May 21, 2023 – The Gift of Grace That Woos

Welcoming – Pastor Ross

Prelude – In the Cross of Christ I Glory ‐ Arr. Kohlm


Take my poor heart, and let it be, Forever closed to all but thee; Seal thou my breast, and let me wear, That pledge of love forever there. Amen (A prayer of John Wesley)

Call to Worship – Pastor Linda

Opening Hymn – I’ll Praise My Maker – #60

Prayer Concerns ‐ Silent Prayer – Pastor Linda

Prayer Song – The Fragrance of Christ – #2205

Pastoral Prayer ‐ Lords Prayer – Pastor Linda

Special Music – There Is a Savior ‐ Arr. Tammy Rawlinson – Sandy Ferrara

Scripture – Romans 4:3‐5, 5:1‐2 – Gwynne Denison

Offering – Pastor Ross

Hymn of Preparation – And Are We Yet Alive – #553

Message – The Gift of Grace That Woos ‐ Pastor Dave

Closing Hymn – Lift High the Cross – #159

Benediction & Response

Postlude – I’ll Praise My Maker ‐ Arr. Shackley


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

Romans 4:3-5, 5:1-2 New Revised Standard Version

3 For what does the scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness.”

4 Now to one who works, wages are not reckoned as a gift but as something due.

5 But to one who without works trusts him who justifies the ungodly, such faith is reckoned as righteousness.

1 Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

2 through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand, and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God.

Story of John Wesley, his remarkable faith & passionate desire to bring people to God. As Paul writes in Romans 4 & 5 Since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”  This Sermon is for all of us who have felt distant from God, have faced our own spiritual crises and wonder if God’s love can truly reach us? This is unfolding story of kind of church we are to be:

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