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3025 Falling Creek Rd., NE, Hickory, North Carolina
Website: 828-324-1533
Sunday School 9:30 am - Worship 10:30 am
June 28, 2015 10:30 a.m.
P: In the name of the Father, and the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit. C: Amen
P: God of all mercy...our Savior and Lord. C: Amen
P: Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of one another. Most merciful God,
C: we confess that we are captive to sin and cannot free ourselves. We have sinned against you in thought, word and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name. Amen.
P: In the mercy of almighty God...and of the Holy Spirit. C: Amen
*GATHERING SONG O God, Our Help in Ages Past Hymn 632
P: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. C: And also with you.
P: Let us pray ... one God, now and forever. . C: Amen.
CHILDREN�S MESSAGE Pastor John Woodard
FIRST LESSON: Lamentations 3:22-33
A: The word of the Lord. C: Thanks be to God.
PSALM 30 Chant responsively by whole verse
1I will exalt you, O Lord, because you have lift- | ed me up,
and have not let my enemies triumph | over me.
2O Lord my God, I cried | out to you,
and you restored | me to health.
3You brought me up, O Lord, | from the dead;
you restored my life as I was going down | to the grave.
4Sing praise to the Lord, | all you faithful ones;
give thanks in ho- | ly remembrance.
5God�s wrath is short; God�s favor | lasts a lifetime.
Weeping spends the night, but joy comes | in the morning.
6While I felt se-| cure, I said,
�I shall never | be disturbed.
7You, Lord, with your favor, made me strong | as the mountains.�
Then you hid your face, and I was | filled with fear.
8I cried to | you, O Lord;
I pleaded with | my Lord, saying,
9�What profit is there in my blood, if I go down | to the pit?
Will the dust praise you or de- | clare your faithfulness?
10Hear, O Lord, and have mer- | cy upon me;
O Lord, | be my helper!�
11You have turned my wailing | into dancing;
you have put off my sackcloth and clothed | me with joy,
12Therefore my heart sings to you | without ceasing;
O Lord, my God, I will give you | thanks forever.
SECOND LESSON: 2 Corinthians 8:7-15
A: The word of the Lord. C: Thanks be to God.
C: Alleluia. Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. Alleluia.
P: The Holy Gospel according to Mark the 5th chapter. C: Glory to you, O Lord.
*GOSPEL READING: Mark 5:21-43
P: 21When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered around him; and he was by the sea. 22Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and, when he saw him, fell at his feet 23and begged him repeatedly, �My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well, and live.� 24So he went with him. And a large crowd followed him and pressed in on him. 25Now there was a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years. 26She had endured much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had; and she was no better, but rather grew worse. 27She had heard about Jesus, and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, 28for she said, �If I but touch his clothes, I will be made well.� 29Immediately her hemorrhage stopped; and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease. 30Immediately aware that power had gone forth from him, Jesus turned about in the crowd and said, �Who touched my clothes?� 31And his disciples said to him, �You see the crowd pressing in on you; how can you say, �Who touched me?�� 32He looked all around to see who had done it. 33But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling, fell down before him, and told him the whole truth. 34He said to her, �Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.� 35While he was still speaking, some people came from the leader�s house to say, �Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the teacher any further?� 36But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the leader of the synagogue, �Do not fear, only believe.� 37He allowed no one to follow him except Peter, James, and John, the brother of James. 38When they came to the house of the leader of the synagogue, he saw a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly. 39When he had entered, he said to them, �Why do you make a commotion and weep? The child is not dead but sleeping.� 40And they laughed at him. Then he put them all outside, and took the child�s father and mother and those who were with him, and went in where the child was. 41He took her by the hand and said to her, �Talitha cum,� which means, �Little girl, get up!� 42And immediately the girl got up and began to walk about (she was twelve years of age). At this they were overcome with amazement. 43He strictly ordered them that no one should know this, and told them to give her something to eat.
P: The Gospel of our Lord. C: Praise to you, O Christ.
SERMON Pastor John Woodard
*HYMN OF THE DAY We Come to You for Healing, Lord Hymn 617
C: I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God�s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
A: � Hear us, O God. C: Your mercy is great.
P: The peace of Christ be with you always. C: And also with you.
*OFFERING SONG Create in Me a Clean Heart Hymn 186
P: O God of justice and love, we give thanks to you that you illumine our way through life with the words of your Son. Give us the light we need, awaken us to the needs of others, and at the end bring all the world to your feast; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory forever. C: Amen.
C: 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; lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.
P: The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord's face shine on you with grace and mercy.
The Lord look upon you with favor and + give you peace. C: Amen.
*SENDING SONG Baptized and Set Free Hymn 453
A: Go in peace. Serve the Lord. C: Thanks be to God.

