Sunday, July 4

Welcome!

 Online Worship for Sunday, July 4, 2021

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

Welcome (OL)
Welcome to worship with Christ Church United Methodist here in Tucson, Arizona.  I am pastor Beth and I am so glad you have joined us today for worship!  Today we are celebrating communion, in the United Methodist Church all people are welcome at God’s table to share in this feast of love and grace, so take a moment now to pause this video and find something to eat and drink for that part of the service.  Remember we are worshiping in person at 10:00am in our sanctuary, we hope to see you there!  Now let us worship together.

Trinity Chimes
 
Prelude
“Variations on DIX” Robert F. Swift

Greeting and Announcements (IP)

*Call to Worship
One: Creating God has made all for glory and praise 
All: Let us celebrate!
One: Redeeming God has set us free to follow and find 
All: Let us go and seek.
One: Sustaining God has given all that is needed
All: Let us remember and rejoice!
 
*Opening Hymn UMH #698 God of the Ages (vs. 1 & 4)
 
1. God of the ages, whose almighty hand
leads forth in beauty all the starry band
of shining worlds in splendor through the skies,
our grateful songs before thy throne arise.

4. Refresh thy people on their toilsome way;
lead us from night to never-ending day;
fill all our lives with love and grace divine,
and glory, laud, and praise be ever thine.

Words by Daniel C. Roberts and music by George W. Warren in the public domain.

Scripture John 15:9-17, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, and Revelation 21:3-6 NRSV
One: The word of God for the People of God
All: Thanks be to God!


Hymn of Preparation (OL) UMH #121 There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy (vs. 1, 3, & 4) 
 
1 There’s a wideness in God’s mercy like the wideness of the sea;
there’s a kindness in God’s justice, which is more than liberty.

3 For the love of God is broader than the measure of our mind;
and the heart of the Eternal is most wonderfully kind.

4 If our love were but more simple, we should rest upon God’s word;
and our lives would be illumined by the presence of our Lord.

Words by Frederick W. Faber and music by Lizzie S. Tourjee in the public domain. Harm. by Charles Webb © 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House. Reprinted with permission under CCLI, License #12393. All rights reserved.

Musical Offering (IP)

Message: Where God Dwells
 
 
Pastor Beth
 
Invitation to Offering (OL)
Holy God who both calls us and confronts us: the gifts we bring to you are only a small part of multitude we have received from your goodness. In the depth of our being, we know that in calling us, what you seek is our faith, our belief, our conviction – our very hearts. What you long for from us is not a trip to church but a lifelong journey into the world following Jesus with our whole being.  Let us dwell always with you, Amen. 

Offertory (OL)
“Blessed Assurance” arr. William Cutter
Paula Jameson, solo

*Communion
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.  Jesus gathered around a table with his friends, his disciples, taking bread, giving thanks to you, breaking it, and giving it to us saying “take, eat; this is my body God’s grace, which is given for you. Eat this in remembrance of me.” And when the supper was over, he took the cup, gave thanks to you, and offered it to us saying “Drink all of you, this is the new covenant poured out for all seeking forgiveness of sins, as often as you drink, drink in remembrance of me.”  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 grace 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, amen, 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 #618 Let Us Break Bread Together (vs. 1 & 3)

1 Let us break bread together on our knees, (on our knees)
let us break bread together on our knees. (on our knees)
When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun,
O Lord, have mercy on me. (on me)

3 Let us praise God together on our knees, (on our knees)
let us praise God together on our knees. (on our knees)
When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun,
O Lord, have mercy on me. (on me)

Words and music in the public domain. Adapt. and arr. by William Farley Smith © 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House. Reprinted with permission under CCLI, License #12393. All rights reserved.

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.  

*Closing Hymn UMH #696 America the Beautiful (vs. 1 & 2)
 
1. O beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain;
for purple mountain majesties above the fruited plain!
America! America! God shed his grace on thee,
and crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea.

2. O beautiful for heroes proved in liberating strife,
who more than self their country loved, and mercy more than life!
America! America! May God thy gold refine,
till all success be nobleness, and every gain divine.

