This Week's Worship Bulletin

"He chose to be mistreated with God's people instead of having the temporary pleasures of sin."  (Hebrews 11:25; CEB)

Worship Leader: Gayle Boclair

* Indicates that worshippers are to stand if able. Congregational responses are in bold print.  

Entrance & Praise

Prelude        John Kwon
Welcome         Rev. Park
Announcements   Gayle Boclair

Call to Worship        Gayle Boclair

L: Come, rest your spirits in the Lord.   
P: We come, hungering, and thirsting for God's word. 

L: This is a place of peace and hope, where all may be fed and healed.
P: Bring us to the time of healing. 

L: Come, place your trust in God who is always near you. 
P: Open our hearts, Lord, to hear your word and feel your presence. AMEN.

Opening Hymn    "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling" (vs. 2-3)    UMH #384

2.  Breathe, O breathe thy loving Spirit 
    Into every troubled breast!
    Let us all in thee inherit; Let us find that second rest.
    Take away our bent to sinning; Alpha and Omega be;
    End of faith, as its beginning, set our hearts at liberty.

3.  Come, Almighty to deliver, let us all thy life receive;
    Suddenly return and never, nevermore thy temples leave.
    Thee we would be always blessing, 
    Serve thee as thy hosts above,
    Pray and praise thee without ceasing, glory in thy perfect love

Passing Peace     Text to 630.454.1434.
Member's word: TREASURE
Guest's word: GUEST

Pastoral Prayer        Rev. Park

The Lord’s Prayer        
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.
 

Proclamation

Scripture Reading    Hebrews 11:23-27    Gayle Boclair
 
23 By faith Moses was hidden by his parents for three months when he was born, because they saw that the child was beautiful and they weren't afraid of the king's orders.
24 By faith Moses refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter when he was grown up. 25 He chose to be mistreated with God's people instead of having the temporary pleasures of sin. 26 He thought that the abuses he suffered for Christ were more valuable than the treasures of Egypt, since he was looking forward to the reward.
27 By faith he left Egypt without being afraid of the king's anger. He kept on going as if he could see what is invisible.

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

Offering Anthem (John Kwon)
You may give online at www.bfvumc.org/online-giving or mail to Bethany of Fox Valley UMC, 2200 Ridge Ave. Aurora, IL. 60504

Annual Conference Report (Jacquee Lawrence)

Message  You are Treasured I: "Who you are" (Rev. Park)

Sending Forth 

Closing Hymn    "Open My Eyes, That I May See"     UMH #454

1.  Open my eyes, that I may see glimpses of truth thou hast for me;
    Place in my hands the wonderful key 
    That shall unclasp and set me free.
    Silently now I wait for thee, ready, my God, thy will to see.
    Open my eyes, illumine me, Spirit divine!

2.  Open my ears, that I may hear voices of truth thou sendest clear;
    And while the wave-notes fall on my ear, 
    Everything false will disappear.
    Silently now I wait for thee, ready, my God, thy will to see.
    Open my ears, illumine me, Spirit divine!

3.  Open my mouth, and let me bear 
    Gladly the warm truth everywhere;
    Open my heart and let me prepare 
    Love with thy children thus to share.
    Silently now I wait for thee, ready, my God, thy will to see.
    Open my heart, illumine me, Spirit divine!

 

Benediction        Rev. Park
Postlude        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 to carry through the coming week.

 

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