3025 Falling Creek Rd., NE, Hickory, North Carolina
Website: 828-324-1533
Sunday School 9:30am --- Worship 10:30am

Pastor: Pastor John Woodard Organist: Frances Whitener
Assisting Minister: Ruie Jones Acolyte: Debra Huffman
Greeters: Kletus and Darrell Warren
Counters: Bea Isenhour & Richard Huffman
Ushers: James Burns, Jeff Hoyle, Maurice Huffman & Wade Huffman
Altar Guild: Ruie Jones & Lora Childers
Narthex Care: Becky Starnes
Property Contact: James Burns (409-4251)
WELCOME TO UNITY. Thanks for being here today and sharing in this worship experience. If you are considering a new church home, we would be happy to talk with you about joining us in our ministry here. Call the church office and make an appointment with the Pastor to see if Unity might be the place you would like to call your church home.
THE ALTAR FLOWERS are given by Harold and Shirley Shook to the Glory of God and in celebration of their anniversity today.
PRAYERS FOR MEMBERS WITH SPECIAL CONCERNS: Sandra Bowman, Lora Childers, Glenn Davis, Sadie Dunn, David and Sharon Eichhorn, Amity Enci & family, Max Johnson, Ann Kanipe, Shirley Raby, Margaret Reed, Dave Shannon, Wes Starnes, Carolyn Whisnant, Kathy Whisnant, Nathan Whitener and Unity Lutheran students.
HOMEBOUND MEMBERS: Carl Fox, Clara Good, Bette Killian, Candyce Webb, Kenneth Webb.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY: The families of those killed at the Mother Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, Ernie Robbins, the family of David Saine, Kim Metcalf, Tim Hines, Lynette Stoker, Barbara Bennett, Caroline Turner, Christine Hewitt, Gene Tucker, Betty Huffman, Mike Bass, Carl Boyd, Linda Howell, Dalene Bartle, Linwood Futrelle, Rick Mahoney, Pastor Gary Weant, John Enci, and the family of Tim Rapp.
HOSPITALIZED: The office knows of no one at this time.
REGISTRATION FORMS for our joint VBS are on the table in narthex. Mark you calendars to be at St. Stephens ELCA on Spring Road on August 9-13 from 6:00pm - 8:30pm. Adult and children�s classes will be offered. Make plans today.
CHRIST IN OUR HOME for July, August and September can be found on the credenza in the narthex. Be sure to pick one up to use for your daily devotions.
TODAY is Helping Hands Sunday. Some of our members are at the Elk�s Lodge serving lunch to those in our community who are in need.
THE CATAWBA VALLEY CHAPTER of Thrivent is sponsoring the movie Faith of Our Fathers. You can preview the movie on youtube atFaith of Our Fathers -- Official Trailer 2015 -- Regal Cinemas [HD]. Thrivent will be purchasing tickets. The movie can be seen at Carmike from Wednesday, July 1st through Sunday, July 5th at the following times: 11:00am, 1:30pm, 4:00pm and 6:30pm. To reserve tickets email

Our Stewardship
June 21
Worship Attendance: 61
Last Week�s Offerings: $ 1,749.00
Needed Weekly for Budget: $ 2,253.25

Assisting Minister: Renae Moser
Acolyte & Communion Asst.: Ted Neely
Greeters: Shirley & Harold Shook
Flowers: Clara Good
Altar Guild: Kletus Warren, Ann Lutz & Peggy Bolick
Counters: Maurice Huffman & Ann Lutz
Narthex Care: Ann Lutz & Peggy Bolick
Ushers: Herman Price, Harold Shook, Steve Isenhour
& Bob Michael
Property Contact: Harold Shook (327-0386)

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