Sunday August 30

Welcome!

Worship at Home for Sunday, August 30

Announcements
Welcome to worship with Christ Church United Methodist in Tucson, Arizona.  I am Pastor Beth, and I want to invite you to participate with us online at our website, www.ccumtucson.org, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CCUM.Tucson.

Prelude
Grace arr. Mark Hayes
Grant Lange, vocal & trumpet
 
Call to Worship
An adventure has begun; we are invited to walk together!
Our story is one of wandering in wild hope and pondering potent promise on this walk together.
God’s salvation meets us in Christ as we learn to walk together.
So let us together walk this road for the spirit calls us to adventure.
 
Hymn of Praise 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.
 
Prayers of the People
O God, we enjoy your company, as we walk together. Break open our ways of knowing and give us the gift of revelation so that we recognize you when you appear before us, suddenly, unexpectedly, in quiet moments of questioning, in conversation with others, in learning, in sharing a meal together, and when you meet us in all your glory.
 
Jesus Christ, stay with us in every part of our journey no matter how full of doubt or fear we may be, no matter the terrain of grief that unfolds in our hearts, be our comforting companion teaching compassion, leading in love, guiding us toward one another.
 
Through your Holy Spirit, we pray that you will open our eyes, our hearts, and our lives to see you as our risen Savior in all your beauty, in all your possibility, in all your world changing power. Amen.
 
Hymn of Prayer TFWS 2086 Open Our Eyes
 
Open our eyes, Lord
We want to see Jesus.
To reach out and touch Him
And say that we love Him
Open our ears, Lord
And help us to listen
Open our eyes, Lord
We want to see Jesus
 
Scripture Luke 24:13-35
Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, but their eyes were kept from recognizing him. And he said to them, “What are you discussing with each other while you walk along?” They stood still, looking sad. Then one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answered him, “Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem who does not know the things that have taken place there in these days?” He asked them, “What things?” They replied, “The things about Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, and how our chief priests and leaders handed him over to be condemned to death and crucified him. But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things took place. Moreover, some women of our group astounded us. They were at the tomb early this morning, and when they did not find his body there, they came back and told us that they had indeed seen a vision of angels who said that he was alive. Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said; but they did not see him.”

Then he said to them, “Oh, how foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have declared! Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and then enter into his glory?” Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them the things about himself in all the scriptures. As they came near the village to which they were going, he walked ahead as if he were going on. But they urged him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the day is now nearly over.” So he went in to stay with them. When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. They said to each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?” That same hour they got up and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven and their companions gathered together. They were saying, “The Lord has risen indeed, and he has appeared to Simon!” Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread.
 
Hymn of Preparation UMH 454 Open My Eyes, That I May See (vs. 1 & 3)
 
1. Open my eyes, that I may see
glimpses of truth thou hast for me;
place in my hands the wonderful key
that shall unclasp and set me free.
Silently now I wait for thee,
ready, my God, thy will to see.
Open my eyes, illumine me, Spirit divine!
 
3. Open my mouth, and let me bear
gladly the warm truth everywhere;
open my heart and let me prepare
love with thy children thus to share.
Silently now I wait for thee,
ready, my God, thy will to see.
Open my heart, illumine me, Spirit divine!
 
Message “The Spiritual Value of Wandering” 
 
 
Rev. Beth Rambikur
 
Our Gifts and Offerings
The body of Christ is alive and well and Christ Church is engaging in mission and outreach even in this time of physical distancing. There are so many ways we give; through our prayers for each other, our calls to one another, the ministries we engage, and the gifts we offer God and the church. God, we give you thanks for the ways you call us to give, and in this time of offering bless our gifts, our intentions, and all the ministries we offer to you today! Amen.
 
Offertory 
Swing Low arr. Dick Anthony
Grant Lange, trumpet
 
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 sins as we forgive those who sin 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. 

Sending Hymn TFWS 2196 We Walk by Faith (vs. 1, 2, 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: 
 
Benediction 
May the Lord bless you and keep you, may the Lord make is his face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you, may the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.  Amen. 

Postlude
Fowler’s March by William P. Rownan
 
 
 
 
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Sunday, August 23

 
Welcome!
 

Worship at Home for Sunday, August 23

Announcements
Welcome to worship with Christ Church United Methodist in Tucson, Arizona.  I am pastor Beth and I want to invite you to participate with us online at our website, www.ccumtucson.org, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CCUM.Tucson.

