Sunday, June 5

Welcome and Announcements
Trinity Chimes
 
Prelude                                                  “Shepherd Psalm Medley”                                        arr. Wyrtzen
Janet Tolman, organ
 
Call to Worship

One: In a world divided,
All: Holy Spirit, make us one.
One: In a world where everyone seems like a stranger,
All: Holy Spirit, make us family.
One: When we feel lost,
All: Holy Spirit, bring us home. Come Holy Spirit, renew us as you fill this place. Amen.
 
Opening Hymn                        “O Spirit of the Living God” (vs. 1, 2 & 3)UMH #539            FOREST GREEN
 
1. O Spirit of the living God, thou light and fire divine,
descend upon thy church once more, and make it truly thine.
Fill it with love and joy and power, with righteousness and peace;
till Christ shall dwell in human hearts, and sin and sorrow cease.
 
2. Blow, wind of God! With wisdom blow until our minds are free
from mists of error, clouds of doubt, which blind our eyes to thee.
Burn, winged fire! Inspire our lips with flaming love and zeal,
to preach to all thy great good news, God’s glorious commonweal.
 
3. Teach us to utter living words of truth which all may hear,
the language all may understand when love speaks loud and clear;
till every age and race and clime shall blend their creeds in one,
and earth shall form one family by whom thy will is done.
 
Children’s Moment
 
Scripture
Acts 2:1-21; John 14:8-17 NRSV
 
Music of Preparation                                    “How Beautiful”                                            arr. Tom Fettke
The Chancel Choir
 
Sermon
Renew!
Rev. Beth Rambikur
 
Musical Response                                          “Holy Ground”                                            arr. Mark Hayes
Janet Tolman, piano
 
Communion
 
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.

It is right, and a good and joyful thing,
always and everywhere to give thanks to you,
Almighty God, creator of heaven and earth.
In the beginning your Spirit moved over the face of the waters.
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. Your Spirit anoints us to speak your Word.
And so, with your people on earth and all the company of heaven
we praise your name and join their unending hymn:
 
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 preach good news to the poor,
to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
and to announce that the time had come when you would save your people.
He healed the sick, fed the hungry, and ate with sinners.
By the baptism of his suffering, death, and resurrection,
you gave birth to your Church, delivered us from slavery to sin and death,
and made with us a new covenant by water and the Spirit, baptizing us with the Holy Spirit and with fire, as on the Day of Pentecost to be a sign of renewal to all the world.
 
On the night in which he gave himself up for us, he took bread,
gave thanks to you, broke the bread, gave it to his disciples, and said:
 
“Take, eat; this is my body 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; this is my blood of the new covenant,
poured out for you and for many 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 us gathered here,
and on these gifts of food and drink.
Make them be for us the body and blood of Christ,
that we may be for the world the body of Christ,
redeemed by his blood and empowered by the gifts of the Spirit.
By your Spirit make us one with Christ,
one with each other, and one in ministry to all the world,
showing forth the fruit of the Spirit until Christ comes in final victory,
and we feast at his heavenly banquet.
 
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.
 
Communion Hymn                           “Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart”
UMH #500 (vs. 1 & 5)                                                                                                               MORECAMBE

(Please eat and drink in remembrance now)
 
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.
 
5. Teach me to love thee as thine angels love,
one holy passion filling all my frame;
the kindling of the heaven-descended Dove,
my heart an altar, and thy love the flame.
 
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                              “Father, We Have Heard You Calling”
TFWS #3150 (vs. 1, 3 & 4)                                                                                                             HYFRYDOL
 
1. Father, we have heard you calling to your church in every age;
for a sign of true devotion for a sacrifice of praise.
In this place where you have brought us, may we always seek to be
one in love and one in worship – children of eternity.
 
3. Holy Spirit, fire of heaven, fall upon us here today.
Bring release, bring tears, bring passion, then transform your church, we pray.
As you pour your grace upon us, may we always thirst to be
one in love and one in worship – children of eternity.
 
4. Praise we bring to God the Father, praise we bring to God the Son,
praise to God the Holy Spirit, praise to you, the three in one.
Trinity of love inspire us, may we always strive to be
one in love and one in worship – children of eternity.
 
Benediction
Rev. Beth Rambikur
 
Postlude                                                       “Trumpet Tune”                                           Frederick Swann
Janet Tolman, organ
 
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“O Spirit of the Living God”
Words: Henry H. Tweedy, 1935 Arranger: Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1906
“Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart”
Words: George Croly, 1867 Composer: Frederick C. Atkinson, 1870
“Father We Have Heard You Calling”
Words: Gareth Hill, n.d. Composer: Rowland H. Prichard, n.d.


Sunday, May 29

Welcome and Announcements

 
Trinity Chimes
 
Prelude                                                                  “Allegro”                                                   Handel/Hand
Janet Tolman, organ
 
Call to Worship – based on Habakkuk 3:17-19
 
One: The prophet cries out “though the fig tree does not blossom,
and no fruit is on its vines;

All: though the produce of the olive fails, and the fields yield no
food;

One: though the flock is cut off from the fold, and there is no herd
in the stalls,

All: Yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will exult in the God of my
salvation. God, the Lord is my strength.”

One: Even in the face of the evils of this world, we will act and be
different

All: because we are a people grounded in the work of God, a
work that begins with our prayers and ends with world-
changing love. Amen.
 
