The Church of the Good Shepherd UMC
Sunday, June 23, 2024

Bulletin May 1, 2022

 Church of the Good Shepherd                   Rev. Timothy Espar

1005 University Drive, Lancaster, S.C. 29720                  Office Hours  Thursday 1pm – 4pm

Mailing address: P.O. Box 1082                                                    

Lancaster, SC 29721                                                 732-245-3586 (cell)                        

803-285-4577                                                             e-mail:







May 5 – National Day of Prayer

May 7 – Yard Sale - 7:00 AM - Noon

May 8 – Mother’s Day/ Epworth Offering

May 9 – Church Council – 6:00 PM

May 13 – Red Cross Blood Drive - 2:00 – 6:30 PM


Attendance:              Worship –   April 24, 2022 -     20                Sunday School -  5


 Financial Information:        Budget per Week                   $1,662.00

                                               Giving April 24                       $   620.00

                                             Opportunities to Serve

                                        Today                                             Next Sunday

Ushers -

Count Team – Crystal Barrs & Danny Steele             Rodney Thomas & Bruce Hayes

Ushers     -     Stephen Kelly & Jerry Cauthen             Stephen Kelly & Rodney Thomas


Birthdays:          May 2 – Becky Espar

Anniversaries – No Anniversaries





The Church of the Good Shepherd

United Methodist Church

May 1, 2022

Third Sunday of Easter



Events | Holy Apostles


Our Mission:

…to grow as God’s people in order to bring others to Christ

Sunday School: 9:45 AM - Worship Service: 11:00







The Church of the Good Shepherd



Third Sunday of Easter                                                                                                                                                                         Color - White




Chiming of the Trinity

            The three rings signify the presence of the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit.


Welcome, Announcements and Registration


Prelude:                        “In Remembrance of Me”                                                                                                                               Becky Espar                                           

(This is a time of quiet to allow those who wish an opportunity to pray and prepare their hearts and minds for worship.)


Bringing in the Light of Christ

The flame in worship signifies the presence of Jesus, the Light of the World.


*Call to Worship

Sing praises to God, you people of faith. 

            We give thanks to God, who heals and restores. 

Praise God who transforms us, who heals and loves us. 

            Praise God, who clothes us with joy. 

Do not be silent. Praise the Lord! 

            We give thanks our God, today and always. Amen.

 *Opening Hymn             “Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies”                                                                                                                        UMH 173

*Responsive Reading:         Psalm 30                                                                                                                                                             UMH 762


*Affirmation of Faith     Apostles’ Creed                                                                                                                                    UMH 881/Bulletin Insert


*Gloria Patri: Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.


*Hymn                                   “Spirit Song”                                                                                                                                                 UMH  347                

 Presentation of Tithes and Offerings


Offertory                     “Lamb of Glory”                                                                                                                                                 Becky Espar                                                                                                                                                  


Praise God from whom all blessings flow: praise Him, all creatures here below; praise Him above ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.


Joys and Concerns of the Church Community


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.

Scripture:    Acts 9:1-9; John 21:1-19


Sermon:       “What’s In a Name? From Saul to Paul”                                                                                                                        Rev. Timothy Espar


Sacrament of the Lord’s Table                                                                                                                                                                          UMH 12


*Hymn                             “Take Our Bread”                                                                                                                                                      UMH  640                                                                                                                                                           

*Benediction                                                                                                                                                                                      Rev. Timothy Espar


 Postlude                      “May You Run and Not Be Weary”                                                                                                                          Becky Espar                                                                                 


*Please Stand as Able