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Rev. Kendra Lovelace Balliet
Organist: Jim Ross 

Prelude-How Beauteous Are Their Feet - Flor Peters (organ)
Bell Prelude-Chatter With the Angels - Sondra Tucker (Stone UMC Carillon Bell Choir)


*Call to Worship
Leader: People of God, welcome! Surely God is in this place!
People: We come to worship and to rest in God’s presence.
Leader: Breathe deep for the goodness of God surrounds us.
People: The Holy One who sustains the universe is near.
Leader: When we are tired, worn down, and carrying heavy burdens, God is with us.
People: God strengthens us that we might help carry one another’s burdens.
Leader: So, let us join together in wonder and thanksgiving for God’s love that lifts us up on wings like eagles.
People: Thanks be to God! Amen.

*Opening Hymn "O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing" #57

*Unison Prayer
O God, we are gathered here under the shelter of your wings,
nurtured by your love,
and encouraged, then, to fly by faith on the wind of your spirit.
You have spoken to us, saying
"They that wait upon the Lord, shall renew their strength,
they shall mount up with wings as eagles."
Teach us how to wait, then, that we may learn how to fly.
May this nest we call "family" be built with sturdy materials.
Don't let us forget, though,
that this nest was not created as a fortress behind which to hide,
but as a perch from which to take off.
And strengthen us with the assurance that we do not fly alone.
This we pray, in Jesus' name. Amen.

Profession of Faith: Apostles’ Creed #881
Gloria Patri

Children's Chat

Music Ministry and Offertory-Jubilate-Kevin McChesney (Stone UMC Carillon Bell Choir)
Doxology and Prayer of Gratitude

Scripture Mark 1:29-39
Sermon: “Paying Attention” 

Hymn “Take Time to Be Holy” #395 
Pastoral Prayer/Lord's Prayer

Communion #13

Closing Hymn "Jesus Is All the World to Me" #469

Action Steps & Benediction

Postlude-Glory to God in the Highest - Karl Harrington

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