July 3, 2022

Fourth after Pentecost

Lay Reader: Bea Moffitt

 

**You are invited to stand in body or in spirit. Please wear a mask.

 

Prelude:

 

Welcome and Announcements:

 

We Gather

Greeting:  

One: God be with you.

All: And also with you.

 

Lighting the Christ Candle:

One: As we light this Christ candle, may our Loving God kindle the flame in our hearts.

All: May it glow brightly with the glory of Jesus’ mercy.  (The candle is lit)

 

Call to Worship: (Responsively)

One: On this day we take our Sabbath rest.

All: We seek the refreshment of the blessed One who provides for us. God is here!

 

Opening Prayer: (Unison)

All: Holy God, the richness of summer surrounds us as we take much-needed time for recreation. May we use this time, we pray, for re-creation, opening our hearts and lives to your love. Calm our minds, and prepare our spirits to be good stewards of your word and actions. We admit our faults and ask for the strength to be the kind of people you know we can be. Amen.  

 

 

 

 

Words of Assurance:

One: Above all things Jesus taught us how to accept one another, in all our brokenness, and to be forgiving. We are the people who know the grace of forgiveness!  

All: Thanks be to God.

 

**Hymn: VU # 412 “This Is the Day”

 

 

A Gift of Music:

 

Something to Ponder: holding hands…

Short prayer:

The Lord’s Prayer:

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.

 

** MV # 156 “Dance with the Spirit”

Dance with the Spirit early in the mornin’, walk with the Spirit through-out the long day. Work and hope for the new life a-bornin’, listen to the Spirit to show you the way. (2 times)

 

We Give Back

 

Dedication of our Offerings: (offering plate at back of church)

VU #541 (Please remain seated)

All: Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise God, all creatures high and low; give thanks to God in love made known; Creator, Word and Spirit, One.

 

Prayer:

All: For the blessing of this and all our days, we thank you, Gracious God. Accept, we pray, not just this money but also our lives freely offered in gratitude for all you have done for us. Holy Spirit, use all that we offer in this place of worship and wherever you might take us in service of your love. Amen.

 

**Hymn: MV # 154 “Deep In Our Hearts”

1. Deep in our hearts there is a common vision; deep in our hearts there is a common song; deep in our hearts there is a common story, telling Creation that we are one.

2.  Deep in our hearts there is a common purpose; deep in our hearts there is a common goal; deep in our hearts there is a sacred message, justice and peace in harmony.

 

We Listen

 

Psalm 30: MV # 757 (God turns my mourning into dancing)

Gospel: Luke 10: 1-11, 16 (The mission of the seventy-two)

Following the reading:

One: This is the Good News of Jesus Christ.

All: Praise to Christ the Word.

 

Message: “The Buddy System”

 

Prayers of Care and Concern:

 

We are Sent Forth

 

**Closing Hymn:  VU # 595 We Are Pilgrims” Vss. 1, 2 & 3

 

**Commissioning: (Please remain standing) (Responsively)

One: The world is waiting for a message of love and new life; go and proclaim this message with all that you have.  

All: We go, knowing that we are not alone. Amen!

 

Benediction:  (please remain standing in body or in spirit)

 

**Sung Benediction: VU # 423 Vs. 1

God be with you till we meet again,

Loving counsels guide, uphold you,

With a shepherd’s care enfold you;

 God be with you till we meet again.

 

POSTLUDE:

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS & MEETINGS

Worship Leader for next Sunday:

Rev. Catherine Oxenford-Grant

Lay Reader for next Sunday:

Linda Brown

 

MASKING:  Masks are to be worn for worship services in the sanctuary.  Also please remember to sign in when you arrive.

 

SERMONS:  Our weekly services continue to be recorded and are available online on our website.  We also have CDs and DVD’s available if you would like to view a service this way.  If you would like a CD or DVD, or a paper transcript of the Sunday sermon please let Rebecca in the office know and one can be mailed weekly to you.

 

GREETINGS:  Dear friends at Trinity.  Never a day goes by that I don’t think of my home in Verona and Trinity, but life must go on.  I love you all dearly and I hope to see you soon.  My love and God Bless. ~Vera Brown

 

CHRISTMAS HAMPER IN JUNE CAMPAIGN:  Thank you!  Thank you!!  Thank you!!!

 

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