SUNDAY, oCTOBER 11, 2020

nINETEENTH sUNDAY aFTER pENTECOST

Click HERE at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday to view the Worship Service including live-streaming and recorded submissions.


Order of Worship


Announcements - Marge Higgins, Lay Leader


Prelude - Prelude on Lord, Build Me a Cabin in Glory Land by Uzee Brown, Jr. - Marvin Mills, Organist


Call to Worship - Rev. Dr. Pat Allen, Senior Pastor

-- Leader: We come this morning, hoping for healing and rest.

-- People: Healing can be hard when the world seems harsh and cruel.

-- Leader: We come seeking peace after the blast, even among the shrapnel of images embedded in our collective minds.

-- People: Peace can be hard when the world roars in chaos and pain.

-- Leader: We come to a God who knows what it is to have nails in flesh and bone. We come to a God who knows our pain.

-- People: We come to you, O God, because you know how to change death into life and chaos into beauty. Anoint this hour with your peace as we worship in your name.


Hymn - UM Hymnal #131 – We Gather Together (Verses 1 & 2)


Opening Prayer - Rev. Dr. Pat Allen


Scripture - Nehemiah 1:8 - 2:5 - Debbie Zechar, Lay Reader

     8"Remember the word that you commanded your servant Moses, ‘If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the peoples; 9but if you return to me and keep my commandments and do them, though your outcasts are under the farthest skies, I will gather them from there and bring them to the place at which I have chosen to establish my name.’ 10They are your servants and your people, whom you redeemed by your great power and your strong hand. 11O Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your name. Give success to your servant today, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man!”

     At the time, I was cupbearer to the king. 

     1In the month of Nisan, in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was served him, I carried the wine and gave it to the king. Now, I had never been sad in his presence before. 2So the king said to me, “Why is your face sad, since you are not sick? This can only be sadness of the heart.” Then I was very much afraid. 3I said to the king, “May the king live forever! Why should my face not be sad, when the city, the place of my ancestors’ graves, lies waste, and its gates have been destroyed by fire?” 4Then the king said to me, “What do you request?” So I prayed to the God of heaven. 5Then I said to the king, “If it pleases the king, and if your servant has found favor with you, I ask that you send me to Judah, to the city of my ancestors’ graves, so that I may rebuild it.”


Hymn - UM Hymnal #130 – God Will Take Care of You (Verses. 1 & 4)


Sermon – Rev. Dr. Pat Allen


Ministry Moment: Thoughts on Giving - guest speaker


Pastoral Prayer and Prayer of Thanksgiving - Rev. Dr. Pat Allen


Hymn - UM Hymnal #536 – Precious Name (Verses 1 & 4)


Benediction - Rev. Dr. Pat Allen


Postlude - Prelude on Take the Name of Jesus with You by Emma Lou Diemer - Marvin Mills, Organist


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Call to Worship: The Rev. Mantu Joshi, "Call To Worship (Boston Marathon Bombings)" at https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/call-to-worship-boston-marathon-bombings


Lord, Build Me a Cabin in Glory Land, arr. Uzee Brown, Jr. Copyright 2008 GIA Publications. Permission to stream this music obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A. All rights reserved. 


"We Gather Together," words Nederlandtsch Gedenckclanck, 1626, trans. Theodore Baker 1894; music 16th c. Dutch melody, arr. Edward Kremser, 1877. In The United Methodist Hymnal (Nashville TN: United Methodist Publishing House, 1989), #131. Used by permission.  


"God Will Take Care of You," words Civilla D. Martin, 1904; music W. Stillman Martin, 1905. In The United Methodist Hymnal (Nashville TN: United Methodist Publishing House, 1989), #131. Used by permission.  


"Precious Name," words Lydia Baxter, 1870; music William H. Doane, 1871. In The United Methodist Hymnal (Nashville TN: United Methodist Publishing House, 1989), #536. Used by permission.


Take the Name of Jesus with You by Emma Lou Diemer, copyright 1990, The Sacred Music Press (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.).  Used by permission under CCLI license #24106074. All rights reserved.

