Sunday, May 2

Welcome!

Worship at Home for Sunday, May 2, 2021

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

Prelude
“Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” setting by Nielson & Young
Kathy Ferguson, piano; Janet Tolman, organ
 
Greeting and Announcements (IP)
 
Call to Worship
One: I was glad when they said unto me,
All: “Let us go to the house of the Lord!”
One: Because of the house of the Lord our God, I will seek Thy good.
All: Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.
One: Blessed are they that dwell in the house, Lord, I have loved Your Habitation, the place where we meet your Living Word!
All: O sing unto the Lord a new song, for God has done marvelous things! Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth, and sing praises!

Opening Hymn UMH #158 Come, Christians, Join to Sing (vs. 1 & 2)
 
1 Come, Christians, join to sing: Alleluia! Amen!
loud praise to Christ our King: Alleluia! Amen!
Let all, with heart and voice, before his throne rejoice;
praise is his gracious choice. Alleluia! Amen!
 
2 Come, lift your hearts on high: Alleluia! Amen!
Let praises fill the sky: Alleluia! Amen!
He is our guide and friend; to us he’ll condescend;
his love shall never end: Alleluia! Amen!
 
Words and melody in the public domain. Harm. by Austin C. Lovelace © 1964 Abingdon Press.
Reprinted with permission under CCLI, License #12393. All rights reserved.
 
Scripture Acts 2:41-47 and 1 Corinthians 14:26-31 NRSV
One: The word of God for the People of God
All: Thanks be to God!

Hymn of Preparation (OL) TFWS #2243 We All Are One in Mission
 
1 We all are one in mission; We all are one in call,
our varied gifts united by Christ, the Lord of all.
A single, great commission compels us from above
to plan and work together that all may know Christ’s love.
 
2 We all are called for service, to witness in God’s name.
Our ministries are different; our purpose is the same:
To touch the lives of others by God’s surprising grace,
so every folk and nation may feel God’s warm embrace.
 
3 Now let us be united, and let our song be heard.
Now let us be a vessel for God’s redeeming Word.
We all are one in mission; we all are one in call,
our varied gifts united by Christ, the Lord of all.
 
Music in the public domain. Text by Rusty Edwards © 1986 Hope Publishing Co.
Reprinted with permission under CCLI, License #12393. All rights reserved.
 
Musical Offering (IP)
 
Message: Worship
 
 
Pastor Beth
 
Invitation to Offering (OL)
God of all creation, you are closer than our own heartbeat: we long to dwell in your love, abiding in your grace as you abide in us. Our worship declares your faithfulness from generation to generation, your steadfast love. Use our gifts, ourselves, as an invitation to all the world to worship and know you, Amen.
 
Offertory (OL)
“We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder” arr. Mark Hayes
Kathy Ferguson, piano
 
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.
 
All: 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)
 
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 #561 Jesus, United by Thy Grace (vs. 1 & 2)

1. Jesus, united by thy grace and each to each endeared,
with confidence we seek thy face and know our prayer is heard.
 
2. Help us to help each other, Lord, each other’s cross to bear;
let all their friendly aid afford, and feel each other’s care.
 
Words and music in the public domain

Musical Benediction
Blessed be the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love;
The fellowship of kindred minds is like to that above.
 
Words and music in the public domain
 
Postlude
“Toccatino” Ramon Noble
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Sunday, April 25

 
Welcome!
 

 Worship at Home for Sunday, April 25, 2021

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 today.  We are preparing to celebrate the reopening of Christ Church on Sunday May 2nd, 2021.  If you are one of our regular online attenders, we will continue to bring you the same outstanding pre-recorded worship in the same way and place each week.  However, if you are interested in attending our indoor service please take a moment to register using the link on our homepage – titled worship registration, May 2021 so that we can save a seat for you!  Registration is required.  Our services will be at 9:00am and 10:30am in the Christ Church sanctuary.  I cannot wait to meet you face to face!  And now let us worship together.
 
Prelude
“Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” arr. Karen Loucks          
Christine Harper, flute

Greeting and Announcements (DI)

Call to Worship
One: You call us to a harvest unlike any we can imagine
All: You send us out, no purse, no bag, no casual meet ups on the road
One: You send us to declare your kingdom at hand, 
All: To declare “peace be with you”
One: To accept what comes, curing what we can.
All: Let us be bold in holy proclamation, living your discipleship.  Casting out the demons that haunt us, enlisting the people of earth for the purposes of heaven.
 
Opening Hymn UMH #577 God of Grace and God of Glory (vs. 1 & 2) 

1 God of grace and God of glory, on the people pour thy power;
crown thine ancient church’s story, bring her bud to glorious flower.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, for the facing of this hour,
for the facing of this hour.

2 Lo! the hosts of evil round us scorn thy Christ, assail his ways!
Fears and doubts too long have bound us; free our hearts to work and praise.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, for the living of these days,
for the living of these days.
 
Words and music in the public domain
 
Prayers of the People

Scripture Luke 10:1-11; 17-20 NRSV

Hymn of Preparation 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 © 1981, OCP. Reprinted with permission under ONE LICENSE, License # A-738133. All rights reserved.

Message Discipleship
 
 
Pastor Beth
 
Invitation to Offering (OL)
God of the Universe, thank you that your promises are sure, you are faithful, we can rely on you. You use all, our lives, our gifts, our dreams, our failing to bring about your kingdom. May you cause the seeds that we sow to grow into well-watered, fruitful trees of life. Bless the gifts we offer you as you turn your face towards us and give us peace. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.

