Worship Service Bulletin
Pastor: Rev. Sheila M. Beckford


Westbury United Methodist Church

*Rev. Sheila M. Beckford, Pastor
*Jenice Bryan, Assistant Pastor
*Phil Glover, Minister Of Music.



                              April 22, 2018 10:00AM

                                   Order of Worship

                         *IF ABLE, PLEASE STAND

In silence, we gather in God’s presence, readying ourselves to be transformed.

SONG OF PRAISE AND CENTERING:                  “Yes, God is Real"                                                            FWS#2147 

PRELUDE:                                                 “Air”                     Gordon Young

CALL TO WORSHIP:                                                                                                                                          Maya McNair                                                    

One: We were lost and going astray.
All: The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me besides still waters.
One: But now we return to our shepherd.
All: He restores my soul. He leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name sake.
One: We have heard the call of the guardian of our souls.
All: Yea though ii walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil, for thou art with me.
One: This is the gate of our shepherd, the door to eternal life.
All: Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
~B.J. Beu

PRAYER of CONFESSION (Unison):                                     Congregation   
God of many pastures, your Spirit calls us to reach out and proclaim the good news where bandits and thieves seek to lead your sheep astray. Forgive us, source of comfort and strength, when we seek to keep your care for ourselves believing that we alone have a special place in your love. Call us once more, loving shepherd, to lay our burdens down and rest, that we might have the strength to open our eyes and see the needs of your flock all around us. Amen
~B.J. Beu

DEVOTIONAL SONGS:                           “Gonna Lay Down My Burdens”                    African American Spiritual
                                                                                “Tradin' My Sorrows”                                                             W&S#3108
                                                                                “Blessed Assurance”                                                                UMH#369

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE (Response) “Lord in your mercy, hear our prayers.”
                                                                                                                                   Sung Response           FWS# 2200
Remembering our brother in ICE custody: “Bro. James” Joaqun Diaz ID#316857 Location A5E Cell 503 and Bro. Joseph Robinson ID# 319589 Location A5E Cell 506.  Alpha 500 East, Hudson Correctional Facility, 35 Hackensack Ave., Kearney, NJ 07032 
Ronnie Woody ID#17A0697 Gowanda Correctional Facility P.O. Box 311 Gowanda, NY 14070
Let us remember them in our prayers and encourage them with our words.
~Bro. Delroy Roberts
    •    April 28 Men Ministry Meeting 9:30am at Wesley United Methodist Church 619 Fenworth Blvd, Franklin Square, NY 11010 Contact John 631-413-0196 to RSVP *Refreshments will be served
    •    Clothing Drop Off –Please bring gently used clothing on Mondays and Fridays between 11am-1pm and 3-5, Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm.  Request made by Brother Delroy Roberts.
    •    Nurture Committee meeting immediately after service in the Rhinesmith Room 
    •    Bible Study, “NEXT” has begun, it will be on going until Tuesday, May 17. We will meet every Tuesday in the Sanctuary at 7pm.
    •    NYAC will be held at Hofstra University from Thursday, June 7 thru Sunday, June 10th, 2018. We will worship at Hofstra from 10am. 
•    August 25 UMW Annual Sight & Sound Theater trip. Play titled “Jesus” Cost: Adults ages 13+ $156 Child ages 12 and under $108.  The price includes tickets, transportation, and a buffet lunch at Golden Coral. Monthly installments can be made until August 20th. For more information contact Patricia Dunmore, Mary Campbell, and Barbara Thompson
    •    An Audit will be conducted within 20 days of today

RITUAL OF FRIENDSHIP:                                                    
Before we greet one another in Christ let go of your anger towards your brothers and sisters in Christ. Silently, confess to God if you have turned away from God, and the life God called you to live.  
One: True peace is when we choose life and follow God. Turn to one another and share the deep peace and healing wisdom found in choosing God each and every day.                        

MUSIC MINISTRY:                                   “It Is A Good Thing to Give Thanks”                 Paul Bouman        
CHILDREN MESSAGE:                                                                                                                         Maya McNair                                                                                         

HYMN OF PREPARATION:                                      “Trust and Obey”                                       UMH#467                                                    

WORD AND RESPONSE:                                           1 John 3:16-24                                           Maya McNair                                           
One: We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us—and we ought to lay down our lives for one another. 
All: How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister[a] in need and yet refuses help? 
One: Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action. 
All: And by this we will know that we are from the truth and will reassure our hearts before him 
One: whenever our hearts condemn us; for God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. 
All: Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have boldness before God;  
One: and we receive from him whatever we ask, because we obey his commandments and do what pleases him. 
All: And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. All who obey his commandments abide in him, and he abides in them. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit that he has given us.

GOSPEL READING:                                             “John 10: 11-18”                                  Rev. Sheila M. Beckford
SERMON:                                                                “Hands that Care”                                 Rev. Sheila M. Beckford


*DOXOLOGY:                                         “Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow”                           UMH#95                                         

CLOSING HYMN:                                               “If It had not been for the Lord”                                            FWS#2053

* SENDING FORTH WITH A BLESSING:                                  

*SUNG RESPONSE:                                                                  “Amen”                                                                         FWS#2072                   

POSTLUDE:                                               “Maestoso”                                                 Hermann Schroeder



  April 2018  
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