Sunday, March 14

Welcome!

Worship at Home for Sunday, March 14, 2021

Fourth Sunday in Lent

OL= Online service only, DI=Drive in service only
 
Welcome (OL)
Welcome to worship with Christ Church United Methodist in Tucson. I am pastor Beth and I am so glad you have joined us today for worship! This is the Fourth Sunday of Lent as we continue our journey to recovery and wholeness. If you are looking for a totally different way of worshiping with Christ Church, please join us for our drive-in worship services in the CCUM parking lot at 10:00am. These are contactless services which are open to any, simply drive in and tune your car radio or your portable radio device to 105.5FM, hope to see you there! And now let us worship together.

Prelude
“It is Well With My Soul” arr. Cathy Moklebust
Kyle Hood, Handbells
 
Greeting and Announcements (DI)

Call to Worship
One: We are a people of mixed expectations
All: We expect stones, and you give us bread,
One: We knock, and you open the door!
All: We look around expecting snakes, and you give us fish.
One: We expect the narrow gate to exclude
All: when in fact it opens your kingdom to all!
One: Help us to let go of our judgements, our measurements,
All: Help us learn to expect your kingdom, your forgiveness, your grace in all things. Amen.

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

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]
 
2 Each newborn servant of the Crucified
bears on the brow the seal of him who died. [Refrain]
 
Words by Michael Robert Newbolt; George William Kitchin (alt.) © 1974 Hope Publishing Co.
Music by Sydney Hugo Nicholson © 1974 Hope Publishing Co.
Reprinted with permission under CCLI License #12393. All rights reserved.
 
Prayers of the People (OL)

Scripture Matthew 7:1-14
 
Hymn of Preparation UMH #175 Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee (vs. 1 & 2)
 
1. Jesus, the very thought of thee with sweetness fills the breast;
but sweeter far thy face to see, and in thy presence rest.

2. O hope of every contrite heart, O joy of all the meek,
to those who fall, how kind thou art! How good to those who seek!
 
Words and music in the public domain
 
Message: Holes and Wholeness: External Life
 
 
Pastor Beth

Prayers of the People (DI)
 
Invitation to Offering (OL)
God who gives your precious, fulling, sustaining love to all the world, help us to model our own generosity after your example. For you do not withhold, you give, you do not shut out, you open up. Let us live lives that model this generosity. Amen.
 
Offertory (OL)
“Adagio” J.S. Bach
Janet Tolman, Organ
 
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 #534 Be Still, My Soul (vs. 1 & 2)

1 Be still, my soul: the Lord is on your side.
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;
leave to your God to order and provide;
in every change God faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul: your best, your heavenly friend
through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.
 
2 Be still, my soul: your God will undertake
to guide the future, as in ages past.
Your hope, your confidence let nothing shake;
all now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul: the waves and winds still know
the Christ who ruled them while he dwelt below.
 
Words and melody in the public domain
Arr. © 1933, renewed 1961 Presbyterian Board of Christian Education
Reprinted and streamed with permission under ONE LICENSE, License #A-738133. All rights reserved
 
Benediction
God our lives are an imperfect offering, revealing the cracks in everything where your light gets in! Bless our broken places as we are part of your hidden wholeness, your work to recover all things through redemption and life in Christ. Amen.
(Parts adapted from the lyrics of Anthem by Leonard Cohen)
 
Postlude
“Fugue in G Minor, BWV 578” J.S. Bach
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Sunday, March 7

Welcome!

Worship at Home for Sunday, March 7, 2021

Third Sunday in Lent

OL= Online service only, DI=Drive in service only
 
Welcome (OL)
Welcome to worship with Christ Church United Methodist in Tucson. I am pastor Beth and I am so glad you have joined us today for worship! This is the Third Sunday of Lent we are continuing our journey to recovery and wholeness with a celebration of communion, please take a moment to find something to eat and drink as we prepare to receive God’s gift of grace for all revealed to us by Jesus Christ. Also, if you are looking for a totally different way of worshiping with Christ Church, please join us for our drive-in worship services starting this Sunday March 7th in the CCUM parking lot at 10:00am. These are contactless services which are open to any, simply drive in and tune your car radio or your portable radio device to 105.5FM, hope to see you there! And now let us worship together.

