Daily Archives: June 3, 2020

Midweek Worship Service


June 3, 2020

PRELUDE

LIGHTING OF THE ALTAR CANDLE

GREETINGS & CONCERNS

Call to Worship 

Leader: As we are gathering ourselves into worship, let us share our thanksgivings,  giving thanks to the wonder and awe of living in God’s Way together.   Call out and share a thanksgiving with us.

All:  Life that is really life!

Leader:  Comes from the One we trust. 

All: Life that is really life!

Leader: Comes from the Presence we call to. 

All: Life that is really life!

Leader: Comes from the Foundation of goodness and sharing. 

All: Life that is really life!

Leader: Comes to us now in this moment.

All: Let us take hold of Life that is really Life! 

INVOCATION 

Holy God, we have brought nothing into the world, so that we can take nothing out of it. May we live with this humility and rootedness especially when we feel trapped  grounded in fear eager to run away longing for more riches and power.  In the silence, may we be still  and center on Your light  where generosity and sharing  flow.  Amen.

HYMN OF PRAISE  

“Joyful, joyful, we adore You” 

Joyful, joyful, we adore You,  

God of glory, Lord of love;

Hearts unfold like flowr’s  before You, 

Op’ning to the sun above.

Melt the clouds of sin and sadness;  

Drive the dark of doubt away;

Giver of immortal gladness, 

Fill us with the light of day!

All Your works with joy surround You,  

Earth and heav’n reflect Your rays, 

Stars and angels sing around You,  

Center of unbroken praise;

Field and forest, vale and mountain, 

Flow’ry meadow, flashing sea,

Chanting bird and flowing fountain, 

Praising You eternally!

Always giving and forgiving, 

Ever blessing, ever blest,

Well-spring of the joy of living, 

Ocean-depth of happy rest!

Loving Father, Christ our Brother, 

Let Your light upon us shine;

Teach us how to love each other, 

Lift us to the joy divine.

Mortals, join the mighty chorus, 

Which the morning stars began;

God’s own love is reigning o’er us, 

Joining people hand in hand.

Ever singing, march we onward, 

Victors in the midst of strife;

Joyful music leads us sunward  

In the triumph song of life.

COMMUNITY AT PRAYER 

(end with a Lord’s Prayer…)

THE READING OF THE SCRIPTURE:  

                        Romans 8:22-28; Psalm 130:5-6

SERMON 

Call for the Offering 

In thanksgiving for our shared life together, let us share our offerings for the work of the church. 

GIVING OF TITHES/ PLEDGES/ THANKSGIVING & OTHER Offerings 

Dedication of the Offering 

God of life, we have shared what we have with Your church.   With thanksgiving we Say thank you for all the blessings you have given to us.  

We bring you back glory and honor 

through the offering of our lives, 

our tithes and other offerings.  

May this be use for your glory  

and service to your people.  Amen.

HYMN:  “Abide with me”

Abide with me: fast falls the eventide;

the darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide.

When other helpers fail and comforts flee,

Help of the helpless, O abide with me.

Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day;

earth’s joys grow dim, its glories pass away.

Change and decay in all around I see.

O thou who changest not, abide with me.

I need thy presence every passing hour.

What but thy grace can foil the tempter’s power?

Who like thyself my guide and strength can be?

Through cloud and sunshine, O abide with me.

I fear no foe with thee at hand to bless,

ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.

Where is death’s sting? Where, grave, thy victory?

I triumph still, if thou abide with me.

Hold thou thy cross before my closing eyes.

Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.

Heaven’s morning breaks and earth’s vain shadows flee;

in life, in death, O Lord, abide with me. 

CLOSING PRAYER 

Benediction

Now go!   Surrounded by the power of the Holy One, May we experience life that is really life!

Let the people of God say, Amen!

SILENT MEDITATION