Words by Katharine Lee Bates and music by Samuel A. Ward in the public domain.

Benediction

Postlude
“The Liberty Bell” Sousa/Linger
 
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Sunday, June 27

Welcome!

 Online Worship for Sunday, June 27, 2o21

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

Welcome (OL)
Welcome to worship with Christ Church United Methodist here in Tucson, Arizona. I am pastor Beth and I am so glad you have joined us today for worship!  Make sure you check out our website and Facebook for all the latest information about our community and ways to get involved. On July 4th we will be offering a special celebration of music in honor of the Independence Day holiday after our worship service. Please come and enjoy!  We are worshiping in person at 10:00am in our sanctuary, we hope to see you there!  Now let us worship together.

Trinity Chimes (IP)
 
Prelude
“Come, Thou Almighty King” arr. Larry Shackley   
Kathryn Snodgrass & Janet Tolman, piano

Greeting and Announcements (IP)

*Call to Worship
With friends and strangers, with family and neighbors, we gather:
Come among us, Blessing God, with that love which never ends.
With faith reaching out to touch, with hearts straining to trust, we hope:
Come among us, Friend of all, with your compassion which makes us whole.
With word and wonder, with silence and song, we prepare:
Come among us, Giver of Gifts, to lift us to our feet and follow you.
 
*Opening Hymn UMH #144 This Is My Father’s World (vs. 1 & 3)
 
1. This is my Father’s world, and to my listening ears
all nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres.
This is my Father’s world: I rest me in the thought
of rocks and trees, of skies and seas; his hand the wonders wrought.

3. This is my Father’s world. O let me ne’er forget
that though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.
This is my Father’s world: why should my heart be sad?
The Lord is King; let the heavens ring! God reigns; let the earth be glad!

Words by Maltbie D. Babcock and music by Franklin L. Sheppard in the public domain.
 
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:4-7; 1 Peter 3:8-11; Matthew 5:23-24
One: The word of God for the People of God
All:  Thanks be to God!

Hymn of Preparation (OL) UMH #593 Here I Am Lord (vs. 1 & 2)
 
1. I, the Lord of sea and sky, I have heard my people cry.
All who dwell in dark and sin my hand will save.
I who made the stars of night, I will make their darkness bright.
Who will bear my light to them? Whom shall I send?

Refrain: Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord?
I have heard you calling in the night.
I will go, Lord, if you lead me.
I will hold your people in my heart.

2. I, the Lord of snow and rain, I have borne my people’s pain.
I have wept for love of them. They turn away.
I will break their hearts of stone, give them hearts for love alone.
I will speak my word to them. Whom shall I send?

Refrain

Text and music by Dan Schutte © 1981, OCP. Reprinted with permission under ONE LICENSE, License # A-738133. All rights reserved.

Musical Offering (IP)
“This Is My Father’s World” arr. Larry Shackley   
Kathryn Snodgrass & Janet Tolman, piano
 

Message: Many Gifts, One Spirit
 
Michael Edwards, Paula Jameson, Gretchen Lofgren
Lay Delegates to Annual Conference
 

Hymn of Response (IP) see Hymn of Preparation

Invitation to Offering (OL)
God of boundless generosity, as we offer our gifts and our lives to you, help us to hear and heed your apostle Paul. We long to grow as disciples, so that we grow in generosity. The abundance we’ve been given has a purpose in your plan, that we might know the joy of sharing that abundance with those in need. We long for that vision of your kin-dom, where loving hearts bring a better balance between abundance and need. In the name of Christ, our teacher and redeemer, we pray. Amen. 

Offertory (OL) see Musical Offering

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 TFWS #2223 They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love (vs. 1 & 2)
 
1. We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord, 
We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord,
And we pray that all unity may one day be restored:
And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love; 
yes, they’ll know we are Christians by our love.

2. We will walk with each other, we will walk hand in hand,
We will walk with each other, we will walk hand in hand,
And together we’ll spread the news that God is in our land:
And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love; 
yes, they’ll know we are Christians by our love.

