Sunday, August 15

Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost
OL= Online service only, IP= In Person service only
*Please stand as you are comfortable

Welcome (OL)
 
Trinity Chimes
 
Prelude                                           “Give Me Jesus”                                Richard Billingham
                                              David Gay, guest organist
 
Greeting and Announcements (IP)
 
*Call to Worship
 
     One: In the beginning was the Word
     
     All: The Word was with God, and the Word was God
 
     One: All things came into being through the Word of God
 
     All: So what shall we bring into being with God as doers of the Word?
 
*Opening Hymn UMH #60       “I’ll Praise My Maker While I’ve Breath” (vs. 1 & 3)         Old
 
     1. I’ll praise my Maker while I’ve breath;
     and when my voice is lost in death,
     praise shall employ my nobler powers.
     My days of praise shall ne’er be past,
     while life, and thought, and being last,
     or immortality endures.
 
     3. The Lord pours eyesight on the blind;
     the Lord supports the fainting mind
     and sends the laboring conscience peace.
     God helps the stranger in distress,
     the widow and the fatherless,
     and grants the prisoner sweet release.
 
Words: Isaac Watts, 1719; alt. by John Wesley, 1737; alt. 1989. Music: Attr. to Matthäus Greiter, 1525; harm. by V. Earle Copes, 1963
 
Scripture
James 1:19-27 NRSV
 
     One: The word of God for the People of God
     All: Thanks be to God!
 
Hymn of Preparation (OL) UMH #399    “Take My Life and Let it Be” (vs. 1 & 3)     Messiah
 
     1. Take my life, and let it be consecrated, Lord, to thee.
     Take my moments and my days; let them flow in ceaseless praise.
     Take my hands, and let them move at the impulse of thy love.
     Take my feet, and let them be swift and beautiful for thee.
 
     4. Take my will, and make it thine; it shall be no longer mine.
     Take my heart, it is thine own; it shall be thy royal throne.
     Take my love, my Lord, I pour at thy feet its treasure-store.
     Take myself, and I will be ever, only, all for thee.
 
Words: Frances R. Havergal, 1873 (Rom. 12:1). Music: Louis J. F. Herold, 1839; arr. by George Kingsley, 1839
 
Musical Offering (IP)
 
Message                             Saving Faith: Doers of the Word                             Pastor Beth
 
 
Invitation to Offering (OL)
 
Living Word, spoken and known through action, teach our hearts to love what you love, our lives to seek what you seek, for your ways are not the ways of the world, but ways that transform the world. Just as you have called us to be set apart for the holy work of participating in your grace and forgiveness, we set apart our gifts and offerings for your work of Holy Transformation. Amen.
 
Offertory (OL)                                            “Fear Not”                                           Leon Patillo
                                                              Tom Messmore

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 #398             “Jesus Calls Us” (vs. 1 & 5)                                  Galilee
 
     1. Jesus calls us o’er the tumult of our life’s wild, restless sea;
     day by day his sweet voice soundeth, saying, “Christian, follow me!”
 
     5. Jesus calls us! By thy mercies, Savior, may we hear thy call,
     give our hearts to thine obedience, serve and love thee best of all.
 
Words: Cecil Frances Alexander, 1852 (Mt. 4:18-22). Music: William H. Jude, 1874
 
Benediction
 
     May the Word thrive in us so that the Gospel is known through our being
     and the world might be changed by God’s grace and redemption at work in each       of us, amen.
 
Postlude                               “Our Father Who Art in Heaven”                                 J.S. Bach
                                                  David Gay, guest organist


Sunday, August 8

Online Worship for Sunday, August 8, 2021

Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost                                                    

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

*Please stand as you are comfortable

 

Welcome (OL)

 

Trinity Chimes

 

Prelude                                      “For the Beauty of the Earth”                  Diane Bish            

 

Greeting and Announcements (IP)

 

*Call to Worship

One: Friends we are called to have endurance shaped by faith.

All: A faith that is complete and mature, single minded in its commitments.

One: But often we are like waves in the sea, driven and tossed by the winds of the day.

All: We perish in busyness, accomplishing temporary ends, achieving impermanent goals.

One: Let us be forged by joy, grounded in grace,

All: Surrounded by Love, and abounding in faith lived fully. Amen.

 

*Opening Hymn UMH #92      “For the Beauty of the Earth” (vs. 1 & 6)                                      

Refrain:

Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.

 

  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)

 

  1. 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)

 

Words and music in the public domain.

 

Scripture                                                                                                                                 James 1:1-18 NRSV

 

One: The word of God for the People of God

All:  Thanks be to God!
 

Hymn of Preparation (OL) UMH #402   “Lord, I Want to Be a Christian” (vs. 1 & 4) 

  1. Lord, I want to be a Christian in my heart, in my heart;

Lord, I want to be a Christian in my heart.

