Sunday, September 5

 

Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost                                                                       

*Please stand as you are comfortable

 

Greeting and Announcements

 

Trinity Chimes

 

Prelude                                                            “Air Gracieux”                                            Gordon Young

 

*Call to Worship

 

One: Word of Life, Holy God, source of all being and wisdom

All: We come together to offer words of praise, prayer, and thanksgiving!

One: We know our words have the power of creation and destruction.

All: Remind us always that we bear your divine image, and our words reflect your love and compassion.  Amen.

 

*Hymn of Praise UMH #157                   “Jesus Shall Reign” (vs. 1, 4 & 5)                              DUKE STREET

 

  1. Jesus shall reign where’er the sun does its successive journeys run;

      his kingdom spread from shore to shore, till moons shall wax and wane no more.

 

  1. Blessings abound where’er he reigns; all prisoners leap and loose their chains;

      the weary find eternal rest, and all who suffer want are blest.

 

  1. Let every creature rise and bring honors peculiar to our King;

      angels descend with songs again, and earth repeat the loud amen!

 

Words: Isaac Watts, 1719 (Ps. 72). Music: John Hatton, 1793.

 

                                                                            Scripture                                                                                                                                

James 3:1-12 NRSV

 

One: The word of God for the People of God

All:  Thanks be to God!
 

 

Music of Preparation                                  “In Remembrance of Me”                   The Sanctuary Choir

                                                                             Mary Kay Beall

 

Message                                      Faith Lived: And the Word Became…                                  Pastor Beth
 

 

 

Invitation to Offering

 

Loving God, with your words you create, with your words you save!  We also have the power of words, to pray and praise, to invite and bless.  Let our words to one another be words of encouragement, prayer, greetings, and guidance, let our words reflect your good gifts to us.  Let us offer our words as we offer our gifts and our lives in service of your saving grace.  Receive our gifts Living Word, Amen.

 

Musical Response                                        Sinamar Respicio, solo

 

Communion: The Great Thanksgiving

 

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…(Pastor shares words).. 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 love 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.

 

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 (Please eat and drink in remembrance now)

 

UMH #614                                      “For the Bread Which You Have Broken” (vs. 1)           FOR THE BREAD

 

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.

 

Words: Louis F. Benson, 1924 (Mt. 26:26-29; Mk. 14:22-25; Lk. 22:15-20). Music: V. Earle Copes, 1960. Music © 1960, renewed 1988 Hope Publishing Co.

 

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.  

 

*Sending Hymn UMH #463                       “Lord, Speak to Me” (vs. 1 & 5)                             CANONBURY

 

  1. Lord, speak to me, that I may speak in living echoes of thy tone;

      as thou hast sought, so let me seek thine erring children lost and lone.

 

  1. O use me, Lord, use even me, just as thou wilt, and when, and where,

      until thy blessed face I see, thy rest, thy joy, thy glory share.

 

Words: Frances R. Havergal, 1872 (Rom. 14:7). Music: Adapt. from Robert Schumann, 1839.

 

Benediction

 

May the Word of God thrive in us so that the Gospel is known through our speaking and the world might be transformed by God’s grace and redemption at work in all, amen.

 

Postlude                                      Toccata No. 10 ” (Austrian Hymn)                                       Joel Raney



Sunday, August 29

Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost                                                                            

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

*Please stand as you are comfortable
 

Welcome (OL)

 

Trinity Chimes

 

Prelude                                                  “When I Can Read My Title Clear”                             Brian Joyce

                                                            Carole and Rudy Rostash, clarinets

 

Greeting and Announcements (IP)

 

*Call to Worship

 

One: We practice a living faith:

All: Open our eyes, soften our hearts, quiet our minds to know your ways, O God!

One: Let our living match our calling as followers of Christ.

All: Let our acting and serving be inspired by God, empowered by the Holy Spirit, an imitation of the love of Christ for all, amen.

 

*Opening Hymn UMH #98                   “To God Be the Glory” (vs. 1 & 3)                              Fanny J. Crosby

 

  1. To God be the glory, great things he hath done! So loved he the world that he gave us his Son,

       who yielded his life an atonement for sin, and opened the life-gate that all may go in.

 

      Refrain:

      Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the earth hear his voice!

      Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the people rejoice!

      O come to the Father thru Jesus the Son, and give him the glory, great things he hath done!

 

  1. Great things he hath taught us, great things he hath done, and great our rejoicing thru Jesus the Son; but purer, and higher, and greater will be our wonder, our transport, when Jesus we see.

 

       (Refrain)

 

Words: Fanny J. Crosby, 1875. Music: William H. Doane, 1875.

 

Scripture                                                                                                                              

James 2:14-26 NRSV

 

One: The word of God for the People of God

All:  Thanks be to God!

 

Hymn of Preparation (OL) UMH #454        “Open My Eyes, That I May See”   (vs. 1 & 3)         Clara H. Scott

 

  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!

