inherit a blessing. For “Those who desire life and desire to see good days, let them keep their tongues from evil and their lips from speaking deceit; let them turn away from evil and do good; let them seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” Now who will harm you if you are eager to do what is good? But even if you do suffer for doing what is right, you are blessed. Do not fear what they fear, and do not be intimidated, but in your hearts sanctify Christ as Lord. Always be ready to make your defense to anyone who demands from you an accounting for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and reverence. Keep your conscience clear, so that, when you are maligned, those who abuse you for your good conduct in Christ may be put to shame. For it is better to suffer for doing good, if suffering should be God’s will, than to suffer for doing evil. For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, in order to bring you to God.
1) Pray Persistently
2) Respond Respectfully
3) Compliment Courageously
OFFERTORY PRAYER Dr. John
OFFERTORY MUSIC – Dustin Tatro, Organ
HYMN “My Hope is Built (Cornerstone)”
POSTLUDE – Jeanine Wheeler, Piano