Sunday, June 11, 2017
Love Expressed through God’s Creation
We Gather In Awe And Wonder
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.
*Call To Worship
Voice 1: Let there be light and dark with us; let the waters meet the shores amidst us.
Voice 2: Let the sky be open to your fullness; let our feet be grounded upon the earth in this moment.
All: It is good.
Voice 1: We gather from days of light and after evenings of night.
Voice 2: We are called this day into a moment with all of creation to worship.
All: Good it is. Amen.
*Hymn: “God, You Spin the Whirling Planets” ………………#23
All: Open to your creation, we come. Like a wave falls onto its shore, we come. Like a bird lands in its nest, we come. Like the first star of the night appears, we come. O God, help us to come with open hearts for worship this day. Amen.
We Recognize Our Brokenness
Prayer Of Confession
People: Creator God, in the beginning you created all things and said that they were good. Forgive us for the times in which we do not treat creation as if it is good, or worthy of our love. Help us to be more fully a part of the creation that is all around us. Help us to journey with you, on this path
unknown, with all that you created so that we can continue to nurture your world and live in your way. Amen. (A time for silent prayers of confession.)
Assurance Of God’s Forgiveness
Leader: God loves us amidst our searching for wholeness, Christ walks with us along
our own stories of beginning again. Spirit moves among us with the rhythm of all of creation. Truly, it is good! Amen.
Reading Of The Scripture: Genesis 1: 1-2:4 (O.T., pg. 1); Psalm 8 (O.T., pg. 466 )
A Time For Children
Special Music: ………………Michelle
Reading Of The Gospel: Matthew 28: 16-20 (N.T., pg. 32)
We Reflect On New Possibilities
Message For This Day
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.)
*Doxology: “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings”……..….#606
*Prayer Of Dedication
Leader:…….. In the movement of waves, in the beauty of the creatures, in the starkness of the sky, in the beating of our hearts, you have given us so many gifts. May this small token be a gift that can be used to better the creation around us. This we pray. Amen.
We Go Forth To Live Transformed Lives
*Closing Hymn: “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”……..#12
Leader: As we go out into the world, let there be light and dark with us. Let the water meet the shores amidst us. Let the tree bend from the wind’s power.
All: Let the sky be open to your fullness; let our feet be grounded upon the earth in this moment and in the moments to come. It is good.
Leader: Let us go committed to God’s world. Let us live in Christ’s gentle and inspiring way.
All: Let us move with the Spirit as it moves over the earth. For, it is indeed good. Amen.
*Where noted, please stand if able.
Scoffers set a city aflame, but the wise turn away wrath. Proverbs 29: 8
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.
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.
Ladies: Please Join Us For Breakfast on Monday, June 12, at 9:00 a.m. at the Apple Bin.
A Greeter is needed for next Sunday, June 18. Please contact the church office if you be a volunteer.
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. Our 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 before or on Sunday, June 18, by contacting Kathy 677-8921.
Coming Up Next Week:
June 12, Ladies’ breakfast, Apple Bin, 9:00 am
June 12, Hoss’s Community Night Fund Raiser, Hoss’s, Gettysburg, 12 – 8 pm
June 21, Book Club, Tony and Gina’s House, 6:00 pm
June 25, Trivia Nite, 6:00 pm
June 26, Consistory mtg, Zion Hse, 7:00 pm
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