This Week's Worship Bulletin

MOTHER'S DAY
"Put on compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience."
(Colossians 3:12; CEB)

                                                                                                                   
Worship Leader: Sherry Allen

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

Entrance & Praise

Prelude  (John Kwon)

Welcome (Rev. Park)

Announcements

Opening Hymn    “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” (vs.1&4)    UMH #89
 1.  Joyful, joyful, we adore thee, God of glory, Lord of love; 
      Hearts unfold like flowers before thee, 
      Opening to the sun above. 
      Melt the clouds of sin and sadness; 
      Drive the dark of doubt away. 
      Giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day!

4.  Mortals, join the mighty chorus 
     Which the morning stars began; 
     Love diving is reigning o’er us, binding all within its span. 
     Ever singing, march we onward, victors in the midst of strife;      
     Joyful music leads us sunward, in the triumph song of life.

Call to Worship        Sherry Allen
L: Nurturing God, we light this candle in recognition of the great care and love you have for each one of us. 
P: Nurturing God, we praise and thank you.

L: Nurturing God, we light this candle in thanksgiving for all mothers, for all they do, or once did, for all they give, or once gave and for all they mean and will always mean. 
P: Nurturing God, we praise and thank you. 

L: Nurturing God, we light this candle for all families throughout the world. 
P: Nurturing God, we praise and thank you. 

L: Nurturing God, we light this candle for the family of the Church here and everywhere. 
P: Nurturing God, we praise and thank you.

L: Nurturing God, we light this candle for all who nurture and encourage others. 
P: Nurturing God, we praise and thank you.
 

Passing Peace    Connect Text to 630-454-1434
Member’s word: ILOVEMOM /  Guest’s word: GUEST 

Mother's Day 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  Colossians 3:12-14;1 Peter 3:15-18      (Sherry Allen)

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

Message  "Stop Scaring Yourself III: God in Your Doubt "  (Rev. Park)

Sending Forth 

Closing Hymn    “Happy the Home When God Is There” (v.1&4)    UMH #445
1. Happy the home when God is there, 
    And love fills every breast;   
    When one their wish, and one their prayer, 
    And one their heavenly rest.

4. Lord let us in our homes agree 
    this blessed peace to gain; 
    unite our hearts in love to thee, 
    and love to all will reign.

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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