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Second Sunday After Pentecost

Sunday, June 19, 2022

June 19, 2022 Service of Worship
June 19, 2022 Announcements

Opening Hymn, “Praise the Lord With the Sound of Trumpet”:

Praise the Lord With the Sound of Trumpet

Praise the Lord with the sound of trumpet,
praise the Lord with the harp and lute,
praise the Lord with the gentle sounding flute.
Praise the Lord in the field and forest,
praise the Lord in the city square,
praise the Lord anytime and anywhere.
Praise the Lord in the wind and sunshine,
praise the Lord in the dark of night,
praise the Lord in the rain or snow or in the morning light.
Praise the Lord in the deepest valley,
praise the Lord on the highest hill,
praise the Lord, never let your voice be still.
Praise the Lord with the crashing cymbal,
praise the Lord with the pipe and string,
praise the Lord with the joyful songs you sing.
Praise the Lord on a weekday morning,
praise the Lord on a Sunday noon,
praise the Lord by the light of sun or moon.
Praise the Lord in the time of sorrow,
praise the Lord in the time of joy,
praise the Lord in the every moment, nothing let your praise destroy.
Praise the Lord in the peace and quiet,
praise the Lord in your work or play,
praise the Lord every where in every way!

Hebrew Scripture 1Kings 19:1-6, 11-15a Elijah hears God in the silence.

Hymn “In Christ There Is No East or West”:

In Christ There Is No East or West

In Christ there is no east or west, In him no south or north, But one great fam’ly bound by love Throughout the whole wide earth.
In him shall true hearts ev’rywhere Their high communion find; His service is the golden cord Close binding humankind.
Join hands, disciples in the faith, Whate’er your race may be! Who serve each other in Christ’s love Are surely kin to me.
In Christ now meet both east and west, In him meet south and north, All Christly souls are one in him Throughout the whole wide earth.

Reflection

Closing Hymn “Guide Me, O Thous Great Jehovah”:

Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah

Guide me, O thou great Jehovah,
pilgrim through this barren land.
I am weak, but thou art mighty,
hold me with thy powerful hand.
Bread of heaven, bread of heaven,
feed me till I want no more,
feed me till I want no more.
Open now the crystal fountain,
whence the healing stream doth flow;
let the fire and cloudy pillar
lead me all my journey through.
Strong deliv’rer, strong deliv’rer,
be thou still my strength and shield;
be Thou still my Strength and Shield.
When I tread the verge of Jordan,
bid my anxious fears subside;
death of death and hell’s destruction,
land me safe on Canaan’s side:
songs of praises, songs of praises,
I will ever give to thee;
I will ever give to thee.

Commissioning
The Blessing
Three-Fold Amen
Postlude

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Trinity Sunday

Sunday, June 12, 2022

June 12, 2022 Service of Worship
June 12, 2022 Announcements

Opening Hymn, “God, Whose Almighty Word“:

God Whose Almighty Word

God, whose almighty word
chaos and darkness heard,
and took their flight,
hear us, we humbly pray,
and where the gospel day
sheds not its glorious ray,
let there be light.
2 Jesus, who came to bring
on your redeeming wing,
healing and sight,
health to the troubled mind,
sight to the Spirit-blind,
O now to humankind
let there be light.
3 Spirit of truth and love,
life-giving, holy dove,
speed forth your flight;
move on the water’s face,
bearing the lamp of grace,
and in earth’s darkest place
let there be light.
4 Blessed and holy three,
glorious trinity,
wisdom, love, might,
boundless as ocean’s tide
rolling in fullest pride
through the world far and wide,
let there be light.

We Hear God’s Word:
Hebrew Scripture — Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
Christian Scripture — John 16:12-15

Hymn “It’s a Song of Praise to the Maker”

The Sacrament of Holy Communion

Closing Hymn “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty”:

Holy, Holy, Holy

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty,
God in three persons, blessed Trinity!
Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,
casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
which wert, and art, and evermore shall be.
Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide thee,
though the eye made blind by sin thy glory may not see,
only thou art holy; there is none beside thee,
perfect in power, in love, and purity.
Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All thy works shall praise thy name in earth and sky and sea;
holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty,
God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

Commissioning
The Blessing
Three-Fold Amen
Postlude

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Pentecost Sunday

Sunday, June 5, 2022

June 5, 2022 Service of Worship
June 5, 2022 Announcements

Opening Hymn, “On Pentecost They Gathered”:

On Pentecost They Gathered

On Pentecost they gathered quite early in the day,
a band of Christ’s disciples, to worship, sing, and pray.
A mighty wind came blowing, filled all the swirling air,
and tongues of fire a-glowing inspired each person there.
The people all around them were startled and amazed
to understand their language, as Christ the Lord they praised.
What universal message, what great good news was here?
That Christ, once dead, is risen to vanquish all our fear.
God pours the Holy Spirit on all who would believe,
on women, men, and children who would God’s grace receive.
That Spirit knows no limit, bestowing life and power.
The church, formed and reforming, responds in every hour.

