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The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost July 28, 2019



Rev. Alexis Coleman


Love Lifted Me











WORDS: James Rowe MUSIC: Howard E. Smith


 All who are able, please stand.


PRAYER OF CONFESSION Lord Jesus Christ, you are the way of peace. Come into the brokenness of our lives and our land with your healing love. Help us to be willing to bow before you in true repentance, and to bow to one another in real forgiveness. By the fire of your Holy Spirit, melt our hard hearts and consume the pride and prejudice which separate us. Fill us, O Lord, with your perfect love, which casts out fear, and bind us together in that unity which you share with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Amen. Cecil Kerr, Northern Ireland, 20th Century, adapted Prayer Song O Lord Have Mercy

Guarani Kyrie, Paraguay; harm. Carlton R. Young

Words of Assurance Pastor: 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. People: In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven. All: Glory to God. Amen.


Leviticus 25:1-12

The Lord spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai, saying: Speak to the people of Israel and say to them: When you enter the land that I am giving you, the land shall observe a sabbath for the Lord. Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard, and gather in their yield; but in the seventh year there shall be a sabbath of complete rest for the land, a sabbath for the Lord: you shall not sow your field or prune your vineyard. You shall not reap the aftergrowth of your harvest or gather the grapes of your unpruned vine: it shall be a year of complete rest for the land. You may eat what the land yields during its sabbath— you, your male and female slaves, your hired and your bound laborers who live with you; for your livestock also, and for the wild animals in your land all its yield shall be for food.

You shall count off seven weeks of years, seven times seven years, so that the period of seven weeks of years gives forty-nine years. Then you shall have the trumpet sounded loud; on the tenth day of the seventh month—on the day of atonement—you shall have the trumpet sounded throughout all your land. And you shall hallow the fiftieth year and you shall proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you: you shall return, every one of you, to your property and every one of you to your family. That fiftieth year shall be a jubilee for you: you shall not sow, or reap the aftergrowth, or harvest the unpruned vines. For it is a jubilee; it shall be holy to you: you shall eat only what the field itself produces. Lector: This is the Word of God for the people of God. People: Thanks be to God!

HYMN RESPONSE Alleluia, Alleluia




Donald Fishel, 1973; © 1973 The Word of God


Luke 4:14-21

Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country. He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by everyone. When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written: ‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.’ And he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. Then he began to say to them, ‘Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.’ Lector: This is the Gospel of our Lord. People: Praise to you, O Christ!


Rev. Jim Humphries Because Grace


The Nicene Creed

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became truly human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We believe in the one holy catholic and apostolic church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.  GLORIA PATRI



All those who feel led may join the pastor at the altar for prayer.

The pastor will end each petition with: Lord, in your mercy, to which the congregation responds: Hear our prayer. The Lord’s Prayer, No. 895 (9:30 and 11:00)

THE OFFERING OF OUR GIFTS You may also give by texting 704-457-5083 with the amount you would like to contribute to the General Fund or give online at www.davidsonumc.org/finances.

OFFERTORY All Things Work Together for Good

John Carter

The Matins Choir (8:00) The Chancel Choir (9:30 and 11:00)  DOXOLOGY

Gladly We Praise Thee

THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION (8:00)  The Great Thanksgiving, The Hymnal, pages 15 and 16

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. …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 he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest. …And so, in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ, we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ's offering for us, as we proclaim the mystery of faith.

Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again. …All honor and glory is yours, almighty Father, now and forever. Amen.  The Lord’s Prayer, No. 895

Communion Music Prayer of Thanksgiving 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.  CLOSING HYMN, NO. 378 Amazing Grace

WORDS: John Newton, 1779 MUSIC: 19th cent. USA melody;


harm. by Edwin O. Excell, 1900




We will be the Body of Christ in our community through worship, education, fellowship, and service .

WELCOME! Davidson United Methodist Church gathers to worship the living God and to share mercy, encouragement, challenge, and hope. Guests are encouraged to stop by the Welcome Center, located behind the Sanctuary, to receive a gift and information about DUMC. Please sign the fellowship register on the end of the pew and pass it to your neighbor. All children are welcomed to join their families in worship. If needed, childcare is provided for infants through age 4 on the childcare hall. Childcare workers are background checked and CPR/First Aid certified. If your child needs you while in childcare, you will receive a text. Children’s bulletins and fidgets are available in the Gathering Space. Please see an usher for assistance with any of these items. Devices for the hearing impaired are available from the sound technician. Larger print hymnals are available by the Sanctuary entrance. THE MISSIONAL PRAYER FOCUS for this week is the Hope House Foundation in Huntersville. Their mission is to provide transitional housing and supportive services to women and children who are experiencing homelessness, in order for them to procure long-term housing and self-sufficiency. You can help by taking the Bridges Out of Poverty training offered at DUMC and serving on a mentoring team. You could also serve on the Hope House Board of Directors; be a house volunteer; be a life skills, health and wellness volunteer; be a handy man/grounds volunteer; or be a special events and fundraising volunteer. See more information at www.hopehousefoundation.org/get-involved.

