Worship: June 26, 2022

ZION UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

22 Gettysburg Street  Box 538

Arendtsville, Pennsylvania

Third Sunday After Pentecost

June 26, 2022

Worship 9:00 a.m.

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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 “I Believe in Christ” by John Longhurst arr. By Eric Pratt, ©1985 IRI

GREETINGS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

INTROIT “Because He First Loved Us” Amy Webb, ©2013 Amy Webb, non-commercial use permitted

*CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader:  Through prophets, rulers, and leaders,

ALL:  God passes on the story to the world.

Leader: Through disciples and apostles and followers,

ALL:  God passes on the story to the world.

Leader:  Through saints and reformers and mystics, God passes on the story to the world.

ALL:  Through you and me and us, God passes on the story to the world.

Leader:  Come, let us worship God, and continue the story.

 

*OPENING PRAYER

*OPENING HYMN #610 “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”, Charles Wesley 1739, Carl G. Glaser 1828, public domain

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

ASSURANCE OF GOD’S LOVE

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

SCRIPTURE READING: 2 Kings 2:  1-2, 6-14 and Galatians 5:1, 13-25

MESSAGE

HYMN #475 “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”, Robert Robinson 1758, Wyeth’s Repository of Sacred Music, Part Second 1813, 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: “Halle, Halle, Halle”, Traditional Caribbean song, choral setting Hal H. Hopson, ©1998 Hope Publishing Co., 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

Generous God, you offer us gifts beyond price:  gifts of skills and time and love.  We gratefully receive these and in turn offer back a portion.  Bless our offerings.  May they go through this place and out into the world, to continue your work in peace, justice, and mercy.  Amen.

*HYMN #661 “His Eye Is on the Sparrow”, Civilla Durfee Martin 1905, Charles H. Gabriel 1905, public domain

*BENEDICTION

POSTLUDE #80 “You Shall Go Out with Joy”, Steffi Geiser Rubin, Stuart Dauermann, ©1975 Lillenas Publishing Co. (admin. Music Services)

 

The altar flowers today are given to the glory of God and in honor of Chance D.’s 18th birthday by Chris, Jessica, Nick, Emma, Ken, and Diane.

Happy Anniversary to Bill and Jane S. who celebrate 57 years together today!

Happy Birthday to William B. who celebrates 79 years on July 1st!

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 26        Worship                                               Sanctuary                9:00 a.m.

 

Looking Forward:

July 3           Worship                                               Sanctuary                9:00 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.

Thank you to Bill S., Jay J., Wayne B., Roger B., and Cindy B. for their hard work last Saturday at the church cleanup day.

Take a look at Zion’s sparkling floors in the Fellowship Hall kitchen and bathrooms!  The Property Committee had the floors professionally cleaned and is very pleased with the result.

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.

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.

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).

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!