Sunday, November 1

Welcome!

 Worship at Home for Sunday, November 1

Welcome
Good morning! Welcome to worship with Christ Church United Methodist in Tucson. I am pastor Beth and today we have a special service of remembrance and communion, we will be celebrating communion together in this worship service and I invite you to take a moment to pause here, collect juice and bread – elements you can eat along with us today as we celebrate our common union in Christ and the abundance of God. Also a word about communion in the United Methodist Tradition, because this is a feast of grace, remembrance, and a celebration of the work of God we believe that the table is open to all, this meal belongs to God and is freely shared with you as a blessing and reminder of God’s love, so even if you have never been to a church before, are not a member anywhere, I invite you to participate in this act of love and grace. And now, let us worship together.
 
Prelude
Wondrous Love Joyce/Rostash
Rudy & Carole Rostash, clarinets
 
Call to Worship
Facing mystery, we confront the resurrection. This is the ultimate emancipation from the slavery of sin and death. Today we greet the Mystery that death and life are woven together, two parts of the same existence, one finite and knowable, the other infinite and unknowable. Today we gather with the communion of saints, all those we have loved who have died, we worship God in their midst and declare the Mystery of our faith: “dying, Christ destroyed our death. Rising, Christ restored our life, Christ will come again in glory.” And we know that nothing can separate us from those we love, just as nothing can separate us from the love of God in Jesus. Amen.
 
Opening Hymn UMH 711 For All the Saints (vs. 1 & 2)

1. For all the saints, who from their labors rest,
who thee by faith before the world confessed,
thy name, O Jesus, be forever blest.
 
Refrain: Alleluia, Alleluia!
 
2. Thou wast their rock, their fortress, and their might;
thou, Lord, their captain in the well-fought fight;
thou, in the darkness drear, their one true light. [Refrain]
 
Scripture Reading Exodus 3:1-17
Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian; he led his flock beyond the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of a bush; he looked, and the bush was blazing, yet it was not consumed. Then Moses said, “I must turn aside and look at this great sight, and see why the bush is not burned up.” When the Lord saw that he had turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” Then he said, “Come no closer! Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” He said further, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.
 
Then the Lord said, “I have observed the misery of my people who are in Egypt; I have heard their cry on account of their taskmasters. Indeed, I know their sufferings, and I have come down to deliver them from the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey, to the country of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. The cry of the Israelites has now come to me; I have also seen how the Egyptians oppress them. So come, I will send you to Pharaoh to bring my people, the Israelites, out of Egypt.”
 
But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” He said, “I will be with you; and this shall be the sign for you that it is I who sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall worship God on this mountain.” But Moses said to God, “If I come to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your ancestors has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” He said further, “Thus you shall say to the Israelites, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’“ God also said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the Israelites, ‘The Lord, the God of your ancestors, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you’: This is my name forever, and this my title for all generations.
 
Go and assemble the elders of Israel, and say to them, ‘The Lord, the God of your ancestors, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, has appeared to me, saying: I have given heed to you and to what has been done to you in Egypt. I declare that I will bring you up out of the misery of Egypt, to the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, a land flowing with milk and honey.’
 
Scripture Reading Galatians 5:1, 13-15
For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. […] For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love become slaves to one another. For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” If, however, you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another.
 
Hymn of Preparation In the Desert, on God’s Mountain (vs.1, 2, 3)

1. In the desert, on God’s mountain, Moses saw the bush aflame,
Wondered at the fiery foliage, heard the crackling call his name.
May we notice bushes burning; may we wonder at the flame
 
2. On Mount Horeb Moses halted, stood unshod on holy ground,
Felt the pulsing of God’s presence, sensed the holiness around.
May we stop amid life’s labor; may we honor holy ground.
 
3. “I AM THAT I AM has called you,” spoke the incandescent voice.
Moses felt the message searing to the heart of will and choice.
May we pause to answer summons; may we hear God’s burning voice.

Message “Remembering Freedom”
 
 
Pastor Beth Rambikur
 
Invitation to Offering
We gather today in the presence of God, connected to one another in this remarkable way, because of the faithful generosity of generations of people. Today we honor those who have gone before us who have made our worship possible. For those who raised us, those who mentored us, for those who taught us, for those who have inspired us, those who have cared for us, and for the God who created us, we give thanks. Our stewardship of all we have is made possible because of all who have been part of shaping us as who we are today. Let us give in thanksgiving for all that we are, amen.
 
