“I will live in the Lord’s house as long as I live.” (Psalm 23:6b; CEB)
* Indicates that worshippers are to stand if able. Congregational responses are in bold print.
Entrance & Praise
Prelude (John Kwon)
Welcome (Rev. Park)
Opening Hymn "America the Beautiful" UMH #696
1. O beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain;
for purple mountain majesties above the fruited plain!
America! America! God shed his grace on thee,
and crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea.
2. O beautiful for heroes proved in liberating strife,
who more than self their country loved, and mercy more than life!
America! America! May God thy gold refine,
till all success be nobleness, and every gain divine.
3. O beautiful for patriot dream that sees beyond the years
thine alabaster cities gleam, undimmed by human tears!
America! America! God mend thine every flaw,
confirm thy soul in self-control, thy liberty in law
*Call to Worship
L: Welcome this day to a time of rest.
All: We come, bearing burdens and cares.
L: Place your lives in the loving hands of God.
All: May God heal our spirits and strengthen us.
L: Trust in God who is always with you.
All: Lord, this day we come to you in faith and trust for your healing mercies. Amen.
Pastoral Prayer Rev. Park
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 sins, as we forgive those who sin 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.
This is the Word of Life for all the people of God.
Thanks be to God
Offering Anthem "Perfect Peace' (Virtual Choir)
You may give online or mail to Bethany of Fox Valley UMC, 2200 Ridge Ave. Aurora, IL. 60504
Message: God's Goodnewss VII: The Eternal Place for You (Rev. Park)
Holy Communion & Sending Forth
Let us hear God’s call to join in the work of dismantling racism and pressing on to freedom for all.
Postlude (John Kwon)