SUNDAY WORSHIP – 06/13/2021
3rd Sunday After Pentecost, Color – Green, Year B
UMH – United Methodist Hymnal, TFWS – The Faith We Sing, BOW – Book of Worship.
Chestnut Street UMC follows the Revised Common Lectionary.
We obtain some of the Hymns and Songs for Worship from One License: 734195-A
PRELUDE: —————- Jayne Thompson———————Church organist
Worship Leader: Dale Larocque
MISSION STATEMENT: “We are the evidence of God’s presence in the world.”
HYMN OF PRAISE ANF THANKSGIVING
TFWS #2164 Sanctuary ——————– Jayne Thompson
CALL TO WORSHIP: Responsive ———————– Dale Larocque
Psalm 138 – UMH #853
HYMN: UMH # 67 “We Thy People Praise Thee”
(WORDS: Kate Stearns Page, 1932, MUSIC: Franz Joseph Haydn, ca 1780, arr. by Edith Lovell Thomas, 1935; alt. Arr. ©) renewed 1963 Abington Press.)
OPENING PRAYER: Responsive ————– Dale Larocque
L. Your hand is upon your people, O God, to guide and protect them through the ages. Keep in your service those you have called and anointed, that the powers of this world may not overwhelm us, but that, secure in your love, we may carry out your will in the face of all adversity. Amen
P. O God our ruler and shepherd, you anointed Jesus as the king and servant of your people. Make us attentive to your word, that we may accept your reign over us and serve you alone. Amen.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION: – in unison UMH 890——- Dale Larocque
WORD OF ASSURANCE: – UMH 890, 2nd paragraph — Dale Larocque
2 Corinthians 5:6-17 —————————————— Tom Adams
The Gospel: Mark 4:26-34 ———————————– Jean Rousseau
HYMN: UMH # 707 “Hymn of Promise”
(MUSIC: Natalie Sleeth, 1986, MUSIC: Natalie Sleeth, 1986, © 1986 Hope Publishing Co.)
JOYS AND CONCERNS: ———– Dale Larocque
PEOPLE’S PRAYER: Insert——————————– Denise Adams
THE LORD’S PRAYER: – UMH # 895 – in unison —— Denise Adams
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,
THE GIVER’S PRAYER: – in unison ———————— Denise Adams
God, may your Holy Spirit warm my heart and cause me to share my blessings with others. I am grateful for your love Lord Jesus. Amen.
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OFFERTORY PRAYER: ——— Rick Pervier
Lord, we bring the labor of our hands and the love in our hearts for your work. Remind us that we must walk by faith and not by sight. Help us to stay connected to you so that others may experience your grace through us. Bless and multiply the gifts we have brought so that we create ministries to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Amen.
1 Samuel 15:34 & 16:1-13 ——————————— Jim Malley
MESSAGE: ? Pastor Sela Rousseau
(Instead of the question mark above, please write down what God is saying to you from the scriptures above).
HYMN: UMH # 593 “Hear I Am, Lord”
(WORDS:Dan Schutte, 1981, MUSIC:Dan Schutte, 1981; adapt. by Carlton R. Young, 1988)
BENEDICTION: —————————- Dale Larocque
POSTLUDE: UMH #672 verse 1————Jayne Thompson
(WORDS: Jeremiah E. Rankin, 1880, MUSIC: William G. Tomer, 1880)
THE PRAYER OF THE PEOPLE – SUNDAY 06/13/2021
Lord of lords, King of every nation. You created a perfect world for us. You provided all the blessings which you knew and still know will help us and still glorify you. Unfortunately, our hearts are infatuated by the cruelty and power of the evil spirit around us. We are attracted to the injustice and selfishness of the world. Your voice and warnings seem to fall on deaf ears. Please help us to apply your Word and teachings to our lives. Help us to listen to you and remember that you always search our hearts for faithfulness and holiness. Let your will be done in everything we do. Help us to hold you and each other in our hearts so that we can glorify your name in our joys and blessings. Please help us to be aware of your forever present in our lives through the work of the Holy Spirit.
We pray for our brothers and sisters in our prayer list. May the collaborative work of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit be their strength, hope, and joy. We pray in the name of the Triune God. Amen.
(Adapted from the BOW 542)