Delivered By
Rev. Dr. Douglas Ralston, Sr. Pastor
Delivered On
November 18, 2018 at 11:00 AM
Central Passage
Matthew 6:1-6
*Closing Hymn                       "Jesu, Jesu”                             432
Benediction (Unison)
Wherever the road leads, let us walk with assurance, knowing that God will never lead us astray. When darkness falls, may God's hand reach down to hold ours and guide us toward the light. When the cold winds blow, may we find shelter in the warmth of God's love. So, as we go, let us never fear for we know that God is always with us.
Postlude                       “Great is the Lord”
*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
Nov. 11 Needed
Per week Received
YTD Needed
YTD 2018
Annual Budget
Ministry $ $6,581.65 $261,048.08 $296,174.25 $342,246.00
Mortgage $  $886.62 $  37,810.50 $39,897.90 $  46,104.00
Total $ $7,468.27 $298,858.58 $336,072.15 $388,350.00
Attendance, Nov.  11
Worship 199 Christian Education 35

Ushers:  9:30 a.m. Linda & Todd Cleaver, Grace Ann Beebe.
                11:00 a.m. Gerry & Janice Baynai, Bill LeFevre.
Liturgist:       9:30 a.m. Karin Hiske    11:00 a.m.  Ruth Briggs
Booth Operators:   9:30 a.m. Aldo Colapietro, Ray Yee, Ted Hayman.
                               11:00 a.m. David & 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

November 18, 2018
Office: 734-671-5211  Fax: 734-671-5212

Prelude                     “How Majestic is Your Name”
Announcements       (Please sign & pass the attendance pads)
Call to Worship
Leader: We come to worship God, who has made us and knows us;
People: We come to celebrate God's presence among us!
Leader: We come to follow Jesus, who leads us to New Life;
People: We come with joy, knowing in Christ we have eternal life!
Leader: We come to listen to the Holy Spirit, who calls us forth;
People: May we enter this worship knowing the Spirit is alive among us! Amen!
 *Opening Hymn         “We Gather Together”                      131
1st Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 8:2-5 CEB   
Remember the long road on which the Lord your God led you during these forty years in the desert so he could humble you, testing you to find out what was in your heart: whether you would keep his commandments or not.  He humbled you by making you hungry and then feeding you the manna that neither you nor your ancestors had ever experienced, so he could teach you that people don’t live on bread alone. No, they live based on whatever the Lord says. During these forty years, your clothes didn’t wear out and your feet didn’t swell up.  Know then in your heart that the Lord your God has been disciplining you just as a father disciplines his children.
Bring Food Donations Forward
Children’s Moment                                           
Song for the Children           “Go Now in Peace”       
(The children are dismissed to one room Sunday school as we sing)
Treasure – A Stewardship Moment                              Jay Solano
Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
Prayer of Dedication
Offertory                           “Thy Word”
Anthem              “Song of Thanks”                        Chancel Choir         
Call to 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                “Holy Spirit, Come, Confirm Us”                331
2nd Scripture Reading: Matthew 6:1-6 CEB  
“Be careful that you don’t practice your religion in front of people to draw their attention. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Whenever you give to the poor, don’t blow your trumpet as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets so that they may get praise from people. I assure you, that’s the only reward they’ll get. But when you give to the poor, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing so that you may give to the poor in secret. Your Father who sees what you do in secret will reward you. “When you pray, don’t be like hypocrites. They love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners so that people will see them. I assure you, that’s the only reward they’ll get.  But when you pray, go to your room, shut the door, and pray to your Father who is present in that secret place. Your Father who sees what you do in secret will reward you.
Message Giving Your Treasure Back to God  Rev. Dr. Doug Ralston