United Methodist Churches

Early 2018 Worship Plans

February 4th
   Scripture: Mark 1:29-39
   Sermon Title: Holding The Purpose
   Opening Hymn: Precious Lord, Take My Hand - UMH 474
   Hymn: You Alone Are Holy - TFWS 2077
   Closing Hymn: On Eagle's Wings - UMH 143
   Communion Sunday
February 11th - Transfiguration Sunday
   Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:3-6, Mark 9:2-9
   Sermon Title: An Unveiling
   Opening Hymn: I Want To Walk As A Child Of The Light - UMH 206
   Psalm 50
   Hymn: I Stand Amazed In The Presence - UMH 371
   Closing Hymn: Shine Jesus Shine - TFWS 2173

February 14th - Ash Wednesday

   Scripture: Here For The Show
   Sermon Title: Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
   Opening Hymn: Lord, I Want To Be A Christian - UMH 402
   Hymn: Just As I Am - UMH 357
   Closing Hymn: Since Jesus Came Into My Heart - TFWS 2140
February 18th - 1st Sunday of Lent
   Scripture: 1 Peter 3:18-22
   Sermon Title: The Weight Of Sin
   Opening Hymn: As A Fire Is Meant For Burning - TFWS 2237
   Psalm 25
   Hymn: O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go - UMH 480
   Closing Hymn: God Of The Sparrow - UMH 122
February 25th - 2nd Sunday of Lent
   Scripture: Mark 8:31-38
   Sermon Title: The Cost Of Salvation
   Opening Hymn: Must Jesus Bear The Cross Alone - UMH 424
   Psalm 22
   Hymn: Take Up Thy Cross - UMH 415
   Closing Hymn: I Have Decided To Follow Jesus - TFWS 2129

June 3rd
   Scripture: Acts 3:1-10
   Sermon Title: The Church Heals
   Opening Hymn: You Raise Me Up
   Hymn: O Master, Let Me Walk With Thee - UMH 430
   Closing Hymn: There Is A Balm In Gilead - UMH 375
   Communion Sunday
June 10th
   Scripture: Acts 4:32-37
   Sermon Title: The Church Is One
   Opening Hymn: One Bread, One Body - UMH 620
   Psalm 148
   Hymn: Blest Be The Tie That Binds - UMH 557
   Closing Hymn: Forward Through The Ages - UMH 555
June 17th - Father's Day
   Scripture: Acts 6
   Sermon Title: The Church Serves
   Opening Hymn: Faith Of Our Fathers - UMH 710
   Psalm 107
   Hymn: What Does The Lord Require - UMH 441
   Closing Hymn: This Is My Father's World - UMH 144
June 24th
   Scripture: Acts 8
   Sermon Title: The Church Transforms Lives
   Opening Hymn: Breathe On Me, Breath Of God - UMH 420
   Psalm 126
   Hymn: He Touched Me - UMH 367
   Closing Hymn: Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus - UMH 514

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May 6th
   Scripture: Proverbs 4:1-9
   Sermon Title: Embracing The Spirit
   Opening Hymn: Let Us Break Bread Together - UMH 618
   Hymn: Spirit Of The Living God - UMH 393
   Closing Hymn: There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood - UMH 622
   Communion Sunday
May 10th - Ascension Thursday
   Scripture: Luke 24:44-53
   Sermonette: Jesus Ascended Into Heaven
   Opening Hymn: All Hail The Power Of Jesus' Name - UMH 154
   Lantern Launching
   Hymn: I'll Fly Away - TFWS 2282
   Closing Hymn: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - UMH 703
May 13th - Mother's Day
   Scripture: Proverbs 31:1, 10-31
   Sermon Title: Motherly Advice
   Opening Hymn: Amazing Mothers - UMH 378*
   Psalm 1
   Hymn: Honoring Christian Mothers - UMH 575*
   Closing Hymn: Give Thanks - TFWS 2036 
May 20th - Pentecost 
   Scripture: Acts 2:1-21
   Sermon Title:  Finding Your Voice
   Opening Hymn: Surely The Presence Of The Lord - UMH 328
   Psalm 138
   Hymn: Sweet, Sweet Spirit - UMH 334
   Closing Hymn: Spirit Song - UMH 347

May 27th - Trinity Sunday
   Scripture: Romans 8:12-17
   Sermon Title: Led By The Spirit
   Opening Hymn: Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty - UMH 64
   Psalm 29
   Hymn: Every Time I Feel The Spirit - UMH 404
   Closing Hymn: As A Fire Is Meant For Burning - TFWS 2237


