Sunday, September 6

Welcome!

Worship at Home for Sunday, September 6

Announcements
Welcome to worship with Christ Church United Methodist in Tucson, Arizona.  I am Pastor Beth, and I want to invite you to participate with us online at our website, www.ccumtucson.org, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CCUM.Tucson.

Prelude
Madrigal by Philippe Gaubert
Christine Harper, flute
 
Call to Worship
In the beginning was God, creating. Void and chaos, wind and depth, light, night, earth, sea, work, rest. Across time God is, creating. Relationships, covenants, promises, people, movement, identity. And now we are called to be co-creators in what God shall create. Redemption, restoration, salvation, let our worship participate in God’s creation. Amen.
 
Hymn of Praise UMH 92 For the Beauty of the Earth (vs. 1 & 5)
 
1. For the beauty of the earth,
for the glory of the skies,
for the love which from our birth
over and around us lies;
 
Refrain: Lord of all, to thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.
 
5. For thy church, that evermore
lifteth holy hands above,
offering up on every shore
her pure sacrifice of love; (Refrain)
 
Prayers of the People (Adapted from Psalm 19)
The heavens are singing the glory of God in all creation we see God’s handiwork. Creation is the wordless Word testifying ‘God is, God forever shall be’. And we are the ones who walk and work the earth sharing in the Word, sharing words, words to revive the soul. Wisdom that opens the heart. Invitation that welcomes all. A rule that is more precious than gold and sweeter than honey for it heals and forgives and encompasses so that all are part of that starting and resounding call from the babes in arms to those whose years are great, glory to God! And it is here God, in searching, in the striving, in the seeking, that your glory whispers back to us the challenge of faith “may the words of your mouth, and the meditations of your heart, be acceptable to Me, the Lord, your rock and your redeemer.” Amen.
 
Prayer Response UMH 405 Seek Ye First (vs. 1 & 2)
 
1. Seek ye first the kingdom of God
And His righteousness,
And all these things shall be added unto you.
Allelu, Alleluia!
 
2. Ask, and it shall be given unto you;
Seek, and you shall find.
Knock, and the door shall be opened unto you.
Allelu, Alleluia!
 
Scripture Matthew 6:25-34
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. “So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.
 
Hymn of Preparation UMH 129 Give to the Winds Thy Fears (vs. 1 & 2)
 
1. Give to the winds thy fears;
hope and be undismayed.
God hears thy sighs and counts thy tears,
God shall lift up thy head.
 
2. Through waves and clouds and storms,
God gently clears thy way;
wait thou God’s time; so shall this night
soon end in joyous day.

Message “Celebrating What Was, And Is, And Shall Be” 
 
 
Rev. Beth Rambikur
 
Invitation to Offering
The body of Christ is alive and well and Christ Church is engaging in mission and outreach even in this time of physical distancing. There are so many ways we give; through our prayers for each other, our calls to one another, the ministries we engage, and the gifts we offer God and the church. God, we give you thanks for the ways you call us to give, and in this time of offering bless our gifts, our intentions, and all the ministries we offer to you today! Amen.
 
Offertory 
Safe Within Your Arms by Mark Hayes
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 sins as we forgive those who sin 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. 
 
Sending Hymn UMH 130 God Will Take Care of You (vs. 1 & 3)
 
1. Be not dismayed whate’er betide,
God will take care of you;
beneath his wings of love abide,
God will take care of you.
 
Refrain: God will take care of you,
through every day, o’er all the way;
he will take care of you,
God will take care of you.
 
3. All you may need he will provide,
God will take care of you;
nothing you ask will be denied,
God will take care of you. (Refrain)
 
Benediction 
God of all creation, we stand at the meeting place of past and future, knowing that the gift of now – is the present, let us participate in this unfolding promise as we walk the road of faith together, amen.

Postlude
Vivace (from Sonata No. 1 in F Major) by G.P. Telemann
Christine Harper, flute
 
 
 
 
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Sunday August 30

Welcome!

Worship at Home for Sunday, August 30

Announcements
Welcome to worship with Christ Church United Methodist in Tucson, Arizona.  I am Pastor Beth, and I want to invite you to participate with us online at our website, www.ccumtucson.org, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CCUM.Tucson.