Offertory
The Welcome Table J. Raney
The Sanctuary Choir (March 15, 2017)
 
Communion of Saints
 
Pastor: The Lord be with you!
All: And also with you!
Pastor: Rejoice for God is here in our midst
All: We celebrate and rejoice in the presence of God!
 
Pastor: Gathered around this table we celebrate in spirit what You, Living God, have done in our world. You formed us in your image and breathed into us the breath of life. When we turned away, and our love failed, your love remained steadfast. You delivered us from the slavery of sin and death and made covenant with us to be our God.
 
And so with your people on earth and all the vast communion of saints we praise your name and join their hymn saying together:
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 of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.
 
Holy are you and blessed is your Son Jesus Christ. Your Spirit anointed him to heal the sick, feed the hungry, eat with sinners. By the baptism of his suffering, death, and resurrection, you gave birth to your Church and declared ultimate victory over the grave making a new covenant by water and the Spirit.
 
It is in the faith of this covenant that we gather around this table of grace, a feast for all people in all times, a declaration that nothing can separate us from your love, not even death. It is in the courage of that remembrance that we pause now to remember before you and one another those who have died this year.

We name now those members of the church who have died this year.
Betty Clapp, Aubrey (Dick) Downey, Wendell Fenn, Darlene Fisher, Terry Gautsch, Les Hathway, Bob Kelch, Claire Parsons, Berta Riley, Louise Rosenbaum, Bob Stauffacher, Wanda Stauffacher, Marianne Whitley
 
We name those who have been named to us to lift up at this time.
Jean Faber, Betty Sargent Kroncke, Tim Lane, Pete Trujillo
 
We pause now so that each of you may lift up in this time of silence the names of those we have not shared, who have died this year.
 
Finally, Holy Comforter, we offer a minute of silence as we light this candle and remember the hundreds of thousands of Americans and the millions of people around the world who have died from Coronavirus this year, remember them O God.
Just as Christ ascended into heaven promising to be with us always, we know that those who have died remain with us as part of your eternal story of salvation, they are with us always in the power of the Spirit.
 
We remember that on the night before Jesus himself died he gathered his friends around a table to share a meal and took bread, gave thanks to you, broke the bread, and gave it to each saying, “Take and eat, this is God’s grace, my own self, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”
 
When the supper was over, he took the cup, gave thanks to you, gave it to his disciples and said: “Drink from this, all of you; for this is the sign of the new covenant poured out for you and for all for the forgiveness of sins. Do this as often as you drink it in remembrance of me.”
 
And so in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ’s offering for us, as we proclaim the mystery of faith:
Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.
 
Pour out your Holy Spirit on all of us gathered in this unique way to share this blessed meal and on that vast communion of saints gathered with us in spirit, we ask that you make this food and drink that same grace and love that was given by Christ so that we may be redeemed. By this same spirit make us one with Christ, one with each other no matter where we are, and one in ministry to all the world until Christ comes in final victory and we all feast together.
 
Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit as part of your holy Church, all honor and glory is yours almighty Father, now and forever. Amen.
 
Because there is one God, we who are many, eating in different places are one body for we are all part of the same living God, the drink over which we give thanks is a sharing in covenant for all, as we eat and drink we do so receiving your gifts of grace and love. Amen.
 
Hymn of Communion UMH 614 For the Bread Which You Have Broken (vs.1 & 3)

1 For the bread which you have broken, for the wine which you have poured,
for the words which you have spoken, now we give you thanks, O Lord.
 
3 With our sainted ones in glory seated at the heavenly board,
may the church that’s waiting for you keep love’s tie unbroken, Lord.

And now having been fed by God’s love and grace spiritually and physically we come before you in thanksgiving and prayer praying as Jesus taught us:
 
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 127 Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah (vs. 1 & 2)

1. Guide me, O thou great Jehovah,
pilgrim through this barren land.
I am weak, but thou art mighty;
hold me with thy powerful hand.
Bread of heaven, bread of heaven,
feed me till I want no more;
feed me till I want no more.
 
