Pentecost Sunday, Sunday, May 23

 
 

Welcome!

 Worship at Home for Pentecost Sunday

 Sunday, May 23, 2021

OL= Online service only, IP= In Person service only
 
Welcome (OL)
 
Trinity Chimes (IP)

Prelude Spirit
Dance B. Austin
The Christ Church Ringers
 
Greeting and Announcements (IP)
 
Call to Worship
One: Spirit of the Living God, Lord over all creation, come and dance with us on this day!
All: Come, whirlwind of wonder, fire of compassion!
One: Accompanying Advocate, you are whispered wisdom, our reminder of Christ
All: Come, still small voice of hope, liberate us from fear.
One: Teacher of harmony, granter of forgiveness, giver of peace,
All: May we receive the Holy Spirit in this place so that our lives proclaim God’s kin-dom on earth.

Opening Hymn UMH #539 O Spirit of the Living God (vs. 1, 2)

1 O Spirit of the living God, thou light and fire divine,
descend upon thy church once more, and make it truly thine.
Fill it with love and joy and power, with righteousness and peace;
till Christ shall dwell in human hearts, and sin and sorrow cease.
 
2 Blow, wind of God! With wisdom blow until our minds are free
from mists of error, clouds of doubt, which blind our eyes to thee.
Burn, winged fire! Inspire our lips with flaming love and zeal,
to preach to all thy great good news, God’s glorious commonweal.
 
Words and music in the public domain
 
Prayer of the People (OL)
 
Scripture Romans 6:1-14; and Acts 2:1-4, 14, 16-22, 24-28, 32-33 NRSV
One: The word of God for the People of God
All: Thanks be to God!

Hymn of Preparation (OL) UMH #347 Spirit Song (vs. 1, 2)

1. O let the Son of God enfold you with his Spirit and his love.
Let him fill your heart and satisfy your soul.
O let him have the things that hold you, and his Spirit like a dove
will descend upon your life and make you whole.
 
Refrain: Jesus, O Jesus, come and fill your lambs.
Jesus, O Jesus, come and fill your lambs.
 
2. O come and sing this song with gladness as your hearts are filled with joy.
Lift your hands in sweet surrender to his name.
O give him all your tears and sadness; give him all your years of pain,
And you’ll enter into life in Jesus’ name.
 
Refrain
 
Text and music by John Wimber © 1979 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing; admin. by Music Services (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing (Integrity Music, David C Cook)). Reprinted with permission under CCLI, License #12393. All rights reserved.
 
Musical Offering (IP)
 
Message: Lordship!
 
 
Pastor Beth
 
Invitation to Offering (OL)
Living God, you are the Lord of all! Only you can send your Spirit to fill us so that we might speak words of hope in times of loss, be a presence of peace in times of struggle, offer a witness of joy in times of uncertainty. At all times and in all places, we live as a people in your Power, your kingdom. May our giving today proclaim your rule, your promise, your salvation to all, Amen.
 
Offertory (OL)
He’s Got the Whole World arr. V. Stephenson
The Christ Church Ringers
 
Reception of New Members (IP)

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 Father, We Have Heard You Calling (vs. 1 & 3)
 
1 Father, we have heard you calling to your church in every age;
for a sign of true devotion for a sacrifice of praise.
In this place where you have brought us, may we always seek to be
one in love and one in worship – children of eternity.
 
3 Holy Spirit, fire of heaven, fall upon us here today.
Bring release, bring tears, bring passion, then transform your church, we pray.
As you pour your grace upon us, may we always thirst to be
one in love and one in worship – children of eternity.
 
Music in the public domain. Text by Gareth Hill. © 2005 Hope Publishing Company. Reprinted with permission under CCLI, License #12393. All rights reserved.
 
Benediction
Rushing wind, dancing flame, spirit like a dove, for all the ways you speak to us transcending language, we praise you! Send us out to be the hands and feet of Christ to all we meet. Amen
 
Postlude
“Toccata No. 9” (“DIADEMATA”) arr. Joel Raney
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Sunday, May 16

Welcome!

Worship at Home for Sunday, May 16, 2021

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

Welcome (OL)

Trinity Chimes (IP)
 
Prelude
“Brethren, We Have Met to Worship” Brian Joyce           
Carole and Rudy Rostash, clarinets

Greeting and Announcements (IP)

Call to Worship
One: God of Grace, you call us to be different in this world,
All: the “world” is seductive and we come here to be strengthened.
One: God of Vision, you hold before us an alternate way of life,
All: different priorities, different loyalties, different values.
One: You call us to care for our neighbors as we care for ourselves,
All: You call us to remember that you are a God of abundance able to provide what we ask.
One: Let the Holy Spirit move us to stewardship,
All: May we keep Your priorities in mind at all times!
 
Opening Hymn UMH #166 All Praise to Thee, for Thou, O King Divine (vs. 1, 2)
 
1. All praise to thee, for thou, O King divine, didst yield the glory that of right was thing,
That in our darkened hearts they grace might shine: Alleluia! Alleluia!

2. Thou cam’st to us, in lowliness of though’ by thee the outcast and the poor were sought,
And by thy death was God’s salvation wrought: Alleluia! Alleluia!

Music in the public domain. Text by F. Bland Tucker © 1985, Church Publishing, Inc.
Reprinted with permission under ONE LICENSE, License # A-738133. All rights reserved.

Scripture Deuteronomy 15:1-2; 7-11 and 2 Corinthians 8:8-15 NRSV
One: The word of God for the People of God
All:  Thanks be to God!

