PRELUDE Deborah Guillory, Organ
“Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”
NOTES ON THE LIFE OF THE CHURCH – Rev.Leslie Stephens
*HYMN OF PRAISE
“O Worship the King” verses 1,2,5 – Hymnal, No. 73
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth,
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord: who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. (The Apostles’ Creed)
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen. Amen.
We worship through our prayers And our offerings
PASTORAL PRAYER Rev. Leslie Stephens
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.
“Surely the Presence of the Lord” – Hymnal, No. 328
OFFERTORY MOMENT Dr. Darrell Coats
“It Is Well” – Samantha Stephens, Solo
Praise God from whom all blessings flow,
Praise God, all creatures here below: Alleluia! Alleluia!
Praise God, the source of all our gifts!
Praise Jesus Christ, whose power up-lifts!
Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
children’s message Rev. Leslie Stephens
*HYMN OF THE GOSPEL
“Sweet Hour of Prayer” verses 1 and 3 – Hymnal, No. 496
we hear god’s word
SERMON – Rev. Leslie Stephens
“Living on a Prayer”
we go forth in faith and service
*hymn of COMMITMENT
“Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” verses 1,2,4 – Hymnal, No. 89
litany of farewell
I thank you, the members and friends of Trinty United Methodist Church, for the love and support you have shown me
while I have ministered among you.
I am grateful for the ways my leadership has been accepted.
I ask forgiveness for the mistakes I have made.
As I leave, I carry with me all that I have learned here.
We receive your thankfulness, offer forgiveness,
and accept that you now leave to Jefferson United Methodist Church.
We express gratitude for your time among us.
We ask your forgvieness for our mistakes.
Your influence on our faith and faithfulness
will not leave us with your departure.
I accept your gratitude and forgiveness, and I forgive you,
trusting that our time together and our parting are pleasing to God.
I release you from turning to me and depending on me.
I encourage your continuing ministry here
and will pray for you and for your new pastors, Rev. Doug de Graffenried and Rev. Chris Winterman.
Let us pray.
Eternal God, whose steadfast love for us is from everlasting to everlasting,
we give you thanks for cherished memories
and commend one another into your care as we move in new directions.
Keep us one in your love forever, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
*BENEDICTION “The Lord Bless You and Keep You” – Chancel Quartet
*All who are able, please stand.