2. Open now the crystal fountain,
whence the healing stream doth flow;
let the fire and cloudy pillar
lead me all my journey through.
Strong deliverer, strong deliverer,
be thou still my strength and shield;
be thou still my strength and shield.
 
Benediction
Go forth in peace. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, bless and keep you. Amen.
 
Postlude
How Firm a Foundation Joyce/Rostash
Rudy & Carole Rostash, clarinets
 
 
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Sunday, October 25

Welcome!

Worship at Home for Sunday, October 25

Welcome
Welcome to worship with Christ Church United Methodist in Tucson, Arizona.  I am pastor Beth, and there is so much more to Christ Church than our weekly worship services. If you are looking for a way to go deeper in your faith journey, whether you need a prayer this week, or a way to go deeper in faith we are here for you, find us online at CCUMTUCSON.org or check us out on Facebook! Now let us worship together.
 
Prelude
LINSTEAD (Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ) John A. Behnke
 
Call to Worship
We are a people called to wrestle with God as we wrestle with one another. We grapple for meaning, struggle to hold on to what we know, we miss Jesus standing before us, and see enemies instead of siblings. Yet, God holds on to us insisting that we learn peace where there is conflict and service where there is need. Let us be open to grace in all places, at all time, in all things. Amen.
 
Opening Hymn UMH 145 Morning Has Broken (vs.1 & 3)

1. Morning has broken like the first morning;
Blackbird has spoken like the first bird.
Praise for the singing! Praise for the morning!
Praise for them, springing fresh from the Word!
 
3. Mine is the sunlight! Mine is the morning
Born of the one light Eden saw play!
Praise with elation, praise every morning,
God’s recreation of the new day!
 
Prayers of the People
Let us pray in the name of our Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer, the Living God with whom we strive for all those who need our compassion and care, for all those who commit themselves to the poorest and for those who are afraid to be involved. Let us say:
Lord, let us serve you by serving one another.
 
For all who have lost their way in life we cry out to you to make the Church welcome them and give them you and your Good News to live for, we pray:
Lord, let us serve you by serving one another.

With all people driven from their homes, with the many victims of war and civil strife, with all strangers living in foreign lands, we cry out that people may be hospitable to them, and so we pray:
Lord, let us serve you by serving one another.
 
With all those who hunger for food, who thirst for justice, who crave for human dignity, we cry out that we may hear your voice in them, and so we pray:
Lord, let us serve you by serving one another.
 
With all those who care for the sick and suffering, recovering and dying, with doctors, nurses, pharmacists, midwives, we cry out that we may recognize you in those who need affectionate, loving care. And so we pray:
Lord, let us serve you by serving one another.
 
With all those who are imprisoned because of their convictions, with all those who are persecuted; those who are prisoners of their hatred, their greed or their failings, we ask you to free them, and so we pray:
Lord, let us serve you by serving one another.
 
The voices that cry out to us, the eyes that plead with us, may we recognize you in them, Lord, and love you in them. Be near to us, now and forever. Amen.
 
Hymn of Response to Prayer UMH 500 Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart (vs. 1)

Spirit of God, descend upon my heart;
wean it from earth; through all its pulses move;
stoop to my weakness, mighty as thou art,
and make me love thee as I ought to love.

 

 

 

 

Scripture Genesis 32:6-12 and 22-33:11
The messengers returned to Jacob, saying, “We came to your brother Esau, and he is coming to meet you, and four hundred men are with him.” Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed; and he divided the people that were with him, and the flocks and herds and camels, into two companies, thinking, “If Esau comes to the one company and destroys it, then the company that is left will escape.”
And Jacob said, “O God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac, O Lord who said to me, ‘Return to your country and to your kindred, and I will do you good,’ I am not worthy of the least of all the steadfast love and all the faithfulness that you have shown to your servant, for with only my staff I crossed this Jordan; and now I have become two companies. Deliver me, please, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau, for I am afraid of him; he may come and kill us all, the mothers with the children. Yet you have said, ‘I will surely do you good, and make your offspring as the sand of the sea, which cannot be counted because of their number.’” […]
 
The same night he got up and took his two wives, his two maids, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. He took them and sent them across the stream, and likewise everything that he had.
 
Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he struck him on the hip socket; and Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. Then he said, “Let me go, for the day is breaking.” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go, unless you bless me.” So he said to him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Jacob.” Then the man said, “You shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with humans, and have prevailed.” Then Jacob asked him, “Please tell me your name.” But he said, “Why is it that you ask my name?” And there he blessed him. So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, “For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life is preserved.” The sun rose upon him as he passed Penuel, limping because of his hip. Therefore to this day the Israelites do not eat the thigh muscle that is on the hip socket, because he struck Jacob on the hip socket at the thigh muscle.
 
Now Jacob looked up and saw Esau coming, and four hundred men with him. So he divided the children among Leah and Rachel and the two maids. He put the maids with their children in front, then Leah with her children, and Rachel and Joseph last of all. He himself went on ahead of them, bowing himself to the ground seven times, until he came near his brother. But Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept.
 
When Esau looked up and saw the women and children, he said, “Who are these with you?” Jacob said, “The children whom God has graciously given your servant.” Then the maids drew near, they and their children, and bowed down; Leah likewise and her children drew near and bowed down; and finally Joseph and Rachel drew near, and they bowed down. Esau said, “What do you mean by all this company that I met?” Jacob answered, “To find favor with my lord.” But Esau said, “I have enough, my brother; keep what you have for yourself.” Jacob said, “No, please; if I find favor with you, then accept my present from my hand; for truly to see your face is like seeing the face of God—since you have received me with such favor. Please accept my gift that is brought to you, because God has dealt graciously with me, and because I have everything I want.” So he urged him, and he took it.
 
Scripture Matthew 25:31-40
“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left. Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?’ And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’
 
Hymn of Preparation UMH 432 Jesu, Jesu (vs.1 & 3)
Refrain: Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love, show us how to serve
the neighbors we have from you.
 
1 Kneels at the feet of his friends, silently washes their feet,
Master who acts as a slave to them. (Refrain)
 
3 These are the ones we should serve, these are the ones we should love;
all these are neighbors to us and you. (Refrain)
 
Message “Conflicting Peace”
 
 
Pastor Beth
 
Invitation to Offering
Throughout the month of October, we want to share with you the life changing ministries your gifts, service, and prayers make possible at Christ Church, your giving has made these ministries possible, Thank you! We give because God has given all we have to us, so that we might share our gifts, praise be to God. Amen.
 
Offertory
How Can I Keep From Singing Lowry/Yorgason
Jan Sturges, 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 Whatever You Do (vs. 1 & 5)
1. “Whatever you do to the least ones of these,
I tell you in truth that you do unto me!”
Lord Jesus, you taught us! May we learn anew
That when we serve others, we also serve you.
 
5. “Lord, when did we see you?” Your teaching is clear
That when we serve others, we’re serving you here.
And when your church heeds you and helps those in pain,
Then out of the chaos, hope rises again.
 
Benediction
God of our striving, in our wrestling, in our waiting, in our working, and in our wondering you hold on to us refusing to let go, let us meet you this week in the unexpected stranger, in the brother who seeks peace, and in all people we share this journey with. Amen
 
Postlude
Toccata in D Minor J.S. Bach
 
 
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Sunday, October 18

 
Welcome!
 

Worship at Home for Sunday, October 18

Welcome
Welcome to worship with Christ Church United Methodist in Tucson, Arizona.  I am pastor Beth, and there is so much more to Christ Church than our weekly worship services. If you are looking for a way to go deeper in your faith journey, whether you need a prayer this week, or a way to go deeper in faith we are here for you, find us online at CCUMTUCSON.org or check us out on Facebook! Now let us worship together.
 
Prelude
Offertoire Theordore Dubois
 
Call to Worship
God who finds us dwelling in our habits, in our past, in things done or not done living on as regrets or wishes, open our hearts to your startling whispers of newness and beginnings. Christ who calls us at our workplaces, at our homes, where we learn, where we gather, where we wait, where we do, open our ears to hear the unknown truths you are speaking. Spirit in whom we live and move and have our being whether we know it or not, awaken our lives so that we might know we live in you.
 
Opening Hymn UMH 100 God, Whose Love Is Reigning o’er Us (vs. 1 & 3)

1. God, whose love is reigning o’er us, source of all the ending true;
Hear the universal chorus raised in joyful praise to you:
Alleluia, Alleluia, worship ancient, worship new.
 
