ZION UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
22 Gettysburg Street Box 538
Fourth Sunday After Pentecost
July 3, 2022
Worship 9:00 a.m.
Livestream link: Zion UCC Sunday Service Livestream – July 3 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.
PRELUDE “Our Savior’s Love”, arr. By Brian Richey, church use allowed
GREETINGS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
INTROIT “Nearer My God to Thee”, by Sarah F. Adams 1805-1848 & Lowell Mason 1792-1872, arr. Michael Bailey, church use allowed.
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Moses said to God, “I am slow of speech and slow of tongue…”
ALL: but God sent him anyway.
Leader: Jeremiah said, “I am just a boy…”
ALL: but God spoke through him anyway.
Leader: Mary was perplexed by the angel’s visit;
ALL: but God still invited her to give birth to Jesus.
Leader: God invites us to understand that we have gifts and we are needed whether old or young; Tired or energetic; Quick or slow. Whoever we are, however we are,
ALL: we hear your call, O God. We have come.
*OPENING HYMN #792 “There Is a Balm in Gilead”, African American spiritual, arr. Melva Wilson Costen 1989, ©1990 Melva Wilson Costen
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
ASSURANCE OF GOD’S LOVE
Leader: God’s love never leaves us. We are loved, understood, forgiven, enabled to begin again. For God’s great grace toward us.
ALL: let us praise our God!
Leader: Lift up your hearts!
ALL: Let God be praised!
*PRAISE RESPONSE – “I Woke Up This Morning”, African American spiritual, arr. Jeffrey Radford 1993
SCRIPTURE READING: 2 Kings 5: 1-14 and Galatians 6: 7-16
HYMN #649 “Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound”, Columbian Harmony 1829, arr. Edwin O. Excell 1910, public domain
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
LORD’S PRAYER sinners/sins
PRESENTATION OF TITHES AND OFFERIINGS
Leader: God is good!
All: All the time!
Leader: All the time!
ALL: God is good!
OFFERTORY: “A Prayer for Our Time”, lyrics Pamela Martin, music Joseph Martin, incorporating MELITA by J. B. Dykes, ©2001 Malcom Music, a division of Shawnee Press, 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 God, your generosity to us calls out of us a response: in this place and in these plates, we offer a portion of our treasure, our talents, our time…even our very selves. Please bless our offerings. Use them to further your work among us, our community, and our world. Amen.
*HYMN insert “Be Not Dismayed”, Civilla Martin 1904, W. Stillman Martin 1905, public domain
POSTULDE “Flower Fugue for String Quartet/Quintet”, Bach, arr. Chris Jordan, church use allowed
Have a great 4th of July on Monday! We ask God’s continued protection and guidance for our country.
Happy Anniversary to Dick & Jane H. who celebrate 60 years together July 8th!
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 3 Worship Sanctuary 9:00 a.m.
July 4 Independence Day – church office closed
July 6-7 Rev. Heather at Lancaster Seminary
July 10 Worship Sanctuary 9:00 a.m.
July 15 Movie Night Trinity Lutheran 7:00 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: There will be NO Ladies Breakfast on July 11th due to a scheduling conflict at the Apple Bin. The next breakfast will be August 8th at 9:00 a.m.
The gardens are starting to produce! If you have extra fresh produce, you are willing to share, please bring it to Zion House on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We will have a table on the front porch where people can find free food to supplement their dinner tables.
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 (email@example.com).
Vacation Bible School is coming up July 18 – 22 from 6:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Shepherds for each class are still needed. If you are moved to fill one of those positions, please let Miss Chris know soon. Children in the pre-Kindergarten group will need a person to accompany them to VBS. Rev. Heather is in charge of games – there is a list of needed supplies on the credenza – might you be able to loan her some of the items?
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!