Dear Heavenly Father,
With sober heart we come before You this Memorial Day.
We pause for a moment and call to mind all the men and women
who have died in the service of our nation since 1776.
Dear God, please look with mercy on our brave and
selfless brothers and sisters, who did not shirk from
their task but gave themselves completely to the
cause of defending and protecting us all. Bless all
who have given their lives for the sake of liberty,
and grant them eternal rest with you.
We remember also our brave men and women now
serving in our Armed Forces, both at home and
abroad. Dear God, send your angels to protect
them all. Help them discharge their duties
honorably and well. Please bring them safely home
to their families and loved ones. Please bring Your
peace and mercy to our troubled world.
We ask this Father, in the name of Jesus, Your Son.
CONFIDENCE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
May 29, 2016
The Prelude & Lighting of the Candles
Call to Worship Hymn: Spirit of the Living God – Page 393
The Welcome and Invocation: Rev. Edwin Smith
*Affirmation of Faith: The Apostles’ Creed – Page 881
Announcements: Bruce Cram
Hymn of Grace: Blessed Assurance – Page 369
Hymn of Grace: Precious Name – Page 536
Responsive Reading: Psalm 40 – Page 774 – 775 – Clifford McKenzie
Celebrations, Joys and Concerns: Rev. Edwin Smith
*Lord’s Prayer: Congregation
*Gloria Patri – Page 70
Gifts of Our Tithes and Offerings – Doxology
Greet One Another – We welcome all visitors.
Anthem: Special – Melody, Eddie and Ron
Sermon: “An Amazing Faith”
Closing Hymn: I Surrender All – Page 354
Closing Prayer and Benediction: Rev. Edwin Smith
*Those who are able please stand
Andrew Carlton (Debra’s nephew), Willie Napier, Edward Ellard, Keifer Reynolds, Bob and Jean Crain, Juanita South, Ray Freels, Bryce Wiley, Pam Pyeatt, Shannon Lay, Tommy Kelly, Charlotte Worley, Keith Phinney, Bonnie Timney, Pastor David Hoover, Crystal Teague.
Church Calendar and Updates:
- Adult Sunday School at 10:00 till 10:45 AM
- Choir Practice Wed. June 1 @ 6:30 PM
- Bible Study Wed. June 1 @ 7:00 PM
Birthday Celebrations for May:
Genny Wirth 5/4, Connie Tabor 5/13, Bob Crain 5/16, Sharon Yeast 5/17
Anniversary’s for May: None
Sermon Notes: “An Amazing Faith”
The Roman officer in this story exhibited a faith that amazed even Jesus. It is the kind of faith available to all who believe in Christ..
Happy Memorial Day
Welcome: All are welcome at this worship celebration. We especially welcome our first-time guests. Please visit us again soon.