One:our breath, our very lives: Many: everything to be for you and to bring you honor, glory and praise.
One:Everything that is ours is yours, Many: and we come together to declare this to be so.
One:Let your Holy Spirit hover here and bless this time of worship, prayer, and praise. Many: Amen.
I NVOCATION Iris Smith, District Lay Leader
1. For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies, For the love which from our birth over and around us lies; Refrain Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise. FOR THE BEAUTY OF THE EARTH UMH #92
2. For the beauty of each hour of the day and of the night, hill and vale, and tree and flower, sun and moon, and stars of light; Refrain Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.
4. For the joy of human love, brother, sister, parent, child, Friends on earth and friends above, for all gentle thoughts and mild; Refrain Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.
6. For thyself, best Gift Divine, to the world so freely given, for that great, great love of thine, peace on earth, and joy in heaven: Refrain Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.
As the deer pants for the water, so my soul longs after you. You alone are my hearts desire, and I long to worship you. AS THE DEER TFWS #2025
You alone are my strength, my shield; to you alone may my spirit yield.
You alone are my hearts desire, And I long to worship you.
Lord, listen to your children praying, Lord, send your Spirit in this place; LORD, LISTEN TO YOUR CHILDREN PRAYING TFWS #2193
Lord, listen to your children praying, send us love, send us power, send us grace.
Lord, listen to your children praying, Lord, send your Spirit in this place;
Lord, listen to your children praying, send us love, send us power, send us grace.
Almighty and wonderful Savior, we pray upon these your churches, on the Eastern Shore, but also for your holy church universal. We pray that all its members may dwell together in unity and love. LET US PRAY TOGETHER
Endure your pastors with righteousness, and enable them faithfully to fulfill their ministry. Where it is corrupt, purify it, where it is in error, direct it, where it is right, establish it, where it is in want, provide for it, where it is divided, reunite it.
Sanctify its life, renew its worship, empower its witness, remove from your people all pride and every prejudice that dulls their will for unity… We pray in the name of him who died and rose again, and ever lives to make intersession for us. Amen. Author: Iris Smith
P SALTER Michelle Surran, District Associate Lay Leader Psalm 25: 1-10 UMH #
Lead me, Lord, lead me in thy righteousness; make thy way plain before my face. To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. O my God, in you I trust, Let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me
Let none that wait for you be put to shame; let them be ashamed who are clothed with treachery. Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths.
Lead me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God fo my salvation; for you I wait all the day long. Lead me, Lord, lead me in thy righteousness; make thy way plain before my face.
Be mindful of your mercy, O Lord, and of your steadfast love, for they have been from of old. Remember not the sins of my youth, or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for the sake of your goodness, O Lord.
Good and upright is the Lord; therefore the Lord instructs sinners in the way, and leads the humble in what is right, and teaches them their way. All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep the Lords covenant and testimonies.
Lead me, Lord, lead me in thy righteousness; make thy way plain before my face.
S CRIPTURE L ESSON Paul Bowers, District Associate Lay Leader Iris Smith, District Lay Leader
7 Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper. J EREMIAH 29:7, A
11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
14 I will be found by you, declares the Lord, and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you, declares the Lord, and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.
1One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples. 2He said to them, When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. 3Give us each day our daily bread. 4Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation. L UKE 11: 1-13
5Then Jesus said to them, Suppose you have a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say, Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; 6a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have no food to offer him. 7And suppose the one inside answers, Dont bother me. The door is already locked, and my children and I are in bed. I cant get up and give you anything. 8I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity he will surely get up and give you as much as you need.
9So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 10For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
11Which of you fathers, if your son asks for f a fish, will give him a snake instead? 12Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!
Swain Memorial Invitation to become a covenant congregation
T IME OF P RAYER
S ACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION
Christ our Lord invites to his table all who love him, who earnestly repent of their sin and seek to live in peace with one another. Therefore, let us confess our sin before God and one another. INVITATION R EV. B RENDA L AWS, D EACON IN FULL CONNECTION
Merciful God, we confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart. We have failed to be an obedient church. We have not done your will, we have broken your law, we have rebelled against your love, CONFESSION AND PARDON
we have not loved our neighbors, and we have not heard the cry of the needy. Forgive us, we pray. Free us for joyful obedience, through Jesus Christ our lord. Amen
Leader to people : Hear the good news: Christ died for us while we were yet sinners; that proves Gods love toward us. In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven! People to leader: In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven! Leader and people: Glory to God. Amen
Leader: The Lord be with you. People: And also with you. Leader: Lift up your hearts. People: We lift them up to the Lord. Leader: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. People: It is right to give our thanks and praise. THE GREAT THANKSGIVING
Leader: …And so, with your people on earth and all the company of heaven we praise your name and join their unending hymn: People: 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!
Leader: ….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 Christs offering for us, as we proclaim the mystery of faith. People: Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.
