Delivered By
Rev. Dr. Douglas Ralston, Sr. Pastor
Delivered On
August 12, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Central Passage
John 6:24-35
Bread of Life
     *Closing Hymn                   "Pass It On”                                 572
Benediction (Unison)
May we live this week for the greatness of your name and the expansion of your kingdom. Let all that is within us praise you with our lives. It is in the beautiful names of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit that we go. Amen.
Postlude            “Blessed Be the Name of the Lord”
Assistive Listening Systems are available. See ushers for assistance.
Rec. 2018 Week of
Aug. 5 Needed
Per week Received
YTD Needed
YTD 2018
Annual Budget
Ministry $ $6,581.65 $170,373.62 $204,031.15 $342,246.00
Mortgage $  $886.62 25,352.50 $27,485.22 $  46,104.00
Total $ $7,468.27 195,726.12 $231,516.37 $388,350.00
Attendance, Aug 5
Worship  Christian Education 

Ushers:   Yasuko Schultz, Bob Maxwell, Ron & Ada LaJeunesse.
Liturgist: Lenora Whitecotton
Booth Operators:  Aldo Colapietro, Ken Baker, Betty Hiske
Rev. Dr. Douglas Ralston, Sr. Pastor
Rev. Grace Ann Beebe, Deacon
Sandy Strall, Organist
Cheryl Lentner, Youth Director
Karen Johnson, Pianist
Jon Ream, Custodian
Ted Hayman, Technology Coordinator
Rachel Murdock, Summer Intern
Emma Hawkinson, Nursery Attendant
Karin Hiske, Administrative Assistant
Stephanie Bell, Director of Music
United Methodist Church


August 12, 2018
Office: 734-671-5211  Fax: 734-671-5212
Recycle all or part of your bulletin by putting it in the recycle bins by the exit doors.

Prelude                 “Come Into His Presence”
Announcements       (Please sign & pass the attendance pads)
(The children are dismissed to One Room Sunday school)
Call to Worship
Leader: In the midst of meaninglessness,
People: You call us to meaning, O God.
Leader: In the midst of divisiveness,
People: You call us to community through Christ.
Leader: Out of our brokenness,
People: You call us to wholeness in the Spirit.
Leader: In praise and thanksgiving,
People: Let us worship God.
 *Opening Hymn                “We Gather Together”               131
     1st Scripture Reading: Psalm 130 Read Responsively       848

Time of Prayer
Sharing of Joys and Concerns
Pastoral Prayer
Special Music                                                                Journey
Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
Prayer of Dedication
Offertory                      “Here Comes the Sun”
  *Hymn            “Open My Eyes, That I May See”                 454
2nd Scripture Reading: John 6:24-35 CEB             projected              
Message: Bread of Life
Hymn of Preparation         “One Bread, One Body”             620
Holy Communion
Prayer of Confession
Our gracious Savior, how many times must we fall before you in repentance? We are so broken. We desire to be holy, but apart from you, we are nothing. Thank you for forgiveness that is higher and wider and deeper than the ocean. Your grace extends beyond the sky. We confess our weakness and failure, knowing that you see us no longer as sinners, but as holy children, chosen and dearly loved. Pick us up, for we have fallen. We choose to run to you. We are your grateful sons and daughters. Amen.
All pray in silence
Assurance of Pardon
When we come before God in humility and honesty, God draws near to us with forgiveness and renewed blessing. Thanks be to God! Amen.
A Service of Word and Table III                                           15 
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.