Mt. Mitchell United Methodist Church
Fifth Sunday After Pentecost
July 1, 2012
11:00 a. m.
As the community gathers, we respectfully request that you enter into a time of silent preparation for worship. May the music of the prelude draw your hearts and minds to God. The altar rail is open for prayer before the service, during the Prayers of the People and the last hymn.
THE LIGHT OF CHRIST ENTERS OUR MIDST
CHIMING OF THE HOUR
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Welcome visitors! At this time, please register your attendance, name, address, and phone number, as well as any prayer concerns on the pad located at the center aisle entrance to the pew.
*CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 130
Leader: Wait for the Lord, like those who hope in God’s mercy.
People: God’s steadfast love endures forever.
Leader: Watch for God, like those who eagerly await the morning. People: We watch for God, whose power redeems us.
Leader: Hear God’s hopeful word, like those who long for pardon. People: Sing praise to God and rejoice in God’s love.
*HYMN OF PRAISE – “How Great Thou Art” – No. 77
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
TITHES AND OFFERINGS
Children are invited to bring their offering forward, place it in the church bank, and sit on the front pew for Children’s Time.
*THE DOXOLOGY – No. 95
Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise him, all creatures here below; praise him above, ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
SPECIAL MUSIC – Mt. Mitchell Choir
*PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST
Hear this mystery: we are all the children and heirs of the Holy One. Welcome your brothers and
sisters with the peace that God has given us through Christ Jesus.
HYMN OF PREPARATION – “Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore” – No. 344
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON – Revelation 3:15-20
The word of God for the People of God.
Thanks be to God.
THE SERMON – “Water Fit to Drink” – Rev. David Raiford
HOLY COMMUNION – No. 12
*HYMN OF DEDICATION – “God of Grace and God of Glory” – No. 577
*DISMISSAL WITH BLESSING
*Please stand as you are able.