Delivered By
Rev. Dr. Douglas Ralston, Sr. Pastor
Delivered On
July 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Central Passage
Mark 5:21-43

*Closing Hymn "This Is My Song” 437


Benediction (Unison)


God of all nations, increase our faith, renew our courage, and by your Spirit make us victors over the things that trouble us. May your blessing rest upon all who give cups of cold water to others because they belong to Christ. Amen.


Postlude “A Patriotic Quotation” Robert Hughes

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

June 24


Per week






Annual Budget












$ 46,104.00








Attendance, June 24



Christian Education





Ushers: Mike Hawkinson, Dorothy Crooks, Ron & Ada LaJeunesse.


Liturgist: Leslie Perlaki


Booth Operators: Aldo Colapietro, Ken Baker, Betty Hiske


Rev. Dr. Douglas Ralston, Sr. Pastor

Rev. Grace Ann Beebe, Deacon

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

Karen Johnson, Pianist

Recycle all or part of your bulletin by putting it in the recycle bins by the exit doors.





United Methodist Church





July 1, 2018





Office: 734-671-5211 Fax: 734-671-5212


Prelude “My Country, ’Tis of Thee” Humphrey Turner


Announcements (Please sign & pass the attendance pads)

(The children are dismissed to One Room Sunday school)


Call to Worship


Leader: We gather this morning as the people of God.

People: We gather together with praise and thanksgiving.

Leader: As God breathed life into creation,

People: Let the Holy Spirit breathe new life into us.

Leader: Open our ears to hear your Word.

People: Let us worship the Lord our God!


*Opening Hymn “Morning Has Broken” 145


1st Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 CEB projected



Time of Prayer

Sharing of Joys and Concerns

Pastoral Prayer


Special Music


Presentation of Tithes and Offerings

Prayer of Dedication

Offertory “Keller’s American Hymn” Matthias Keller


2nd Scripture Reading: Mark 5:21-43 CEB projected


*Hymn "Precious Lord Take My Hand” 474

Message: Miracle on the Way to a Miracle


Hymn of Preparation “Bread of the World” 624

Holy Communion

Prayer of Confession


Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may walk in your ways to the glory of your name. Amen.

All pray in silence

Assurance of Pardon


Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive all our sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen us in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep us in eternal life. 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.