May 7, 2023 -Rebooting Your Faith


Welcoming – Ernie Gutierrez

Prelude – FOUNDATION ‐ Arr. Bonnie Barrett


Jesus said [to a father asking for healing for his child], “If you are able! All things can be done for the one who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out, “I believe; help my unbelief!” ~Mark 9: 23‐24

Call to Worship – Pastor Linda

Opening Hymn – Christ is Risen – #307

Prayer Concerns ‐ Silent Prayer – Pastor Linda

Prayer Song – Surely the Presence of the Lord – #328

Pastoral Prayer ‐ Lords Prayer – Pastor Linda

A Word for the Finance Committee Chair – Bill Darlington

Special Music – ‘Come Thou Fount – Arr. Bailey and Romer – Clair Gordon

Scripture – John 20:19‐21; 24‐31 – Barbara Bates

Offering – Pastor Dave

Message – Rebooting Your Faith ‐ Pastor Dave

Holly Communion

Closing Hymn – How Firm A Foundation – #529

Benediction & Response

Postlude – CHRIST AROSE ‐ Arr. Mark Hays

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

John 20:19-21; 24-31 New Revised Standard Version

19 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors were locked where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.”

20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.

21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”

24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came.

25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.”

26 A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.”

27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.”

28 Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!”

29 Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.”

30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples that are not written in this book.

31 But these are written so that you may continue to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.

The role of doubt and questions in rebooting our faith. How important this is for UMCS and our tradition of being a church that asks questions. All of us have been on edge of faith at some time. All of us have come close to giving up on God or we have felt God has turned away from us. We wonder if God can restart our belief or our trust in God again?

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