Prelude
Grace arr. Mark Hayes
Grant Lange, vocal & trumpet
 
Call to Worship
An adventure has begun; we are invited to walk together!
Our story is one of wandering in wild hope and pondering potent promise on this walk together.
God’s salvation meets us in Christ as we learn to walk together.
So let us together walk this road for the spirit calls us to adventure.
 
Hymn of Praise UMH 154 All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name (vs. 1 & 6)
 
1. All hail the power of Jesus’ name!
Let angels prostrate fall;
bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown him Lord of all.
Bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown him Lord of all.
 
6. O that with yonder sacred throng
we at his feet may fall!
We’ll join the everlasting song,
and crown him Lord of all.
We’ll join the everlasting song,
and crown him Lord of all.
 
Prayers of the People
O God, we enjoy your company, as we walk together. Break open our ways of knowing and give us the gift of revelation so that we recognize you when you appear before us, suddenly, unexpectedly, in quiet moments of questioning, in conversation with others, in learning, in sharing a meal together, and when you meet us in all your glory.
 
Jesus Christ, stay with us in every part of our journey no matter how full of doubt or fear we may be, no matter the terrain of grief that unfolds in our hearts, be our comforting companion teaching compassion, leading in love, guiding us toward one another.
 
Through your Holy Spirit, we pray that you will open our eyes, our hearts, and our lives to see you as our risen Savior in all your beauty, in all your possibility, in all your world changing power. Amen.
 
Hymn of Prayer TFWS 2086 Open Our Eyes
 
Open our eyes, Lord
We want to see Jesus.
To reach out and touch Him
And say that we love Him
Open our ears, Lord
And help us to listen
Open our eyes, Lord
We want to see Jesus
 
Scripture Luke 24:13-35
Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, but their eyes were kept from recognizing him. And he said to them, “What are you discussing with each other while you walk along?” They stood still, looking sad. Then one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answered him, “Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem who does not know the things that have taken place there in these days?” He asked them, “What things?” They replied, “The things about Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, and how our chief priests and leaders handed him over to be condemned to death and crucified him. But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things took place. Moreover, some women of our group astounded us. They were at the tomb early this morning, and when they did not find his body there, they came back and told us that they had indeed seen a vision of angels who said that he was alive. Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said; but they did not see him.”

Then he said to them, “Oh, how foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have declared! Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and then enter into his glory?” Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them the things about himself in all the scriptures. As they came near the village to which they were going, he walked ahead as if he were going on. But they urged him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the day is now nearly over.” So he went in to stay with them. When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. They said to each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?” That same hour they got up and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven and their companions gathered together. They were saying, “The Lord has risen indeed, and he has appeared to Simon!” Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread.
 
Hymn of Preparation UMH 454 Open My Eyes, That I May See (vs. 1 & 3)
 
1. Open my eyes, that I may see
glimpses of truth thou hast for me;
place in my hands the wonderful key
that shall unclasp and set me free.
Silently now I wait for thee,
ready, my God, thy will to see.
Open my eyes, illumine me, Spirit divine!
 
3. Open my mouth, and let me bear
gladly the warm truth everywhere;
open my heart and let me prepare
love with thy children thus to share.
Silently now I wait for thee,
ready, my God, thy will to see.
Open my heart, illumine me, Spirit divine!
 
Message “The Spiritual Value of Wandering” 
 
 
Rev. Beth Rambikur
 
Our Gifts and Offerings
The body of Christ is alive and well and Christ Church is engaging in mission and outreach even in this time of physical distancing. There are so many ways we give; through our prayers for each other, our calls to one another, the ministries we engage, and the gifts we offer God and the church. God, we give you thanks for the ways you call us to give, and in this time of offering bless our gifts, our intentions, and all the ministries we offer to you today! Amen.
 
Offertory 
Swing Low arr. Dick Anthony
Grant Lange, trumpet
 
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 sins as we forgive those who sin 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. 

Sending Hymn TFWS 2196 We Walk by Faith (vs. 1, 2, 3)

1. We walk by faith, and not by sight;
with gracious words we hear
of him who spoke as none e’er spoke,
but we believe him near.
 
