Sunday, June 12, 2022

Lovely Lane United Methodist Church


June 12, 2022



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Organ Prelude


Welcome and Announcements       John Strawbridge, Lay Leader


Choral Introit   “ Holy Trinity, Thanks and Praise to Thee”  (Drese)

Holy Trinity, thanks and praise to Thee,

That our life and whole salvation

Flow from Christ’s blest incarnation

And His death for us

On the shameful cross.


Call to Worship

L: God, who created the fields of Eden,
takes delight in all things, including us!
P: God of glory, God of grace,
your name is exalted in all the earth!

L: Christ, who walked the streets of our world,
gives hope to all people, including us!
P: God of glory, God of grace,
your Son is Savior of all creation!

L: God’s Spirit, who stays in our hearts,
bears truth and peace to us!
P: God of glory, God of grace,
your love surrounds our every moment.


Opening Hymn   “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty”   UMH 64  Vs. 1, 2 & 3

1, Holy, holy, holy Lord God almighty
Early in the morning my song shall rise to thee
Holy. holy, holy Merciful and mighty
God in three persons, blessed Trinity

2. Holy, holy, holy All the saints adore Thee
Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea
All the cherubim and seraphim are falling down before Thee
Which wert and art and evermore shalt be

3. Holy, holy, holy Though the darkness hide Thee
Though the eyes of sinful man Thy glory may not see
Lord, only Thou art holy and there is none beside Thee
Perfect in power, in love and purity

Old Testament Lesson  Isaiah 6:1-8   NIV  Isaiah’s Commission

6 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. 3 And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.” 4 At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke. 5 “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.” 6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7 With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.” 8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”     The Word of God….Thanks Be To God


Call to Reconciliation

Created as stewards of all creation, we know how often we have sunk to depths of faithless living. We lack the stamina to follow Christ through the Kingdom, and ignore the Spirit’s calls to justice. Yet, God looks into our souls and sees the delight of God’s heart. Let us join in prayer to the One who does not disappoint us.


Unison Prayer for Forgiveness

God of glory, grace and Wisdom, you call to us, but we do not listen. We trust in the emptiness of the world, but are reluctant to hope in your Word. We boast in our successes, but ignore the sufferings of others. Justice is what we demand for lawbreakers, instead of it becoming a lifestyle for ourselves.
Compassionate Parent: have mercy on us;
Beloved Child: have mercy on us;
Life-Giving Spirit: have mercy on us.


Assurance of Pardon

L: Poured into our hearts, God’s love gives us new life and hope. Touched by the fingers of God, we are restored to new life.
P: This is good news! God loves us, God forgives us, God calls us to service! Thanks be to God. Amen.


Sharing Joys and Concerns

Pastoral Prayer

Lord’s Prayer


Choral Response   “Spirit Song”  UMH 347 Vs. 1

Oh, let the Son of God enfold you with his Spirit and his love;

Let him fill your heart and satisfy your soul
Oh, let him have the things that hold you, and his Spirit, like a dove,

Will descend upon your life and make you whole Jesus,

Jesus, O Jesus, come and fill your lambs.

Jesus, O Jesus, come and fill your lambs.


Gospel Lesson   John 16:12-15   Good News Translation

12 “I have much more to tell you, but now it would be too much for you to bear. 13 When, however, the Spirit comes, who reveals the truth about God, he will lead you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own authority, but he will speak of what he hears and will tell you of things to come. 14 He will give me glory, because he will take what I say and tell it to you. 15 All that my Father has is mine; that is why I said that the Spirit will take what I give him and tell it to you.

The Word of God for the people of God….Thanks be to God.


Sermon  “Still Much to Say”      Rev. Debbie Scott


Invitation to Offering

On-Line giving


Offertory   “O Love, How Deep” (Trad., arr. BSM)

O love, how deep, how broad, how high,

Beyond all thought and fantasy,

That God, the Son of God, should take

Our mortal form for mortals’ sake!

For us, by wicked men betrayed,

For us, in crown of thorns arrayed,

He bore the shameful cross and death;

For us he gave his dying breath.

For us he rose from death again,

For us he went on high to reign;

For us he sent his Spirit here

To guide, to strengthen, and to cheer.

All glory to our Lord and God

For love so deep, so high, so broad,

The Trinity whom we adore

Forever and forevermore.


Offering Prayer (All)

As we offer our gifts to you, Gracious God, remind us that we are called to serve in all the places where we will find you – at the entrances to broken neighborhoods, on the heights of despair, in the valleys of injustice, at the crossroads of poverty and hunger. In all those places, may we offer not only our treasures, but our lives as well. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.


Closing Hymn   “Here I Am Lord”   UMH 593  Vs. 1, 2 & 3

1. I, the Lord of sea and sky, I have heard my people cry.
All who dwell in dark and sin My hand will save.
I who made the stars of night, I will make their darkness bright.
Who will bear my light to them? Whom shall I send?
REFRAIN: Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord?
I have heard you calling in the night.
I will go, Lord, if you lead me.
I will hold your people in my heart.
I, the Lord of snow and rain, I have borne my people’s pain.
I have wept for love of them. They turn away. I will break their hearts of stone,
Give them hearts for love alone. I will speak my word to them. Whom shall I send? REFRAIN
I, the Lord of wind and flame, I will tend the poor and lame.
I will set a feast for them. My hand will save. Finest bread I will provide
Till their hearts be satisfied. I will give my life to them. Whom shall I send? REFRAIN


L: Let us go now, as children of God, who is mindful of all people.
P: We will go to speak as simply as little children,
to share songs of joy we learned as infants.

L: Let us go now, as siblings of Jesus, brother to the poor.
P: We will go to stand at the intersection of oppression and despair,
to cry out for all those whose hopes have been silenced.

L: Let us go now, as heirs of the peace of the Spirit.
P: We will go to share delight with everyone we meet,
to offer grace to those who have suffered most.


Choral Benediction    “Sing, Choirs of New Jerusalem”  (Jarman)

Sing, choirs of new Jerusalem,

Your sweetest notes employ,

The paschal victory to hymn

In songs of holy joy!


Ringing the Bicentennial Bell


Organ Postlude



There will be a church work day on the 25th from 9am to 12pm. Call Duncan at 410467-3060 if you are available.

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