This Week's Worship Bulletin

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Online Greeter: Jacquee Lawrence
Worship Leader: Melanie Bomersback                        
Text to 630.454.1434.
Member’s word: REST
Guest’s word: GUEST

Entrance & Praise

Prelude     Flute             Sherry Allen
Welcome                    Rev. Park
Announcements            Melanie Bomersback 

Opening Hymn    “Blessed Assurance”       UMH #369

1. Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
born of his Spirit, washed in his blood.

This is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long;
this is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long.

2. Perfect submission, perfect delight,
visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
angels descending bring from above
echoes of mercy, whispers of love. (Refrain)

3. Perfect submission, all is at rest;
I in my Savior am happy and blest,
watching and waiting, looking above,
filled with his goodness, lost in his love. (Refrain)

Call to Worship          Melanie Bomersback

L:  Long ago a vineyard was planted. 
    The ground was prepared, and all was made ready.
C: But the vines grew wild, the ground was unable to support 
    the wild grapes.

L: What happened in that place of promise?
C: People forgot the One who planted the vineyard. 
   They chose their own ways and failed. 

L:  Let us again turn to the Lord, who will again plant, prune, and     
    cause us to grow in faithfulness. 
C: Let us open our hearts to God, trusting in God’s ways and 
   God word. AMEN.

Defer Endowment Fund Announcement    Pat Buchenot, Co-Chair of Trustees

Pastoral Prayer        Rev. Park

Lord’s Prayer        All
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.


Scripture Reading    Psalm 23 (CEB)        Melanie Bomersback      

The Lord is my shepherd. I lack nothing. 2 He lets me rest in grassy meadows; he leads me to restful waters; 3 he keeps me alive. He guides me in proper paths for the sake of his good name. 4 Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no danger because you are with me. Your rod and your staff— they protect me. 5 You set a table for me right in front of my enemies. You bathe my head in oil; my cup is so full it spills over! 6 Yes, goodness and faithful love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the LORD’s house as long as I live.

This is the Word of Life for all the people of God.
Thanks be to God

Offering Anthem    “Psalm 150”(Dave and Jean Perry)    Chancel Choir
You may give your offering at
Or mail it to
Bethany of Fox Valley UMC
(2200 Ridge Ave. Aurora, IL. 60504)

Message    Stress to Blessing I: HEALTHY REST        Rev. Park

Sending Forth 

Closing Hymn    “Spirit of God” (vs.1,3&5)    TFWS #2117
1. Spirit of God, bright Wind, breath that bids life begin,
glow as you always do; create us anew.
Give us the breath to sing, lifted on soaring wing,
held in your hands, borne on your wings.

Refrain: Alleluia! Come, Spirit, Come! 

3. Spirit of God, bright Hands, even in far off lands
you hold all the human race in one warm embrace.
No matter where we go, you hold us together so,
held in your hands, born on your wings. (Refrain)

Benediction          Rev. Park
Postlude “Praise and Thanksgiving Be to God” (David Evans)      John Kwon

We are glad that you joined us this morning in worship.
We hope that you find strength, renewal, and a sense of peace 
going through the coming week. 

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