Sunday, August 21

Welcome and Announcements

Trinity Chimes
 
Prelude
“Andante Cantabile” by Charles-Marie Widor
David Gay, guest musician
 
Call to Worship
 
One: With our minds, we are called to love you, O God.
All: With minds that imagine and learn, that think and
discover, that question and wonder.
One: So with all our minds we come to you.
All: Give us the gift of thought and reason, teach us to learn
and love, O God. Amen.
 
Opening Hymn
“Maker, in Whom We Live”
UMH #88 DIADEMATA
 
1. Maker, in whom we live, in whom we are and move,
the glory, power, and praise receive for thy creating love.
Let all the angel throng give thanks to God on high,
while earth repeats the joyful song and echoes to the sky.
 
2. Incarnate Deity, let all the ransomed race
render in thanks their lives to thee for thy redeeming grace.
The grace to sinners showed ye heavenly choirs proclaim,
and cry, “Salvation to our God, salvation to the Lamb!”
 
3. Spirit of Holiness, let all thy saints adore
thy sacred energy, and bless thine heart-renewing power.
Not angel tongues can tell thy love’s ecstatic height,
the glorious joy unspeakable, the beatific sight.

4. Eternal, Triune God, let all the hosts above,
let all on earth below record and dwell upon thy love.
When heaven and earth are fled before thy glorious face,
sing all the saints thy love hath made thine everlasting praise.
 
Scripture
Luke 13:10-17 NRSV
 
Music of Preparation
“The King of Love My Shepherd Is”
David Gay, guest musician

Sermon
Rethink: Reason
Rev. Beth Rambikur
 
Hymn of Response
“Jesus’ Hands Were Kind Hands”
UMH #273 AUCLAIR DE LA LUNE
 
1. Jesus’ hands were kind hands, doing good to all,
healing pain and sickness, blessing children small,
washing tired feet, and saving those who fall;
Jesus’ hands were kind hands, doing good to all.
 
2. Take my hands, Lord Jesus, let them work for you;
make them strong and gentle, kind in all I do.
Let me watch you, Jesus, till I’m gentle too,
till my hands are kind hands, quick to work for you.
 
Prayers of the People

If you have a prayer you would like addressed during this time,
please submit it to us via a prayer card.

Confession and Pardon
from John Wesley’s Prayer Book

All: Almighty and most merciful Father, we have erred and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep.
We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against thy holy laws. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; And we have done those things which we ought not to have done;

O Lord, have mercy upon us, spare us, O God, as we confess our faults. Restore us according to thy promises declared unto all in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Please take a moment of silence.

Leader: Hear the good news:
Christ died for us while we were yet sinners;
That proves God’s love toward us.
In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!
 
All: In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven! Glory to God. Amen.
 
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
“O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee”
UMH #430 MARYTON
 
1. O Master, let me walk with thee in lowly paths of service free;
tell me thy secret; help me bear the strain of toil, the fret of care.
 
2. Help me the slow of heart to move by some clear, winning word of love;
teach me the wayward feet to stay, and guide them in the homeward way.
 
3. Teach me thy patience; still with thee in closer, dearer company,
in work that keeps faith sweet and strong, in trust that triumphs over wrong;
 
4. In hope that sends a shining ray far down the future’s broadening way,
in peace that only thou canst give, with thee, O Master, let me live.
 
Benediction from John Wesley’s Prayer Book
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all evermore. Amen.

Postlude
“Gothic Fanfare”
David Gay, guest musician
 
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“Maker, In Whom We Live”
words: Charles Wesley, 1747 music: George J. Elvey, 1868
“Jesus’ Hands Were Kind Hands”
words: Margaret Cropper, 1975 music: Carlton R. Young, 1988
“O Master, Let Me Walk With Thee”
words: Washington Gladden, 1879 music: H. Percey Smith, 1874


Sunday, August 14

Welcome and Announcements
 
Trinity Chimes
 
Prelude
“It Is Well With My Soul” Gayden C. Sikes
Kathy Ferguson, piano; Janet Tolman, organ
 
Call to Worship from John Wesley’s Prayer Book
One: O Lord, open thou our lips.
All: And our mouth shall bring forth thy praise.
One: O God, make speed to save us;
All: O Lord, make haste to help us.
One: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
All: As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end.
One: Praise ye the Lord.
All: The Lord’s name be praised, amen.
 
Opening Hymn UMH #578           “God of Love and God of Power”                            UNSER HERRSCHER 
 
1. God of love and God of power, grant us in this burning hour
grace to ask these gifts of thee, daring hearts and spirits free.
God of love and God of power, thou hast called us for this hour.
 
2. We are not the first to be banished by our fears from thee;
give us courage, let us hear heaven’s trumpets ringing clear.
God of love and God of power, thou hast called us for this hour.
 
3. All our lives belong to thee, thou our final loyalty;
slaves are we whene’er we share that devotion anywhere.
God of love and God of power, thou hast called us for this hour.
 
4. God of love and God of power, make us worthy of this hour;
offering lives if it’s thy will, keeping free our spirits still.
God of love and God of power, thou hast called us for this hour.

Scripture
Luke 12:49-56 NRSV
 
Music of Preparation
“Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus”
Kathy Ferguson, piano arr. Lemmel

Sermon
Rethink: Tradition
Rev. Beth Rambikur
 
Hymn of Response TFWS #2196          “We Walk By Faith” (vs. 1, 2 & 3)                                MARTYRDOM
1. We walk by faith, and not by sight; with gracious words we hear
of him who spoke as none e’er spoke, but we believe him near.
 
2. We may not touch his hands and side, nor follow where he trod;
yet in his promise we rejoice, and cry, “My Lord and God!”
 
3. Help then, O Lord, our unbelief, and may our faith abound;
to call on you when you are near, and seek where you are found:
 
Prayers of the People
If you have a prayer you would like addressed during this time, please submit it to us via a prayer card.

Confession and Pardon from John Wesley’s Prayer Book

All: Almighty and most merciful Father, we have erred and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep.
We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against thy holy laws. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; And we have done those things which we ought not to have done; But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, spare us, O God, which confess our faults. Restore us that are penitent; According to thy promises declared unto all in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Please take a moment of silence.

Leader: Hear the good news:
Christ died for us while we were yet sinners;
That proves God’s love toward us.
In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!
 
All: In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven! Glory to God. Amen.
 
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 #368                 “My Hope is Built” (1, 2 & 3)                              THE SOLID ROCK
1. My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
 
Refrain:
On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand; all other ground is sinking sand.
 
2. When darkness veils his lovely face, I rest on his unchanging grace.
In every high and stormy gale, my anchor holds within the veil.
 
(Refrain)
 
3. His oath, his covenant, his blood supports me in the whelming flood.
When all around my soul gives way, he then is all my hope and stay.
 
(Refrain)
 
Benediction from John Wesley’s Prayer Book
 
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with you all evermore. Amen.

Postlude
“God of Our Fathers” arr. Lani Smith
Kathy Ferguson, piano; Janet Tolman, organ
 
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“God of Love and God of Power”
words: Gerald H. Kennedy, 1989 music: Joachim Neander, 1680
“We Walk By Faith”
words: Henry Alford, 2001 music: Hugh Wilson
“My Hope is Built”
words: Edward Mote, 1834 music: William B. Bradbury, 1863