Opening Hymn UMH #92                “For the Beauty of the Earth” (vs. 1, 2, 4 & 6)                               DIX
 
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.
 
2. For the beauty of each hour of the day and of the night,
hill and vale, and tree and flower, sun and moon, and stars of light;
 
(Refrain)
 
4. For the joy of human love, brother, sister, parent, child,
friends on earth and friends above, for all gentle thoughts and mild;
 
(Refrain)
 
6. For thyself, best Gift Divine, to the world so freely given,
for that great, great love of thine, peace on earth, and joy in heaven:
 
(Refrain)
 
Scripture
Revelation 22:12-21, John 17:13-25 NRSV
 
Music of Preparation                         How Lovely Are Thy Dwellings”                                        S. Liddle
John Neve, soloist
 
Sermon
Renew: A New Prayer
Rev. Beth Rambikur
 
Invitation to Respond
 
Musical Response UMH #348            “Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling” (1 & 4)           SPIRIT SONG
 
1. Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling, calling for you and for me;
see, on the portals he’s waiting and watching, watching for you and for me.
 
Refrain:
Come home, come home; you who are weary come home;
earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling, calling, O sinner, come home!
 
4. O for the wonderful love he has promised, promised for you and for me!
Though we have sinned, he has mercy and pardon, pardon for you and for me.
 
(Refrain)

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 UMH #557                “Blest Be the Tie That Binds” (all)                                          DENNIS
 
1. Blest be the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love;
the fellowship of kindred minds is like to that above.

2. Before our Father’s throne we pour our ardent prayers;
our fears, our hopes, our aims are one, our comforts and our cares.
 
3. We share each other’s woes, our mutual burdens bear;
and often for each other flows the sympathizing tear.
 
4. When we asunder part, it gives us inward pain;
but we shall still be joined in heart, and hope to meet again.
 
Benediction
 
Postlude                                                             “Rondeau”                                              Mouret/Gardner
Janet Tolman, organ
 
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“For the Beauty of the Earth”
Author: Folliot S. Pierpoint, 1864 Composer: Conrad Kocher, 1838
“Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling”
Author and Composer: Will L. Thompson, 1880
“Blest Be the Tie That Binds”
Author: John Fawcett, 1782 Composer: Johann G. Nägeli, n.d.


Sunday, May 22

Technical difficulties resulted in an abridged recording of the Service

Welcome and Announcements 

 
Trinity Chimes
 
Prelude                               “Earth and All Stars” and “This Is My Father’s World”
Janet Tolman, organ by John Leavitt
 
Call to Worshipbased on Psalm 67

One: May God be gracious to us and bless us and make God’s face
to shine upon us,

All: That God’s way may be known upon earth, God’s saving
power among all nations.

One: Let the nations be glad and sing.

All: Let the peoples praise You, O God; let all the peoples
praise You.

One: May God continue to bless us;

All: Let all the ends of the earth revere God.
 
Opening Hymn UMH #189                         “Fairest Lord Jesus” (all verses)                        ST. ELIZABETH
     1. Fairest Lord Jesus, ruler of all nature,
     O thou of God and man the Son, thee will I cherish,
     thee will I honor, thou, my soul’s glory, joy, and crown.
 
     2. Fair are the meadows, fairer still the woodlands,
     robed in the blooming garb of spring:
     Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer, who makes the woeful heart to sing.
 
     3. Fair is the sunshine, fairer still the moonlight,
     and all the twinkling starry host: Jesus shines brighter,
     Jesus shines purer than all the angels heaven can boast.
 
     4. Beautiful Savior! Lord of all the nations! Son of God and Son of Man!
     Glory and honor, praise, adoration, now and forevermore be thine.
 
Scripture
Revelation 21:10, 21:22-22:5; John 14:23-29 NRSV
 
Music of Preparation                                 “Amazing Grace”                                          Bruce Stevenson
Lichi Acosta, cello; The Chancel Choir
 
Sermon                                                      Renew: A New Spirit                                 Rev. Beth Rambikur
 
Invitation to Respond
 
Musical Response UMH #347                          “Spirit Song”                                                   SPIRIT SONG
 
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 UMH #428            “For the Healing of the Nations” (1, 2 & 4)                   CWM RHONDDA
 
     1. For the healing of the nations, Lord, we pray with one accord;
     for a just and equal sharing of the things that earth affords;
     To a life of love in action help us rise and pledge our word,
     help us rise and pledge our word.
 
     2. Lead us forward into freedom; from despair your world release,
     that, redeemed from war and hatred, all may come and go in peace.
     Show us how through care and goodness fear will die and hope increase,
     fear will die and hope increase.
 
     4. You, Creator God, have written your great name on humankind;
     for our growing in your likeness bring the life of Christ to mind,
     that by our response and service earth its destiny may find,
     earth its destiny may find.
 
Benediction
 
Postlude                                                   “Festive Processional”                                            David Lasky
Janet Tolman, organ
 
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“Fairest Lord Jesus”
Translator: Joseph August Seiss, 1873 Arranger: Richard Storrs Willis, 1850
“Spirit Song”
Words and Music: John Wimber, 1979
“For the Healing of the Nations”
Words: Fred Kaan, 1965 Music: John Hughes, 1907