January 7th - Baptism Of The Lord Sunday

   Scripture: Mark 1:4-11

   Sermon Title: The Meaning Of Baptism

   Opening Hymn: Spirit Song - UMH 347

   Hymn: Wade In The Water - TFWS 2107

   Closing Hymn: Shall We Gather At The River - UMH 723

   Communion Sunday

January 14th

   Scripture: Preacher's Choice

   Sermon Title: Guest Preacher

   Opening Hymn: I Am Thine, O Lord - UMH 419

   Psalm 139

   Hymn: O Master, Let Me Walk With Thee - UMH 430

   Closing Hymn: Be Thou My Vision - UMH 451

January 21st
   Scripture: Mark 1:14-20
   Sermon Title: Goin' Fishing
   Opening Hymn: Lord Of The Dance - UMH 261
   Psalm 62
   Hymn: Softly And Tenderly Jesus Is Calling - UMH 348
   Closing Hymn: God Of Grace And God Of Glory - UMH 577

January 28th
   Scripture: Mark 1:21-28
   Sermon Title: Knowing Jesus Or Following Jesus
   Opening Hymn: Spirit Of God - TFWS 2117
   Psalm 111
   Hymn: Wounded World That Cries For Healing - TFWS 2177
   Closing Hymn: Awesome God - TFWS 2040

April 1st - Easter Sunrise Service
   Scripture: Mark 16:1-11
   Sermon Title: Have You Seen This Man?
   Opening Hymn: Christ The Lord Is Risen Today - UMH 302
   Hymn: Easter People, Raise Your Voices - UMH 304
   Closing Hymn: Christ Is Alive - UMH 318
   Communion Sunday

April 1st - Easter
   Scripture: Mark 16:1-11
   Sermon Title: Have You Seen This Man?
   Opening Hymn: Christ The Lord Is Risen Today - UMH 302
   Hymn: He Lives - UMH 310
   Closing Hymn: In The Garden - UMH 314
   Communion Sunday
April 8th
   Scripture: Proverbs 1:8-19
   Sermon Title: Peer Pressure
   Opening Hymn: Let There Be Peace On Earth - UMH 431
   Psalm 32
   Hymn: Where Charity And Love Prevail - UMH 549
   Closing Hymn: Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus - UMH 349
April 15th
   Scripture: Proverbs 1:20-33
   Sermon Title: Ignoring Wisdom
   Opening Hymn: Morning Has Broken - UMH 145
   Psalm 14
   Hymn: Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah - UMH 127
   Closing Hymn: Be Thou Vision - UMH 451
April 22nd
   Scripture: Proverbs 2
   Sermon Title: The Security Of Wisdom
   Opening Hymn: Trust And Obey - UMH 467
   Psalm 31
   Hymn: For The Healing Of The Nations - UMH 428
   Closing Hymn: I Need Thee Every Hour - UMH 397

April 29th

   Scripture: Proverbs 3:1-26
   Sermon Title: The Reward Of Wisdom

   Opening Hymn: Savior, Like A Shepherd Lead Us - UMH 381

   Psalm 23
   Hymn: Standing On The Promises - UMH 374
   Closing Hymn: My Hope Is Built - UMH 368

March 4th - 3rd Sunday of Lent
   Scripture: Luke 19:1-10
   Sermon Title: Searching Us Out
   Opening Hymn: Rescue The Perishing - UMH 591
   Hymn: Have Thine Own Way, Lord - UMH 382
   Closing Hymn: Jesus' Hands Were Kind Hands - UMH 273
   Communion Sunday
March 11th - 4th Sunday of Lent
   Scripture: Romans 5:1-11
   Sermon Title:  Repairing The Relationship
   Opening Hymn: Something Beautiful - UMH 394
   Psalm 107
   Hymn: Blessed Assurance - UMH 369
   Closing Hymn: O How He Loves You And Me - TFWS 2108
March 18th - 5th Sunday of Lent
   Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:16-21
   Sermon Title: Fresh Starts
   Opening Hymn: To God Be The Glory - UMH 98
   Psalm 51
   Hymn: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling - UMH 384
   Closing Hymn: Just A Closer Walk With Thee - TFWS 2158
March 25th - Palm Sunday
   Scripture: Luke 19:28-44
   Sermon Title: Caught Up In The Moment
   Opening Hymn: Tell Me The Stories Of Jesus - UMH 277
   Psalm 118
   Hymn: Hosanna, Loud Hosanna - UMH 278
   Closing Hymn: Mantos Y Palmas - UMH 279

March 29th - Maundy Thursday

   The Last Supper

March 30th - Good Friday
   Journey To The Cross

   Hymn: Beneath The Cross Of Jesus - UMH 297
   Hymn: Lamb Of God - TFWS 2113
   Hymn: Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley - TFWS 2112

   Hymn: He Never Said A Mumbalin' Word - UMH 291

   Hymn: Nobody Knows The Trouble I See - UMH 520

   Hymn: To Mock Your Reign, O Dearest Lord - UMH 285

   Hymn: O Sacred Head, Now Wounded - UMH 286

   Hymn: Just A Closer Walk With Thee - TFWS 2158

   Hymn: O Love Divine, What Hast Thou Done - UMH 287

   Hymn: Were You There - UMH 288

   Hymn: When I Survey The Wondrous Cross - UMH 298

   Hymn: Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed - UMH 294

   Hymn: O The Lamb - UMH 300