 

  1. 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!

 

Words: Clara H. Scott, 1895. Music: Clara H. Scott, 1895.

 

Musical Offering (IP)

 

Message                                               Saving Faith: Faith in Action                                        Pastor Beth

 

 

Invitation to Offering (OL)

 

Generous God, giver of every good gift, you call us to serve as your heart and hands to this world.  We are called to bring peace, offer provision, and provide hospitality to all we meet.  Give us the living faith we need to serve one another the way you call us, so that our gifts and offerings might truly bring comfort and hope to others in the name of Christ our Redeemer.  Amen.

 

Offertory (OL)                                    “Come Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy”                                  Brian Joyce

                                                            Carole and Rudy Rostash, clarinets

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 #664                “Sent Forth by God’s Blessings” (vs. 1 & 2)               THE ASH GROVE

 

  1. Sent forth by God’s blessing, our true faith confessing, the people of God from this dwelling take leave.The service is ended, O now be extended the fruits of our worship in all who believe. The seed of the teaching, receptive souls reaching, shall blossom in action for God and for all. God’s grace did invite us, and love shall unite us to work for God’s kingdom and answer the call.  

 

  1. With praise and thanksgiving to God ever living, the tasks of our everyday life we will face.

      Our faith ever sharing, in love ever caring, embracing God’s children of each tribe and race.                      With your grace you feed us, with your light now lead us; unite us as one in this life that we share.           Then may all the living with praise and thanksgiving give honor to Christ and that name which we           bear.

 

Words: Omer Westendorf, 1964. Music: Welsh folk tune; harm. by Leland Sateren, 1972.

Words © 1964 World Library Publications, Inc.; harm. © 1972 | Contemporary Worship 4: Hymns for Baptism and Holy Communion

 

Benediction

 

May the work of God thrive in us so that the Gospel is known through our actions and the world might be changed by God’s grace and redemption, amen.

 

Postlude                                                  “Salvation, O the Joyful Sound”                                   Brian Joyce

                                                              Carole and Rudy Rostash, clarinets



Sunday, August 22

Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost                                                                            

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

*Please stand as you are comfortable
 

Welcome (OL)

 

Trinity Chimes

 

Prelude                                                             “Crushed Violets”                                           Ken Kreuzer

                                                                       Christine Harper, flute

 

Greeting and Announcements (IP)

 

*Call to Worship

One: Welcome all to this celebration of hope!

All: Today we celebrate the victory of God over all despair, the triumph of faith over all fear.

One: Beloved, we are called to welcome all, to make room for each to this celebration.

All: Rich and poor, young and old, every ethnicity, every ability, every orientation, every identity, all are welcome by God!  Let us be a people of welcome to all, amen.

 

*Opening Hymn UMH #159                   “Lift High the Cross (vs. 1 & 2)                                       CRUCIFER

Refrain:

Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim

‘till all the world adore his sacred name.

 

  1. Come, Christians, follow this triumphant sign.

The hosts of God in unity combine.

 

(Refrain)

 

  1. Each newborn servant of the Crucified bears

on the brow the seal of him who died.

 

(Refrain)

Words: George William Kitchin and Michael Robert Newbolt, 1916; alt. Music: Sydney Hugo Nicholson, 1916
 

Scripture                                                                                                                       

James 2:1-13 NRSV
 

     One: The word of God for the People of God

     All:  Thanks be to God!
 

Hymn of Preparation (OL) UMH #381        “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us” (vs. 1 & 3)         BRADBURY

 

  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.

 

  1. Thou hast promised to receive us, poor and sinful though we be;

       thou hast mercy to relieve us, grace to cleanse and power to free.

       Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus! We will early turn to thee.

       Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus! We will early turn to thee.

Words: Attr. To Dorothy A. Thrupp, 1836 (Jn. 10:1-29). Music: William B. Bradbury, 1859

 

Musical Offering (IP)

 

Message                                                 Saving Faith: Faithful Love                                       Pastor Beth

Invitation to Offering (OL)

 

Welcoming God, you show no partiality in your blessing and love.  Teach us to be a people who reflect your perfect love, greeting each the same, meeting all with love and hope, offering every person the same grace you give to us.  Let our gifts and offerings be used to reach and welcome all to your celebration of hope in Jesus Christ.  Amen.

 

Offertory (OL)                                       “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho”                        Ricky Lombardi

                                                                       Christine Harper, flute

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 #3128                       “Whatever You Do” (vs. 1 & 5)                            CRADLE SONG

 

  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.

 

  1. “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.

Words: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette, copyrighted 2008. Music: William J. Kirkpatrick; arr. by David Willcocks copyrighted 1960.

 

Benediction

 

May the Love of God thrive in us so that the Gospel is known through our welcoming and the world might be changed by God’s grace and redemption at work in all, amen.

 

Postlude                                                        “Rejouissance”                            George Philipp Telemann

Christine Harper, flute