Worship: June 12, 2022

ZION UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

22 Gettysburg Street  Box 538

Arendtsville, Pennsylvania

First Sunday after Pentecost

June 12, 2022

Worship 9:00 a.m.

Livestream link:  Zion UCC Sunday Service Livestream – June 12 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 “Peace in Christ”, music by Nik Day, arr. Carter Larsen, ©2017 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.  This song may be copied for incidental, non-commercial home or church use.

GREETINGS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

INTROIT “Invention Eleven”, Gordon L. Haws, ©2017 Gordon L. Haws, used with permission

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader:  Rejoice in our God always!

People:  Again, I say, rejoice!

Leader:  For God has gathered us together

People:  from all the corners of the earth

Leader:  to be present now,

People:  and to know the joyful unity

Leader:  of being one with Christ.

People:  Rejoice in our God always!

Leader:  Again, I say, rejoice!

 

OPENING PRAYER

*OPENING HYMN #1 “Holy, Holy, Holy!  Lord God Almighty!”, Reginald Heber 1827, John Bacchus Dykes 1861, desc. David McKinley Williams 1948, desc. ©1948 H.W.Gray Co., Inc.

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

ASSURANCE OF GOD’S LOVE

Leader: Wisdom delights in the human race. The Spirit leads us into all truth, and we share in the glory of God.

All: God’s love has been poured into our hearts and we have been given the Spirit who delights in the truth.

 

CHILDREN’S TIME

HONORING GRADUATES

*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

SCRIPTURE READING: Psalm 146, Proverbs 8:  1-4, 22-31 and John 16:  12-15

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: “Our Awesome God”, incorporating “The God of Abraham Praise”, Daniel Ben Judah Dayyan circa 1400 and “Our God Is An Awesome God”, words & music Rich Mullen, music Stan Pathel, ©2004 Glory Sound, div. 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

Leader: The gifts that we share are expressions of our participation in the creativity, wisdom, and delight that is at the core of the world.

All: May all that we are and all that we offer lead to the peace, hope, and love of truth and reconciliation that bring fullness of life for all.

 

*HYMN #687 “Our God, Our Help In Ages Past” Vs. 1-4, Isaac Watts 1719, William Croft 1708, public domain

*BENEDICTION

POSTLUDE “Revelry in Praise”, Gordon Haws, ©2017 Gordon Haws.  Non-commercial use is acceptable.

From the Consistory:  Covid cases are mounting again.  After consultation and consideration, the Consistory is highly recommending you wear masks in church again.

 

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:

June 12        Worship, honoring graduates             Sanctuary                9:00 a.m.

June 13        Ladies Breakfast                                  Apple Bin                 9:00 a.m.

 

Looking Forward:

June 19        Worship & lunch                                  Oakside Park          10:00 a.m.

June 22        Ladies Brunch                                      Old Farm House          10:30 a.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.

Prayer List Changes Coming!  Our prayer list names have grown like weeds in our gardens! So, we will be thinning out the list.  At the end of June, we are returning to the process used in prior years.  When you submit a name to the prayer chain via Angie or the office (717-677-8319 or email zion_ucc_arendtsville@comcast.net), it will remain on the list for one month and then be removed.  If you wish the person to continue receiving prayers, please resubmit the name again the next month.  Only new submissions will be published in the bulletin each week.  If you want to be a prayer volunteer just contact Angie, and thanks to all who pray and submit names.

 

Graduate Sunday!  Today, we honor our 2022 graduates during worship.  Congratulations to Zion’s high school and college grads!

Totem Pole today! “Always. . . Patsy Cline” starts at 2:00 p.m.  If you haven’t already received your tickets, look for Debra S. outside the theater around 1:30 p.m.

Clean-up Day has been rescheduled for June 18th.  Every pair of willing hands is gratefully accepted!  Meet in the parking lot at 8:30 a.m. (or come when you can) as we tackle removing the gumdrop tree, weeds, mulch, etc. at the church and Zion House.

Ladies Breakfast:  Zion’s Ladies meet tomorrow, June 13th, at 9:00 a.m. at The Apple Bin for breakfast.  We will take reservations to go to the Old Farm House on Wednesday, June 22nd, for brunch and tea. On the 22nd, we will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the parking lot of the Lutheran Church in Biglerville and carpool from there.

Next Sunday, June 19th – Worship at Oakside Park!   Come prepared for a hands-on, participatory worship service to be held at 10:00 a.m. at Pavilion 3.  Lunch will follow, so plan what scrumptious side dish or dessert you would like to share with everyone.  Chicken and drinks will be provided.

 

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.

Lay Readers needed for the summer:  If you would like to read scriptures any Sunday this summer, please call or email the office!

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.

This year, Vacation Bible School will run from July 18 – 22 from 6:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Shepherds for each class and a Snack Coordinator are being recruited.  If you are moved to fill one of those positions, please let Miss Chris know soon so we are not scrambling at the last minute for volunteers.  Children in the pre-Kindergarten group will need a person to accompany them to VBS.  Thanks for supporting Zion’s kiddos!

