Sunday, June 30, 2019 Third Sunday after Pentecost
Gathering Song – VU #672 – “Take Time to Be Holy”
Welcome, lighting the candle and announcements
Call to Worship
One: God, who rules the universe, calls us;
All: Christ, who took up his cross, calls us;
One: Holy Spirit, who frees us body and soul, calls us;
All: Let us faithfully answer by worshipping God.
Opening Hymn – VU #223 – “Eternal, Unchanging, We Sing”
Prayer of Approach and Confession
We struggle to manifest the fruits of the Spirit, but often find ourselves bound by works of the flesh. We know the whole law is summed up in the single commandment to love our neighbour as ourselves. Yet we create fences around ourselves to keep neighbours outside and tell ourselves we have no responsibility. Even in our own back yard we “bite and devour” on another. We wish it were different. When Jesus calls us to follow him, we find every excuse to instead go home or to the workplace to finish something more important first. Yet we yearn to be more centered on You. Amen.
Words of Assurance
Passing the Peace
Hymn – VU #343 – “I Love to Tell the Story”
Scripture Reading: Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20
Galatians 5:1, 13-25
Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church.
Thanks be to God.
Meditation – “Grace > Humanity”
(a quiet time for your personal reflection and prayer)
Hymn – VU #266 – “Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound”
Offering / Response: (MV #191)
What can I do? What can I bring?
What can I say? What can I sing?
I’ll sing with joy. I’ll say a prayer.
I’ll bring my love. I’ll do my share.
Prayers of the People
Closing Hymn – VU #675 – “Will Your Anchor Hold”
Commissioning / Benediction
Response (MV #156)
Dance with the Spirit early in the mornin’,
Walk with the Spirit throughout the long day.
Work and hope for the new life a-bornin’
Listen to the Spirit to show you the way.
Sue Turley, Worship Leader
Patrick Woodbeck, Minister Laura Steidl, Music Director
Myrna Hagues, Organist Gina Grant, Custodian
Sue Turley, Office Administrator Doug Waldron, Liturgist
Margo Baldwin, Wayne Baldwin, Alana Davis
Today’s bulletin is sponsored by
Helen Smallwood and Family
In loving memory of
who would have been 93 today.