Sunday, June 26

Welcome and Announcements
 
Trinity Chimes
 
Prelude                                                “Variations on BEECHER”                                    Christine Kremer
Janet Tolman, organ
 
Introduction to Wesley Hymns
 
Call to Worship
 
One: This is the day the Lord has made, that all may see his love
displayed,

All: May feel his resurrection’s power, and rise again, to fall no
more,

One: In perfect righteousness renewed, and filled with all the life
of God.

All: Then let us render him his own, with solemn prayer
approach his throne,

One: With meekness hear the gospel word, with thanks his dying
love record,

All: Our joyful hearts and voices raise, and fill his courts with
songs of praise.

Charles Wesley (1763)
 
Hymn UMH #57                         “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing” (1, 2, 3 & 5)                     AZMON
 
Hymn UMH #196                         “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus” (1 & 2)                          HYFRYDOL
 
Hymn UMH #240                 “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing” (1, 2 & 3)       MENDELSSOHN/EASTER HYMN
 
Scripture
Colossians 3:12-17 NIV
 
Hymn UMH #302                         “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today” (1, 2 & 3)                       EASTER HYMN
 
Responsive Prayer
 
One: Jesus, lover of my soul, let me to thy bosom fly,

All: While the nearer waters roll, while the tempest still is high.

One: Hide me, O my Savior, hide, till the storm of life is past;

All: Safe into the haven guide; O receive my soul at last.

One: Thou, O Christ, art all I want, more than all in thee I find,

All: Raise the fallen, cheer the faint, heal the sick, and lead the
blind.

One: Just and holy is thy name, I am all unrighteousness;

All: False and full of sin I am; thou art full of truth and grace.

One: Plenteous grace with thee is found, grace to cover all my sin;

All: Let the healing streams abound, make and keep me pure
within.

One: Thou of life the fountain art, freely let me take of thee;

All: Spring thou up within my heart; rise to all eternity. Amen.
 
Charles Wesley (1740)
 
Hymn UMH #384                    “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” (1, 2, 3 & 4)                               BEECHER
 
Message
A Heart to Praise My God
 
Hymn UMH #181                              “Ye Servants of God” (1, 2 & 4)                                            HANOVER
 
A Time For Favorites
 
Closing Hymn UMH #715                 “Rejoice, the Lord Is King” (vs. 1, 2, 3 & 4)            DARWALL’S 148th
 
Benediction

One: This is the time, no more delay!

All: This is the Lord’s accepted Day.

One: (Go), this moment, at his call,

All: And live for him who died for all.
 
Charles Wesley (1747)
 
Postlude                                            “O For A Thousand Tongues”                                   Carl G. Glaser
Janet Tolman, organ
 
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“O For A Thousand Tongues to Sing”
Words: Charles Wesley, 1739 Composer: Carl G. Glaser, 1839
“Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”
Words: Charles Wesley, 1744 Composer: Rowland H. Prichard, 1830
“Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”
Words: Charles Wesley, 1739 Composer: Felix Mendelssohn, 1840
“Christ the Lord Is Risen Today”
Words: Charles Wesley, 1739 Composer: EASTER HYMN
“Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”
Words: Charles Wesley, 1747 Composer: John Zundel, 1870
“Ye Servants of God”
Words: Charles Wesley, 1744 Composer: HANOVER
“Rejoice, the Lord is King”
Words: Charles Wesley, 1746 Composer: John Darwall, 1770


Sunday, June 19

Welcome and Announcements

 

Trinity Chimes

 

Prelude                                                 “I Love to Tell the Story”                          arr. Albin C. Whitworth

Kathryn Snodgrass, piano; Janet Tolman, organ

 

Call to Worship

 

One: As a deer longs for flowing streams, so longs my soul for   

         you, O God.

All: My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I

        come and behold the face of God?

One: My tears have been my food day and night, while people say

        to me continually, “Where is your God?”

All: These things I remember as I pour out my soul: how I

       went with the throng, And led them in procession to the

       house of God, with glad shouts, and Songs of   

       Thanksgiving, a multitude keeping festival.  

One: Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you

         disquieted within me?

All: Hope in God whom again I shall praise, my help and my

       God. God will give you a new heart, a new spirit put

       within. Amen.  

 

Opening Hymn UMH #140               Great is Thy Faithfulness”                                        FAITHFULNESS

                                                            

 

1. Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father; 
there is no shadow of turning with thee; 
thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not; 
as thou hast been, thou forever wilt be.

 

Refrain
Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness! 
Morning by morning new mercies I see; 
all I have needed thy hand hath provided; 
great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me! 

 

2. Summer and winter and springtime and harvest, 
sun, moon, and stars in their courses above 
join with all nature in manifold witness 
to thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love.

 

(Refrain)

 

3. Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth, 
thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide; 
strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,  
blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!

 

(Refrain)

 

Scripture                                                     

Galatians 3:23-29 NIV

 

Music of Preparation                “Gracious Spirit, Dwell With Me”                                 arr. K. Lee Scott

The Chancel Choir                                                   

 

Sermon                                  

Thrive                                                

Gretchen Lofgren, Michael Edwards, and Paula Jameson

 

Musical Response                                             “My Tribute”                                          Andrae Crouch

Tom Messmore, solo

 

Prayers of the People 

If you have a prayer you would like addressed during this time, please submit it to us via a prayer card.

