Read Along Service for Sunday, June 14 2020

Order of Service

Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church

Bethel-St. Andrew’s United Church

June 14, 2020

Worship Leaders: Rev. James Murray,  Rev. Dr. Christine Johnson, Mike McCormick

Guest soloist: Thomas Cherney

 

Welcome and Introductions

Call To Worship

Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth.

Bring your silence and your shouting, as introverts and extroverts.

Worship the LORD with gladness; come into his presence with singing.

Bring your songs and your stories, your struggles and your sacrifices.

Know that the LORD is God. God has made us, and we belong to each other,

We are God’s good creation, united in love.

Enter the divine gates with thanksgiving, and God’s courts with praise.

Give thanks to God, bless the holy name.

Bring your gifts and your personalities, your strengths and weaknesses.

For the LORD is good; God’s steadfast love endures forever, and is faithful to all generations.

God is just and wise, honest and true, caring and compassionate, eternal and holy;

Unison: Come let us worship our God.

 

Prayer of Approach

 

Hymn 375 VU Spirit, spirit of gentleness

Refrain:

Spirit, Spirit of gentleness, blow through the wilderness calling and free,

Spirit, Spirit of restlessness, stir me from placidness, wind, wind on the sea.

 

1 You moved on the waters, you called to the deep, then you coaxed up the mountains from the valleys of sleep;

and over the eons you called to each thing: ” “Awake from your slumbers and rise on your wings.””

 

2 You swept through the desert, you stung with the sand, and you goaded your people with a law and a land;

and when they were blinded with idols and lies, then you spoke through your prophets to open their eyes.

 

3 You sang in a stable, you cried from a hill, then you whispered in silence when the whole world was still;

and down in the city you called once again, when you blew through your people on the rush of the wind.

 

4 You call from tomorrow, you break ancient schemes. From the bondage of sorrow all the captives dream dreams;

our women see visions, our men clear their eyes. With bold new decisions your people arise.

 

Scripture: Matthew 9:35-10:8

Solo “Beautiful City”

Sermon “The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be”- James

Music- Mike

Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

 

Hymn VU 639 One more step along the world I go

One more step along the world I go, One more step along the world I go;

From the old things to the new, Keep me traveling along with you.

 

Refrain: And it’s from the old I travel to the new; Keep me traveling along with you.

 

Round the corners of the world I turn, More and more about the world I learn;

And the new things that I see,  You’ll be looking at along with me.

R

As I travel through the bad and good, Keep me traveling the way I should;

Where I see no way to go, You’ll be telling me the way, I know.

R

Give me courage when the world is rough, Keep me loving though the world is tough;

Leap and sing in all I do, Keep me traveling along with you.

R

You are older than the world can be, You are younger than the life in me;

Ever old and ever new, Keep me traveling along with you.

R

Benediction

Postlude

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