August 8, 2021
11th Sunday After Pentecost

Sources of Information for Today's Online Service
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Dog Days of Summer
Dog Days
from wikipedia

Guidance from UMC Discipleship Ministries
This is the fourth in a series of seven Worship Services from the Discipleship Ministries. The graphics at the top of this page list the topics for each of the services in the Series.
(Click on an earlier service's graphic to view that service's Resource page.)

Worship Series: "Geared Up For Life"
You might think that a seven-week series in the middle of summer is a recipe for disaster. Even without the remnants of a pandemic and everyone still scrambling to come up with some sort of hybrid virtual and in-person worship experience, a series this long in a time when, at least in the US, many folks are thinking about vacation and church attendance is difficult to sustain. Yet here we are!

This Week's Theme: "Speaking Truth"
Liturgical Resources
Our text this week places a high calling on the people of God. Two of them in fact. The text ends with the urging to be imitators of God. It is difficult to imagine a higher calling than that. But this is why we spend most of our lives in the process of knowing God.
Worship Planning Notes
Preaching Notes

Lectionary Scriptures:
2 Samuel 18:5-9,15,31-33; Psalm 130 ; Ephesians 4:25-5:2; John 6:35,41-51
Suggested Hymns . Music Notes . DM Accompaniments

Sources of Music for the following hymns are:
- UMH CD.....UDM - DM Accompaniment..... MM/DD/YY - Recorded Service

Hymns Considered For this week:
2136 - . Verses - "Out of the Depths"
515 - . Verses - "Out of the Depths I Cry to You"
474 - . Verses - "Precious Lord, Take My Hand"