Words and music by Peter Scholtes © 1966 F.E.L. Publications. Assigned 1991 The Lorenz Corporation (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.) Reprinted with permission under CCLI, License #12393. All rights reserved.

Benediction
“May the Lord bless you and keep you; may the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you; may the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.” – Numbers 6:24-26

Postlude
“Praise Him, Praise Him” arr.  Larry Shackley     
Kathryn Snodgrass & Janet Tolman, piano
 
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Sunday, June 20

Welcome!

 Online Worship for Sunday, June 20, 2021

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

Welcome (OL)
Welcome to worship with Christ Church United Methodist here in Tucson, Arizona. I am pastor Beth and I am so glad you have joined us today for worship! Make sure you check out our website and Facebook for all the latest information about our community and ways to get involved. On July 4th we will be offering a special celebration of music in honor of the Independence Day holiday after our worship service. Please come and enjoy! We are worshiping in person at 10:00am in our sanctuary, we hope to see you there! Now let us worship together.

Trinity Chimes (IP)

Prelude
Come Celebrate C. Dobrinski
The Christ Church Ringers

Greeting and Announcements (IP)

*Call to Worship
One: What is the Holy Spirit?
All: Rushing wind, tongue of fire, dove of heaven, advocate
One: But what is the Holy Spirit?
All: The One who gives us life, breath, story, and song.
One: Holy Spirit, come,
All: Give us love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control so that we might live as God’s Holy People, dwelling with Christ. Amen!

*Opening Hymn TFWS #2008 Let All Things Now Living
 
1. Let all things now living a song of thanksgiving
to God the Creator triumphantly raise,
Who fashioned and made us, proteted and stayed us,
who guides us and leads to the end of our days.
God’s banners fly o’er us; God’s light goes before us,
a pillar of fire shining forth in the night,
Till shadows have vanished and darkness is banished,
as forward we travel from light into light.

2. The law God enforces, the stars in their courses and
sun in its orbit obediently shine;
The hills and the mountains, the rivers and fountains,
the deeps of the ocean proclaim the Divine.
We, too, should be voicing our love and rejoicing;
with glad adoration a song let us raise,
Till all things now living unite in thanksgiving:
To God in the highest hosanna and praise!

Music in the public domain. Text by Katherine K. Davis © 1939, Renewed 1966 E.C. Schirmer Music Company (Admin. by ECS Publishing Corporation). Reprinted with permission under CCLI, License #12393. All rights reserved.

Scripture Romans 8:1-11, Galatians 5:22-25, and John 14:16; 26 CEB and NRSV
One: The word of God for the People of God
All: Thanks be to God!

Hymn of Preparation (OL) UMH #420 Breathe on Me, Breath of God (vs. 1, 2, 3)

1. Breathe on me, Breath of God, fill me with life anew,
that I may love what thou dost love, and do what thou wouldst do.

2. Breathe on me, Breath of God, until my heart is pure,
until with thee I will one will, to do and to endure.

3. Breathe on me, Breath of God, till I am wholly thine,
till all this earthly part of me glows with thy fire divine.

Words by Edwin Hatch and music by Robert Jackson in the public domain.

Musical Offering (IP)

Message: Dwelling with the Spirit
 
 
Pastor Beth
 
 
Invitation to Offering (OL)
Gracious Father, you guide us as a loving parent. In your presence, our spirits are renewed. Through the Holy Spirit we discover peace and joy as we find ways to share your good news with one another and the world. As our Advocate, help us to give from abundance with glad and generous hearts. We dedicate our gifts to the work of your Spirit in our lives. Amen.

Offertory (OL)
Let All Things Now Living (The Ash Grove) arr. Childers
The Christ Church Ringers

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 #500 Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart (vs. 1 & 5)

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.

Words by George Croly and music by Frederick C. Atkinson in the public domain.

Benediction
“May the Lord bless you and keep you; may the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you; may the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26

Postlude
“Toccata No. 3” (DUKE STREET)
 
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