Delivered By
Rev. Dr. Douglas Ralston, Sr. Pastor
Delivered On
August 26, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Bread of Life
*Closing Hymn          "One Bread, One Body”                   619
Benediction (Unison)
Filled to the brim with the goodness of God; the nourishment of Jesus Christ, the Bread of Life, and the power of the Holy Spirit, we go in peace to serve God in all that we think, do and say. Amen.
Postlude                 “Sonata in F Minor”                       D. Scarlatti
An asterisk * is an invitation to rise in body or in spirit
Assistive Listening Systems are available. See ushers for assistance.
Rec. 2018 Week of
Aug 19 Needed
Per week Received
YTD Needed
YTD 2018
Annual Budget
Ministry $3,629.00 $6,581.65 $190,556.21 $217,194.45 $342,246.00
Mortgage $295.00  $886.62 $27,904.00 $29,258.46 $  46,104.00
Total $3924.00 $7,468.27 $218,460.21 $246,452.91 $388,350.00
Attendance, Aug 19
Worship 160 Christian Education 0

Ushers:   Gerry & Janice Baynai, David & Darlene Peryam.
Liturgist: Janie Lehman
Booth Operators:  David Hiske, Ken Baker, Betty Hiske.
Rev. Dr. Douglas Ralston, Sr. Pastor
Rev. Grace Ann Beebe, Deacon
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
Sandy Strall, Organist
Cheryl Lentner, Youth Director
Recycle all or part of your bulletin by putting it in the recycle bins by the exit doors.
United Methodist Church
August 26, 2018
Office: 734-671-5211  Fax: 734-671-5212
 Prelude                   “Sweet Hour of Prayer”            Gene Clark
 Announcements       (Please sign & pass the attendance pads)
 *Opening Hymn             “Morning Has Broken”                  145
Call to Worship
Leader: The Bread of Life has come among us.
People: What is this Bread of Life?
Leader: It is none other than Jesus Christ, God’s beloved Son!
People: We hunger for the true bread that will nourish our souls.
Leader: Come, then, to Christ who feeds us with his very life!
People: We come, needing sustenance and nurturing. Amen.
1st Scripture Reading: 1 Kings 8:22-26 CEB               
Solomon stood before the Lord’s altar in front of the entire Israelite assembly and, spreading out his hands toward the sky, he said: Lord God of Israel, there’s no god like you in heaven above or on earth below. You keep the covenant and show loyalty to your servants who walk before you with all their heart. This is the covenant you kept with your servant David, my father, which you promised him. Today, you have fulfilled what you promised. So now, Lord, Israel’s God, keep what you promised my father David, your servant, when you said to him, “You will never fail to have a successor sitting on Israel’s throne as long as your descendants carefully walk before me just as you walked before me.”  So now, God of Israel, may your promise to your servant David, my father, come true.
Children’s Moment                                           
Song for the Children           “Go Now in Peace”       
(The children are dismissed to one room Sunday school as we sing)
Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
Prayer of Dedication
Offertory                       “Jesus Is Calling”          George Stebbins
Special Music    “Seek Ye the Lord”               Don Windeler, solo
Psalm 84   read responsively                                                 projected
Time of Prayer
Sharing of Joys and Concerns
Pastoral Prayer
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.
*Hymn                   “Wonderful Words of Life”                      600
2nd Scripture Reading: John 6:56-69 CEB                 projected

Hymn of Preparation        “Bread of the World”                   624
Message:  Nobody Does It Better