Worship: June 6, 2021

ZION UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

22 Gettysburg Street  Box 538

Arendtsville, Pennsylvania

Second Sunday After Pentecost

June 6, 2021

9:00 am

Livestream link:  Zion UCC Sunday Service Livestream – June 6 2021

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:  “Children of the Heavenly Father”, Dan Forrest/Wagner, ©2015 Lorenz Publishing Co., Tune: Tryggare Kan Ingen Vara Traditional Swedish melody

Announcements

Recognition of high school graduates Brianna E. and Ivanna S.

Chime Interlude: “Be Thou My Vision”, ©2015 Lorenz Publishing Co.

Call to Worship

Leader: Come, sun!

Tell of the glory of God.

Come, moon!

Reveal God’s knowledge. Come, stars!

Shine on the life God gives. Come, everyone! (everyone raises hands)

Come and celebrate all God’s creation.

 

Opening Prayer

God who speaks, we want to hear you. Guide us in this time of worship to hear your voice. Speak to us in the songs, in the Word, in the laughter of children, and in the chatting with a new friend. Speak to us, God, touch our hearts, your children are listening. Amen.

Hymn# 24 “God, Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens”, C. Cameron, arr. Wm. Moore, ©1967 Hope Publishing Co.

Prayer of Confession

God, we can be distracted by the constant pressures in our lives: the accounts we have yet to pay, the better job that we haven’t applied for, that bigger house we think we need.

God, we can be distracted by instantaneous communication: the messages that are pouring in, the calls that keep coming, and the social networks that never shut down

God, we can be distracted by information: the 24-hour news cycle, libraries available at the click of a mouse, medical in­formation changing every day.

But God, we seek to focus on you.  We want to communicate with you.  We want to know more about you.

Forgive us for the times when we allow ourselves to be dis­tracted from living in your way, for the times when we want more than we need, and for desiring the secular instead of your way. Amen.

 

   ASSURANCE OF GOD’S LOVE

God of the world, you listen to us even when we don’t listen to you. Hear our prayer and may we hear the sound of your forgiveness. Amen.

PRAISE VERSICLE 

   Leader: Lift up your hearts!

      ALL: Let God be praised! 

*PRAISE RESPONSE: # “I’m Gonna Sing When the Spirit Says Sing”  CCLI #1149146

I’m gonna sing when the Spirit says Sing.

I’m gonna sing when the Spirit says Sing.

I’m gonna sing when the Spirit says Sing,

And obey the Spirit of the Lord.

 

  SCRIPTURE READING:  1 Samuel 8: 4-11, 2 Corinthians, 4: 13-5: 1 and Mark 3: 20-35

Message

Hymn #465 “What A Friend We Have in Jesus”, Joseph Scriven 1865, Charles Converse 1868, public domain,

Pastoral Prayer

Lord’s Prayer (sins and sinned)

PRAYER RESPONSE  #288 Spirit of the Living God, CCLI #1149146

Spir-it of the liv-ing God, fall a-fresh on me;

Spir-it of the liv-ing God, fall a-fresh on me;

Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me.

Spir-it of the liv-ing God, fall a-fresh on me.

 

Offering

Leader:  God is good!

People:  All the time!

Leader:  All the time!

People:  God is good!

 

Vocal:  “Spirit Song”, John Wimber, ©1980 Mercy Publishing

Diane M., soloist

 

Sung Doxology #647 “Give Thanks”, Henry Smith, ©1978 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music CCLI #1149146

Give Thanks with a grateful heart; give thanks to the Holy One.

Give thanks because we’re given Jesus Christ, the Son. (repeat these two lines)

And now let the weak say, “We are strong”; let the poor say, “We are rich

Because of what the Lord has done for us!” (repeat these two lines)

Give thanks.  Give thanks.