Prelude
“Sheep May Safely Graze” Bach/Biggs
Kathy Ferguson, piano; Janet Tolman, piano
 
Greeting and Announcements (DI)

Call to Worship
One: We sing the praise of God from age to age:
All: Holy, Holy, Holy God of grace and love, in all things we see Your glory!
One: Just as the world around us reveals the wonder of who you are
All: Jesus calls our internal lives to reveal the reality of whose we are.
One: So that we too might be
All: holey, wholly, holy.

Opening 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 everything;
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 Lords
 
Words and music by Audrey Mieier © 1959, renewed 1987 Manna Music, Inc.
Reprinted with permission under CCLI License #12393. All rights reserved.

Scripture Matthew 6:16-24 (NRSV)
 
Hymn of Preparation TFWS #2202 Come Away with Me (vs. 1, 2, 5)

1. Come away with me to a quiet place,
apart from the world with its frantic pace,
to pray, reflect, and seek God’s grace.
Come away with me. Come away.
 
2. Come and pray with me on a gentle sea,
on top of a hill in the Galilee,
in gardens like Gethsemane.
Come away with me. Come away.
 
5. Come away with me to a quiet place,
to God’s loving arms waiting to embrace
all those who come in hope of grace.
Come away with me. Come away.
 
Words by Mary Nelson Keithahn © 1998 Abingdon Press (admin. By The Copyright Co., Nashville, TN)
Music by John D. Horman © 1998 Abingdon Press (admin. By The Copyright Co., Nashville, TN)
Reprinted with permission under CCLI License #12393. All rights reserved.
 
Message Wholeness and Holiness: Internal Life
 
 
Pastor Beth
 
Prayers of the People (DI)
 
Invitation to Offering (OL)
God who knows us better than we know ourselves. You call us to be perfect in our love, you call us to be true to our intentions, you call us to be real about our values, you call us to be wholehearted in our pursuit of your Kingdom. So often we are a people who hedge our bets, keeping one foot in the door, one eye on the crowd. Turn us fully toward you in all we do through our giving and our living, so that we might thrive as fully as Christ calls us. Amen.
 
Offertory (OL)
“He’s Always Been Faithful” arr. Tom Fettke
Paula Jameson, solo
 
Communion (OL)
Pastor: The Lord be with you.
All: 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, Father Almighty (almighty God), creator of heaven and earth. You brought all things into being and called them good. From the dust of the earth you formed us into your image and breathed into us the breath of life. When we turned away, and our love failed, your love remained steadfast. When rain fell upon the earth for forty days and forty nights, you bore up the ark on the waters, saved Noah and his family, and made covenant with every living creature on earth. When you led your people to Mount Sinai for forty days and forty nights, you gave us your commandments and made us your covenant people. When your people forsook your covenant, your prophet Elijah fasted for forty days and forty nights; and on your holy mountain, he heard your still small voice.
 
And so we, your people on this 40 day Lenten Journey, join the unending hymn with your people on earth and all the company of heaven saying:
 
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. When you gave him to save us from our sin, your Spirit led him into the wilderness, where he fasted forty days and forty nights to prepare for his ministry. When he suffered and died on a cross for our sin, you raised him to life, presented him alive to the apostles during forty days, and exalted him at your right hand. 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.
 
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 a symbol of the body and blood of Christ, that we may be for the world the body of Christ, redeemed by his grace. By your Spirit make us one with Christ, one with each other, and one in ministry to all the world, 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 God, now and forever. Amen.
 
Communion Hymn (OL) UMH #357 Just as I Am, Without One Plea (vs. 1 & 5)
 
1. Just as I am, without one plea, but that thy blood was shed for me,
and that thou bidst me come to thee, O Lamb of God, I come, I come.
 
5. Just as I am, thou wilt receive, wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;
because thy promise I believe, O Lamb of God, I come, I come.
 
Words and music in the public domain
 
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 #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.
 
4. 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 in the public domain
Adapter and arranger: William Farley Smith © 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House
Reprinted with permission under CCLI License #12393. All rights reserved.

