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OUR SAVIOUR’S
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

July 21, 2024

In the Name and Fellowship of Jesus Christ, you are welcomed to our faith community. 


We are so glad that you chose to join us this morning to worship with us. Whatever your circumstances: married, single, single again, with or without children, looking for a home church or “just browsing,” you are welcomed at Our Saviour’s. Please record your visit with us. Sign the attendance pad and pass it to the other end of the pew. You can also fill out a Connect Card and place it in the offering plate or the office. We'd like to know how we can serve you or minister to you. We’d love to stay in touch with you, and provide you with information about our church ministries and programs “you can also check out our website at www.osumc.org. You are invited to join us for coffee hour where we can get to know you better. Again, thanks for joining us today! We hope to see you again very soon. God bless you.

Words in red type to be read by the congregation.
An asterisk(*) indicates to please stand in body or in spirit, as you are able.
Order of Worship

Prelude

"Holy Holy"

Ricardo Pedroza

By Jimmy Owens

arr. Fred Bock

Announcements

Pastor David Lagos-Fonseca

Welcome

Pastor David Lagos-Fonseca

 

*Hymn

"There's Something About That Name"

United Methodist Hymnal 171

"His Name is Wonderful"

United Methodist Hymnal 174

 

Prayer

Pastor David Lagos-Fonseca

*Hymn

"Crown Him With Many Crowns"

United Methodist Hymnal 327

Prayer

Pastor David Lagos-Fonseca​

*Hymn

"Surely The Presence of the Lord"

United Methodist Hymnal 328

Sharing of Joys and Concerns/Lord's Prayer

Ron Milhalcean

Offertory Invitation

Pastor David

Offertory

"Six Songs Without Words"

Ricardo Pedroza

*Hymn

"Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow"

United Methodist Hymnal 94

Prayer of Dedication

Heavenly God, may our offering be pleasing in your eyes. And may our lives be a window into your love and compassion.

In Jesus' name we pray.

Amen

Gift of Music

"Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit"

Bev Crane/Dana Legg

By William L. Dawson

Scripture Reading

Ephesians 2: 11-22

Ron Milhalcean

Jew and Gentile Reconciled Through Christ
Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (which is done in the body by human hands)— remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.

Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.

Leader: This is the word of God for the people of God

People: Thanks be to God

Message

"The Cornerstone of Faith"

Pastor David Lagos-Fonseca

​Reception of New Members

Sarah & Aaron Gonet

 Bob & Jan Kohm 

Harold & Nancy Oelkers

 Kate West 

Susanne Dickinson

PRESENTATION OF NEW MEMBERS (Joyce Kiepura)

Sarah & Aaron Gonet; Bob & Jan Kohm; Harold & Nancy Oelkers; Kate West, Susanne Dickinson have found a home here, have heard God call them beloved, and feel beloved by this congregation. Now they seek to deepen their relationship and commitment to this church community.

PRAYER (Pastor David)

Almighty God, we thank you for the life journey that brought these persons to join our church today. We celebrate the unique impact they will make here and already have made here, through their presence, gifts and talents. May this congregation offer support in times of trouble and rejoice with them always. May our church home strengthen their faith and deepen their discipleship. All this we pray in Christ’s holy name. Amen.

QUESTIONS FOR NEW MEMBERS

Pastor: Sarah & Aaron Gonet; Bob & Jan Kohm; Harold & Nancy Oelkers; Kate West, Susanne Dickinson today we make a covenant. We make promises to one another, before God, so that we can depend on each other through the good and hard seasons of life. You have a church and a family. And so now we ask you: As members of Christ’s universal church, will you be loyal to The United Methodist Church, and do all in your power to strengthen its ministries?

New Members: I will.

Pastor: As members of this congregation, will you faithfully participate in its ministries by your prayers, your presence, your gifts, your service and your witness?

New Members: I will.

PROMISE FROM THE CHURCH

Pastor: Members of the household of God, do you promise to help these persons find their place in the Body of Christ, to pray with and for them, to welcome them fully in holy friendship, to be present for them in times of distress and servants to them in times of need? If so, please answer: We promise, with the help of God.

 

Congregation: We promise, with the help of God.

THE CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE

Pastor: I commend Sarah & Aaron Gonet; Bob & Jan Kohm; Harold & Nancy Oelkers; Kate West, Susanne Dickinson to your love and care.  Do all in your power to increase their faith, confirm their hope, and perfect them in love. 

 

Congregation: We joyfully welcome you into the common life of our church. We promise you our friendship and prayers as we share in the hopes and labors of this church. As members together with you in the body of Christ and in this congregation of The United Methodist Church, we renew our covenant faithfully to participate in the ministries of the church by our prayers, our presence, our gifts, and our service, that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. By the power of the Holy Spirit, may we grow together in faith and be witnesses to the love of God and the peace of Christ.

BLESSING ON MEMBERS

Pastor: Loving God, give to your children, strength for life’s journey, courage in times of suffering, the comfort of faith, love that cannot die, laughter in the company of friends, and the hope of new life; through Jesus Christ, who makes us one.

And now, the God of all grace, who has called us to eternal glory in Christ, establish you and strengthen you by the power of the Holy Spirit, that you may live in grace and peace. Amen.

 

*Hymn

"I Surrender All"

United Methodist Hymnal 354

Blessing

Postlude

"From the Father's Heart Sprang Christ"

Ricardo Pedroza

By Johann Walther

Our Saviour’s United Methodist Church

Mission Statement

Growing Each Day by Worshiping God; Loving One Another; and Serving Others

A Safe Sanctuary Congregation

701 E. Schaumburg Rd., Schaumburg, IL 60194

Church Phone: 847/352-8181

E-mail:  churchoffice@osumc.org

Web address: www.osumc.org

Prayer Requests: pray@osumc.org

Regular Worship Service:

Sundays - 9:30 A.M.

Sunday School – 9:30 A.M.

To learn about our upcoming events please visit our calendar:

https://www.osumc.org/calendar

~ OSUMC Members of the Reconciling Church Task Force ~

 

Martha Walker

Cindy Rucks

Phil Dyer

Diane Dyer

Barry Maurizio

Brian English

Jenny Beutin

Barbara Garvin (Alternate)

~SINGLE BOARD MEMBERS ~

 

Single Board Chairperson

Dan Meyer

Lay Leader

Brian English

Finance Chairperson

Michele Anderson

Finance Vice Chair

Phil Prather

Trustees Chairperson

Bob Garvin

Trustees Vice Chair

John Kostecki

Pastor Parish Committee Chairperson

Faith Folkes

Pastor Parish Committee Chairperson Vice Chair

Matthew Williams

U.M. Men’s Representative

Barry Maurizio

United Women in Faith Representative

Mary Legg

Youth Representative

Angelina Mheenbeek

Recording Secretary

Marcia Needler

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