Offertory (OL)
“Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” J.S. Bach          
John Neve, handbells; Christine Harper, flute

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 Go to the World (vs. 1 & 2)
 
1. Go to the world! Go into all the earth.
Go preach the cross where Christ renews life’s worth,
Baptizing as the sign of our rebirth.
Alleluia. Alleluia.

2. Go to the world! Go into every place.
Go live the Word of God’s redeeming grace.
Go seek God’s presence in each time and space.
Alleluia. Alleluia.

Music in the public domain.
Text: © 1991 GIA Publications, Inc. Reprinted with permission under ONE LICENSE, License # A-738133. All rights reserved.

Benediction
May God always led you wherever you are called;
May Christ Jesus call you by name and go ahead of you;
And may the Holy Spirit empower you for all that is good.
We go in peace to love and serve the Lord, Amen.

Postlude
“Minuet” (from “Suite in A Minor”) G.P. Telemann
 
 
 
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Sunday, April 18

Welcome!

Worship at Home for Sunday, April 18, 2021

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 on this Sunday. We are preparing to celebrate the reopening of CCUM on Sunday May 2nd 2021. If you are one of our regular online attenders, we will continue to bring you the same outstanding pre-recorded worship in the same way and place each week. However, if you are interested in attending our indoor service please take a moment to register using the link on our homepage – titled May 2021 worship registration, so that we can save a seat for you! Our services will be at 9:00am and 10:30am in the Christ Church sanctuary. I cannot wait to meet you face to face! And now let us worship together.

Prelude
“Holy, Holy, Holy” arr. Philip Sparke
Rudy Rostash, clarinet
 
Greeting and Announcements (DI)
 
Call to Worship
One: Whatever is closed
All: Let God open
One: Whatever is missing
All: Let God provide
One: Whatever is dead
All: Let God revive! Like the disciples in the days after the resurrection let us meet You face to face, and declare with our own lives Christ is risen.

Opening Hymn UMH #384 Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (vs. 1 & 3)
 
1. Love divine, all loves excelling, joy of heaven, to earth come down;
fix in us thy humble dwelling; all thy faithful mercies crown!
Jesus, thou art all compassion, pure, unbounded love thou art;
visit us with thy salvation; enter every trembling heart.
 
3. Come, Almighty to deliver, let us all thy life receive;
suddenly return and never, nevermore thy temples leave.
Thee we would be always blessing, serve thee as thy hosts above,
pray and praise thee without ceasing, glory in thy perfect love.
 
Words and music in the public domain
 
Prayers of the People
Breathe on us breath of God, we are a people shut in, shut out, shut down, hushed by the realities of the world. We long to put our hands directly on the mystery. To touch, feel, see for ourselves, be in the moment with you. Hear now in the quiet of this moment those places and people in our lives longing for your breath of peace.
 
Christ among us, you know our lives, our deaths, our pains, our praises and you say yes. Yes to our uncertainty, yes to our unknowing, yes to our questioning, yes to our wondering, a yes that leads us to one another in ever deeper and strengthening ways. Listen to those places where we have run aground on the no’s of life and speak a yes to us once more.
 
Spirit of the Living God fall afresh on us! Shape us in every way to the fellowship of faith where your grace, forgiveness, and redemption redeem us to life together with one another and with you.
 
Living, meeting, loving God these things we ask we find ourselves face to face with the resurrection, Jesus who breathes into us life again and again, amen.
 
Scripture John 20:19-30 NRSV
 
Hymn of Preparation TFWS #2196 We Walk by Faith (vs. 1-3)

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:
 
Words and music in the public domain
 
Message Fellowship
 
 
Pastor Beth
 
Prayers of the People (DI)
 
Invitation to Offering (OL)
Mighty God who brings life and hope out of death and despair, help us hear the invitation Christ offered to the disciples, “Peace be with you!” Make us bold to grab hold of the risen Christ. May we offer our gifts this morning not to the church historical—the church that was—but to a church that is becoming, that is still being born, that Christ will bring into the future. May our eyes and ears and hearts continue to receive the living Christ! In his name, we pray. Amen.
 
Offertory (OL)
“His Eye Is on the Sparrow” Charles Gabriel
Paula Jameson, solo
 
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 #2115 Christ Has Risen (vs. 1 & 2)

1. Christ has risen while earth slumbers, Christ has risen where hope died,
As he said and as he promised, as we doubted and denied.
Let the moon embrace the blessing; let the sun sustain the cheer;
Let the world confirm the rumor; Christ is risen, God is here!
 
2. Christ has risen for the people whom he died to love and save;
Christ has risen for the women bringing flowers to grace his grave.
Christ has risen for disciples huddled in an upstairs room.
He whose word inspired creation can’t be silenced by the tomb.
 
Music in the public domain.
Words by John Bell © 1988 WGRG The Iona Community (Scotland), admin by GIA Publications, Inc.
Reprinted with permission under ONE LICENSE, License # A-738133. All rights reserved.
 
Benediction
And may God raise you from all that would entomb you;
May Christ Jesus call you by name and go ahead of you;
And may the Holy Spirit empower you for all that is good.
We go in peace to love and serve the Lord, Amen.
 
Postlude
“Heavenly Union” William S. Hartley
Carole & Rudy Rostash, clarinets
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