St. Andrew's United Methodist Church
Parenting with Grace | Week 3
The Freedom to be Candid | Rev. Gary Rideout
Locations & Times
  • St. Andrew's United Methodist Church
    3315 S Bryan Rd, Brandon, FL 33511, USA
    Sunday 8:15 AM, Sunday 9:45 AM, Sunday 11:15 AM

What does parenting look like when we apply the principles of faith to the way we raise our kids? Does our understanding of God’s grace apply to our children and when should we apply it? This four-week series is for parents of young children to parents of adult children and focuses on the application of our faith to parenting using a grace-based approach. Over the next four weeks we will discern how we as parents can help channel our children's growth in grace by offering them four freedoms.


Parenting as God parents us is allowing our children the freedom to be candid. This freedom creates a safe space for them to be frank and open in areas of their lives for which they are wrestling with morality, relationships or spiritual issues. It even allows them to be frustrated with us. Grace makes room for a free exchange of honesty to enable kids to work through these concerns while feeling highly valued by us. It lets them speak openly to us about their feelings without fear of repercussions. God places a high value on the priority of candor by giving us the gift of prayer so that we can speak what is on our hearts. It's because of this that we can know that God listens to our prayers and responds with unconditional love and grace.


Traditional Worship Services | 8:15 & 11:15 a.m.
Welcome, Announcements & Greet Time
Opening Hymn: #2235 - We Are Singing [8:15]
Offering Our Praise: #2235 - We Are Singing [11:15]
Modern Creed
Gloria Patri: #71 - Glory Be to the Father
Remembering Your Baptism (Vicky Burley via zoom) [11:15]
Pastoral Prayer With The Lord's Prayer
Congregational Prayer Response: O Lord, You're Beautiful [11:15]
Anthem: Find Us Faithful [11:15]
Celebration of Stewardship
Offertory/Special Music: You Raise Me Up (Karin Matlock, soprano)
Doxology: #94 - Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow [8:15]
Doxology: #2016 - Glorify Thy Name [11:15]
Prayer of Thanksgiving
Hymn: #141 - Children of the Heavenly Father
Receiving New Members
Hymn: #127 - Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah
Congregational Benediction: As We Go
Postlude: Faith of Our Fathers (Thomas Bliss)

Contemporary Worship Service | 9:45 a.m.
Welcome & Announcements
Every Giant Will Fall
White Flag
Crown Him (Majesty)
Holy Communion
Receiving New Members
Take My Life


When you give of your time, your talents, your resources, you are making a difference by sharing His love. Your giving directly impacts our church, our community, and our world. Thank you for being faithful stewards and for leading more people to know God and experience His grace through a growing relationship with Jesus.


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