Delivered By
Rev. Dr. Douglas Ralston, Sr. Pastor
Delivered On
April 7, 2019 at 11:00 AM
Central Passage
John 12:1-8
A Waste of Money
*Closing Hymn “Take My Life and Let It Be” 399

Benediction (Unison)
God sent Jesus not to condemn us, but to save us. God loves the world so passionately that he gave his only Son, and
that everyone who believes in him may have the gift of eternal life. Amen.
Postlude “My Savior Sinners Doth Receive” Karl Haase
Assistive Listening Systems are available. See ushers for assistance.
Rec. 2019 Week of
March 31 Needed
Per week Received
YTD Needed
YTD 2019
Annual Budget
Ministry $6,066.00 $6,587.42 $72,350.55 $85,636.47 $342,546.00
Mortgage $854.00 $886.62 $11,514.00 $11,526.06 $46,104.00
Total $6,920.00 $7,474.04 $83,864.55 $97,162.53 $388,650.00
Attendance, March 31
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Ushers: 9:30 a.m. Phyllis Weaver, Kay Korns, Pat Poehler.
11:00 a.m. Allie & Clare Stefan, Kyla & Rylynn Summers
Liturgist: 9:30 a.m. Rev. Grace Ann Beebe 11 a.m. Brendan Matusik
Booth Operators:
9:30 a.m. Aldo Colapietro, Ray Yee, Betty Hiske
11:00 a.m. Dave & Karin Hiske, Ted Hayman.
Rev. Dr. Douglas Ralston, Sr. Pastor
Rev. Grace Ann Beebe, Deacon
Jon Ream, Custodian
Ted Hayman, Technology Coordinator
Emma Hawkinson, Nursery Attendant
Karin Hiske, Administrative Assistant
Stephanie Bell, Director of Music
Sandy Strall, Organist
Cheryl Lentner, Youth Director
Karen Johnson, Pianist
Recycle all or part of your bulletin by putting it in the recycle bins by the exit doors.
United Methodist Church

April 7, 2019
Office: 734-671-5211 Fax: 734-671-521
Prelude “Ah, Holy Jesus” Gregory Hamilton
Announcements (Please sign & pass the attendance pads)
(The children are dismissed to Sunday school)
Call to Worship
One: One step on the path,
All: We are returning home.
One: Drawing closer to God,
All: We are coming back home.
One: Seeing the errors we've made,
All: We are turning toward home.
One: Knowing more about ourselves,
All: We are making our way home.
One: Trusting in God's embrace,
All: We are coming home.
*Opening Hymn “O How I Love Jesus” 170
1st Scripture Reading: Psalm 126 CEB projected
Time of Prayer
Sharing of Joys and Concerns
Pastoral Prayer
Special Music “One Bread, One Body” Journey
Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
Prayer of Dedication
Offertory “There Is A Fountain” Lowell Mason
*Hymn “Fairest Lord Jesus” 189
2nd Scripture Reading: John 12:1-8 CEB projected
Message: A Waste of Money Rev. Dr. Douglas E. Ralston
Hymn of Preparation “Bread of the World” 624
Holy Communion
Prayer of Confession (Unison)
God of grace and love, you created us in your image and gave us every good thing. You asked us to care for your creation, and instead, we have done things that put it at risk. We use not what we need but continually seek more, never satisfied with what we already have. You gave us freedom to make our own decisions, but so often, like Adam and Eve, we make the wrong choice. We succumb to the temptation of power, prestige, desire — whatever sparkly thing is before us. We are blind to the harm we may cause others, thinking of ourselves, failing to consider the greater good. Help us see the world through your eyes and to act accordingly. Amen.

All pray in silence
Assurance of Pardon
God’s love is never ending. God is always present with and for us. As we journey through the days of Lent, may we come to know even more completely the depth and breadth of God’s love. Praise God. Amen!
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We practice an open communion in this house. Whether you are a member of this congregation or of any church is of no consequence. This is not our table, it is Christ’s table. Christ our Lord invites to His table all who love him, who earnestly repent of their sin and seek to live in peace with one another. Gluten free bread is available. We receive communion this morning by the ancient method of intinction.
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 trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass 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.