Special Sunday Offerings: 

World Communion Sunday

World Communion Sunday is one of the Special Offerings designated by the global United Methodist Church. During pre-covid times, a special offering envelope would be provided along with worship bulletins. This connectional giving supports work throughout the UMC. On World Communion Sunday your giving helps to support the division of chaplains and ministries, and the scholarship funds for international minority groups pursuing graduate-level education as part of their ministry call to serve God's world.


Click HERE to make a secure online donation to World Communion Sunday.

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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Sunday, October 4, 2020

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost / WOrld Communion Sunday

Click HERE at 11:00 to view the Worship service, including live-streaming and recorded segments.


This Sunday is World Communion Sunday and one of the designated "Special Giving Sundays" in the global United Methodist Church. To make a special offering to World Communion Sunday, click HERE. To make your regular church offering online, click HERE. To read more about secure online Giving at St. Paul's on our Giving page click HERE.


Announcements - Marge Higgins, Lay Leader


Prelude - Prelude on Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ by John A. Behnke - Marvin Mills, Organist


Call to Worship - Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton, Associate Pastor

-- Leader: The heavens declare the glory of God!

-- People: The skies proclaim God's handiwork.

-- L: The day pronounces God's glory without a sound, the night expounds God's knowledge without a word.

-- P: And yet their voice goes out through all the earth.


Hymn - UM Hymnal #114 – Many Gifts, One Spirit


Opening Prayer - Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton, Associate Pastor

-- God who speaks,

     Your law is perfect, reviving the soul; your commandment is clear, enlightening the eyes.

     May your Spirit illumine this Word that our eyes may be opened and our souls revived.

     In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.


Pastoral Prayer


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


Anthem - Prelude on Many and Great, O God (LACQUIPARLE) by David Schelat - Marvin Mills, Organist


Scripture - Psalm 24

1The earth is the LORD’s and all that is in it,

    the world, and those who live in it;

2 for he has founded it on the seas,

    and established it on the rivers.

3 Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD?

    And who shall stand in his holy place?

4 Those who have clean hands and pure hearts,

    who do not lift up their souls to what is false,

    and do not swear deceitfully.

5 They will receive blessing from the LORD,

    and vindication from the God of their salvation.

6 Such is the company of those who seek him,

    who seek the face of the God of Jacob.

7 Lift up your heads, O gates!

    and be lifted up, O ancient doors!

    that the King of glory may come in.

8 Who is the King of glory?

    The LORD, strong and mighty,

    the LORD, mighty in battle.

9 Lift up your heads, O gates!

    and be lifted up, O ancient doors!

    that the King of glory may come in.

10 Who is this King of glory?

    The LORD of hosts,

    he is the King of glory.


Hymn - UM Hymnal #148 – Many and Great, O God


Sermon – Rev. Lemuel Dominguez, Guest Preacher


Prayer of Dedication - Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton


Communion - The Great Thanksgiving

-- Leader: The Lord be with you.

-- People: And also with you.

-- L: Lift up your hearts.

-- People: We lift them up to the Lord.

-- L: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

-- People: It is right to give our thanks and praise.

-- L: It is right and a good and joyful thing always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Creating God, even in the midst of such strange times around the world. You formed us, breathing life into us. When we got ourselves into that first strange time in the garden, you clothed us and watched over us as we went out to make our own way. Your love kept calling us back to you, and sometimes we heard it. When we stepped into freedom after bondage in Egypt, we were following your love. Even in the midst of the strange times of famines and illness, injustice and unrest, you continued to create by speaking love into our hearts through prophets and teachers, priests and widows. And so with your people on earth and all the company of heaven, we praise your name and join their unending hymn.

-- People: Holy, holy, holy, God of power and might.

     Heaven and earth are full of your glory.

     Hosanna in the highest.

     Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.

-- Leader: We praise you for speaking love into and through Jesus Christ. He knew what it was like to grow up in strange times. He grew up under the violence of Roman occupation. He grew up impoverished, experiencing the pain of poverty. His heart was open to see the way we use religion not to nourish and strengthen, but to cut down and cover up. And even though the suffering of the world seemed insurmountable then, just as it does today, Jesus proclaimed the coming of a world defined entirely by love. He poured your love over us through healing the sick and eating with sinners, and he challenged us to love one another and ourselves as you love us all. Around the world our tables look different and even strange today, but your Table is always one defined by love. We love one another even by not partaking of one literal loaf. We love one another by wearing masks and distancing our bodies, even though we long to hold hands, hug, and sing. The first communion meal was a fraught table just as ours is now. Jesus knew some of his friends would betray him, deny him, and abandon him. And he nourished them anyway, just as you nourish us in these strange times. You gave yourself to us in Jesus, pouring love over us, filling us with grace. You took bread and said:

-- People: “This is my body, which is given for you.

