SUNDAY JUNE 3, 2018
PRELUDE A time to reflect and prepare to hear God
Andante Allegro (Organ Concerto op 4 no 6) — G F Händel
One: Who are we who gather in this place?
All: We are disciples of Jesus Christ, sharing his Love
through Worship, Works, and Witness
CONGREGATIONAL INTROIT #657 This is the Day
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.
People: And also with you.
Leader: Jesus Christ is Lord and the Light of God. Come
to the Light.
People: Come to the light that shines out of darkness.
HYMN #2173 Shine, Jesus, Shine
PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST
FELLOWSHIP CHORUS #2226 Bind Us Together
Bind us together, Lord, bind us together with cords that cannot be broken. Bind us together, Lord, bind us together, bind us together in love. There is only one God; there is only one King; There is only one Body; that is why we sing. (chorus repeat)
Creator of light, we rejoice in the sunrise of each day,
whether veiled with clouds or brilliant with the colors of morning. We celebrate your glory revealed in the face of Jesus Christ. Whether in those times when life is not going our way
or when all is well, we live in the light your Spirit spreads in
our minds and hearts, thankful for new understanding of your purposes for us, for fresh courage to face adversity, for new moral life as our sins are put to death. In a dark world we live; from a dark world we come to worship, God of light. We praise you, Light above us, Light beside us, Light within us. We have come to confess that we believe Jesus Christ to be our Lord and Savior. Let your light by the Spirit shine out of us wherever we go. Amen
Only Believe by Regie Hamm & Michael O’Brien
WITNESS Lay Members to Annual Conference
CONGREGATIONAL CALL TO PRAYER #245, verse 2
Open My Ears, That I May Hear
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
THE LORD’S PRAYER
Celtic Communion by Mark Hayes — Lisa Kisselstein, flute
GIVING OURSELVES TO GOD
Larghetto (Organ Concerto op 4 no 6) — G F Händel
PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS #2070 He is Exalted
THE WRITTEN WORD Mark 2:21–3:6
21 “No one sews a patch of un-shrunk cloth on an old garment. If he does, the new piece will pull away from the old, making the tear worse. 22 And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, he pours new wine into new wineskins.” 23 One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields, and as his disciples walked along, they began to pick some heads of grain. 24 The Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?” 25 He answered, “Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need? 26 In the days of Abiathar the high priest, he entered the house of God and ate the consecrated bread, which is lawful only for priests to eat. And he also gave some to his companions.” 27 Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. 28 So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.” 3 Another time he went into the synagogue, and a man with a shriveled hand was there. 2 Some of them were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely to see if he would heal him on the Sabbath. 3 Jesus said to the man with the shriveled hand, “Stand up in front of everyone.” 4 Then Jesus asked them, “Which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?” But they remained silent. 5 He looked around at them in anger and, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts, said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was completely restored. 6 Then the Pharisees went out and began to plot with the Herodians how they might kill Jesus. NIV
One: The Word of God for the people of God
All: Thanks be to God
QUESTIONS OF LIFE AND FAITH
- Do you “fix and mend” or “toss and replace?” Why?
- What does Jesus mean by “the new wine” and “the old
- How has the “wine” of Jesus burst some of your “old
- Where is the wine bursting out for you right now”
A SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION
Keeping the Spirit Alive and Fresh
CLOSING HYMN #451 Be Still My Vision
CHORAL BENEDICTION #666 Shalom to You Now
Allegro Moderato (Organ Concerto op 4 no 6) — G F Händel