FLOWERS ARE PLACED IN THE SANCTUARY today to the glory of God by Art and Clarke Meakin in honor of Clarke’s father, Bill Jones, on his 89th birthday and in loving memory of her mother, Betsy Jones. THOSE SERVING TODAY LECTORS: Judy Schuh, Maurice Langhorne, Cat Rutledge COMMUNION SERVERS: Doug and Judy Martin LIVESTREAM NOTE This worship service may be recorded and shared via the Internet on our church website (www.davidsonumc.org) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/DavidsonUMC). Audio or video of any congregant may appear in the webcast. PASTORAL CARE NOTE A DUMC pastor remains on call after hours to be of assistance during emergency situations (death, sudden hospitalizations, etc.). Please call 704-770-1264 (or the Church Office - 704-892-8277 which provides this number as well) and a pastor will respond as soon as possible. You may arrange pastoral care for all non-emergency events, such as a scheduled surgery or hospitalization, by contacting the Church Office (704-892-8277).

Today’s music selections are reprinted by permission through OneLicense.net #A-714792 and CCLI #2958800.

OPPORTUNITIES MAKE-A-DIFFERENCE (MAD) COLLECTION for August is NEW school supplies. Place donations of crayons, #2 pencils, glue sticks, markers, 1-subject notebooks, and loose leaf paper in the marked bins in the Gathering Space or in the Church Office. HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE 2020 There will be persons in the Fellowship Hall between the services today wearing “I WENT” name tags. Stop by and learn about the February 25 - March 6, 2020 pilgrimage. See www.davidsonumc.org/holyland/ for more details. The signup FINAL deadline is July 31, 2019. MEN'S SHELTER LUNCH is Sunday, August 4. Provide food in advance and/or serve lunch at the shelter. See the signup sheet in the Gathering Space today or at www.davidsonumc.org/event-registrations. GEMS Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior. DUMC is excited to offer another year of GEMS for girls in Grades 1-5. Last year, 55 girls came to a closer relationship with Jesus, increased their Bible knowledge and made lasting friendships, thanks to our amazing church! Informational sessions will be held on Sundays, August 4 and 11 from 10:45 - 11:30 a.m. in Room 217. For more information, to enroll a girl, and/or to be a counselor, register for an informational session with Melanie Chrencik ([email protected] or 704-728-4583). CPR CERTIFICATION/FIRST AID TRAINING is Wednesday, August 7 (note new date), 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. in Room 210, using the American Heart Association standards. Register and reserve childcare in the Gathering Space or with Charlotte Thomas ([email protected]). Class only: $40.00; class & certification card: $60.00. A BLOOD DRIVE will be Monday, August 12 from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Sign up on the bulletin board in the Gathering Space or contact Liz Powell ([email protected]) to reserve a time. MISSIONAL IMPACT DAYS (MIDS) are a new initiative from the Missional Impact Team as an extension of our former Great Day of Service. MIDs will take place quarterly with projects throughout each designated week. We hope to be able to engage everyone at least once during the year and that families will have more opportunities to serve together. Our first MIDs will take place August 12 - 17. There are day and evening opportunities for families (ages 12 and older) and individuals to serve at Davidson Community Garden, UMAR, Mooresville Soup Kitchen, Bags of Hope, and the Ada Jenkins Center. Projects include gardening, unloading and sorting food donations, cooking meals, setting up a warehouse for backpack donations, planning and hosting a social event, and the Community Back 2-School event. Register for a project at www.davidsonumc.org/event-registrations. JOIN THE DUMC ADULT BOWLING LEAGUE! Fun, fellowship, and handicaps are included. The league meets eight times every other Sunday evening at Spare Time in Huntersville beginning August 25. Bowlers of all skills are invited. Contact Heather Smith ([email protected]) by August 18 to register. DUMC WEEKDAY PRESCHOOL UPDATE Openings are available in these 2019-20 classes: MWF 2’s, TTH 2’s, 4 - Day 4’s and the TK class. Contact Nancy Cork ([email protected] or 704-896-0082) for details. SPIRITUAL FORMATION OPPORTUNITIES The Lectio Divina Class: Encountering the Word to Be Transformed will be held on Saturday, August 10 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Foundation,13816 Professional Center Drive, Huntersville, NC. Learn a way of encountering God in Scripture known as Lectio Divina, which means "divine reading." You will not leave as you entered; you will have a way forward you can use to be intentionally shaped by the Word. The Quiet Miracles of Spiritual Direction in Groups: An Introduction with Practice will meet on Saturday, September 14 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Starrette Farm Retreat Center. Spiritual Direction in Groups is a gentle, rhythmic process of expanding our capacity for deep, holy listening to God, self, and others. Quiet miracles take place here, rippling out, impacting our world for good. Register for these sessions at: www.thelydiagroup.com/soul-tending-retreats. Questions? Contact registrar Colleen Siadak ([email protected] or 704-577-3408).

DAVIDSON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Rev. Shane Page • Senior Pastor; Rev. Kevin Turner, Rev. Alexis Coleman, Rev. Linda Zastovnik, Rev. Jim Humphries • Associate Pastors Post Office Box 718 • 233 South Main Street, Davidson, NC 28036 • 704-892-8277 • www.davidsonumc.org