     Do this in remembrance of me.”

-- Leader: You took drink from the vine and said:

-- People: “This cup is the new covenant in my blood,

     poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.”

-- Leader: The disciples did not understand. We do not understand. But we remember. May our remembering connect us to you and one another even in such strange times. So let us proclaim this great mystery of our faith:

-- People: Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.

-- Leader: Pour out your Spirit on us gathered here and on these gifts of bread and cup, pointing us toward that day when we who are many will partake of one loaf and one cup. Breathe life and love into us and knit us together, even as we eat distanced from one another. Make these gifts for us be the body and blood of Christ, that we may be for this broken world the body of Christ, redeemed by his blood. Though our communion this morning may feel disjointed and strange, nourish us to minister with all the world until Christ comes in final victory and we feast at his heavenly banquet. Through your Child Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church, all honor and glory is yours, almighty God, now and forever. 

-- People: Amen.

-- Leader: And now with the confidence of children of God, let us pray as Jesus taught us: 


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, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.


The Breaking of the Bread and Offering of the Cup and Sharing in the Feast


The Prayer after Receiving

Leader: Behold: we have experienced a mystery! Ordinary bread and ordinary fruit become for us nourishing life that can transform even the grief and fear of these strange times into hope and love. May it be so not just in this meal but each meal. And may we who have been fed go forth to feed others. Amen.


Hymn – Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ


Benediction - Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton


Postlude - Batalla del 5. Tono / Batalla on the 5th Tone, 17th cent. Spanish anonymous - Marvin Mills, Organist


CLICK HERE to read this week's announcements as listed in the weekly news.

Please note: The congregational meeting with vote on the Welcoming Statement and Reconciling Ministries Network will be on October 18; registration required. Find more information by clicking HERE.



Prelude on Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ (Linstead) by John A. Behnke, copyright 1975, 1999, 2016 by Hope Publishing. Used by permission under CCLI license #24106074. All rights reserved.


Call to Worship and Opening Prayer from Feasting on the Word Year A, Vol. 2, ed. David L. Bartlett and Barbara Brown Taylor (Louisville KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2014), p. 187.


Many Gifts, One Spirit. Words & Music by Al Carmines, copyright 1974 by Al Carmines, in The United Methodist Hymnal (Nashville TN: United Methodist Publishing House, 1989), #114. Used by permission. 


"Lacquiparle (Many and Great)" from Many and Great: Seven Settings for Organ by David Schelat, copyright 2018, Birnamwood/Morningstar Music Publishers. Permission to stream this music obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A. All rights reserved.


Many and Great, O God. Words: Joseph R. Renville (1846); para. Philip Frazier (1929), Music: Native American Melody, harmonized by Richard Proulx (1986). Copyright 1986, GIA Publications, Inc. Permission to stream this music obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A. All rights reserved.


"Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ," Words & Music by Fred Kaan, copyright 1975, Hope Publishing Company. Used by permission under CCLI license #24106074. All rights reserved.



Let's Get Ready to Worship

If you have decided to join us for worship in the sanctuary on Sunday November 1, 2020 there are a few things you will want to take into consideration as you prepare. 


It does indeed grieve our spirits to have to require these actions. However, for the safety and well-being of all, we truly pray for your loving understanding and obedience.


ENTERING

  • Everyone attending both services shall enter through the Mitchell St. Entrance.
  • At the Mitchell St. Entrance, prior to entering the building, your temperature will be taken via an infrared thermometer and your name checked against the pre-registration list. Anyone whose temperature is above 100.4 degrees or who declines to have their temperature taken will not be allowed to enter.
  • If your temperature is less than 100.4 degrees and you are masked and your name is on the list, you will be allowed to enter and the ushers will admit you to the Sanctuary.


