Delivered By
Rev. Dr. Douglas Ralston, Sr. Pastor
Delivered On
June 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Central Passage
Mark 2:20-35

*Closing Hymn "I'm Goin' a Sing When the Spirit Says Sing" 333


Benediction (Unison)


We go from this place renewed, ready to listen and respond to the loving voice of God. Amen.


Postlude “Ye Servants of God” Roger Wilson

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 3


Per week






Annual Budget












$ 46,104.00








Attendance, June 3



Christian Education





  1. a.m. Dave & Darlene Peryam, Chuck & Laura Trosien




  1. a.m. Mark Powell



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


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





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Graduate Sunday

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June 10, 2018




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Prelude “My Tribute” Andrae Crouch


Announcements (Please sign & pass the attendance pads)


Call to Worship:


Leader: Jesus says, “I am the way for you!”

People: And so we come to follow Christ.

Leader: Jesus says, “I am the truth for you!”

People: And so we come to dwell in the light.

Leader: Jesus say, “I am the Life for you!”

People: And so we come, leaving behind all else to which we cling.


Scholarship Recipients & Honoring Our Graduates



*Opening Hymn “Gather Us In" 2236


1st Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:13-18 CEB


We have the same faithful spirit as what is written in scripture: I had faith, and so I spoke. We also have faith, and so we also speak. We do this because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus will also raise us with Jesus, and he will bring us into his presence along with you. All these things are for your benefit. As grace increases to benefit more and more people, it will cause gratitude to increase, which results in God’s glory. So we aren’t depressed. But even if our bodies are breaking down on the outside, the person that we are on the inside is being renewed every day. Our temporary minor problems are producing an eternal stockpile of glory for us that is beyond all comparison. We don’t focus on the things that can be seen but on the things that can’t be seen. The things that can be seen don’t last, but the things that can’t be seen are eternal.



Children’s Moment


Song for the Children “Go Now in Peace”

(The children are dismissed to one room Sunday school as we sing)


Special Music:

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.


Presentation of Tithes and Offerings

Prayer of Dedication

Offertory “Praise Him, All Ye Little Children” Priscilla Owens


*Hymn "Spirit of Faith" 332


2nd Scripture Reading: Mark 2: 20-35 CEB


Jesus entered a house. A crowd gathered again so that it was impossible for him and his followers even to eat. When his family heard what was happening, they came to take control of him. They were saying, “He’s out of his mind!” The legal experts came down from Jerusalem. Over and over they charged, “He’s possessed by Beelzebul. He throws out demons with the authority of the ruler of demons.” When Jesus called them together he spoke to them in a parable: “How can Satan throw Satan out? A kingdom involved in civil war will collapse. And a house torn apart by divisions will collapse. If Satan rebels against himself and is divided, then he can’t endure. He’s done for. No one gets into the house of a strong person and steals anything without first tying up the strong person. Only then can the house be burglarized. I assure you that human beings will be forgiven for everything, for all sins and insults of every kind. But whoever insults the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven. That person is guilty of a sin with consequences that last forever.” He said this because the legal experts were saying, “He’s possessed by an evil spirit.” His mother and brothers arrived. They stood outside and sent word to him, calling for him. A crowd was seated around him, and those sent to him said, “Look, your mother, brothers, and sisters are outside looking for you.” He replied, “Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?” Looking around at those seated around him in a circle, he said, “Look, here are my mother and my brothers. Whoever does God’s will is my brother, sister, and mother.”

Message: Crazy as a Loon