Confession and Pardon 

All: 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, 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.  

Please take a moment of silence. 

Leader: Hear the good news:  

Christ died for us while we were yet sinners; 

That proves God’s love toward us.  

In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven! 

All: In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!  Glory to God. Amen.  

Community Prayer                                                                        

 

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 #377            “It Is Well with My Soul” (vs. 1, 2 & 4)

           

1. When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, 
when sorrows like sea billows roll; 
whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say, 
It is well, it is well with my soul. 

                                                     

Refrain:

It is well with my soul,  it is well, it is well with my soul. 
 
2. Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come, 
let this blest assurance control, 
that Christ has regarded my helpless estate, 
and hath shed his own blood for my soul. 

 

(Refrain)

 

4. And, Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight, 
the clouds be rolled back as a scroll; 
the trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend, 
even so, it is well with my soul. 

 

(Refrain)

 

Benediction                                                          

Gretchen Lofgren

 

     May God be beside you to befriend you, behind you to encourage you, in front of you to guide you and within you to give you peace. A new day is just around the bend. And, with each new day comes new hope, new opportunities. Each new day is a gift from God. Go out and serve your neighbor, each other, and yourself. Let others know that Christ Church is alive and thriving. Invite someone to come and discover this for themselves.

 

Postlude                                                 “Because He Lives”                              arr. Albin C. Whitworth

Kathryn Snodgrass, piano; Janet Tolman, organ

 

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“Great is Thy Faithfulness”

Words: Thomas O. Chrisholm, 1923 Composer: William M. Runyan, 1923

“It Is Well with My Soul”

Words: Horatio G. Spafford, 1873 Composer: Philip P. Bliss, 1876



Sunday, June 12

Welcome and Announcements

 

Trinity Chimes

 

Prelude                                                               “Idylle”                                                Benjamin Godard

Christine Harper, flute

 

Call to Worship

One: Renew us, O God.

All: In love, in spirit, in prayer.

One: Renew us, O God.

All: In hope, in peace, in expectation.

One: Renew us, O God. ­

All: So that we may find home again wherever we are in you. Amen.

 

Opening Hymn                           Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty

UMH #64                                                                                                                                          NICAEA

 

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!

 

2. Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,

casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;

cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee, which wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.

 

3. Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide thee,

though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see,

only thou art holy; there is none beside thee, perfect in power, in love and purity.

 

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.

 

Scripture                                                                                           

John 10:7-10, 14-16, John 10:22-30, and John 16:12-15 NRSV

 

Music of Preparation                             “Be Thou My Vision”                                   arr. Robert Hunter

The Chancel Choir

 

Sermon                       

Renew: Home Anew    

Rev. Beth Rambikur

 

Musical Response                       “Come, Join the Dance of Trinity”                                       Kingsfold

Worship & Song

 

1. Come, join the dance of Trinity, before all worlds begun
the interweaving of the Three, the Father, Spirit, Son.
The universe of space and time did not arrive by chance,
but as the Three, in love and hope, made room within their dance.

 

2. Come, see the face of Trinity, newborn in Bethlehem;
then bloodied by a crown of thorns outside Jerusalem.
The dance of Trinity is meant for human flesh and bone;
when fear confines the dance in death, God rolls away the stone.

 

3. Come, speak aloud of Trinity, as wind and tongues of flame

Set people free at Pentecost to tell the Savior’s name.

We know the yoke of sin and death, our necks have worn it smooth;

Go tell the world of weight and woe that we are free to move!

 

4. Within the dance of Trinity, before all worlds begun,

We sing the praises of the Three, the Father, Spirit, Son.

Let voices rise and interweave, by love and hope set free,

To shape in song this joy, this life: the dance of Trinity.

 

Prayers of the People 

If you have a prayer you would like addressed during this time, please submit it to us via a prayer card. 

 

Confession and Pardon 

All: 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, 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.  
 
Please take a moment of silence. 
 

Pastor: Hear the good news:  

Christ died for us while we were yet sinners; 

That proves God’s love toward us.  

In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven! 
 

All: In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!  Glory to God. Amen.                                                                            

 

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                                      “Go Forth for God” (vs. 1, 2 & 4)

UMH #670                                                                                                                                        GENEVA

 

1. Go forth for God, go to the world in peace; be of good courage, armed with heavenly grace, in God’s good Spirit, daily to increase,

till in the kingdom we see face to face. Go forth for God, go to the world in peace.

 

2. Go forth for God, go to the world in love; strengthen the faint, give courage to the weak; help the afflicted; richly from above

God’s love supplies the grace and power we seek. Go forth for God, go to the world in love.

 

4. Go forth for God, go to the world in joy, to serve God’s people every day and hour, and serving Christ, our every gift employ,

rejoicing in the Holy Spirit’s power. Go forth for God, go to the world in joy.

 

Benediction                                                      

Rev. Beth Rambikur

 

Postlude                                                             “Gigue”                                               Arcangelo Corelli

Christine Harper, flute

 

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“Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty”

Words: Reginald Heber, 1826 Composer: John B. Dykes, 1861

“Come, Join the Dance of Trinity”

Words: Richard Leach, 2001 Composer: English traditional, 1906

“Go Forth for God”

Words: John R. Peacey, 1975 Harmonizer: Charles Winfred Douglas, 1940