Leader: …through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy church, all honor and glory is yours, almighty God, now and forever. People: Amen. WORD AND TABLE: SERVICE III, UMH
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. THE LORD S PRAYER
S HARING THE M EAL SERVERS: Mikang Kim Iris Smith Brenda Laws Walker Fluhart #340 Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy #618 Let Us Break Bread Together #191 Jesus Loves Me! #369 Blessed Assurance
P RAYER OF T HANKS
1. Go, make of all disciples. We hear the call, O Lord, that comes from thee, our Father, in thy eternal Word. Inspire our ways of learning through earnest, fervent prayer, And let our daily living reveal thee everywhere. G O M AKE OF A LL D ISCIPLES UMH #571
3. Go, make of all disciples. We at thy feet would stay until each lifes vocation accents thy holy way. We cultivate the nature God plants in every heart, revealing in our witness the master teachers art.
4. Go, make of all disciples. We welcome thy command. Lo, I am with you always. We take thy guiding hand. The task looms large before us; we follow without fear; in heaven and earth thy power shall bring Gods kingdom here.
C ONVENING OF THE B USINESS S ESSION 146 TH S ESSION OF E.S. D ISTRICT C ONFERENCE Presiding: Rev. Tammy L. Estep District Superintendent
Who are the Voting Members? All clergy local church lay leaders local church council chairs S.S. superintendents UMM and UMW presidents district stewards lay members to annual conference district trustees district treasurer district lay leader & associate lay leaders district UMM & UMW presidents district coordinators and directors
E LECTION OF R ECORDING S ECRETARY Clergy and laity vote! Nomination: Connie Owens Other nominations from the floor.
E LECTION OF TELLERS Clergy and laity vote! Nominations:Berkley Ashby (lay) Greg Duncan (clergy) Tampa Miller (lay) Barbara Parker (clergy) Other nominations from the floor.
Report of the District Committee on Ordained Ministry Rev. Judy Worthington DCOM Chair
Is God calling me?
Nominations and Election of District Leadership White Sheets in your packet Laity and Clergy vote
N OMINATIONS AND E LECTION OF 10 D ISTRICT A T - L ARGE M EMBERS TO THE J UNE 20-22, 2014 A NNUAL C ONFERENCE S ESSION AT THE H AMPTON C OLISEUM Nominations from the floor Using the ORANGE BALLOT SHEET provided in your packet, vote for 10 persons from the list including those nominated from the floor. Only lay members of district conference vote.
Ballot for District Members At-Large from the Eastern Shore District to the Virginia Annual Conference Session on June 20-22, 2014 in Hampton INSTRUCTIONS: Vote for 10. Persons with the highest vote will be our District At-Large Members. Other persons, will be the alternates. Only Lay Members of District Conference vote for District Members-At-Large. (nominees please stand as your name is called) B. Joyce Bowen (Epworth UMC) M. Regina Custis (St. Johns UMC) Peggy Corbin (Metropolitan UMC) Gloria Handy (St. Johns UMC) Dorris Kilmon, (Smith Chapel UMC) Roland Major (Adams UMC) Barbara Mason (Christ UMC) Robin Nedab (Adams UMC) Carole Oakley (Epworth UMC) William Skip Oakley (Epworth UMC) Susan Sue Schofield (Painter-Garrison UMC) B. Olivia White (Adams UMC) Nominations from the floor for District At-Large Members (with nominees permission):
N OMINATIONS AND E LECTION OF 2 Y OUTH M EMBERS FROM OUR D ISTRICT TO THE J UNE 20-22, 2014 A NNUAL C ONFERENCE S ESSION, H AMPTON Nominations from the floor using the ORANGE BALLOT SHEET (on the back of the sheet), provided in your packet, vote for 2 Youth (ages 12-17) from the list including those nominated from the floor. Only lay members of district conference vote.
Ballot for District Youth Members from the Eastern Shore District to the Virginia Annual Conference Session on June 20-22, 2014 Hampton Back of the page INSTRUCTIONS: Vote for 2. Youth between the ages of 12 and 17 with the highest vote will be our District Members. Others will be the alternates. Only Lay Members of District Conference vote for these Young Persons to go to Annual Conference (nominees please stand as your name is called) Abbagale Perez (Leemont Charge) Hannah Perez (Leemont Charge) Nominations from the floor for District Youth Members (with nominees permission):
N OMINATIONS AND E LECTION OF 2 Y OUNG A DULT M EMBERS FROM OUR D ISTRICT TO THE J UNE 20-22, 2014 A NNUAL C ONFERENCE S ESSION, H AMPTON Nominations from the floor using the ORANGE BALLOT SHEET (on the back of the sheet), provided in your packet, vote for 2 Young Adults (ages 18-35) from the list including those nominated from the floor. Only lay members of district conference vote.
Ballot for District Young Adult Members from the Eastern Shore District to the Virginia Annual Conference Session on June 20-22, 2014 Hampton Back of the page INSTRUCTIONS: Vote for 2. Youth between the ages of 12 and 17 with the highest vote will be our District Members. Others will be the alternates. Only Lay Members of District Conference vote for these Young Persons to go to Annual Conference (nominees please stand as your name is called) Brianna Parkes (Craddockville UMC) Michelle Surran (Franktown UMC) Harold White, Jr. (New Mission UMC) Nominations from the floor for District Youth Members (with nominees permission):
Ballots will be collected by ushers at this time. (Votes will be tallied and nominees will be notified by mail the following week.) Results will be posted at next week. Also, please turn in your Attendance Forms at this time. Collection of Ballots and Attendance
Benediction The Doxology
Refreshments in the Fellowship Hall! Thank you, Epworth UMC for your gracious hospitality today.