Hymn of Preparation (OL) TFWS #2153 I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me (vs. 1, 2)
 
1 I’m gonna live so God can use me anywhere, Lord, anytime!
I’m gonna live so God can use me anywhere, Lord, anytime!
 
2 I’m gonna work so God can use me anywhere, Lord, anytime!
I’m gonna work so God can use me anywhere, Lord, anytime!

Words and melody in the public domain.

Musical Offering (IP)

Message: Stewardship
 
 
Pastor Beth
 
Invitation to Offering (OL)
Loving God of both comfort and challenge; you hold us in your arms, lovingly supporting us modeling how we might support one another. You send to show the world a different way, a way apart from that of consumption and greed. You call us to give, so that love, compassion, and hope might be set loose. We give as those who live in your grace, as those who are stewards of your vision. Use us in this way we pray, in the blessed name of Christ, who by your love overcame death so that we might live abundantly. Amen.

Offertory (OL)
“God Is Our Refuge and Strength” Alan Pote
The Sanctuary Choir (1/29/17)

Prayers of the People

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 #428 For the Healing of the Nations (vs. 1,2)
 
1 For the healing of the nations, Lord, we pray with one accord;
for a just and equal sharing of the things that earth affords;
To a life of love in action help us rise and pledge our word, help us rise and pledge our word.

2 Lead us forward into freedom; from despair your world release,
that, redeemed from war and hatred, all may come and go in peace.
Show us how through care and goodness fear will die and hope increase, fear will die and hope increase.

Music in the public domain. Text by Fred Kahn © 1968 Hope Publishing Co. 
Reprinted with permission under CCLI, License #12393. All rights reserved.

Benediction
Rejoice and be glad!  God calls us to life in the world and offers us the chance to explore how to live out God’s vision, this is our stewardship!  Let us participate in extending this blessing to all!  Amen.

Postlude
“And Let This Feeble Body Fail” Brian Joyce
Carole and Rudy Rostash, clarinets
CCLI #12393
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CVLI #03793174
PerformMusic #662


Sunday, May 9

Welcome!

 Worship at Home for Sunday, May 9, 2021

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

Welcome (OL)

Trinity Chimes (IP)
 
Prelude
“Chant Joyeux” Ernest Halsey

Greeting and Announcements (IP)

Call to Worship
One: Nurtured and raised by sacred love,
All: God calls us as parent, then partner.
One: We are not passive parts of a stagnant story
All: But a living mosaic of God’s grace, redemption, and love.
One: Let the Holy Spirit move us to participate with God,
All: in a sacred partnership of salvation.
 
Opening Hymn UMH #185 When Morning Gilds the Skies (vs. 1 & 3)
 
1. When morning gilds the skies
my heart awaking cries:
May Jesus Christ be praised!
Alike at work and prayer,
to Jesus I repair:
May Jesus Christ be praised!

3. Let all the earth around
ring joyous with the sound:
May Jesus Christ be praised!
In heaven’s eternal bliss
the loveliest strain is this:
May Jesus Christ be praised!

Words and music in the public domain.

Scripture Matthew 28:16-20 and Acts 10:25-44 NRSV
One: The word of God for the People of God
All:  Thanks be to God!
 
Hymn of Preparation (OL) UMH #571 Go, Make of All Disciples (vs. 1 & 2)
 
1. “Go, make of all disciples.” We hear the call, O Lords,
That comes from thee, our Father, in thy eternal Word.
Inspire our ways of learning through earnest, fervent prayer,
And let our daily living reveal thee everywhere.

2. “Go, make of all disciples,” baptizing in the name 
Of Father, Son, and Spirit, from age to age the same.
We call each new disciple to follow thee, O Lord,
Redeeming soul and body by water and the Word.

Music in the public domain. Words by Leon M. Adkins © 1964 Abingdon Press. 
Reprinted with permission under CCLI, License #12393. All rights reserved.

Musical Offering (IP)

Message: Partnership
 
 
Pastor Beth

Invitation to Offering (OL)
Abiding and Holy Parent, you love and nurture us, raising us to become partners with Christ extending the story of your grace and compassion throughout the world.  Like a mother you collect and protect us, like a mentor you teach and correct us, like a friend you hear and forgive us so that we will do likewise with all people, to the ends of the earth.  Use our gifts to enable our partnership with you so that we might go and make disciples of all nations!  Amen.

Offertory (OL)
“Another Child to Hold” Ray Boltz & Steve Millikan
Tom Messmore, solo

Prayers of the People

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 #2241 The Spirit Sends Us Forth to Serve (vs. 1, 3, 4)
 
1. The spirit sends us forth to serve; we go in Jesus’ name
To bring glad tiding to the poor, God’s favor to proclaim.

2. We go to be the hands of Christ, to scatter joy like seed
And, all our days, to cherish life, to do the loving deed.

3. Then let us go to serve in peace, the gospel to proclaim.
God’s Spirit has empowered us; we go in Jesus’s name.

Music in the public domain. Words © 1993 Delores Dufner, admin by OCP Publications. 
Reprinted with permission under ONE LICENSE, License # A-738133. All rights reserved.

Benediction
Bless our partnership in Your dream, O God, so that we might participate in the work of your Holy Spirit in all places and at all times remembering that Christ is with us always.  Amen.

Postlude
“Toccata on AMAZING GRACE” J. Christopher Pardini
 
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ONE LICENSE A-738133
CVLI #03793174
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