West Chelmsford United Methodist Church
Saturday, July 21, 2018

Weekly Church Bulletin


242 Main Street, North Chelmsford, MA  01863 

 Telephone – (978) 251-4834  email:office@wcumc.us

Web Address: wcumc.us


8th Sunday after Pentecost                                                  July 15, 2018




*Opening Hymn –“Take Time to Be Holy”                          UMH 395

*Call to Worship

We are led

Beside still waters.

We are fed

At a huge banquet table.

We are accompanied

Through valleys of shadow and death.

We are guided

To do justice and righteousness.

We are anointed,

Blessed and filled.

We sing

Of God's goodness and mercy.


  Prayer of Confession

Loving God, you know me. You know the inner thoughts of which I am ashamed and the visible deeds I regret. You know my struggle to live faithfully: being generous to those in need; being forgiving to those who have hurt me; being patient when there is so much to do; taking time for prayer in the midst of busyness; being loving, even when judging and criticizing are my first thoughts. Loving God, you know me, love me, forgive me, trust me, and I stand in awe at your amazing grace. Keep me on the path of Christ and lead me to deep joy and abundant gratitude. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.


  Words of Assurance

  Sharing of Joys and Concerns

  Silent Prayer

  Call to Prayer

      The Lord be with you.

      And also with you.

      Let us continue to pray.

  Pastoral Prayer /Lord’s Prayer

  Children’s Time

  Old Testament Reading – Psalm 23

*Hymn – “Come Away with Me”                                      TFWS 2202

  Gospel Reading – Mark 6:30-34, 53-56                      

  Sermon – “A Time Out with Jesus”



*Presentation of Gifts with Doxology                                  UMH   94

*Prayer of Dedication


  Hymns Selected by the Congregation





            *Those who are able please stand.


**After each scripture reading please respond, “Thanks be to God”


UMH refers to The United Methodist Hymnal

TFWS refers to the black hymnal supplement called, The Faith We Sing.


On-Going Prayer Requests:

  Victims of violence of all kinds

  Victims of racism, sexism, homophobia, religious intolerance

  Pray for a peaceful resolution with North Korea


The Flowers on the altar this morning are given to the Glory of God by Margaret Wilkinson in memory of her mother, Frances Wilkinson.


Today – Lay Reader – David Daniel         Guest Organist – Steve Hunt

               Pastor – Reverend Mack Hagins


There are still openings for our Summer Refreshments – Please check the sign up list that is on the table next to the entrance to the sanctuary. All you need to do is provide and serve cold drinks and finger foods.   Also, Please check out the sign up list for Children’s time, there are many openings.  Thank you