Worship At Home

While we are apart, make space in your life for worship, wherever you are. 


Look below for a Sunday sermon message from our Pastors and music by our Organist, Marvin Mills. Services may also contain a children's message from Meg Baker, Director of Christian Education, announcements from Lay Leader Marge Higgins, guest speakers, lay readers, and/or hymns. 


We miss being together in person, and hope all our members and friends are staying as safe as you're able.


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Click here to visit the Connection During COVID19 page for other resources during this unique season in the church, including Pastor Pat's guide to creating worship space - physically and mentally - at home. 

May 24, 2020

Seventh Sunday in Eastertide

The worship service recording is available at 11:00 a.m. each Sunday.

Here are the parts of this service:

Announcements – Marge Higgins, Lay Leader

Prelude – Prelude on HYMN TO JOY (Benjamin M. Culli Marvin Mills, Organist

Opening Prayer and Pastoral Prayer – Rev. Dr. Patricia Allen, Senior Pastor

The Lord's Prayer

Voluntary – Prelude on I Think When I Read That Sweet Story of Old (Emma Lou Diemer Marvin Mills, Organist (https://hymnary.org/text/i_think_when_i_read_that_sweet_story_luk for text and music)

Scripture – Acts 1:6-14; 1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11;  John 17:1-11  David Weaver, Lay Reader  

Sermon – Rev. Dr. Pat Allen

Offering Prayer

Benediction

Postlude – The Stars and Stripes Forever (John Philip Sousa Marvin Mills, Organist

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May 17 - Sixth Sunday in Eastertide

The worship recording is available on demand starting at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings. 

Here are the parts of this service:

Announcements – Marge Higgins, Lay Leader

Prelude – Jig by William Selby

Opening Prayer – Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton, Associate Pastor

Pastoral Prayer – Rev. Dr. Patricia Allen, Senior Pastor

Scripture Reading - Melanie Modlin, Lay Reader

New Testament Scripture: 1 Peter 3:1-12; Lectionary Reading: 1 Peter 3:13-22

Voluntary – Prelude on BEACH SPRING (Tune for UM Hymnal #605, "Wash, O God, Our Sons and Daughters ") by Emma Lou Diemer  

Reflection – Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton

Benediction – Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton

Postlude – Chorale & Prelude on Wer nud den liben Gott lässt walten, BWV 642 (Tune for UM Hymnal #142, "If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee") by J. S. Bach  

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Fifth Sunday of Eastertide

Check right here at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 10 for the worship service!

Happy Mother's Day! 

(Please scroll to the next section for a special Mother's Day Message from members of the Children's Choir.)

Here is the order of worship:

Announcements – Marge Higgins, Lay Leader

Prelude – Prelude on CRUCIFER, Ron Arnatt

Opening Prayer – Rev. Dr. Patricia Allen, Senior Pastor

Pastoral Prayer – Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton, Associate Pastor

Anthem – Call Jesus, Lena McLin (featuring Molly Allen, soprano)

Children's Message – Dr. Meg Baker, Director of Christian Education

Scripture Reading: I Peter 2:2-10; John 14:1-14  Ellis Harvey, Lay Reader

Hymn #2272 from The Faith We SingHoly Ground

Sermon – Rev. Dr. Pat Allen

Offering Prayer – Rev. Dr. Pat Allen

Hymn #364 from the United Methodist HymnalBecause He Lives

Benediction – Rev. Dr. Pat Allen

Postlude – Rhosymedre/Lovely, Ralph Vaughan Williams

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Special Mother's Day Message

In normal times, our Children's Choir and the joyful sounds they make brighten our worship service on Mother's Day. For today, the O'Neill, Derr, and Maloney families have recorded a special children's anthem. May it lift your spirits as they lift their voices!


PRAISE HIM by Meg Baker


Refrain: Praise Him for gardens in the rain,

For sun-kissed flowers of the spring.

Praise the Lord with all that is in you;

Lift up your voice and sing!


Every wave of the ocean, 

Every whisper of the wind,

Every color in the sunset

Should remind us of Him. (Refrain)

 

Trees to climb,

Hills to roll down,

Fireflies to catch and set free!  (Refrain)


Every rainbow in the heavens,

Every mother’s kiss goodnight,

Every breath we take is given

  By His everlasting light. (Refrain)

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Easter Greetings!

With the help of our Sanctuary Choir, the clergy and staff have put together a short video wishing you all a blessed Easter and looking forward to happy times when we can gather again in person.

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4th Sunday of Eastertide

This service includes a time for a communal breaking of bread or meal known as the "love feast." To participate, you will want to have a candle, bread or food of your choice, and a beverage. (You can read more about the tradition of the Love Feast in the Methodist church at www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/the-love-feast.) 

