Delivered By
Rev. Dr. Douglas Ralston, Sr. Pastor
Delivered On
March 3, 2019 at 11:00 AM
Central Passage
Luke 9:28-43a
What Goes Up

Closing Hymn        “Every Time I Feel the Spirit”               404


Benediction (Unison)


Led by the Spirit, we go forth in God’s love. Illumined by the Spirit, we are enabled to reflect Christ’s brilliant light to our dark world. Amen.


      Postlude                    “Go Forth In Peace”        Humphrey Turner



Rec. 2019

Week of

Feb. 24


Per week






Annual Budget




















Attendance, Feb. 24



Christian Education





Ushers:   9:30 a.m. Ron & Ada LaJeunesse, Amy Lester.

              11:00 a.m. Allie & Clare Stefan, Kyla & Rylynn Summers


Liturgist: 9:30 a.m.  Karin Hiske         11 a.m.   Jay Solano


Booth Operators:

                     9:30 a.m. Aldo Colapietro, Ken Baker, Ted Hayman.

                   11:00 a.m. Dave & Karin Hiske, Betty Hiske.



Rev. Dr. Douglas Ralston, Sr. Pastor

Rev. Grace Ann Beebe, Deacon

Karin Hiske, Administrative Assistant

Stephanie Bell, Director of Music

Sandy Strall, Organist

Cheryl Lentner, Youth Director

Karen Johnson, Pianist

Jon Ream, Custodian

Ted Hayman, Technology Coordinator

Emma Hawkinson, Nursery Attendant

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United Methodist Church




March 3, 2019




Office: 734-671-5211 Fax: 734-671-521


Prelude        “Jesus, Bread Of Life, I Pray Thee”          Wagner


Announcements       (Please sign & pass the attendance pads)

(The children are dismissed to Sunday school)


Call to Worship


Leader:  We await our Savior. On the mountain top we see him.
People:  We receive strength to live in the valley.
Leader:  God's love is revealed in Christ. With unveiled faces we behold his glory.
People:  His splendor is unfading; the power of his love is undiminished.
Leader:  To us the gift of God has been revealed: God's Son, the Chosen One.
People:  We listen and worship, for Christ is here. Amen.



*Opening Hymn      “When Morning Guilds the Skies”         185


1st Scripture Reading: Exodus 34:29-35 CEB             projected   


Time of Prayer

Sharing of Joys and Concerns

Pastoral Prayer


Special Music                  “Our Father”                  Chancel Choir


Presentation of Tithes and Offerings

Prayer of Dedication

Offertory               “Fairest Lord Jesus”                      R. S. Wills                                                  


*Hymn                  “Be Thou My Vision”                               451


2nd Scripture Reading: Luke 9:28-43a CEB              projected   


MessageWhat Goes Up             Rev. Dr. Douglas E. Ralston        

Hymn of Preparation           “I Come With Joy”  (verses 1, 2, 3)    617


Holy Communion

Prayer of Confession (Unison)



Merciful friend and Savior, we confess that instead of serving our neighbors with the might and boldness of your Spirit, we are timid and afraid. We miss opportunities to be salt and light. We fail to be peacemakers. We harbor resentments and justify our anger rather than model radical forgiveness. We are more judgmental than compassionate. Forgive us, we pray. Grant to us a renewed vision of who we are in you. Revitalize our faith and transform our lives. Amen.

 All pray in silence


Assurance of Pardon

God’s mercy and grace are sure. Believe the good news. In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven! 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.