Prelude
The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want  by Gordon Young
 
Call to Worship
There are times we walk through the valley
When it feels like night, and there is no light
There are times when we walk through the valley
When all landmarks disappear, and we are faced with fear
There are times when we walk through the valley
And in those times especially, God, we know you are here
You are with us when we walk through the valley.
 
Hymn of Praise UMH 126 Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above (vs. 1 and 3)
 
1. Sing praise to God who reigns above, the God of all creation,
the God of power, the God of love, the God of our salvation.
With healing balm my soul is filled and every faithless murmur stilled:
To God all praise and glory.
 
3. Thus all my toilsome way along, I sing aloud thy praises,
that earth may hear the grateful song my voice unwearied raises.
Be joyful in the Lord, my heart, both soul and body bear your part:
To God all praise and glory.
 
Prayers of the People
Shepherding God, of all creation, you care for all my needs, restoring my soul, my heart, so that I am whole. Hear these prayers and praises.

God our Shepherd, hear our Prayer.

Jesus our host, you welcome all to your table, preparing a feast for each, so that even enemies might sit and eat together from your abundance. Teach us to be a people of overflowing hospitality, sharing with all what you have given.

God our Shepherd, hear our Prayer.

Ever Sending Spirit, move us from places of comfort to places where we may offer comfort, send us to heal, bring peace, and teach others the grace you have taught us.

God our Shepherd, hear our Prayer.

Gracious God, surely goodness and mercy shall mark the paths You send us along, and the works You give us to do, so that all may know that we dwell in Your house, always. Amen.
 
Scripture Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff— they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long.
 
Hymn of Preparation UMH 381 Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us (vs. 1 and 3)

1. Savior, like a shepherd lead us, Much we need Thy tender care;
In Thy pleasant pastures feed us, For our use Thy folds prepare:
Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus, Thou hast bought us, Thine we are;
Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus, Thou hast bought us, Thine we are.
 
3. Thou hast promised to receive us, Poor and sinful though we be;
Thou hast mercy to relieve us, Grace to cleanse, and pow’r to free:
Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus, Early let us turn to Thee;
Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus, Early let us turn to Thee.

Message “Navigating in the Dark” 
 
 
Rev. Beth Rambikur
 
Our Gifts and Offerings
The body of Christ is alive and well and Christ Church is engaging in mission and outreach even in this time of physical distancing. There are so many ways we give; through our prayers for each other, our calls to one another, the ministries we engage, and the gifts we offer God and the church. God, we give you thanks for the ways you call us to give, and in this time of offering bless our gifts, our intentions, and all the ministries we offer to you today! Amen.
 
Offertory 
The Lord’s My Shepherd arr. Stephen Neilson
 
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 sins as we forgive those who sin 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. 

Sending Hymn UMH 174 His Name is Wonderful
 
His name is Wonderful, His name is Wonderful
His name is Wonderful , Jesus my Lord
He is the mighty King, Master of ev’rything
His name is Wonderful, Jesus my Lord
He’s the Great Shepherd, The rock of all ages
Almighty God is He, Bow down before Him
Love and adore Him, His name is Wonderful
Jesus my Lord

Benediction 
May the Lord bless you and keep you, may the Lord make is his face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you, may the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. Amen. 

Postlude
How Firm a Foundation by Dale Wood
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Sunday, August 16

 
Welcome!
 

Worship at Home for Sunday, August 16

Announcements
Welcome to worship with Christ Church United Methodist in Tucson, Arizona. I am pastor Beth and if you are joining us for the first time, I hope you will take a moment to let us know who you are and where you are joining us from. If you are watching us with YouTube take a moment to visit our website at ccumtucson.org and click the welcome button on the home screen and say hello! If you are watching us on our website, take a moment to click the welcome button below this video. Also, if you are looking for a way to go deeper with this message and journey further, join us at ccumtucson.org/interact/

Prelude
My Faith Looks Up to Thee arr. Linda McKechnie
Kathy Ferguson, piano; Janet Tolman, organ
 
Greeting
As we begin this time together take a time to prepare your space to encounter God both within and around you. And now, let us worship together by joining together sing or enjoy listening to our opening hymn I’ll Praise My Maker While I’ve Breath!
 
Hymn of Praise UMH 60 I’ll Praise My Maker While I’ve Breath (vs 1 and 3)
 
1. I’ll praise my Maker while I’ve breath;
and when my voice is lost in death,
praise shall employ my nobler powers.
My days of praise shall ne’er be past,
while life, and thought, and being last,
or immortality endures.
 