WORSHIP

  • You may only sit in those seats designated as available - no exceptions. If a seat is designated unavailable, do not attempt to sit there.
  • Bulletins are placed on the seats for your use.
  • Communion will be distributed by the pastors but you will not open the elements in the Sanctuary. You must take the elements home to be consumed. Those wishing to light a candle for All Saints Sunday will be able to do so at the time they come to receive the communion elements.
  • The congregation will not be singing or humming to the music – it is a time of prayerful reflection.
  • The only bathroom available for use will be the family bathroom on the administrative hallway.


EXITING

  • Congregation will be invited to deposit their offering in the collection plates that will be located near the designated exit at the time they depart the Sanctuary.
  • At the conclusion of the worship service and after the benediction, the congregation shall wait to be dismissed by the ushers and are to immediately exit the Sanctuary via the door into the Memorial Garden.


All attendees are to remain masked at all times (covering mouth and nose). Failing to properly wear the mask or to remain masked will result in the service concluding immediately.

In-Person Worship in the Sanctuary

November 1, 2020


9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.- In-Person, Reservations Required!


10:30 a.m. service will also be livestreamed -

click here to view and find the bulletin at our Worship at Home page


All Saints Sunday and will mark our first time welcoming worshipers into the Sanctuary since March. Seats are limited and covid-related precautions will be in place. Worship services will be held at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. The 10:30 worship service will also be live-streamed for viewing from the safety and comfort of your home.


Click HERE to register if you wish to attend IN PERSON in the Sanctuary on November 1. 


Please scroll down to read the Instructions for all those in attendance or click here to download the instructions in *pdf format.

September 20, 2020

Sixteenth Sunday after pentecost

Click HERE at 11:00 a.m. or on the image below to see the YouTube Live worship service. This week's service will include Live Streaming portions! The video will also be available for viewing afterward. Thank you for your patience as we try some new things. Here is the Order of Worship, including congregational prayers and responses.


--Announcements  - Marge Higgins, Lay Leader


--Prelude -  IX. Dialogue, Mass for the Parishes by François Couperin - Marvin Mills, Organist


--Call to Worship

      Leader: The works of the Lord are great. Remember what God has done.

      People: Give thanks to the Lord.


--Hymn UM Hymnal #117 – O God, Our Help in Ages Past (Verses 1 & 5)


--Prayer of Confession

    Gracious God,

    we have sought after things, but we have not sought after you.

    We have expected generosity, but we have not shown generosity.

    We have note bee gracious or grateful.

    We have failed to remember all that you have done.

    Forgive us and fill our hearts with gratitude.

    Help us to share our gifts, and strengthen our legs so that we can

       run after you, O God.

    In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.


-- Declaration of Forgiveness & Pastoral Prayer – Rev. Dr. Pat Allen, Senior Pastor


-- The Lord's Prayer (UM Hymnal #895)

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, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.


-- Gospel Reading: Matthew 20:1-16 (NRSV) - Melanie Modlin, Lay Reader

1“For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. 3When he went out about nine o’clock, he saw others standing idle in the marketplace; 4and he said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.’ So they went. 5When he went out again about noon and about three o’clock, he did the same. 6And about five o’clock he went out and found others standing around; and he said to them, ‘Why are you standing here idle all day?’ 7They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard.’ 8When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, ‘Call the laborers and give them their pay, beginning with the last and then going to the first.’ 9When those hired about five o’clock came, each of them received the usual daily wage. 10Now when the first came, they thought they would receive more; but each of them also received the usual daily wage. 11And when they received it, they grumbled against the landowner, 12saying, ‘These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.’ 13But he replied to one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage? 14Take what belongs to you and go; I choose to give to this last the same as I give to you. 15Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?’ 16So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”


-- Hymn UM Hymnal #479 – Jesus, Lover of My Soul


-- Sermon - Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton, Associate Pastor


-- Ministry Moment - Children's Thoughts on Giving


-- Prayer of Dedication


-- Hymn UM Hymnal #508 – Faith, While Trees Are Still in Blossom (Verse 1 & 5)


-- Benediction


-- Postlude Postlude on ABERYSTWYTH by Ashley Grote - Marvin Mills, Organist


NEXT WEEK: In-person outdoor service at Reinhardt Park (across from St. Paul's front doors), 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27. This worship service will also include a pet blessing. READ MORE HERE!


To submit a Prayer Request, please click here.


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To read the full list of weekly announcements, click here. 


