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Please text Pastor Angie at (614) 309-6645 with prayer requests.

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Love Divine, All Loves Excelling 

Arranged by Tedd Smith 
by John Zundel 

Chris Warner, Organist


Pastor Angie


*Call to Worship

Noelle Russell


Leader: Look around at this wondrous world!
All: God’s mighty acts in creation are magnificent!
Leader: Look around at the diversity of God’s people!
All: Diversity is to be celebrated for we have much to learn from each other.
Leader: Come, let us offer praise and prayer to God.
All: Let us celebrate all God’s goodness, for even in the midst of the horrible storm, God is with us. 


*Opening Hymn

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

Words: Charles Wesley; Music: John Zundel

© Public Domain | CCLI Song # 1038991

1 Love divine, all loves excelling,
joy of heaven, to earth come down;
fix in us thy humble dwelling;
all thy faithful mercies crown!
Jesus, thou art all compassion,
pure, unbounded love thou art;
visit us with thy salvation;
enter every trembling heart.

2 Breathe, O breathe thy loving Spirit
into every troubled breast!
Let us all in thee inherit;
let us find that second rest.
Take away our bent to sinning;
Alpha and Omega be;
end of faith, as its beginning,
set our hearts at liberty.

3 Come, Almighty to deliver,
let us all thy life receive;
suddenly return and never,
nevermore thy temples leave.
Thee we would be always blessing,
serve thee as thy hosts above,
pray and praise thee without ceasing,
glory in thy perfect love.

4 Finish, then, thy new creation;
pure and spotless let us be.
Let us see thy great salvation
perfectly restored in thee;
changed from glory into glory,
till in heaven we take our place,
till we cast our crowns before thee,
lost in wonder, love, and praise.


1 Thessalonians 5:14-18


Noelle: The Word of God for the people of God.

All: Thanks be to God.

*Praise Time

Blessed Be Your Name

Beth Redman and Matt Redman

© 2002 Thankyou Music | CCLI Song # 3798438


Blessed be Your name
in the land that is plentiful,
where Your streams of abundance flow,
blessed be Your name.
Blessed be Your name
when I'm found in the desert place,
though I walk through the wilderness,
blessed be Your name.

Every blessing You pour out I'll
turn back to praise.
When the darkness closes in, Lord,
still I will say,

Blessed be the name of the Lord,
blessed be Your name.
Blessed be the name of the Lord,
blessed be Your glorious name!

Blessed be Your name
when the sun's shining down on me,
when the world's all as it should be,
blessed be Your name.
Blessed be Your name
on the road marked with suffering,
though there's pain in the offering,
blessed be Your name.

Every blessing You pour out I'll
turn back to praise.
When the darkness closes in, Lord,
still I will say,


You give and take away,
You give and take away;
My heart will choose to say,
Lord blessed be Your name.

Refrain x2


Goodness of God

Ed Cash and Jenn Johnson

© 2018 Alletrop Music (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.) and Remaining portion is unaffiliated| CCLI Song # 7117726

I love You, Lord, oh, Your mercy never fails me;
All my days I’ve been held in Your hands.
From the moment that I wake up until I lay my head,
oh, I will sing of the goodness of God.

And all my life You have been faithful,
and all my life You have been so, so good;
With ev’ry breath that I am able,
oh, I will sing of the goodness of God.

I love Your voice, You have led me through the fire.
In darkest nights You are close like no other.
I’ve known You as a Father, I’ve known You as a friend.
And I have lived in the goodness of God.


Your goodness is running after, it’s running after me.
Your goodness is running after, it’s running after me.
With my life laid down, I’m surrendered now, I give You ev’rything.
Your goodness is running after, it’s running after me.



Prayer Requests / Prayers of the People

Please text Pastor Angie at (614) 309-6645‬ with prayer requests.

Prayer Response

Rule of Life

18th cent. aphorism, attr. to John Wesley; Music: Edward Bonnemere

© Amity Music | 


Do all the good you can,

by all the means you can,

in all the ways you can,

in all the places you can,

at all the times you can,

to all the people you can,

as long as ever you can.


The Offering

To support our ministries, Livingston United Methodist Church depends on the financial support of our members and friends of the church like you. Visit our Donate page to give your gift today.

Offertory Music

The Gift of Love 

Arranged by Lloyd Larson
Adapted by Hal H. Hopson
Traditional English Melody 

Chris Warner, Organist

Prayer of Dedication



#BeUMC: Do Good

Pastor Angie

*Closing Hymn

The Gift of Love

Hal H. Hopson

© 1972 Hope Publishing Company| CCLI Song # 67327


1 Though I may speak with bravest fire,
and have the gift to all inspire,
and have not love, my words are vain,
as sounding brass, and hopeless gain.

2 Though I may give all I possess,
and striving so my love profess,
but not be given by love within,
the profit soon turns strangely thin.

3 Come, Spirit, come, our hearts control,
our spirits long to be made whole.
Let inward love guide every deed;
by this we worship, and are freed.


The week's announcements are available on our Announcements page.


Praise to the God of Our Salvation 

Robert J. Hughes 

Chris Warner, Organist

Invitation to Holy Communion

Christ our Lord invites to his table all who love him, who earnestly repent of their sin and seek to live in peace with one another. Therefore, let us confess our sin before God and one another.


Unison Prayer of Confession

Merciful God, we confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart. We have failed to be an obedient church. We have not done your will, we have broken your law, we have rebelled against your love, we have not loved our neighbors, and we have not heard the cry of the needy. Forgive us, we pray. Free us for joyful obedience, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Words of Forgiveness

Hear the good news: Christ died for us while we were yet sinners; that proves God’s love toward us. In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.

In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven! Glory to God. Amen.


The Great Thanksgiving

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.

…the prayer continues

…And so, with your people on earth and all the company of heaven, we praise your name and join their unending hymn.

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

…the prayer continues

…in union with Christ’s offering for us we proclaim the mystery of faith.

Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.

…the prayer continues

Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy church, all honor and glory is yours, almighty God, now and for ever. Amen.

And now, with the confidence of being children of God, let us pray:


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.


Receiving the Bread and Cup


Unison Prayer after Communion

Eternal God, we give you thanks for this holy mystery in which you have given yourself to us. Grant that we may go into the world in the strength of your Spirit, to give ourselves for others, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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