Sunday, July 25

Welcome!

 Online Worship for Sunday, July 25, 2021

OL= Online service only, IP= In Person service only
*Please stand as you are comfortable
 
Welcome (OL)
 
Trinity Chimes

Prelude
“Andante Cantabile” Tschaikowsky/Kohlmann
Kathy Ferguson, piano; Janet Tolman, organ
 
Greeting and Announcements (IP)
 
*Opening Prayer
All: There is a wideness in God’s mercy, an unlimited invitation to grace and blessing. But first we must notice and then we must participate. Let us be a people grounded in love, heroic in our courage to seek and ask, so that God will restore us to the fullness all are promised. Amen.

*Opening Hymn UMH #154 All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name (vs. 1 & 6)

1. All hail the power of Jesus’ name! Let angels prostrate fall;
bring forth the royal diadem, and crown him Lord of all.
Bring forth the royal diadem, and crown him Lord of all.
 
6. O that with yonder sacred throng we at his feet may fall!
We’ll join the everlasting song, and crown him Lord of all.
We’ll join the everlasting song, and crown him Lord of all.
 
Words and music in the public domain.
 
Scripture Matthew 8:5-13 NRSV
One: The word of God for the People of God
All: Thanks be to God!
 
Hymn of Preparation (OL) UMH #451 “Be Thou My Vision” (vs. 1 & 2)
 
1. Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
naught be all else to me, save that thou art.
Thou my best thought, by day or by night,
waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.

2. Be thou my wisdom, and thou my true word;
I ever with thee and thou with me, Lord;
Thou and thou only, first in my heart,
great God of heaven, my treasure thou are.
 
Words by Eleanor H. Hull © 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House. Music in the public domain. Harm. by Carlton R. Young © 1964 Abingdon Press. Reprinted with permission under CCLI, License #12393. All rights reserved.
 
Musical Offering (IP)
 
Message: Everyday Heroes: Those with the Courage to Ask
 
 
Pastor Beth
 
 
Invitation to Offering (OL)
Mighty and all-knowing God who sees us as we are and as we might be: What offering can we give that will bring you joy? We offer our gifts that you might dedicate them to the work of caring and compassion in our neighborhoods, in our nations, and throughout the world. Yet all the money we have can’t accomplish what you can make happen if we simply let Christ dwell in our hearts – not for an hour on Sundays but every hour of every day. This is the offering we dedicate this day. In Christ, our healer, we pray. Amen.
 
Offertory (OL)
“Shall We Gather at the River” arr. Amy Tate Williams
Catherine Shomar
 
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 A Roman Centurion Sought Out the Lord (vs. 1, 2 & 3)

1. A Roman centurion sought out the Lord:
“My servant is suffering, but just give the word!
For I have authority; you have it, too.
I know he’ll be well with a blessing from you.”
 
2. Then Jesus responded to those who were near,
“There’s not, in God’s people, the faith I’ve found here.
And someday God’s kingdom will bring a surprise
With outsiders in and the heirs left outside.”
 
3. The Lord sent him home and it soon was revealed
That just at that moment, the servant was healed.
That outsider saw it; may we see it, too:
That Christ has the power to make our lives new.
 
 
Benediction
 
Postlude
“Triumphal March” Grieg/Kohlmann
Kathy Ferguson, piano; Janet Tolman, organ
CCLI #12393
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Sunday, July 18

Welcome!

 Online Worship for Sunday, July 18, 2021

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

Welcome (OL)

Trinity Chimes
 
Prelude
“Children of the Heavenly Father” arr. Don Hustad

Greeting and Announcements (IP)

*Call to Worship
One: God of the living word  
All: You speak and the world comes into being!
One: When you withdraw your word
All: Our souls dry up, our hearts become parched. 
One: Rain down your words upon us
All: So that our lives overflow with your love and the world is flooded with grace.  Amen.
 
*Opening Hymn UMH #139 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (vs. 1 & 3)
 
1. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation! 
O my soul, praise him, for he is thy health and salvation!
All ye who hear, now to his temple draw near; 
join me in glad adoration!

3. Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy work and defend thee; 
Surely his goodness and mercy here daily attend thee.
Ponder anew what the Almighty can do,
Who with his love doth befriend thee.

Words, translation, and music in the public domain.

Scripture 1 Kings 17:1, 8-16 NRSV
One: The word of God for the People of God
All:  Thanks be to God!

Hymn of Preparation (OL) UMH #141 “Children of the Heavenly Father” (vs. 1, 3, 4)
 
1 Children of the heavenly Father safely in his bosom gather;
nestling bird nor star in heaven such a refuge e’er was given.

