Sunday, June 18, 2017
Visitors: Welcome to our church. Please sign our guest book! If you do not have a church home, we pray that you will find one with us. We have large-print bulletins available, as well as hearing assistance devices. Please ask an usher if you require either of these. Restrooms are located in the church school building. Go through the door next to the choir loft, and straight ahead. We also have restrooms downstairs in Fellowship Hall. Again, exit through the door next to the choir loft, turn left down the hall, and go down the steps.
We Gather In Awe And Wonder
Chime Interlude And Candle Lighting
Leader: Holy Spirit, Creator, as you hovered over the waters, cover us with the light of your presence.
All: Holy Spirit, Comforter, by you we are born again, cover us with the light of your holiness.
Leader: Holy Spirit, Redeemer, by you we are made a living temple, cover us with the light of redemption.
All: Breath of life, you breathe light into the whole body of the Church and dwell in each one of us.
Response: “God of Great and God of Small”…………#19, v 1
*Call To Worship
Leader: God will pour out the Spirit on all flesh, and our daughters and sons shall prophesy. Our old ones shall dream dreams, and our young ones shall see visions; and all who call upon the name of the Lord shall be delivered.
All: Come, let us call upon the name of the Lord.
*Hymn: “There Is a Balm in Gilead”…………. ……………#792
Leader: Come, Creator Spirit, and move over this chaotic world.
People: Come, Creator Spirit, and bring life to this world.
Leader: Come, Creator Spirit, and move over the chaos of our lives.
People: Come, Creator Spirit, and bring us new life. Amen.
We Recognize Our Brokenness
Prayer Of Confession
Leader: Holy Spirit, you are so full of energy that you are like fire. And like fire you came upon the disciples at Pentecost. But our lives this past week have not blazed with your Spirit. Forgive us, we pray, and fill us with your Spirit. Come down, O Spirit, fill us, and set us on fire with the power of love so that we can be the people you intend for us to be.
All: Amen. (A time for silent prayers of confession.)
Assurance Of God’s Forgiveness
Leader: God says: “I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries. I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees. You will be my people, and I will be your God.” Friends in Christ: by the power of the Spirit, we are united with Christ and given a new spirit. Live in the joy and peace of that assurance.
Reading Of The Scripture: Romans 5: 1-8 (N.T., pg. 145)
Special Music: “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”………Bach; arr. Patrick Liebergen
Flute solo with piano accompaniment: Kristin
Reading Of The Gospel: Matthew 9: 35 – 10: 8 (N.T., pg. 9)
We Reflect On New Possibilities
Message For This Day
*Hymn: “We Come to You for Healing, Lord”……….……..#796
Pastoral Prayer And The Lord’s Prayer
(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 sins as we forgive those who sin against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.)
Our Offering: Our financial offering is one way that our members participate in the mission and ministry of this church. We thank you for your financial support. For those of you who are visiting, please feel no need to participate in the offering. This worship service is our gift to you.
Offertory: “Simple Gif………..arr. Anna Laura Page
Flute solo with piano accompaniment: Kristin
*Doxology: “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings”..….#606
*Prayer Of Dedication
Leader:.. Life-giving Spirit, bring to the bones of these gifts the flesh of our actions and the breath of our caring, that our church and our service to others may come to life in your name.
We Go Forth To Live Transformed Lives
*Closing Hymn: “There Is Now a New Creation” …….#774
Leader: God of power, may the boldness of your Spirit transform us, may the gentleness of your Spirit lead us, may the gifts of your Spirit equip us to serve and worship you now and always.
*Choral Benediction: “God Be with You Till We Meet Again”…………#542, v 1
*Where noted, please stand if able.
Scoffers set a city aflame, but the wise turn away wrath. Proverbs 29: 8
We Made $121.39 On Our Most Recent Hoss’s Community Fundraiser. The next one is scheduled for Monday, September 11.
Totem Pole Playhouse – Million Dollar Quartet, August 5, Matinee Outing. We’ve reached our goal! Fifty lucky Zion members (and their friends) have reserved a seat at the Totem Pole Playhouse production of “Million Dollar Quartet.” Now’s the time to submit your payment to Debra if you haven’t done so already. Additional tickets will be available for anyone considering joining us for a great afternoon at Caledonia and the Totem Pole.
Put Your Aprons On And Fire Up The Ovens. . . Zion is again having a bake sale on Sunday, July 30, at McDannells Fruit and Farm Market’s Customer Appreciation Day! More details to come.
Zion Trivia Nite will be Sunday, June 25, starting at 6:00 p.m. Why not get a team together and join us?