3. The Lord pours eyesight on the blind;
the Lord supports the fainting mind
and sends the laboring conscience peace.
God helps the stranger in distress,
the widow and the fatherless,
and grants the prisoner sweet release.
 
Collect
God along the way:
Day by day we meet you,
In each other we greet you,
Through our acts we treat you,
By our lives we seek you,
God, guide us all along the way.

Call to Prayer Hymn  UHM 358 Dear Lord and Father of Mankind Rest (vs. 4)
 
4. Drop thy still dews of quietness, till all our strivings cease;
take from our souls the strain and stress, and let our ordered lives confess the beauty of thy peace.

Prayers of the People
God of Moses, we are a people who know the promised land and a people who know the wandering way. Our prayers and praises shape our landscape, we map out our hearts before you, hear us in our prayers.
 
Take a time to offer God your praises and joys. 
 
God our Guide, hear our prayers. 

Jesus mapmaker of our hearts, you always charted new ways to meet people in need, refreshed old routs of righteousness, guide us to comfort and compassion as we raise these prayers for others.
 
Take a time to offer God concerns and prayer requests for any in need and suffering. 
 
God our Guide, hear our prayers. 

Holy Spirit, unbound from all known paths and roads, you call and lead us to people and places we cannot imagine, we offer to you these prayers for the billions of others only you know, that we may be like you – an Advocate for any in need.

Take a time to offer God prayers for our communities, cities, nations, neighbors, and world, then take time to listen to what God offers back to you. 
 
God our Guide, hear our prayers. 

Blessed Trinity, guide us now in these times of confusion and uncertainty, remind us of those who have wandered before us, so that we might wonder in faith and respond to your leading. Amen.

Scripture Deuteronomy 10:10-22

I stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights, as I had done the first time. And once again the Lord listened to me. The Lord was unwilling to destroy you. The Lord said to me, “Get up, go on your journey at the head of the people, that they may go in and occupy the land that I swore to their ancestors to give them.”
 
So now, O Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you? Only to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the commandments of the Lord your God and his decrees that I am commanding you today, for your own well-being. Although heaven and the heaven of heavens belong to the Lord your God, the earth with all that is in it, yet the Lord set his heart in love on your ancestors alone and chose you, their descendants after them, out of all the peoples, as it is today. Circumcise, then, the foreskin of your heart, and do not be stubborn any longer. For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who is not partial and takes no bribe, who executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and who loves the strangers, providing them food and clothing. You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. You shall fear the Lord your God; him alone you shall worship; to him you shall hold fast, and by his name you shall swear. He is your praise; he is your God, who has done for you these great and awesome things that your own eyes have seen. Your ancestors went down to Egypt seventy persons; and now the Lord your God has made you as numerous as the stars in heaven.
 
Hymn of Preparation UMH 140 Great Is Thy Faithfulness (vs. 1 and 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. Great Is thy faithfulness! 

Refrain: 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
 
 
Message “X Marks the Spot” 
 
 
Rev. Beth Rambikur
 
 
Offering Invitation
God, even in our wandering you have set a path before us and said – be not afraid! Remind us what it means to explore generosity with the same steadfast faith that you have shown us in throughout the ages. Let us give as you guide us. Amen.

Offertory 
Lord, Here Am I Beck/ Sikes
Kathy Ferguson, piano; Janet Tolman, organ
 
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 sins as we forgive those who sin 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. 

Sending Hymn UMH 571 Go, Make of All Disciples (vs. 1, 3, and 4)

1. “Go, make of all disciples.” We hear the call O Lord, that comes from thee, our Father, in thy eternal Word. Inspire our ways of learning through earnest, fervent prayers, and let our daily living reveal thee everywhere.
 
3. “Go, make of all disciples.” We at thy feet would stay until each life’s vocation accents thy holy way. We cultivate the nature God plants in every heart, revealing in our witness the master teacher’s art.
 
4. “Go, make of all disciples.” We welcome thy command. “Lo, I am with you always.” We take thy guiding hand. The task looms large before us; we follow without fear, in heaven and earth thy power shall bring God’s kingdom here.

Benediction 
May the Lord bless you and keep you, may the Lord make is his face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you, may the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.  Amen. 

Postlude
How Majestic Is Your Name Smith/Bock
Kathy Ferguson, piano; Janet Tolman, organ
 
 
 
 
 
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