Call To Worship Call to Worship for Independence Day L: We gather this morning appreciating our freedom to worship God. P: May God continue to bless the Church of Christ in this land. L: We draw near to the God who rules over all nations P: May God continue to bless our country and all the countries in the world. L: We seek to live in harmony and peace together with all peoples on the earth. P: May God continue to establish peace on earth and help us understand that it begins in our hearts. L: Come, let us worship the Lord!
Opening Hymn Be Thou My Vision
Children's Moments with Mrs. Katie
Todays Message from Rev. Terry Fleming Superintendent Florence District SC Conference of the United Methodist Church "Pick Your Stress"
Scripture Matthew 11:16-19 and 25-30 16 “To what can I compare this generation? They are like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling out to others:17 “‘We played the pipe for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.’18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ But wisdom is proved right by her deeds.”
25 At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. 26 Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.27 “All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
BENEDICTION God of fireworks and good works, bless us this day as we go from this place. May our celebrations be joyous and memorable, and may our service to others reflect your love and peace. AMEN
Highland Park United Methodist Church / 1300 Second Loop Rd. / Florence, SC 29505 / Phone: 843.662.1233 / Fax: 843.665.5692