Sunday, June 13

Welcome!

 Online Worship for Sunday, June 13, 2021

OL= Online service only, IP= In Person service only

Welcome (OL)

Trinity Chimes (IP)
 
Prelude
“Spirit Medley” Mark Hayes

Greeting and Announcements (IP)

Call to Worship
One: God you are with us!
All: When we face the bears and lions of life, you are with us!
One: When the hard decisions must be made and there are no good choices,
All: God, you are with us.
One: When the armor of cynicism and the sword of disappointment weigh us down
All: God, you remind us you are all we need.
One: When the giants stare us down, shouting, and towering over us,
All: you arm us with trust and faith, for you are with us no matter what we face in this life.  Like David, let us trust the tools and skills we have in you to defeat our giants, amen.
 
Opening Hymn UMH #513 Soldiers of Christ Arise (vs. 1 & 2)

1. Soldiers of Christ, arise, and put your armor on,
strong in the strength which God supplies thru his eternal Son;
strong in the Lord of Hosts, and in his mighty power,
who in the strength of Jesus trusts is more than conqueror.

2. Stand then in his great might, with all his strength endued,
but take to arm you for the fight the panoply of God;
that having all things done, and all your conflicts passed,
ye may o’ercome thru Christ alone and stand entire at last.

Words and music in the public domain

Scripture 1 Samuel 17:32-50
One: The word of God for the People of God
All:  Thanks be to God!

Hymn of Preparation (OL) UMH #452 My Faith Looks Up to Thee (vs. 1 & 2)
 
1. My faith looks up to thee, thou Lamb of Calvary,
Savior divine! 
Now hear me while I pray, take all my guilt away, 
O let me from this day be wholly thine!

2. May thy rich grace impart strength to my fainting heart,
my zeal inspire!
As thou hast died for me, O may my love to thee
pure, warm, and changeless be, a living fire!

Words and music in the public domain

Musical Offering (IP)

Message: “Conquering Giants”
 
 
Diane Wilkinson, Lay Speaker
 
Invitation to Offering (OL)
God of courage and comfort, in every confrontation you are there, allowing us to face all that is before us no matter how intimidating the giants of life might be.  Remind us that you are ever with us, and use these gifts we offer back to you to remind the world that you are here, inviting, welcoming, strengthening and encouraging us always.  Amen. 

Offertory (OL)
“How Great Thou Art”
Mary Kundrat, solo

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.    

Closing Hymn UMH #577 God of Grace and God of Glory (vs. 1 & 2)

1 God of grace and God of glory, on the people pour thy power;
crown thine ancient church’s story, bring her bud to glorious flower.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, for the facing of this hour,
for the facing of this hour.

2 Lo! the hosts of evil round us scorn thy Christ, assail his ways!
Fears and doubts too long have bound us; free our hearts to work and praise.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, for the living of these days,
for the living of these days.

Words and music in the public domain

Benediction
May the Lord bless you and keep you; may the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you; may the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.”
Numbers 6:24–26 

Postlude
“Allegro” (from “Suite Gothique”) Leon Boellmann
 
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Sunday, June 6

Welcome!

 Worship at Home for Sunday, June 6, 2021

OL= Online service only, IP= In Person service only
* Please stand as you are comfortable

Welcome (OL)

Trinity Chimes (IP)
 
Prelude
“The Church’s One Foundation” (“Suite on AURELIA”) Robert Hobby

Greeting and Announcements (IP)

*Call to Worship
One: Constant companion 
All: There is nowhere we can go apart from your presence.
One: In the valleys you walk with us. 
All: When the road is impassable, you carry us.
One: In every act of love, and forgiveness you are there
All: We abide in you as you abide in us, let us remember we are the dwelling place of the Living Word.  Amen!
 
*Opening Hymn UMH #546 The Church’s One Foundation (vs. 1 & 2)

1. The church’s one foundation is Jesus Christ our Lord;
We are his new creation by water and the Word;
From heaven he came and sought us that we might ever be
His living servant people, by his own death set free.

2. Called forth from every nation, yet one o’er all the earth’
Our charter of salvation: one Lord, one faith, one birth.
One holy name professing and at one table fed,
To one hope always pressing, by Christ’s own Spirit led.

Music and original text in the public domain. Text adaptation by Laurence Hull Stookey © 1983 The United Methodist Publishing House. Reprinted with permission under CCLI, License #12393. All rights reserved.

Scripture John 15:1-8, Colossians 2:6-10, and Philippians 2:1-12 (NRSV)
One: The word of God for the People of God
All:  Thanks be to God! 
 
Hymn of Preparation (OL) UMH #397 I Need Thee Every Hour (vs. 1 & 3) 

1. I need thee every hour, most gracious Lord;
no tender voice like thine can peace afford.

Refrain: I need thee, O I need thee; every hour I need thee;
O bless me now, my Savior, I come to thee.

2. I need thee every hour; stay thou nearby;
temptations lose their power when thou art nigh. (Refrain)

3. I need thee every hour, in joy or pain;
come quickly and abide, or life is vain. (Refrain)

Words and music in the public domain

Musical Offering (IP)

Message: Where Christ Dwells
 
 
Pastor Beth
 
Invitation to Offering (OL)
Living Word, you grow in us as deeply rooted hope, your life-giving branches bearing abundant fruit of joy that nurtures us through all we encounter.  By our lives, our actions, our giving you are made known to the world!  Let us live as courageously in you as Christ lives in us, using all that we have and all that we are and all that we hope for to the transformation of your world!  Amen.

Offertory (OL) 

*Communion 
Pastor: The Lord be with you.
All: And also with you.
Pastor: Lift up your hearts.
All: We lift them up to the Lord.
Pastor: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
All: It is right to give our thanks and praise.

