Delivered By
Rev. Dr. Douglas Ralston, Sr. Pastor
Delivered On
June 24, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Central Passage
Mark 4:35-41

*Closing Hymn "His Eye Is on the Sparrow" projected


Benediction (Unison)


Now, O Lord, 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 “Sing Aloud to God, Our Strength” 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 17


Per week






Annual Budget












$ 46,104.00








Attendance, June 17



Christian Education





Ushers: Linda & Todd Cleaver, Don Martin, Betty Hiske.

Liturgist: Kay Korns

Booth Operators: Kim & Karen Johnson, Ted Hayman


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




June 24, 2018




Office: 734-671-5211 Fax: 734-671-5


Prelude “Take Time to be Holy” Gerald Peterson


Announcements (Please sign & pass the attendance pads)


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 “Because He Lives" 364


1st Scripture Reading: Psalm 9:9-14 CEB


The Lord is a safe place for the oppressed—a safe place in difficult times. Those who know your name trust you because you have not abandoned any who seek you, Lord. Sing praises to the Lord, who lives in Zion! Proclaim his mighty acts among all people! Because the one who avenges bloodshed remembers those who suffer; the Lord hasn’t forgotten their cries for help. Have mercy on me, Lord! Just look how I suffer because of those who hate me. But you are the one who brings me back from the very gates of death so I can declare all your praises, so I can rejoice in your salvation in the gates of Daughter Zion.




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 “Fairest Lord Jesus” R. S. Willis


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.


*Hymn "Amazing Grace" vs 1-3, 6 378


2nd Scripture Reading: Mark 4:35-41 CEB


Later that day, when evening came, Jesus said to them, “Let’s cross over to the other side of the lake.” They left the crowd and took him in the boat just as he was. Other boats followed along. Gale-force winds arose, and waves crashed against the boat so that the boat was swamped. But Jesus was in the rear of the boat, sleeping on a pillow. They woke him up and said, “Teacher, don’t you care that we’re drowning?” He got up and gave orders to the wind, and he said to the lake, “Silence! Be still!” The wind settled down and there was a great calm. Jesus asked them, “Why are you frightened? Don’t you have faith yet?” Overcome with awe, they said to each other, “Who then is this? Even the wind and the sea obey him!”


Message: Why So Scared?