2. We may not touch his hands and side,
nor follow where he trod;
yet in his promise we rejoice,
and cry, “My Lord and God!”
 
3. Help then, O Lord, our unbelief,
and may our faith abound;
to call on you when you are near,
and seek where you are found: 
 
Benediction 
May the Lord bless you and keep you, may the Lord make is his face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you, may the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.  Amen. 

Postlude
Fowler’s March by William P. Rownan
 
 
 
 
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Sunday, August 23

 
Welcome!
 

Worship at Home for Sunday, August 23

Announcements
Welcome to worship with Christ Church United Methodist in Tucson, Arizona.  I am pastor Beth and I want to invite you to participate with us online at our website, www.ccumtucson.org, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CCUM.Tucson.

Prelude
The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want  by Gordon Young
 
Call to Worship
There are times we walk through the valley
When it feels like night, and there is no light
There are times when we walk through the valley
When all landmarks disappear, and we are faced with fear
There are times when we walk through the valley
And in those times especially, God, we know you are here
You are with us when we walk through the valley.
 
Hymn of Praise UMH 126 Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above (vs. 1 and 3)
 
1. Sing praise to God who reigns above, the God of all creation,
the God of power, the God of love, the God of our salvation.
With healing balm my soul is filled and every faithless murmur stilled:
To God all praise and glory.
 
3. Thus all my toilsome way along, I sing aloud thy praises,
that earth may hear the grateful song my voice unwearied raises.
Be joyful in the Lord, my heart, both soul and body bear your part:
To God all praise and glory.
 
Prayers of the People
Shepherding God, of all creation, you care for all my needs, restoring my soul, my heart, so that I am whole. Hear these prayers and praises.

God our Shepherd, hear our Prayer.

Jesus our host, you welcome all to your table, preparing a feast for each, so that even enemies might sit and eat together from your abundance. Teach us to be a people of overflowing hospitality, sharing with all what you have given.

God our Shepherd, hear our Prayer.

Ever Sending Spirit, move us from places of comfort to places where we may offer comfort, send us to heal, bring peace, and teach others the grace you have taught us.

God our Shepherd, hear our Prayer.

Gracious God, surely goodness and mercy shall mark the paths You send us along, and the works You give us to do, so that all may know that we dwell in Your house, always. Amen.
 
Scripture Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff— they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long.
 
Hymn of Preparation UMH 381 Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us (vs. 1 and 3)

1. Savior, like a shepherd lead us, Much we need Thy tender care;
In Thy pleasant pastures feed us, For our use Thy folds prepare:
Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus, Thou hast bought us, Thine we are;
Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus, Thou hast bought us, Thine we are.
 
3. Thou hast promised to receive us, Poor and sinful though we be;
Thou hast mercy to relieve us, Grace to cleanse, and pow’r to free:
Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus, Early let us turn to Thee;
Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus, Early let us turn to Thee.

Message “Navigating in the Dark” 
 
 
Rev. Beth Rambikur
 
Our Gifts and Offerings
The body of Christ is alive and well and Christ Church is engaging in mission and outreach even in this time of physical distancing. There are so many ways we give; through our prayers for each other, our calls to one another, the ministries we engage, and the gifts we offer God and the church. God, we give you thanks for the ways you call us to give, and in this time of offering bless our gifts, our intentions, and all the ministries we offer to you today! Amen.
 
Offertory 
The Lord’s My Shepherd arr. Stephen Neilson
 
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 sins as we forgive those who sin 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. 

Sending Hymn UMH 174 His Name is Wonderful
 
His name is Wonderful, His name is Wonderful
His name is Wonderful , Jesus my Lord
He is the mighty King, Master of ev’rything
His name is Wonderful, Jesus my Lord
He’s the Great Shepherd, The rock of all ages
Almighty God is He, Bow down before Him
Love and adore Him, His name is Wonderful
Jesus my Lord

Benediction 
May the Lord bless you and keep you, may the Lord make is his face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you, may the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. Amen. 

Postlude
How Firm a Foundation by Dale Wood
 
 
 
 
 
 
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