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WELCOME & OPENING PRAYER
 
OPENING HYMN – “Love Lifted Me” (Celebration Hymnal #508)
 
I was sinking deep in sin, far from the peaceful shore,
Very deeply stained within, sinking to rise no more;
But the Master of the sea heard my despairing cry,
From the waters lifted me – now safe am I.
 
Refrain:
Love lifted me! Love lifted me!
When nothing else could help, love lifted me!
Love lifted me! Love lifted me!
When nothing else could help, love lifted me!
 
All my heart to Him I give; ever to Him I'll cling,
In His blessed presence live, ever His praises sing.
Love so mighty and so true merits my soul's best songs;
Faithful, loving service, too, to Him belongs.
 
Refrain
 
Souls in danger, look above; Jesus completely saves;
He will lift you by His love out of the angry waves.
He's the Master of the sea, billows His will obey;
He your Savior wants to be – be saved today!
 
Refrain
 
OPENING PRAISE SONG – “They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love”
 
We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord;
We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord.
And we pray that all unity will one day be restored.
And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love.
Yes, they’ll know we are Christians by our love.
 
We will walk with each other, we will walk hand in hand;
We will walk with each other, we will walk hand in hand;
And together we’ll spread the news that God is in our land.
And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love.
Yes, they’ll know we are Christians by our love.
 
We will work with each other, we will work side by side;
We will work with each other, we will work side by side.
And we’ll guard each man’s dignity and save each man’s pride.
And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love.
Yes, they’ll know we are Christians by our love.
 
 All praise to the Father, from whom all things come;
And all praise to Christ Jesus, His only Son.
And all praise to the Spirit, who makes us one.
And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love.
Yes, they’ll know we are Christians by our love.
 
And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love.
Yes, they’ll know we are Christians by our love.
 
CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER
 
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.
 
SPECIAL MUSIC – Nancy Shaffer
 
SCRIPTURE READING – Matthew 18:21-22 (NRSV)
 
REFLECTIVE CHORUS – “The Potter’s Hand”
 
Beautiful Lord, Wonderful Savior, I know for sure,
All of my days are held in your hand, crafted into Your perfect plan.
 
You gently call me into Your presence, guiding me by Your Holy Spirit,
Teach me dear lord to live all of my life through Your eyes.
 
I’m captured by Your holy calling. Set me apart!
I know You’re drawing me to Yourself. Lead me, dear Lord, I pray.
 
Take me! Mold me! Use me! Fill me!
I give my life to the Potter’s Hand.
Call me! Guide me! Lead me! Walk beside me!
I give my life to the Potter’s Hand.
 
(repeat)
 
SERMON – Lord, Teach Us to Pray:  As We Forgive
 
CLOSING HYMN – “Forgive Our Sins As We Forgive” (UMH #390, same tune as “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”)
 
“Forgive our sins as we forgive,”
You taught us, Lord, to pray,
but You alone can grant us grace
to live the words we say.
 
How can Your pardon reach and bless
the unforgiving heart
that broods on wrongs and will not let
old bitterness depart?
 
In blazing light Your cross reveals
the truth we dimly knew:
what trivial debts are owed to us,
how great our debt to You!
 
Lord, cleanse the depths within our souls,
and bid resentment cease;
then, bound to all in bonds of love,
our lives will spread Your peace.
 
BENEDICTION
 

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15 May
Leadership Team Meeting
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16 May
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