Here is the order of worship:

Announcements – Marge Higgins, Lay Leader

Prelude – Prelude I, BWV 846, J. S. Bach (from the Well-Tempered Clavier)

Opening Prayer – Rev. Dr. Patricia Allen 

Pastoral Prayer – Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton

Voluntary – Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us, arr. Don Phillips

Scripture – Acts 2:42-47; John 10:1-10

Sermon – Rev. Dr. Pat Allen

Voluntary – Pastorale on BRADBURY, Dale Wood

Offering Prayer – Rev. Dr. Pat Allen

Voluntary – Wine of Peace, Charles Cameilleri

Love Feast – Revs. Pat Allen & Kate Mackereth Fulton

Benediction – Rev. Dr. Pat Allen

Postlude – One Bread, One Body, arr. Ron Schmoltze

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April 26 - Third Sunday in Eastertide

Parts of the service: 

Announcements – Marge Higgins, Lay Leader

PreludeMany and Great, O God, Are Thy Things, arr. Emma Lou Diemer (Tune LACUQUIPARLE/Native American melody, UM Hymnal #148)

Prayer for Native American Sunday – Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton

Pastoral Prayer – Rev. Dr. Patricia Allen

Voluntary May the Mind of Christ My Savior, arr. Penny Rodriguez (Text: Kate B. Wilkinson, 1925; Music: A. Cyril Barham-Gould, 1925 tune ST. LEONARDS)

Scripture – Luke 24:13-35, Kenzie Raulin, Lay Reader

Sermon – Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton

Guest Speaker Shaun Taylor-Corbett, actor with ancestry from the Aamsskaapipikani (Blackfeet) Nation

Offertory Prayer and Benediction – Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton

PostludeWhat a Friend We Have in Jesus, arr. Emma Lou Diemer (Tune CONVERSE, UM Hymnal #526)

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Worship: Second Sunday in Eastertide

Here are the parts of the service:

Announcements

Prelude  - Prelude on CHRIST AROSE (John Ferguson)

Opening Prayer

Children's Moment – Dr. Meg Baker

Scripture Readings – Acts 2: 14a, 22-32; John 20:19-31

Voluntary – Prelude on Liebster Jesu wir sind hier, BWV 634 (J.S. Bach)

Sermon – Rev. Dr. Patricia Allen

Hymn – Go, My Children, with My Blessing (Welsh tune AR HYD Y NOS), led by the Weikert family

Love Feast and Benediction

Postlude  - Carillon de Westminster, Op. 54, No 6 (Louis Vierne)

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Easter Sunday

Celebrate the message of hope made alive in the resurrection of Jesus Christ, from your home or wherever you may be this year. This service offers Scripture, a sermon message from Rev. Dr. Pat Allen, a Children's Message from Meg Baker, music from Marvin Mills, and hymns for all to sing led by the voices of the Weikert family. Click here to download the worship bulletin, including hymns, and follow along at home.

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Good Friday

This year, we offer you a Black Friday Meditation through art, music, and word. Pause to listen to "Crucifixion," the third movement from Symphonie Passion by Marcel Dupré, presented by Organist Marvin Mills, while you ponder artworks that echo the Stations of the Cross. Then consider Pastor Pat's closing meditation on the "necessary darkness" of this time.

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Maundy Thursday

The Maundy Thursday worship Service of Light & Breath is ready to play below. 

To participate, gather 6 candles, a pitcher of water and a bowl, a towel, soap, and oil or lotion.

Here are the parts of the service led by The Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton with music featuring Tom Pedersen, baritone, and Marvin Mills, organ & piano.

Introduction & Meditation

Hymn #503 – Let It Breathe on Me

First Reading - John 1:1-5 and Lighting the 1st Candle

Second Reading - Psalm 116:1-4 and Lighting the 2nd candle

Third Reading - Ecclesiastes 3:1-11 and Lighting the 3rd candle

Fourth Reading -  Hebrews 10:32-39 and Lighting the 4th Candle

Fifth Reading - John 13:1-17 and Lighting the 5th Candle

Hymn #420 – Breathe on Me, Breath of God

Sixth Scripture Reading - Psalm 116: 12-19 and Lighting the 6th Candle

Psalter Reading - Psalm 103:1-2

Anthem: The Lord’s Prayer (West Indian Melody)

Benediction

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Palm Sunday Worship

Once you hit play, all videos will play automatically. See below for our order of worship.


Announcements - Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton

Organ Prelude (Festive Prelude on St. Theodulph) - Marvin Mills

Hymn #280 - All Glory, Laud, and Honor - feat. The Weikert Family

Children's Message - Meg Baker

Anthem (The Palms) - Marvin Mills, piano, with Scott & Mollie Weikert

Scripture Readings - Philippians 2:5-11 and Matthew 21:1-11

Hymn #630 - Become to Us the Living Bread

Sermon - Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton

Hymn #581 - Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service

Love Feast and Benediction - Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton

Organ Postlude (Three Spirituals for Palm Sunday: Ride On, King Jesus; Were You There; Swing Low, Sweet Chariot) - Marvin Mills

Archived Videos

Enjoy these videos from the last few weeks of Worship-At-Home!

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Creating Sacred Spaces outside the walls of St. Paul's

While nothing can replace the feeling of gathering together in the Sanctuary at St. Paul's for Sunday worship services, it's also true that worship is something you can do anywhere, anytime. 


Click HERE to download the 2-page document "Worship at Home: Creating Sacred Space Outside the Walls of St. Paul's," devised by Pastor Pat. This handy guide will help you prepare your physical space and your mindset ahead of worship, and provides an outline for engaging in worship.