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!

 

 

 

 

ZION UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

22 Gettysburg Street  Box 538

Arendtsville, Pennsylvania

First Sunday after Pentecost

June 12, 2022

Worship 9:00 a.m.

Livestream link:  Zion UCC Sunday Service Livestream – June 12 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 “Peace in Christ”, music by Nik Day, arr. Carter Larsen, ©2017 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.  This song may be copied for incidental, non-commercial home or church use.

GREETINGS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

INTROIT “Invention Eleven”, Gordon L. Haws, ©2017 Gordon L. Haws, used with permission

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader:  Rejoice in our God always!

People:  Again, I say, rejoice!

Leader:  For God has gathered us together

People:  from all the corners of the earth

Leader:  to be present now,

People:  and to know the joyful unity

Leader:  of being one with Christ.

People:  Rejoice in our God always!

Leader:  Again, I say, rejoice!

OPENING PRAYER

*OPENING HYMN #1 “Holy, Holy, Holy!  Lord God Almighty!”, Reginald Heber 1827, John Bacchus Dykes 1861, desc. David McKinley Williams 1948, desc. ©1948 H.W.Gray Co., Inc.

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

ASSURANCE OF GOD’S LOVE

Leader: Wisdom delights in the human race. The Spirit leads us into all truth, and we share in the glory of God.

All: God’s love has been poured into our hearts and we have been given the Spirit who delights in the truth.

 CHILDREN’S TIME

HONORING GRADUATES

*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

SCRIPTURE READING: Psalm 146, Proverbs 8:  1-4, 22-31 and John 16:  12-15

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: “Our Awesome God”, incorporating “The God of Abraham Praise”, Daniel Ben Judah Dayyan circa 1400 and “Our God Is An Awesome God”, words & music Rich Mullen, music Stan Pathel, ©2004 Glory Sound, div. 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

Leader: The gifts that we share are expressions of our participation in the creativity, wisdom, and delight that is at the core of the world.

All: May all that we are and all that we offer lead to the peace, hope, and love of truth and reconciliation that bring fullness of life for all.

*HYMN #687 “Our God, Our Help In Ages Past” Vs. 1-4, Isaac Watts 1719, William Croft 1708, public domain

*BENEDICTION

POSTLUDE “Revelry in Praise”, Gordon Haws, ©2017 Gordon Haws.  Non-commercial use is acceptable.

From the Consistory:  Covid cases are mounting again.  After consultation and consideration, the Consistory is highly recommending you wear masks in church again.

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:

June 12        Worship, honoring graduates             Sanctuary                9:00 a.m.

June 13        Ladies Breakfast                                  Apple Bin                 9:00 a.m.

Looking Forward:

June 19        Worship & lunch                                  Oakside Park          10:00 a.m.

June 22        Ladies Brunch                                      Old Farm House          10:30 a.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.

Prayer List Changes Coming!  Our prayer list names have grown like weeds in our gardens! So, we will be thinning out the list.  At the end of June, we are returning to the process used in prior years.  When you submit a name to the prayer chain via Angie or the office (717-677-8319 or email zion_ucc_arendtsville@comcast.net), it will remain on the list for one month and then be removed.  If you wish the person to continue receiving prayers, please resubmit the name again the next month.  Only new submissions will be published in the bulletin each week.  If you want to be a prayer volunteer just contact Angie, and thanks to all who pray and submit names.

Graduate Sunday!  Today, we honor our 2022 graduates during worship.  Congratulations to Zion’s high school and college grads!

Totem Pole today! “Always. . . Patsy Cline” starts at 2:00 p.m.  If you haven’t already received your tickets, look for Debra S. outside the theater around 1:30 p.m.

Clean-up Day has been rescheduled for June 18th.  Every pair of willing hands is gratefully accepted!  Meet in the parking lot at 8:30 a.m. (or come when you can) as we tackle removing the gumdrop tree, weeds, mulch, etc. at the church and Zion House.

Ladies Breakfast:  Zion’s Ladies meet tomorrow, June 13th, at 9:00 a.m. at The Apple Bin for breakfast.  We will take reservations to go to the Old Farm House on Wednesday, June 22nd, for brunch and tea. On the 22nd, we will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the parking lot of the Lutheran Church in Biglerville and carpool from there.

Next Sunday, June 19th – Worship at Oakside Park!   Come prepared for a hands-on, participatory worship service to be held at 10:00 a.m. at Pavilion 3.  Lunch will follow, so plan what scrumptious side dish or dessert you would like to share with everyone.  Chicken and drinks will be provided.

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.

Lay Readers needed for the summer:  If you would like to read scriptures any Sunday this summer, please call or email the office!

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.

This year, Vacation Bible School will run from July 18 – 22 from 6:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Shepherds for each class and a Snack Coordinator are being recruited.  If you are moved to fill one of those positions, please let Miss Chris know soon so we are not scrambling at the last minute for volunteers.  Children in the pre-Kindergarten group will need a person to accompany them to VBS.  Thanks for supporting Zion’s kiddos!

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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