In my heart, in my heart, Lord, I want to be a Christian in my heart.

 

  1. Lord, I want to be like Jesus in my heart, in my heart;

Lord, I want to be like Jesus in my heart.

In my heart, in my heart, Lord, I want to be like Jesus in my heart.

 

Words and music are an Afro-American spiritual. Adapted and arranged by William Farley Smith 1986. Reprinted with permission under CCLI, License #12393. All rights reserved.
 

Musical Offering (IP)

 

Message                                   Saving Faith: First Fruits of Faith                       Pastor Beth
 

 

Invitation to Offering (OL)

 

Generous God, source of all reality, you call us to live lives shaped by the gifts you have given us.  Gifts that allow us to support one another in community, gifts that allow us to care for our world and one another in ways that reflect you.  Let our giving today reflect our true purpose in this world as the first fruits of your love and grace.  Amen.

 

Offertory (OL)                   “Great Is The Lord”          Michael W. Smith & Deborah D, Smith

                                             Paula Jameson

 

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 #374           “Standing on the Promises” (vs. 1 & 2)              Kelso

      Refrain:

Standing, standing,

standing on the promises of God my Savior;

standing, standing,

I’m standing on the promises of God.

 

  1. Standing on the promises of Christ my King,

through eternal ages let his praises ring;

glory in the highest, I will shout and sing,

standing on the promises of God. (Refrain)

 

  1. Standing on the promises that cannot fail,

when the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,

by the living Word of God I shall prevail,

standing on the promises of God. (Refrain)

 

Words and music in the public domain.

 

Benediction

God has given us every good and generous gift, so let us be doers of the Word, our faith lived, the Gospel made known by the way we love and forgive one another, so that all people, in all places, at all times, may know God.  Amen.

 

Postlude                                          “Joyful, Joyful”                                               Diane Bish



Sunday, August 1

Online Worship for Sunday, August 1, 2021

Tenth Sunday After Pentecost                                                         

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

*Please stand as you are comfortable

 

Welcome (OL)

 

Trinity Chimes

 

Prelude                                      “Great Is Our God”                                                                                                                           Dale Wood            

 

Greeting and Announcements (IP)

 

*Opening Prayer

 

One: This is our home, we are God’s people!

All: Make us whole, strengthen our weakness. 

One: Take us from where we are, to where you want us to be.

All: A people of grace gathered around your feast of love. Amen.   

 

*Opening Hymn UMH #568            Christ for the World We Sing (vs. 1 & 3)

 

  1. Christ for the world we sing, the world to Christ we bring,

with loving zeal; the poor, and them that mourn,

the faint and overborne, sin-sick and sorrow-worn, whom Christ doth heal.

 

  1. Christ for the world we sing, the world to Christ we bring,

with one accord; with us the work to share,

with us reproach to dare, with us the cross to bear, for Christ our Lord.

 

Words and music in the public domain.

 

Scripture                                                                                                                              Luke 22:14-27 NRSV

 

One: The word of God for the People of God

All:  Thanks be to God!
 
 

Hymn of Preparation (OL) UMH #432                          “Jesu, Jesu” (vs. 1 & 4)

 

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)

 

  1. Loving puts us on our knees,

serving as though we are slaves,

this is the way we should live with you. (Refrain)

 

Words and music by Tom Colvin © 1969 Hope Publishing Co. Harm. by Charles H. Webb Young © 1988 Hope Publishing Co.

Reprinted with permission under CCLI, License #12393. All rights reserved.

 

Musical Offering (IP)

 

Message                 Everyday Heroes: Meeting Ourselves at the Table            Pastor Beth
 
 

Invitation to Offering (OL)

 

Almighty Giver of All Good Gifts: Grow in us the wisdom to know that all we have to give is in our hands because you have given to us first. Remind us that you have called us to be your people, heroic in our patience, forgiveness, and love. May the gifts we share reflect our gratitude for your many blessings. We pray this in the holy name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Amen.

 

 

Offertory (OL)                                   “Etude Mignonne”                                                                                                                        Edward Schuett

 

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 #581     Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service (vs. 1 & 4)

                                                                                         

  1. Lord, whose love through humble service bore the weight of human need,

Who upon the cross, forsaken, offered mercy’s perfect deed:

We, your servants, bring the worship not of voice alone, but heart,

Consecrating to your purpose every gift that you impart.

 

  1. Called by worship to your service, forth in your dear name we go

To the child, the youth, the aged, love in living deeds to show;

Hope and health, good will and comfort, counsel, aid, and peace we give,

That your servants, Lord, in freedom may your mercy know, and live.

 

Music in public domain. Words by Albert F. Bayly © 1961 Oxford University Press. Reprinted with permission under CCLI, License #12393. All rights reserved.

 

Benediction

 

Postlude                                          “Toccata No. 2″                                                                                                                    (LEONI)  Joel Raney