Pastor: It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, God Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. You formed us in your image and breathed into us the breath of life.  In all places, at all times, in every way you reach out to us declaring your love, offering your grace, seeking our partnership and so we declare together in the words handed down by your people from age to age:

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 the of the Lord, hosanna in the highest!

We remember as we gather around this table that you came among us in Jesus, declaring nothing would separate us from your love.  Jesus gathered around a table with his friends, his disciples, taking bread, giving thanks to you, breaking it, and giving it to us saying “take, eat; this is my body God’s grace, which is given for you. Eat this in remembrance of me.” And when the supper was over, he took the cup, gave thanks to you, and offered it to us saying “Drink all of you, this is the new covenant poured out for all seeking forgiveness of sins, as often as you drink, drink in remembrance of me.”  And so we remember and offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving as a holy and living offering in union with Christ as we proclaim the mystery of faith:

Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again!

Pour out your holy spirit on us gathered at this table of mystery, and on these gifts of food and drink, make them be for us the grace and love of Christ so that we might live as the body of Christ extending grace to the world.  Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church, all honor and glory is yours, almighty Father, now and forever.  

Amen, amen, amen.

Pastor: Let us eat and drink together as one in the body of Christ, as people forgiven and redeemed by God’s love and grace, amen.

Communion Hymn TFWS #2126 All Who Hunger (vs. 1) 
(Please eat and drink in remembrance now)

1. All who hunger, gather gladly; holy manna is our bread. 
Come from wilderness and wandering. Here, in truth, we will be fed. 
You that yearn for days of fullness, all around us is our food.
Taste and see the grace eternal. Taste and see that God is good.

Music in the public domain; words by Sylvia G. Dunstan ©1991 GIA Publications, Inc.. 
Reprinted with permission under ONELICENSE, License #A-738133. All rights reserved.

Prayer After Receiving
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.  
  
*Closing Hymn UMH #430 O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee (vs. 1 & 3) 
1. O Master, let me walk with thee in lowly paths of service free;
tell me thy secret; help me bear the strain of toil, the fret of care.

3. Teach me thy patience; still with thee in closer, dearer company,
in work that keeps faith sweet and strong, in trust that triumphs over wrong.

Words and music in the public domain
 
Postlude
“Toccata” (from “Suite on AURELIA”) Robert Hobby
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Trinity Sunday, May 30

Welcome!

 Worship at Home for Trinity Sunday

Sunday, May 30, 2021

OL= Online service only, IP= In Person service only

Welcome (OL)

Trinity Chimes (IP)
 
Prelude
“Variations on NICAEA” Martha Sojabe

Greeting and Announcements (IP)

Call to Worship
Leader: Let us give thanks to God for the land of our birth with all its chartered liberties. For all the wonder of our country’s story:
People: We give you thanks, O God.
Leader: For leaders in nation and state, and for those who in days past and in these present times have labored for the commonwealth:
People: We give you thanks, O God.
Leader: For those who in all times and places have been true and brave, and in the worlds common ways have lived upright lives and ministered to their fellows:
People: We give you thanks, O God.
Leader: For those who served their country in its hour of need, and especially for those who gave even their lives in that service:
People: We give you thanks, O God.
Leader: O almighty God and most merciful Father, as we remember these your servants, remembering with gratitude their courage and strength, we hold before you those who mourn them. Look upon your bereaved servants with your mercy. As this day brings them memories of those they have lost awhile, may it also bring your consolation and the assurance that their loved ones are alive now and forever in your living presence.
 
Opening Hymn UMH # 64 Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty (vs. 1 & 4)
 
1. Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty, God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

4. Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All thy works shall praise thy name, in earth and sky and sea.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty, God in three persons, blessed Trinity.

Words and music in the public domain


Prayer of the People (OL)

Scripture Isaiah 1:15-20; Philippians 4:4-9 NRSV
One: The word of God for the People of God
All:  Thanks be to God!

Hymn of Preparation (OL) UMH #526 What a Friend We Have in Jesus (vs. 1 & 3)
 
1. What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear,
all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.

3. Are we weak and heavy laden, cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge; take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee? Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In his arms he’ll take and shield thee; thou wilt find a solace there.

Words and music in the public domain

Musical Offering (IP)

Message: “The Peace of God” & “Equal Justice for All”
 
 
Michael Edwards, Lay Leader
 
Invitation to Offering (OL)
Holy God, above us, among us, within us: we rejoice this day that while you might have chosen to be unknown to us, you have revealed yourself in many ways. Each encounter with you calls us to return blessings with worship, compassion, and service. So, when we give this day, we do so in gratitude for all your parental care for us through your creation. When we give this day, we give because, in love, you gave us Christ, that through him we might find eternal life. When we give this day, your Spirit leads your church to reach out in compassion, mercy, and grace to all your children everywhere. In gratitude, we celebrate you, three and yet one. Amen.  (John 3:1-17)

Offertory (OL)
“Beams of Heaven As I Go”
Paula Jameson, solo
 
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.  
  
Closing Hymn UMH # 697 America (vs. 1 & 4) 
 
1. My country,’ tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing;
land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrims’ pride,
from every mountainside let freedom ring!

4. Our fathers’ God, to thee, author of liberty, to thee we sing;
long may our land be bright with freedom’s holy light;
protect us by thy might, great God, our King.
 
Words and music in the public domain

Benediction
Let us go forth into the world in peace and dedicated to Your service, O Lord. Let us hold fast to that which is good, render to no person evil for evil, strengthen the faint-hearted, support the weak, help the needy and the afflicted, and honor all people. Let us love and serve the Lord, rejoicing in the power of His Spirit. And may God’s blessing be upon us and remain with us always. Amen.

Postlude
“Our Country” Albin Whitworth
 
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CVLI #03793174
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