March 26, 2023
WHAT TO EXPECT IN WORSHIP TODAY…
Welcome! We hope you will experience a time of connecting with God through worship. We believe that God is present and desires to meet you in this place and hour. Here is what you will experience in the next hour or so.
Words of Welcome
We believe that the songs that we sing help us to express what we want to say to God. *Please stand if you are able.
Bible and Message
A Bible passage will be read and a relevant and related teaching will be offered by the Pastor.
Matthew 6:1-4 (New International Version)
Giving to the Needy
6 “Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.
2 “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Communion – Only on the first Sunday of Month
A time of remembering Jesus’ love and sacrifice for us. Through the sharing of bread and cup, we remember all that Jesus did. Feel free to spend time in prayer at the kneeling rail in the front.
Sharing Joys and Concerns
Worship can only really happen when we do it together. We are thankful that we don’t have to do life or faith alone. We share joys and concerns in our lives and lift them up in our prayers.
At Hillsdale UMC, we worship in many ways. One significant way that we worship is to give to God through our offering. This acknowledges God’s blessings on our lives and reflects our thanksgiving to God.
Highlights of the upcoming events are shared.
Closing Song & Sending Forth*
We are now sent out into the world and back into our lives to do our very best to live out what we have learned and experienced. *Please stand if you are able.