 

 Prayer of Dedication

As Samuel listened to God, we strive to listen to God in our everyday lives. We bring our gifts, both tangible and intangible, to this table and to this church. May God bless these gifts, and may we grow stronger as we move forward in harmony as the community of Christ.

Closing Hymn:  “Down in My Heart”, words public domain, music ©1999 Curb Word Music CCLI#1149146

CHORUS:  And I’m so happy, so very happy, I have the love of Jesus in my heart, and I’m so happy, so very happy, I have the love of Jesus in my heart. 

I have the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart (where?), down in my heart (where?) down in my heart.  I have the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart (where?), down in my heart to stay.    

CHORUS

I have the love of Jesus, love of Jesus, down in my heart (where?), down in my heart (where?) down in my heart. I have the love of Jesus, love of Jesus, down in my heart (where?), down in my heart to stay.

CHORUS

I have the wonderful love of my blessed Redeemer, way down in the depths of my heart (where?) Way down in the depths of my heart (where?), way down in the depths of my heart. I have the wonderful love of my blessed Redeemer, way down in the depths of my heart (where?) Way down in the depths of my heart to stay. 

Blessing

Choral Benediction:  #408 “There’s a Sweet, Sweet Spirit”, vs. 1, Doris Akers, ©1962, 1990 Manna Music

Chime Meditation: “Softly and Tenderly”, public domain

Postlude: “Sing a New Song”, Broughton, ©1991 Lorenz Publishing

There is an offering plate on the credenza for your giving envelopes.

 

Altar Flowers:  If you would like to sponsor the altar flowers, please sign up for your desired Sunday on the Flower chart as you enter the church, or you can contact the Altar Guild Representative for your chosen month.

 

Coming Up This Week:

June 6            Worship                                            Sanctuary                   9:00 a.m.

June 7            Christian Ed mtg                             Fellowship Hall          7:00 p.m.

June 9            Habitat lunch prep                         Fellowship Hall          7:00 p.m.

June 10         Habitat morning snack & lunch  Biglerville

Book Club                                         Battersbys                  6:30 p.m.

June 12         Community Aid trailer                  Zion parking lot       9 – 11 a.m.

 

Looking Forward:

June 13         Worship                                            Sanctuary                   9:00 a.m.

June 14         Ladies Breakfast                             Apple Bin                    9:00 a.m.

 

Happy Birthday today to Connie L.!  And Happy Birthday to Dot R. who celebrates 88 years on June 10th!

 Don’t forget to check in on Facebook that you are at church this morning!!

Habitat for Humanity of Adams County Work continues on the Thomas home on Marie Lane in Biglerville on June 10, 11, and 12.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Roger B.  If you would like to assist in packing the lunch and snack for June 10th, please contact Debra S.

Community Aid Donations Pickup:  The next Community Aid drop-off of CLOTHING & SHOES is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, June 12th, on Zion’s

parking lot from 9:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. or until Deb’s trailer is full!  Please make sure your clothing is bagged and closed.  The date is tentative since the parking lot project has not yet been scheduled.  If the dates conflict, an email blast will be sent with a revised date.

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 Breakfast:  The next Ladies Breakfast will be at the Apple Bin on June 14th at 9:00 a.m.  Bring a friend!

Choir Director & Organist Needed:  If you know of anyone interested in either position, please contact the Personnel Committee.

Soda Can Tabs:  Don’t forget your soda can tabs.  Just place them in the barrel on the credenza in the back of church.

Top Twelve Favorite Hymns of Zion’s Congregation:  Today’s the last day to turn in your choice of Favorite Hymn for our summer Top Twelve Countdown!   The countdown starts next Sunday!  Forms are on the credenza.

 

Rev. Heather’s email address is revzionucc@gmail.com so feel free to contact her!

 

Rev. Heather’s Office Hours

Sunday 10a.m. – 12 noon

Monday 9:30 a.m. – 12 noon

And by appointment

Office Manager hours – Tuesday & Thursday mornings 8 – 12 noon