Sunday, June 6, 2021

Second Sunday After Pentecost
June 6, 2021
10:15A.M.

 

Organ Prelude

 

Welcome and Announcements       John Strawbridge

 

Choral Introit “O Jesus, Sweet Jesus” (Root)

O Jesus, sweet Jesus, we sing now to Thee;
We praise Thee and thank Thee for all that we see.
Jesus, Jesus, happy and free.

 

Call to Worship

L: In the times of trouble, when all seemed hopeless, I cried out to God.
P: And the Lord heard my pleas and answered me.
L: When I felt lost and alone, I looked for God.
P: And God found me and brought me home.
L: When my life was filled with joy and blessing, I danced and praised God.
P: And God danced and rejoiced with me. Thanks be to God. AMEN.

 

Opening Hymn “Grace Alone” TFWS 2162

1. Every promise we can make
Every prayer and step of faith
Every difference we can make
Is only by His grace
Every mountain we will climb
Every ray of hope we shine
Every blessing left behind
Is only by His grace
Refrain: Grace alone
Which God supplies
Strength unknown
He will provide
Christ in us
Our cornerstone
We will go forth in grace alone
2. Every soul we long to reach
Every heart we hope to teach
Everywhere we share His peace
Is only by His grace
Every loving word we say
Every tear we wipe away
Every sorrow turned to praise
Is only by His grace
Refrain


Psalter Reading Psalm 130:1-8 NIV

1 Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord;
2 Lord, hear my voice.
Let your ears be attentive
to my cry for mercy.
3 If you, Lord, kept a record of sins,
Lord, who could stand?
4 But with you there is forgiveness,
so that we can, with reverence, serve you.
5 I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits,
and in his word I put my hope.
6 I wait for the Lord
more than watchmen wait for the morning,
more than watchmen wait for the morning.
7 Israel, put your hope in the Lord,
for with the Lord is unfailing love
and with him is full redemption.
8 He himself will redeem Israel
from all their sins.
The Word of God….Thanks be to God
Sharing Joys and Concerns
Pastoral Prayer
Lord’s Prayer

 

Choral Response “Holy, Holy, Holy” 2x TFWS 2007

Holy, holy, holy. My heart, my heart adores you!
My heart knows how to say to you: You are holy, Lord!


Gospel Lesson      Mark 3:20-35 NRSV

20 and the crowd came together again, so that they could not even eat. 21 When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, “He has gone out of his mind.” 22 And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, “He has Beelzebul, and by the ruler of the demons he casts out demons.” 23 And he called them to him, and spoke to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan? 24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. 26 And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but his end has come. 27 But no one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his property without first tying up the strong man; then indeed the house can be plundered.
28 “Truly I tell you, people will be forgiven for their sins and whatever blasphemies they utter; 29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit can never have forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”— 30 for they had said, “He has an unclean spirit.”
31 Then his mother and his brothers came; and standing outside, they sent to him and called him. 32 A crowd was sitting around him; and they said to him, “Your mother and your brothers and sisters[a] are outside, asking for you.” 33 And he replied, “Who are my mother and my brothers?” 34 And looking at those who sat around him, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! 35 Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.”
The Word of God for the people of God….Thanks be to God

 

Sermon      “A House Divided”     Rev. Debbie Scott

 

Invitation to Offering

On-Line giving

 

Offertory “The First One Ever” (Linda Egan)

The first one ever, oh, ever to know
Of the birth of Jesus was the Maid Mary,
Was Mary the Maid of Galilee,
And blessed is she, is she who believes.
Oh, blessed is she who believes in the Lord,
Oh, blessed is she who believes.
She was Mary the Maid of Galilee,
And blessed is she, is she who believes.

The first one ever, oh, ever to know
Of Messiah, Jesus, when he said, “I am he,”
Was the Samaritan woman who drew from the well,
And blessed is she, is she who perceives.
Oh, blessed is she who perceives the Lord,
Oh, blessed is she who perceives.
‘Twas the Samaritan woman who drew from the well,
And blessed is she, is she who perceives.

The first ones ever, oh, ever to know
Of the rising of Jesus, his glory to be,
Were Mary, Joanna, and Magdalene,
And blessed are they, are they who see.
Oh, blessed are they who see the Lord,
Oh, blessed are they who see.
They were Mary, Joanna, and Magdalene,
And blessed are they, are they who see.

 

Offering Prayer (All)

We believe, and so we will speak. We speak, and so we will live. We will live, and so we will be generous, because we know that, by your grace, these gifts we offer will extend hope, peace, and life to more and more people. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

Closing Hymn “In the Midst of New Dimensions” TFWS 2238 Vs. 1, 3 & 5

1. In the midst of new dimensions, in the face of changing ways. Who will lead the pilgrim peoples wandering in their separate ways?
Refrain: God of rainbow, fiery pillar, leading where the eagles soar, We your people, ours the journey now and ever, now and ever, now and ever more.
3. As we stand a world divided by our own self seeking schemes, Grant that we, your global village might envision wider dreams. Refrain
5. Should the threats of dire predictions cause us to withdraw in pain, May your blazing phoenix spirit, resurrect the church again. Refrain

 

Benediction

L: On this day, let us leave with thanksgiving in our hearts,
P: going to share God’s love with everyone we meet.
L: On this day, let us go to speak of what Jesus has done,
P: pouring grace upon grace into all the lives around us.
L: On this day, let us go to share what we believe,
P: singing glad songs of the Spirit to our silenced world.

 

Choral Benediction “Shalom Chaverim” (trad. Hebrew)

Farewell, my friends; may peace be with you.

 

Ringing the Bicentennial Bell

 

Organ Postlude

 

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