We are back in the Sanctuary for worship! That feels good to be a thing again. As we go through this Summer we’ll still have some interruptions to what we’re doing before we settle into things. Watch the announcements for more information on that.
You can follow along in this bulletin for the service. If you are on a computer, phone, or other mobile device, then you can click on each of the videos as they come up. If you have a smart tv or streaming device connected to your tv, go to our YouTube channel and then go to playlists. Every Sunday We’ll have a new playlist set up with prayers, songs, and a message. As you come to each of those in the service you can play that video. With a playlist, as soon as one finishes, the next video starts so that all you have to do is hit pause until you’re ready to play again.
My prayer is that even in this format, we can worship together, and still see God at work.
The video that comes next is a welcome, has a few announcements, and an opening prayer.
Tuesday: Centering Prayer at 4pm on our church Facebook Page
Sunday: Online Worship, 9am Worship, 11am Community Worship Service at Ripley Park (bring a lawnchair and mask). NO 10:30am worship at the church
Sunday (7/5): Online and 9am Worship only
Will you join in singing our first song this morning
Joys & Concerns
Continue to keep each other in prayer as we go through this week. Even take a moment to make a phone call or send a letter to someone you haven’t talked to for a while. Especially Lynn Fellman
Special joy today its Father’s Day!
We will continue to share our joys and concerns, as well as our prayer requests. Simply follow the link below and fill out the form. If you need to add more, you can fill the form out again. These will be shared with the congregation via email on Monday morning.
Share a joy, concern, and/or prayer request
Start the next video, and enter into a time of prayer.
When directed, take a few moments of silent prayer. Please lift up our community as we continue in our cancellations, shut downs, and the challenges they bring. There will be a pastoral prayer, then you are invited to join in the Lord's Prayer which is below.
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.
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen
What does it mean to be humble? Take a look at what Douglass says, and have your kids think about what that they can put others first.
When we give, it can be hard sometimes to know that our gifts do much. Most of the time we know that our gifts are only one part of a much larger thing, but no matter what it is, it is an important part of what is taking place. As you give, remember that even though your gift may not change the world on its own, when it is combine with the gifts that we all give, we have that power to change the world.
Thank you for your continued offerings to the church, and to the many other places around us that you’ve been giving of your time and your money. Remember that you can mail in your offerings, or you can give online. Your gifts and commitment to your faith help us reach out and tell Jesus’ story in so many different ways.
Let us pray,
Wondrous God of the universe who finds time to whisper your love to us: we come to your altar with grateful hearts. When you speak your love into our quiet moments, it is the most precious gift of all. It is not a gift for us to hold and hide, but to proclaim from the housetops! May the gifts we offer to you this morning proclaim your love loudly to a world that often feels forgotten. We pray this in the name of your son, our Savior and Redeemer. Amen.
Scripture Reading: Ezra 4:1-5
1When the enemies of Judah and Benjamin heard that the returned exiles were building a temple for the LORD, the God of Israel, 2they came to Zerubbabel and the heads of the families and said to them, “Let’s build with you, for we worship your God as you do, and we’ve been sacrificing to him ever since the days of Assyria’s King Esarhaddon, who brought us here.”
3But Zerubbabel, Jeshua, and the rest of the heads of the families in Israel replied, “You’ll have no part with us in building a house for our God. We alone will build because the LORD, the God of Israel, and Persia’s King Cyrus commanded us.”
4The neighboring peoples discouraged the people of Judah, made them afraid to build, 5and bribed officials to frustrate their plan. They did this throughout the rule of Persia’s King Cyrus until the rule of Persia’s King Darius.
Liturgist: This is the word of God, for the people of God
Congregations’ Response: Thanks be to God!
Will you join in singing our next song
At the in person service we are celebrating Holy Communion. If you are watching at home, I invite you to take a time of prayer and draw close to God through humbleness and reflect on the message.
When you are ready, I invite you to join in the final song
Read this prayer from the end of Jude
To the one who is able to protect you from falling,
and to present you blameless and rejoicing before his glorious presence,
to the only God our savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord,
belong glory, majesty, power, and authority,
before all time, now and forever. Amen.