4th Sunday After Pentecost

June 28, 2020

** Please, keep your phone mute unless you speak.

 

PRELUDE                                                                                                                     Chris Pierce

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

 

Come, all you weary and hurting.

Here, find rest for your souls.

Here, enter into the grace of forgiveness;

Here, taste the living water of renewal.

Come from busy weeks and anxious worry;

Find here stillness, like being led to green pastures;

Come and worship, for God is our Maker, our Defender and Guide.

 

OPENING PRAYER

Wellspring of Grace, Teacher of Truth, Breath of Resurrection, you welcome us into your life, and invite us to welcome others with a cup of water, a bite of bread, a moment of conversation.  As we drink from the overflowing spring of your endless love, fill our hearts with thanksgiving and joy, that we may become the body of Christ pouring our lives into a world that yearns to be filled.  Amen.

 

PSALM READING                                                                                                           Psalm 13

 

How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?

How long will you hide your face from me?

How long must I bear pain in my soul,

and have sorrow in my heart all day long?

How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?

Consider and answer me, O Lord my God!

 Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep the sleep of death,

and my enemy will say, “I have prevailed”;

my foes will rejoice because I am shaken.

But I trusted in your steadfast love;

my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.

I will sing to the Lord,

because he has dealt bountifully with me.

GOSPEL READING                                                                                           Matthew 10:40-42

 

“Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous; and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple—truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.”

 

SERMON

 

HYMN                                                When the Poor Ones                                            UMH 434

  1. When the poor ones who have nothing share with strangers,

when the thirsty water give unto us all,

when the crippled in their weakness strengthen others,

then we know that God still goes that road with us,

then we know that God still goes that road with us.

 

  1. When at last all those who suffer find their comfort,

when they hope though even hope seems hopelessness,

when we love though hate at times seems all around us,

then we know that God still goes that road with us,

then we know that God still goes that road with us.

 

  1. When our homes are filled with goodness in abundance,

when we learn how to peace instead of war,

when each stranger that we meet is called a neighbor,

then we know that God still goes that road with us,

then we know that God still goes that road with us.

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE  { Lord, in your mercy….Hear our prayers}

PASTORAL PRAYER

OUR LORD’S PRAYER ~ Together, we pray…

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.

 

OFFERING OF OURSELVES & OUR GIFTS                                           2 Corinthians 9:6 – 11

OFFERING PRAYER

 

Through the teachings of Jesus, the steadfast love of God, and the empowering winds of the Spirit, we have been taught to share what we have, our time, talent, and treasure, with those in need.  As we serve our neighbors, we serve the Christ.  In gratitude for God’s many gifts, we celebrate God’s call to care for creation, and to boldly love the children of God.  Amen

 

HYMN                                               Together We Serve                                      TFWS 2175

 

Together we serve, united by love,

inviting God’s world to the glorious feast.

We work and we pray through sorrow and joy,

extending your love to the last and the least.

 

We seek to become a beacon of hope,

a lamp for the heart and a light for the feet.

We learn, year by year,

To let love shine through until we see Christ

In each person we meet.

 

We welcome the scarred, the wealthy, the poor,

the busy, the lonely, and all who need care.

We offer a home to those who will come,

Our hands quick to help,

Our hearts ready to dare.

 

Together, by grace, we witness and work,

Remembering Jesus, in whom we grow strong.

Together we serve in Spirit and truth,

remembering love is the strength of our song.

 

BENEDICTION

God’s steadfast love is etched into our souls.  May we carry it with us always.  Whether welcoming the stranger, whether risking all we have, whether facing the cross, whether wrestling with God’s call, whether freeing ourselves from our past, God is our constant companion on this journey.  Amen.

 

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  1. In-person Worship

Date: Next Sunday, July 5

East Jewett @ 9:00 a.m.

Kaaterskill @10:30 a.m.

  1. Worship via a Conference Call @ 11:45 a.m.
  2. Pastor Juhye’s last Sunday: July 12
  3. Nancy Allen will preach on Sundays, July 19 & 26
  4. Our new pastors, pastor Tom Kim and pastor Amy Royal will join us on August 1.