Benediction
God our lives are an imperfect offering, revealing the cracks in everything where your light gets in! Bless our broken places for we are part of your hidden wholeness, as you recover all things through redemption and life. Amen.
(Parts adapted from the lyrics of Anthem by Leonard Cohen)
 
Postlude
“Majesty” arr. Fred Bock
Kathy Ferguson, piano; Janet Tolman, piano
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Sunday, February 28

Welcome!

Worship at Home for Sunday, February 28, 2021

Second Sunday in Lent

Welcome
Welcome to worship with Christ Church United Methodist in Tucson. I am pastor Beth and I am so glad you have joined us today for worship! This is the Second Sunday of Lent and we are continuing our journey to recover our wholeness as we walk with Jesus toward the cross and tomb, death and resurrection. If you are new to Christ Church, I hope you will take a moment to visit our website at ccumtucson.org to learn about everything we are doing. And now let us worship together.

Prelude
“Come, Thou Fount” arr. Amy Tate Williams
Grant Lange, trumpet

Call to Worship
Commanding God, just as you brough order out of chaos, you give us commands meant for ordering our lives. Let us hear your words afresh, let our hearts be open to the deeper teaching of perfection through love that your Son Jesus Christ calls all disciples to follow. Amen.

Opening Hymn UMH #187 Rise, Shine, You People (vs. 1 & 2)
 
1. Rise, shine, you people! Christ the Lord has entered
Our human story; God in him is centered.
Christ comes to us, by death and sin surrounded,
with grace unbounded.
 
2. See how he sends the powers of evil reeling,
And brings us freedom, light and life and healing.
All men and women, who by guilt are driven,
Now are forgiven.
 
Words by Ronald A Klug ©1974 Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Music by Dale Wood ©1974 Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Reprinted with permission under ONE LICENSE, License # A-738133. All rights reserved
 
Prayers of the People
 
Hymn of Preparation UMH #390 Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive (vs. 1, 2, 4)
 
1. “Forgive our sins as we forgive,” you taught us, Lord to pray
But you alone can grant us grace to live the words we say.

2. How can your pardon reach and bless the unforgiving heart
That broods on wrongs and will note let old bitterness depart?
 
4. Lord cleans the depths within our souls, and bid resentment cease;
Then, bound to all in bonds of love, our lives will spread your peace.
 
Hymn tune AZMON in the public domain
Words by Rosamond E. Herklots © 1969, 1983 Rosamond Herklots, by permission of Oxford University Press
Reprinted with permission under CCLI License #12393. All rights reserved.

Scripture Matthew 5:17-48 (NRSV)
 
Message Perfect Imperfection
 
 
Pastor Beth
 
Invitation to Offering
God of fulfillment and promise, you have given us the Law, the Prophets, your Story and our Savior and called us to listen and learn. We put that listening, our learning, into action through the living of our lives. We are imperfect, yet in you our rough edges and sharp pieces are smoothed into a new creation that reveals your beauty, your grace. Use our gifts and offerings to bring all creation into your perfection in Christ Jesus. Amen
 
Offertory
“Shepherd Me, O God” Haugen/Hayes
Chancel Choir (3/8/19)
 
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 #560 Help Us Accept Each Other (vs. 1 & 2)
 
1 Help us accept each other as Christ accepted us;
teach us as sister, brother, each person to embrace.
Be present, Lord, among us, and bring us to believe
we are ourselves accepted and meant to love and live.

2 Teach us, O Lord, your lessons, as in our daily life
we struggle to be human and search for hope and faith.
Teach us to care for people, for all, not just for some,
to love them as we find them, or as they may become.
 
Words by Fred Kaan © 1975 Hope Publishing Co.
Music by John Ness BEck © 1977 Hope Publishing Co.
Reprinted with permission under CCLI License #12393. All rights reserved.

Benediction
God you are the bell that chimes and rings through imperfect lives, our offering, revealing the cracks in everything where your light gets in! Bless our broken pieces as we are part of your hidden wholeness, recovering all things through redemption and life. Amen. (Parts adapted from the lyrics of Anthem by Leonard Cohen)
 
Postlude
“Festive Trumpet Tune” David German
Grant Lange, trumpet
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