United Methodist Women Sunday: Example Service
Greeting and Welcome
United Methodist Women PURPOSE
The organized unit of the United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.
PRELUDE “Have Thine Own Way, Lord” Pollard/Stebbins
Litany: Canticle of Hope
We shall see a new heaven and earth, for the old will pass away.
We shall see a new Jerusalem, the holy city descending from heaven.
The city shall need no sun or moon, for God’s glory will be its light,
For God’s Lamb will be its lamp, and by its light the nations shall walk.
We shall hear a loud voice from the throne:
“Behold, God’s dwelling is with mortals. Indeed, God will dwell with them and they will be God’s people.”
God shall wipe away all our tears, and there shall be no more death.
Mourning, crying, and pain shall cease, for all former things will pass away.
We shall hear One speak from the throne:
“Behold, I make all things new, I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end”
*Hymn “This Is the Day of New Beginnings” United Methodist Hymnal #383
Children’s time [Share with the children what United Methodist Women does and how they can help, especially national mission institution work with children and children’s mission studies.]
Choir group (Special Music)
*Gospel reading: 2 Corinthians 5:17-21
Prayers of the people, morning prayer and the Lord’s Prayer
*Offertory hymn “Many Gifts, One Spirit” United Methodist Hymnal #114
Prayer of dedication
*Hymn “Because He Lives” United Methodist Hymnal #364
New every morning is your love, great God of light.
All day long you work for good in the world.
Stir up in us desire to serve you,
to live peacefully with our neighbors,
to devote each day to your Son,
for each day you make things New for us.
Through our Savior, Jesus Christ the Lord. AMEN.
Other suggested Bible verses and hymns
The United Methodist Hymnal
#367 “He Touched Me”
#707 “Hymn of Promise”
#362 “Because He Lives”
#369 “Blessed Assurance”
The Faith We Sing
#2045 “Sing a New Song to the Lord”
#2140 “Since Jesus Came Into My Heart”
#2171 “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace”