Worship: July 10, 2022

ZION UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

22 Gettysburg Street  Box 538

Arendtsville, Pennsylvania

Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

July 10, 2022

Worship 9:00 a.m.

Livestream link:  Zion UCC Sunday Service Livestream – July 10 2022

         

Be Disciples, Make Disciples, Love All

W E L C O M E

Dear visitors, welcome and thank you for joining us at Zion UCC! Our hope is that you will feel encouraged by today’s service and that you will experience the love and peace of Jesus Christ. If you have any questions or need spiritual guidance, please find me at the end of the service.

Rev. Heather

PRELUDE “Three Times the Sunshine” music by James M. Dungan, 1851-1925, Edwin O Excell 1851-1921, John R. Sweney 1837-1899; arr. By Thomas Waldron, ©2020 tmwal47 music, may be used for non-commercial purposes.

GREETINGS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

INTROIT “I Stand All Amazed” by Charles H. Gabriel arr. By Linda Titera, approved for free church use

CALL TO WORSHIP

OPENING PRAYER

*OPENING HYMN #804 “Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart!”, Edward Hayes Plumptre 1865, Arthur Henry Messiter 1883, public domain

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Holy One, forgive us for the times we have not truly seen our neighbor – whether that neighbor lives on our street, in our city or half-way around the world. Forgive us when we ask someone, “How are you?” but then do not wait to hear their answer. Forgive us when we do not pause to ask, “What can I do to help?” Slow us down, dear God, so that our hearts and minds might catch up to what our senses tell us. Encourage us, strengthen us, that we might hold our own wor­ries more lightly – and thus be able to see others more fully. Amen.

    ASSURANCE OF GOD’S LOVE

We may miss things, but our God misses nothing. God notes our choices and also our repentance and our turning. There is always room in God’s heart for change, for forgiveness.

   All: Thanks be to God!

CHILDREN’S TIME

*PRAISE VERSICLE

Leader:  Lift up your hearts!

ALL:  Let God be praised!

 

*PRAISE RESPONSE – “I Woke Up This Morning”, African American spiritual, arr. Jeffrey Radford 1993, see insert (music will play once and then we sing)

SCRIPTURE READING:  Colossians 1:  1-14 and Luke 10:  25-37

MESSAGE

HYMN #658 “God is So Good”, text and music anon., public domain

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

LORD’S PRAYER  sinners/sins

PRESENTATION OF TITHES AND OFFERIINGS

OFFERTORY INVITATION

Leader:  God is good!

All:  All the time!

Leader:  All the time!

ALL:  God is good!

 

OFFERTORY  “Shout to the Lord”, words and music by Darlene Zschech, arr. Mark Hayes, ©1993 and 2001 Darlene Zschech/Hillsong Publishing, Zion’s Choir

*SUNG DOXOLOGY Old Hundredth, public domain

Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

Praise Christ all people here below;

Praise Holy Spirit evermore;

Praise Triune God whom we adore.

 

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION

Holy One, we have not always seen you there by the side of our road. We have not always seen you in lonely eyes or tired hands or distraught hearts. But you are there. To all the places you are; to all the tender places you touch; we send out these gifts.  May they be a blessing to all the places and people they touch. Amen.

*HYMN #729 “Lord, I Want to be a Christian”, African American spiritual, public domain

*BENEDICTION

POSTLUDE “Follow Me” royalty-free music from Pixabay

From the Consistory:  Covid cases remain high.  The Consistory highly recommends you wear masks in church.

 

Don’t forget to sign up to sponsor altar flowers in honor or memory of loved ones and for special events!  The flower chart is on the bulletin board as you enter church.

 

Coming Up This Week:

July 10         Worship                                     Sanctuary                          9:00 a.m.

Youth Group Hike                                                              2:00 p.m.

July 15         Movie Night                               Trinity Lutheran                  7:00 p.m.

 

Looking Forward:

July 17         Worship                                     Sanctuary                          9:00 a.m.

July 18 -25    Vacation Bible School               Trinity Lutheran            6:15-8:00 p.m.

 

Prayer Requests:  Remember to send your prayer requests via email to the church office by Friday evening to have them included in the Sunday service.

Ladies Group reminder:  The next breakfast will be August 8th at 9:00 a.m. at The Apple Bin.

Produce Table at Zion!  We had some delicious curly kale available this week on our table on the Zion House front porch!  If you have anything to contribute, please call the church office to arrange a drop off time.

Soloists wanted!!  If you or a friend would like to share vocal or instrumental talents over the summer, there is a sign-up sheet on the credenza.

Focus Group:  Zion will be forming a focus and planning group for the possible upgrade of the Audio/Visual System first contemplated pre-Covid.  The group will convene in September to formulate and evaluate a vision for use of the system during worship and volunteers are needed.  If you have an interest in a/v technology and/or enhancing Zion’s worship experience, this would be a great opportunity to contribute to the life of the church!  Just contact the church office by phone (717-677-8319) or email (zion_ucc_arendtsville@comcast.net).

Vacation Bible School is next week!!   It’s not too late to volunteer to be shepherds and escort the kiddos to different stations.  Also, if you have any items on Rev. Heather’s wish list available for borrowing, please let her know.

Visitors – We’re glad you stopped in.  Don’t forget to help yourselves to a welcome packet on the credenza in the back of church!