THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Of THE GOOD SHEPHERD
July 26th, 2020, 10:30AM Worship Service
Theme: Delighting the Heart of God

Desiring the Optimal Gift

Psalm 119:133 Set my steps in your word.


10901 Calera Rd.
Philadelphia, PA 19154
215-632-1929 Fax: 215-612-7955
www.umcgoodshepherd.org

Rev. Olivet J. Brown, Pastor
267-255-716


Psalm 119:130

The opening up of Your Word gives light. It gives understanding to the child-like.


Prelude

Welcome/Call to Worship/Invocational Prayer Pastor Olivet

Praise Song Meet with Me (on the Screen)

*Responsive Reading: Psalm 105:1-6 (UMH p. 828)

Joys/Concerns & Prayers for the People

Giving of Tithes and Offerings

*Offertory/*Doxology/Offertory Prayer

Prayer of Illumination —John Wesley Covenant Prayer

“I am no longer my own, but thine. Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt. Put me to doing, put me to suffering. Let me be employed by thee or laid aside for thee, exalted for thee or brought low for thee. Let me be full, let me be empty. Let me have all things, let me have nothing. I freely and heartily yield all things to thy pleasure and disposal. And now, O glorious and blessed God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, thou art mine, and I am thine. So be it. And the covenant which I have made on earth, let it be ratified in heaven. Amen.” (UMH p.607)

Scripture Reading: Epistle of Romans 8: 26-30

Instrumental “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah” (UMH #127)

Sermon: “A Request for the Principle Thing”

Scripture: 1 Kings 3:9 “Here’s what I want: Give me a God-listening heart so I can lead your people well, discerning the difference between good and evil.”
– (The Message Translation)
 

Closing Hymn “I Love You, Lord” (TFWS #2068)

Sending Forth Go in Peace

Postlude

Lord, “keep me as the apple of Your eye.” Psalm 17:8


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