Worship June 28

By on June 28, 2020

Order of Worship for June 28, 2020 Communion

Welcome

Call:

Let the bells ring out calling the community to join us in worship.
Joyful, Joyful, we adore Thee God of glory, Lord of Love.
Giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day!

Response to Call: “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” – UM Hymnal #89

Announcements

Prayer of Illumination:

Dear Lord, I pray that You would open our minds to the truth of Your Word by means of the Holy Spirit. Open our hearts to love You more. Open our will to do only that which is righteous in Your sight so that Your name may be glorified.

Psalter: Psalm 13

Hymn of Praise and Faith:”In Christ Alone” – Steve Hawkins

Affirmation of Faith: The Apostles Creed
Glori Patria

Offering
Doxology

Prayer Time Mediation

Pastor Prayer Time and the Lord’s Prayer

Sermon Introduction: Living Stones

Sermon Scripture: 1 Peter 2: 4-10

2 Rid yourselves, therefore, of all malice, and all guile, insincerity, envy, and all slander. 2 Like newborn infants, long for the pure, spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow into salvation— 3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.

4 Come to him, a living stone, though rejected by mortals yet chosen and precious in God’s sight, and 5 like living stones, let yourselves be built[a] into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For it stands in scripture:

“See, I am laying in Zion a stone,
a cornerstone chosen and precious;
and whoever believes in him[b] will not be put to shame.”

7 To you then who believe, he is precious; but for those who do not believe,

“The stone that the builders rejected
has become the very head of the corner,”

8 and

“A stone that makes them stumble,
and a rock that makes them fall.”

They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do.

9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

10 Once you were not a people,
but now you are God’s people;
once you had not received mercy,
but now you have received mercy.

Sermon: Living Stones

Communion Hymn: In Remembrance

Communion Liturgy

Christ our Lord invites to his table all who earnestly love him, who earnestly repent of their sins and seek to live in peace with one another.

Lord, we confess that we have failed to be Your obedient people. Forgive us we pray and free us for joyful obedience through Christ our Lord.

Hear the Good News: Christ died for us while we were yet sinners: that proves God’s love towards us.

Call: In the name of Jesus you are forgiven.

Echo: In the name of Jesus you are forgiven

The Word was in the beginning with God.
All things came into being through the Word,
and without the Word, not one thing came into being.

God from God, Light from Light,
True God from true God,
We come to you in humble adoration.

We remember the covenant
You have made with your people in every time and place.
We rejoice that you call all of creation
to return to this table of broken wholeness.

Oh Lord we rejoice in the sure knowledge that
Christ has died – Christ is Risen and Christ will come again

Lord, You call us into your church
to accept the cost and joy of discipleship,
to be your servants in the service of others,
to proclaim the gospel and resist the powers of evil,
to share in Christ’s baptism
and to eat at Christ’s table.

We remember that on the night of betrayal Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, sharing it with his closest friends, saying: “This is my body, given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”

Cup and Bread Presented

On that same night, in much the same way,
he lifted a cup after supper saying: “This is the cup of the new covenant.
Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”

The bread which we break is the communion of the body of Christ
The cup which we bless is the communion of the life blood of Christ.
The gifts of God for the people of God, Come for all things are ready.

Come, Holy Spirit!
Bless this bread and bless this fruit of the vine.
Bless all who share at this table
that our eyes might be open
to see the risen Christ in our midst,
indeed, in each other.

Share Communion Together – The table of the United Methodist Church is open to all who earnestly seek Christ

Prayer of Thanksgiving:

Holy God, we came to this table
tempted to deny the pain of life,
And you met us at here;
embracing us in our brokenness,
naming us “beloved”,
claiming us for an eternity.
We thank you, living, loving God.

Closing Hymn: “We’ve A Story To Tell To The Nations” – UM Hymnal #569

Benediction

And may God watch over you and provide for you;
May Christ Jesus openly declare you to be his own;
And may the Holy Spirit bring you help and comfort always.
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord,
Go and tell the story!
Go and be the church!

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