3. Holy God of ancient glory, choosing man and woman too;
Abram’s faith and Sarah’s story formed a people bound to you.
Alleluia, Alleluia, risen Christ, our Savior he!
 
Prayers of the People
Today’s prayers of the people will be different than in weeks past. Today we will use one minute of silence to allow you to have quiet conversation with God. Lift up the thoughts on your heart and mind, listen to what God has to say. Our time in prayer together will be opened and closed by the ringing of a bell.
 
Hymn of Response to Prayer UMH 328 Surely the Presence of the Lord

Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place;
I can feel his mighty power and his grace.
I can hear the brush of angels’ wings,
I see glory on each face;
Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place.

Scripture Genesis 18:9-16
They said to him, “Where is your wife Sarah?” And he said, “There, in the tent.” Then one said, “I will surely return to you in due season, and your wife Sarah shall have a son.” And Sarah was listening at the tent entrance behind him. Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in age; it had ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. So Sarah laughed to herself, saying, “After I have grown old, and my husband is old, shall I have pleasure?” The Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, and say, ‘Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?’ Is anything too wonderful for the Lord? At the set time I will return to you, in due season, and Sarah shall have a son.” But Sarah denied, saying, “I did not laugh”; for she was afraid. He said, “Oh yes, you did laugh.” Then the men set out from there, and they looked toward Sodom; and Abraham went with them to set them on their way.
 
Scripture Acts 17:19-34
So they took him and brought him to the Areopagus and asked him, “May we know what this new teaching is that you are presenting? It sounds rather strange to us, so we would like to know what it means.” Now all the Athenians and the foreigners living there would spend their time in nothing but telling or hearing something new.
 
Then Paul stood in front of the Areopagus and said, “Athenians, I see how extremely religious you are in every way. For as I went through the city and looked carefully at the objects of your worship, I found among them an altar with the inscription, ‘To an unknown god.’ What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you. The God who made the world and everything in it, he who is Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in shrines made by human hands, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mortals life and breath and all things. From one ancestor he made all nations to inhabit the whole earth, and he allotted the times of their existence and the boundaries of the places where they would live, so that they would search for God and perhaps grope for him and find him—though indeed he is not far from each one of us. For ‘In him we live and move and have our being’; as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we too are his offspring.’ Since we are God’s offspring, we ought not to think that the deity is like gold, or silver, or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of mortals. While God has overlooked the times of human ignorance, now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will have the world judged in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed, and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”
 
When they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some scoffed; but others said, “We will hear you again about this.” At that point Paul left them. But some of them joined him and became believers, including Dionysius the Areopagite and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.
 
Hymn of Preparation UMH 87 What Gift Can We Bring (vs. 1 & 2)

1 What gift can we bring, what present, what token?
What words can convey it, the joy of this day?
When grateful we come, remembering, rejoicing,
what song can we offer in honor and praise?
 
2 Give thanks for the past, for those who had vision,
who planted and watered so dreams could come true.
Give thanks for the now, for study, for worship,
for mission that bids us turn prayer into deed.

Message “To an unknown…”
 
 
Rev. Beth Rambikur
 
Invitation to Offering
Throughout the month of October, we want to share with you the life changing ministries your gifts, service, and prayers make possible at Christ Church, your giving has made these ministries possible, Thank you! We give because God has given all we have to us, so that we might share our gifts, praise be to God. Amen.
 
Offertory
Give It All to Jesus Bob Benson & Phil Johnson
Tom Messmore, 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 368 My Hope Is Built (vs. 1 & 2)

1. My hope is built on nothing less
than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
but wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
 
Refrain: On Christ the solid rock I stand,
all other ground is sinking sand;
all other ground is sinking sand.
 
2. When darkness veils his lovely face,
I rest on his unchanging grace.
In every high and stormy gale,
my anchor holds within the veil. (Refrain)
 
Benediction
God whispers the impossible and we laugh, God lives in the unknown and we scoff, God calls us, promises us, loves us, forgives us, and needs us anyway. Let us be open to the unknown possibilities of God as we live our lives this week. Amen.
 
Postlude
Toccata in Seven John Rutter
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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