Jun 25, 2023 – 4. Our Lens of Faith

Our Livestream will begin at 9:25 for the Summer Hymn Sing!

Summer Hymn Sing – Pastor Dave

Blest Be the Tie That Binds – #557

Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore – #344

Welcoming – Pastor Dave

Prelude – I Will Sing of My Redeemer ‐ Arr. Laura Page


A Methodist is one who exercises his love of God, by praying without ceasing, rejoicing evermore, and in everything giving thanks, this commandment is written in his heart, that he who loves God, loves his brother and sister also. ~John Wesley

Call to Worship – Pastor Linda

Opening Hymn – I Sing the Almighty Power of God – #152

Prayer Concerns ‐ Silent Prayer – Pastor Linda

Prayer Song – The Fragrance of Christ – #2205

Pastoral Prayer ‐ Lords Prayer – Pastor Linda

Special Music – You Will Never Walk Alone ‐ Richard Rodgers – Carol McLaughlin

Scripture – John 4:7‐19 – Bill Darlington

Offering – Pastor Dave

Hymn of Preparation – Breathe on Me Breath of God – #420

Message – 3. Our Lens of Faith ‐ Pastor Dave

Closing Hymn – God of Grace and God of Glory – #577


Postlude – Lord, I Lift Your Name on High ‐ Arr. Boch

Thank you for worshiping with us!
Have a Wonderful and Blessed Week!

1 John 4:7-19 – New Revised Standard Version

7 Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.

8 Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.

9 God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him.

10 In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.

11 Beloved, since God loved us so much, we also ought to love one another.

12 No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us, and his love is perfected in us.

13 By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.

14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father has sent his Son as the Savior of the world.

15 God abides in those who confess that Jesus is the Son of God, and they abide in God.

16 So we have known and believe the love that God has for us.

God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them.

17 Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness on the day of judgment, because as he is, so are we in this world.

18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not reached perfection in love.

19 We love because he first loved us.

Our theological method that is distinctive in Methodism. Grounded always in God’s love, our test for religious and theological truth involves looking at scripture, the traditions of the church (going back to the earliest time), the use of reason and our personal experience of God.  All four are necessary for faith that is seeking understanding.

Summer Hymn Sing

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