Delivered By
Rev. Dr. Douglas Ralston, Sr. Pastor
Delivered On
March 10, 2019 at 11:00 AM
Central Passage
Luke 4:1-13
It's Tempting
*Closing Hymn “God Will Take Care of You” 130

Benediction (Unison)
Now, O Lord, increase our faith, renew our courage, and by your Spirit make us victors over the things that trouble us. May your blessing rest upon all who give cups of cold water to others because they belong to You. Amen.
Postlude “A Triumphant Finale” Thomas Bliss
Assistive Listening Systems are available. See ushers for assistance.
Rec. 2019 Week of
March 3 Needed
Per week Received
YTD Needed
YTD 2019
Annual Budget
Ministry $5,712.05 $6,587.42 $50,252.28 $59,286.79 $342,546.00
Mortgage $1,055.00 $886.62 $7,724.00 $7,979.58 $46,104.00
Total $6,767.05 $7,474.04 $57,976.28 $67,266.37 $388,650.00
Attendance, March 3
Worship 152 Christian Education 16

Ushers: 9:30 a.m. Linda & Todd Cleaver, Pat Poehler.
11 a.m. Gerry & Janice Baynai, Yasuko Schultz.
Liturgist: 9:30 a.m. Reje Eberhardt 11 a.m. Kay Korns
Booth Operators:
9:30 a.m. Aldo Colapietro, Ray Yee, Betty Hiske.
11:00 a.m. Dave Hiske, Ken Baker, Ted Hayman.
Rev. Dr. Douglas Ralston, Sr. Pastor
Rev. Grace Ann Beebe, Deacon
Stephanie Bell, Director of Music
Sandy Strall, Organist
Cheryl Lentner, Youth Director
Karen Johnson, Pianist
Jon Ream, Custodian
Ted Hayman, Technology Coordinator
Emma Hawkinson, Nursery Attendant
Karin Hiske, Administrative Assistant
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United Methodist Church

March 10, 2019
Office: 734-671-5211 Fax: 734-671-5211
Prelude “They’ll Know We Are Christians” Peter Scholtes
Announcements (Please sign & pass the attendance pads)
*Opening Hymn “Many Gifts, One Spirit” 114
Call to Worship: (Unison)
Leader: Holy Spirit, come to us here and now.
People: Come with mighty power; come with awesome strength.
Leader: Holy Spirit, come into our lives and come here between us.
People: Come, so that we may be energized and renewed in your transforming love.
Leader: Holy Spirit, renew us and renew your church.
People: Let our celebration be a witness of God’s continuing presence in our church.

1st Scripture Reading: Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 CEB
Living in the Most High’s shelter, camping in the Almighty’s shade, I say to the Lord, “You are my refuge, my stronghold! You are my God—the one I trust!” Because you’ve made the Lord my refuge, the Most High, your place of residence—no evil will happen to you; no disease will come close to your tent. Because he will order his messengers to help you, to protect you wherever you go. They will carry you with their own hands so you don’t bruise your foot on a stone. You’ll march on top of lions and vipers; you’ll trample young lions and serpents underfoot. God says, “Because you are devoted to me, I’ll rescue you. I’ll protect you because you know my name. Whenever you cry out to me, I’ll answer. I’ll be with you in troubling times. I’ll save you and glorify you. I’ll fill you full with old age. I’ll show you my salvation.”
*Hymn “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” 139
Children’s Moment
Song for the Children “Go Now in Peace”
(The children are dismissed to Sunday school as we sing)
Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
Prayer of Dedication
Offertory “Jesus, The Very Thought of Thee” John Dykes
Special Music: “For the Beauty of the Earth” Faithful Ringers
Call to Prayer
Sharing of Joys and Concerns
Pastoral Prayer
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.
*Hymn “Take Time to Be Holy” 395
2nd Scripture Reading: Luke 4:1-13 CEB

Jesus returned from the Jordan River full of the Holy Spirit, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness. There he was tempted for forty days by the devil. He ate nothing during those days and afterward Jesus was starving. The devil said to him, “Since you are God’s Son, command this stone to become a loaf of bread.” Jesus replied, “It’s written, People won’t live only by bread.” Next the devil led him to a high place and showed him in a single instant all the kingdoms of the world. The devil said, “I will give you this whole domain and the glory of all these kingdoms. It’s been entrusted to me and I can give it to anyone I want. Therefore, if you will worship me, it will all be yours.” Jesus answered, “It’s written, You will worship the Lord your God and serve only him.” The devil brought him into Jerusalem and stood him at the highest point of the temple. He said to him, “Since you are God’s Son, throw yourself down from here; for it’s written: He will command his angels concerning you, to protect you and they will take you up in their hands so that you won’t hit your foot on a stone.” Jesus answered, “It’s been said, Don’t test the Lord your God.” After finishing every temptation, the devil departed from him until the next opportunity.
Message: It’s Tempting Rev. Dr. Douglas E. Ralston