Zion’s Financial Data
Income through May – $76,624.86
Expenses through May – $83,183.68
Deficit – $8,997.82
You Are Cordially Invited To Trinity Lutheran Church’s “Annual Picnic with Worship” on Sunday, June 25. Their worship service will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the South Mountain Fairgrounds’ auditorium with the annual picnic to follow at 11:30 a.m. Please feel free to come to both or, if you prefer attending your own worship service, consider attending the picnic. We would greatly enjoy having you join us for good food, fellowship and fun! Drinks are provided, just bring place settings, cutlery, and a covered dish item. Barbecued chicken can be ordered to compliment the meal at a cost of $6 for a half chicken (adults); $3 portion (children). An approximate count of those attending and number of orders for chicken would be appreciated by today. Contact Kathy at 677-8921.
Labels For Education Summer Update. Campbell’s reports that due to recent decline in their Labels for Education program, they have decided to wind down the program. From now through end of summer, only UPCs with the Labels for Education logo will be accepted and be able to be redeemed for points. Campbell’s has begun the process of removing the Labels for Education logo, and state that there will be a limited number of products that contain these labels in stores through August 2017. Zion’s Sunday School currently has approximately 12,000 points banked in our account, and have a goal to reach 22,000 for our third and final $250 Visa Gift Card to be used towards Sunday School activities for Zion’s children. Please drop any labels in the red Labels for Education boxes located in the vestibule upon entering the sanctuary, or on the side table in the main Sunday School room. Zion’s kids thank you for your help in wrapping up this project successfully over the next few months!
Hot Dog Fellowship. In a few weeks the first day of summer will be here. The return of summer also signals the return of Hot Dog Fellowship Sundays. Grab your roasting sticks and join in the fun and fellowship, not to mention food, at the hot dog roast at 6:00 p.m. behind Zion House on the fourth Sunday in June, July, August, and September (6/25, 7/23, 8/27, and 9/24). Bring your lawn chairs and a dessert to share.
A John’s Meals Executive Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at Zion UCC Fellowship Hall.
Summer What’s Cookin’ For Youth Of Preschool Age To Grade 6! It’s been a great year studying, eating, and laughing together! The fun continues throughout the summer with these monthly activities. As always, friends are welcome to every event.
July 28: Backyard Movie Night!
Where: The Kane’s House
When: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Bring: Lawn chairs, snacks to share!
August: Pool Party! When and where: Information coming soon!
Please Volunteer To Assist With Children’s Sunday School beginning in the fall of 2017. The sign up book is on the credenza.
With John’s Meals joining under the UACT umbrella and its 501(c)3 status, monetary donations may now be made payable to “UACT – John’s Meals” and made be put into the offering plate or mailed to: UACT, PO Box 593, Arendtsville, PA 17303.
The 2017 Flower Chart is posted in the vestibule. Available dates are July 2; Aug. 13; September 3; October 29; November 12; and December 17. When Paying For Altar Flowers, please give payment to the altar guild representative for that month. A check payment is preferred. Altar flowers are from The Flower Boutique with a florist’s choice $35 arrangement cost.
Community Aid Clothing Bin is available in the Zion House parking lot for clothing donations along with shoes, accessories, draperies, and bed linens. We receive funds each quarter based upon the weight of items deposited in the container, and those funds are used toward the Mission Budget. Please place donations in plastic bags before dropping them into the bin. After your yard sales, consider donating unsold appropriate items to the bin.
Single Serve, Microwaveable Cups Of Macaroni And Cheese are being collected to benefit John’s Meals. The cups need not be a brand name (like Kraft); store brand is fine. We will be providing 100 cups each month and they may be placed in the cupboard in the rear of the church. Any questions, please see Gina or Chris. As always, thank you so much for your faithful support of this ministry.
Greeter And Bulletin Sponsorship Sign-Up Sheets are now on the credenza.
Greeters are needed for July 2, 23, and 30.
(Bulletin Sponsorship is $15 per Sunday. Please place your remittance designated for Bulletins in the offering plate.)
Coming Up Next Week:
June 21, Book Club, Tony and Gina’s House, 6:00 pm
June 25, Trivia Nite, 6:00 pm
June 25, Hot dog fellowship, Zion Hse, 6:00 pm
June 26, Consistory mtg, Zion Hse, 7:00 pm
July 10, Ladies’ breakfast, Apple Bin, 9:00 am
July 12, John’s Meals executive board mtg, FH, 6:30 pm
July 16-22, REACH to Crossville, TN
July 17-21, Vacation Bible School, Trinity Lutheran, 6:15-8 pm
July 23, Hot dog fellowship, Zion Hse, 6:00 pm
July 30, Bake sale at McDannell’s