Worship Bulletin for June 3, 2018

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

 

PASTORAL GREETING

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)

 

OPENING PRAYER

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

 

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE

 

ALLELUIA CHOIR

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

 

SILENT PRAYERS

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

CHANCEL CHOIR

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
    wine­skins?”
  • How has the “wine” of Jesus burst some of your “old
    wine­skins?”
  • Where is the wine burst­ing out for you right now”

 

A SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION

Keep­ing the Spir­it Alive and Fresh

 

PASTOR’S PRAYER

 

CLOSING HYMN #451 Be Still My Vision

 

THE SENDING     

 

CHORAL BENEDICTION #666 Shalom to You Now

 

POSTLUDE

Alle­gro Mod­er­a­to (Organ Con­cer­to op 4 no 6) — G F Hän­del