Worship: June 19, 2022

ZION UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

22 Gettysburg Street  Box 538

Arendtsville, Pennsylvania

Second Sunday after Pentecost

June 19, 2022

Worship at Oakside Park 10 a.m.

Be Disciples, Make Disciples, Love All

GREETINGS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader:  I am the circling hawk dancing with joy for life.

All:  God, you invite us to join in the dance!

Leader:  I am the faithful soil nourishing each life I touch.

ALL:  You invite us to join in the caring.

One:  I am the swift stream singing my thanks for life.

ALL:  You invite us to join in the song.

One:  I am the blazing star bringing wonder to life.

ALL:  You invite us to join in the wonder.

One:  I am the voice of creation praising the God who shapes life:

ALL:  You invite us to join in the praise.

 

OPENING PRAYER

*OPENING HYMN “This is the Day”, Leslie Garrett, ©1967 Scripture In Song, div. of Integrity Music

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

ASSURANCE OF GOD’S LOVE

SCRIPTURE READING: Based on Genesis 1: 1-25

MESSAGE

HYMN:  #370 “This is My Father’s World”, Maltbie D. Babcock 1904, Franklin L. Shepard 1915, 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

*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

We celebrate today the sun, the moon, the stars, the sky, the glory of God that fills us with awe transcending words. As we offer our gifts this day, may this vast generosity fill our hearts with the knowledge that such beauty can only grow if it is freely given away. Amen.

*HYMN “He’s Got the Whole World”, African American spiritual, public domain                                            

*BENEDICTION

From the Consistory:  Covid cases remain high.  The Consistory highly recommends 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 19        Worship & lunch                                  Oakside Park          10:00 a.m.

June 20        Consistory Mtg                                     Fellowship Hall         6:30 p.m.

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

Looking Forward:

June 26        Worship                                               Sanctuary              9:00 a.m.

Happy Birthday to Tom D. who celebrates 76 years today!

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:  Ladies attending the Tea/Brunch on June 22 and carpooling, please be at the Lutheran Church in Biglerville so we can leave by 10:30 a.m.  Also, 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.

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!