We Hear God’s Word:
In John 14:25-27, Jesus tells us that when he is gone, God will send the Holy Spirit to remind us of the things he has said. Read the passage here: John 14:25-27

In Acts 2:1-8, 11-15, we hear about the coming of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. Read the passage here: Acts 2:1-8, 11-15

Hymn “Spirit of the Living God:”

Spirit of the Living God

Spirit of the living God,
Fall afresh on me.
Spirit of the living God,
Fall afresh on me.
Break me, melt me,
Mold me, fill me,
Spirit of the living God,
Fall afresh on me

Reflection

Closing Hymn “I Feel the Winds of God:”

I Feel the Winds of God

I feel the winds of God today;
today my sail I lift,
though heavy oft with drenching spray
and torn with many a rift;
if hope but light the water’s crest,
and Christ my bark will use,
I’ll seek the seas at his behest,
and brave another cruise.

It is the wind of God that dries
my vain regretful tears,
until with braver thoughts shall rise
the purer, brighter years;
if cast on shores of selfish ease
or pleasure I should be,
O let me feel your freshening breeze,
and I’ll put back to sea.

If ever I forget your love
and how that love was shown,
lift high the blood-red flag above;
it bears your name alone.
Great pilot of my onward way,
you will not let me drift;
I feel the winds of God today,
today my sail I lift.

Commissioning
The Blessing
Three-fold Amen
Postlude

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Last Sunday of Easter

Sunday, May 29, 2022

May 29, 2022 Service of Worship
May 29, 2022 Announcements

Opening Hymn, “This Is God’s Wondrous World”:

This is God’s Wondrous World

This is God’s wondrous world, and to my listening ears,
All nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres.
This is God’s wondrous world, I rest me in the thought
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas,
God’s hand the wonders wrought.

This is God’s wondrous world, the birds their carols raise,
The morning light, the lily white, declare their maker’s praise.
This is God’s wondrous world. God shines in all that’s fair,
In the rustling grass or mountain pass,
God’s voice speaks everywhere.

This is God’s wondrous world. O let me ne’er forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong. God is the ruler yet.
This is God’s wondrous world: why should my heart be sad?
Let voices sing, O let the heavens ring!
God reigns, let earth be glad.

In Acts 16:25-34 we learn how Paul and Silas are freed from prison by an earthquake and the jailer is converted and baptized.
Read it here: Acts 16:25-34

Hymn, “He Leadeth Me”:

He Leadeth Me

He leadeth me, O blessed thought! O words with heav’nly comfort fraught! Whate’er I do, where’er I be Still ’tis God’s hand that leadeth me.

Refrain: He leadeth me, He leadeth me, By His own hand He leadeth me; His faithful foll’wer I would be, For by His hand He leadeth me.

Sometimes ’mid scenes of deepest gloom, Sometimes where Eden’s bowers bloom, By waters still, o’er troubled sea, Still ’tis His hand that leadeth me.

Lord, I would place my hand in Thine, Nor ever murmur nor repine; Content, whatever lot I see, Since ’tis my God that leadeth me.

And when my task on earth is done, When by Thy grace the vict’ry’s won, E’en death’s cold wave I will not flee, Since God through Jordan leadeth me.

Musical Reflection “Tell Me the Old, Old Story”:

Tell Me The Old, Old, Story

1 Tell me the old, old story
Of unseen things above,
Of Jesus and His glory,
Of Jesus and His love.
Tell me the story simply,
As to a little child;
For I am weak and weary,
And helpless and defiled.
Refrain:
Tell me the old, old story;
Tell me the old, old story,
Tell me the old, old story
Of Jesus and His love.

2 Tell me the story slowly,
That I may take it in –
That wonderful redemption,
God’s remedy for sin.
Tell me the story often,
For I forget so soon;
The early dew of morning
Has passed away at noon. [Refrain]
3 Tell me the same old story
When you have cause to fear
That this world’s empty glory
Is costing me too dear.
Tell me the story always,
If you would really be,
In any time of trouble,
A comforter to me. [Refrain]

Closing Hymn “Be Thou My Vision”:

Be Thou My Vision

Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
naught be all else to me, save that thou art–
thou my best thought by day or by night,
waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.
Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,
thou mine inheritance, now and always:
thou and thou only, first in my heart,
High King of heaven, my treasure thou art.
High King of heaven, my victory won,
may I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heav’n’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
still be my vision, O Ruler of all.

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Sixth Sunday of Easter

Sunday, May 22, 2022

For printable copies of the Service of Worship and The Announcements, click on the appropriate link:
May 22, 2022 Service of Worship
May 22, 2022 Announcements

Scripture readings for today:
Acts 16:9-15 Paul travels to Macedonia where he meets Lydia and other women by the river and baptizes them.
John 14:23-29 Jesus is going away, but God will send the Holy spirit to teach.

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