3 Neither life nor death shall ever from the Lord his children sever;
unto them his grace he showeth, and their sorrows all he knoweth.

4 Though he giveth or he taketh, God his children ne’er forsaketh;
his the loving purpose solely to preserve them pure and holy.

Words, translation, and music in the public domain.

Musical Offering (IP)

Message Everyday Heroes: Those Left Behind
 
 
Pastor Beth
 
Invitation to Offering (OL)
God of Israel, in our deepest time of need you are with us, provisioning and restoring us.  Remind us that sometimes the prophetic word is a word of deepest comfort and compassion.  Open our eyes to see the needs of others so that we might respond as your faithful people.  Use our gifts to share your word of hope and love with all the world.  Amen. 

Offertory (OL)
“Leaning on the Everlasting Arms” arr. Carol Tornquist

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 #529 How Firm a Foundation (vs. 1 & 2)

1. How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
is laid for your faith in his excellent word!
What more can he say than to you he hath said,
to you who for refuge to Jesus have fled?


2. “Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed,
for I am thy God and will still give thee aid;
I’ll strengthen and help thee, and cause thee to stand
upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand.

Words and music in the public domain.

Benediction

Postlude
“Marche Heroique” Rob Roy Peery
 
CCLI #12393
ONE LICENSE A-738133
CVLI #03793174
PerformMusic #662


Sunday, July 11

 
Welcome!
 

 Online Worship for Sunday, July 11, 2021

OL= Online service only, IP= In Person service only
*Please stand as you are comfortable
 
Welcome (OL)
 
Trinity Chimes

Prelude
“Variations on DARWALL’S 148th” Austin C. Lovelace
 
Greeting and Announcements (IP)
 
*Call to Worship
One: All Encompassing God;
All: In you all are welcome and equal.
One: Yet humans excel at casting one another down and out.
All: In your community all belong and are blessed by your promise.
One: Yet humans are exceptional at jealousy, fear, and rivalry.
All: God of Love, teach us to see all people as your children; loved, accepted, needed, blessed. Remind us that each person is part of your grace filled work. Amen.

*Opening Hymn (OL) UMH# 116 The God of Abraham Praise (vs. 1 & 4)

1. The God of Abraham praise, who reigns enthroned above;
Ancient of Everlasting Days, and God of love;
Jehovah, great I AM! by earth and heaven confessed;
I bow and bless the sacred name forever blest.
 
4. The God who reigns on high the great archangels sing,
and “Holy, holy, holy!” cry, “Almighty King!
Who was, and is, the same, and evermore shall be:
Jehovah, Lord, the great I AM, we worship thee!”
 
Words and music in the public domain.
 
Scripture Genesis 21:8-21 NRSV
One: The word of God for the People of God
All: Thanks be to God!

Hymn of Preparation (OL) UMH #129 Give to the Winds Thy Fears (vs. 1, 2, & 3)

1. Give to the winds thy fears; hope and be undismayed.
God hears thy sighs and counts thy tears, God shall lift up thy head.
 
2. Through waves and clouds and storms, God gently clears thy way;
wait thou God’s time; so shall this night soon end in joyous day.
 
3. Leave to God’s sovereign sway to choose and to command;
so shalt thou, wondering, own that way, how wise, how strong this hand.
 
Words by Paul Gerhardt, trans. by John Wesley, and music by William H. Walter in the public domain.
 
Musical Offering (IP)
 
Message: Everyday Heroes: Those Cast Out
 
 
Pastor Beth
 
Invitation to Offering (OL)
God of Isaac and Ismael, God of Sara and Hagar. We are quick to judge and slow to understand. We are good at seeing differences, and we struggle to understand those differences as blessings. You bless all, call all, and use all people in extending your promise. Use these, our gifts, to make us a community that draws in, extends out, and welcomes all because our differences are blessings from you. Amen.
 
Offertory (OL)
“Nimrod” Edward Elgar
 
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 #140 Great is thy Faithfulness (vs. 1 & 3)
 
1 Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
there is no shadow of turning with thee;
thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not;
as thou hast been, thou forever wilt be.
 
Refrain: Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
all I have needed thy hand hath provided;
great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!
 
3 Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside! Refrain
 
Words by Thomas O. Chisholm and music by William M. Runyan in the public domain.
 
Benediction
 
Postlude
“Toccata No. 4” (HOLY MANNA) Joel Raney
 
 
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CVLI #03793174
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