Call to Worship and Prayer of Confession from Feasting on the Word Year A, Vol. 2, p. 166. Used by permission.


-- Faith, While Trees are Still in Blossom, words by Anders Frostenson, trans. by Fred Kaan; music by V. Earle Copes. Copyright 1988 by Hope Publishing Company. 

-- Postlude on Aberystwyth, by Ashley Grote, from Oxford Hymn Settings for Organists: Lent and Passiontide. Copyright 2015 by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.

Permission to podcast/stream this music obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A. All rights reserved.




September 13, 2020

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Click HERE or on the video below to see the YouTube Live worship service at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday.

This week's service will include Live Streaming portions! Thank you for your patience as we explore new production methods.


Announcements - Marge Higgins, Lay Leader

Prelude - Prelude on CWM RHONDDA by Paul Manz - Marvin Mills, organist

Call to Worship - Emma Cooper, Lay Reader

Who is like you, O Lord, majestic in holiness

and awesome in splendor?

We will sing to the Lord,

for God has triumphed gloriously.

God is our strength, our might,

and our salvation!

Music - Hymn, from Partita on DETROIT* by David Hurd - Marvin Mills, Organist

Opening Prayer - Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton, Associate Pastor

Old Testament Reading - Exodus 14:19-31 - Emma Cooper, Lay Reader

Music - Variation I/Smoothly by David Hurd - Marvin Mills, Organist

Gospel Reading - Matthew 18:21-35 - Emma Cooper, Lay Reader

Music - Variation II/Playfully by David Hurd - Marvin Mills, Organist

Sermon - Rev. Dr. Pat Allen, Senior Pastor

Pastoral Prayer and Prayer of Thanksgiving - Rev. Dr. Pat Allen, Senior Pastor

Blessing of Sunday School Teachers and Christian Education Leaders - Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton and Meg Baker

Christian Education Teachers & Leaders: 

Pat Allen, Meg Baker, Martha Frances Burak, Jay Codner, Carol Davies, Ashley Derr, Kate Mackereth Fulton, 

Wendy Manning, Kathy Mullens, Holly Smartt, Micah Smartt, Lyn Walker

Third Graders Receiving Personalized Bibles: 

Sebastian Derr , Carter Gelatt, Eloise Gordillo, Helena Gordillo, Alex Lombardo, Ila Martone, George Molander, 

Henry Montgomery, Gabe Petrus, Jacob Richmond, Trey Scott, Jackson Weaver

Benediction - Rev. Dr. Pat Allen, Senior Pastor

Music - Variation IX/Sturdily with accent by David Hurd - Marvin Mills, Organist


* DETROIT is the tune name for the hymn Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive (United Methodist Hymnal #390)


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To read the Scripture and a full list of weekly announcements, click here.



Partita on DETROIT, by David Hurd (Copyright 2006 Birnamwood Publications, admin. by MorningStar Music Publishers) and Prelude on CWM RHONNDA by Paul Manz (Copyright 1989 MorningStar Music Publishers), used by permission under CCLI license #24106074. All rights reserved. 



Outdoor in-person worship at St. Paul's

Please note! 

OUTDOOR WORSHIP CANCELED due to the chance of rain

Sunday, October 25 at 11:00 a.m. (NEW TIME) 



Here is what you should know:

  • If weather conditions threaten a cancellation, we will do our best to make a decision on Friday evening based on the forecast. Any cancellation will be announced on stpaulsk.org, Facebook, and sent by email to the weekly news group. (Click here to sign up for the Weekly News emails.) That being said, if you wake up on Sunday and despite our best guess, there is rain - just stay home and enjoy a live-stream of the service using Facebook live (https://www.facebook.com/stpaulskensington)
  • Four young people from the 2020 Confirmation Class will be welcomed into full membership.
  • This worship service will include Holy Communion. You are invited to bring your own bread and juice to be consecrated during the service. This month, we also offer the option of providing each person with an "all in one" sealed package with a wafer and juice.
  • All those present should save their communion elements instead of consuming them during the service. Prayerfully consume them at home or in your vehicle, after washing or sanitizing your hands. This way, you will not remove your mask or touch your face in a way that could risk exposing yourself - or your neighbors here - to illness.
  • Bring picnic blankets or folding chairs to the park. Arrange physically-distanced seating with your family or group, keeping at least 6 feet between groups. 
  • Please avoid making physical contact with others. (We know it's hard to resist giving elbow-bumps, high-fives, or even hugs! But we can do hard things to keep our friends as safe as possible.)
  • All those attending in the park must wear masks the entire time, covering the nose and mouth.
  • Parking on Armory Avenue should be reserved for those who wish to participate "drive-in" style from the safety of a vehicle. All others may park in the church lot, town hall lot, or at the baker's union.
  • Drive-in viewers should tune your radio to 101.7 FM while on site.
  • On Saturday night, you can find the bulletin text on this page, along with a downloadable file. Our bulletin has been reformatted so you can view it on a smartphone or tablet or print it on a standard home printer.
  • There will be no congregational singing in the park.
  • If you wish to drop off your offering, ushers will be available to direct you to the drop-off location.
  • Please do NOT bring snacks, meals, drinking water, or other drinks to the park, since people would have to remove a mask to consume these things.
  • Worship will be available online in real time through Facebook Live - no Facebook account required (https://www.facebook.com/stpaulskensington/) and a higher-quality video will be available later in the week on our Worship At Home page.

Worship on November 1 will be in-person, indoors in the Sanctuary; reservations are required! Please read more below. On Sundays when we cannot join together in person, please click here to visit the Worship-at-Home page for worship services, posted each Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

September 6, 2020

Fourteenth Sunday after pentecost

The service is available below at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. Here is the order of worship:

Welcome - Rev. Dr. Patricia Allen, Senior Pastor

Announcements – Marge Higgins, Lay Leader

Prelude - I. Andantino from 24 Liturgical Preludes by Gaston Litaize – Marvin Mills, Organist

Pastoral Prayer – Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton, Associate Pastor

Gospel Reading: Matthew 28:16-20 – John Stephens, Lay Reader

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

New Testament Reading: Acts 2:42-47 - John Stephens, Lay Reader

Sermon – Rev. Dr. Patricia Allen, Senior Pastor

Hymn #618 - Let Us Break Bread Together - Marvin Mills, Organist

Epistle Reading: Romans 12:1-12 - Thomas Stephens, Lay Reader

Sermon - Rev. Dr. Patricia Allen, Senior Pastor

Giving Moments - Lorraine Stalcup, Sam Smith

Offertory Prayer - Rev. Dr. Patricia Allen, Senior Pastor

Anthem - Meditation on For the Bread Which Thou Hast Broken (Cross of Jesus) by Emma Lou Diemer - Marvin Mills, Organist

Benediction - Rev. Dr. Patricia Allen

Postlude - Maple Leaf Rag by Scott Joplin - Marvin Mills, Organist


To submit a Prayer Request, please click here.

To make your offering securely online, click here.

To read the Scripture and a full list of weekly announcements, click here.


Let Us Break Bread Together, African American spiritual, arr. William Farley Smith, © 1989, United Methodist Publishing House/Abingdon Press. Permission to podcast/stream this music obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A. All rights reserved.


For the Bread Which Thou Hast Broken (Cross of Jesus), Emma Lou Diemer, © 1990 The Sacred Music Press (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.) Used by permission under CCLI license #24106074. All rights reserved. 




August 30, 2020

Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost

The service is available below at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. Here is the order of worship:

Announcements – Marge Higgins, Lay Leader

Prelude - Flute Solo by Thomas Arne – Marvin Mills, Organist

Pastoral Prayer – Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton , Associate Pastor

Scripture Reading: Matthew 13:31-35 – Elias Chen, Lay Reader

Sermon – Rev. Dr. Patricia Allen, Senior Pastor

Anthem - Give Me Jesus – Marvin Mills, Organist

Arranged by Marques L. A. Garrett, copyright 2009 Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Inc. Used by permission under CCLI license #24106074. All rights reserved.    

Benediction – Rev. Dr. Patricia Allen

Postlude - Fugue in G (Gigue), BWV 577 by J. S. Bach – Marvin Mills, Organist



August 22, 2020

Worship in the Park

Click on the video below to see our outdoor worship experience! 

You can download the bulletin in *pdf format by clicking HERE.

The service includes the following:  "I'll Fly Away" - Words & Music: Albert E. Brumley, copyright 1932 Hartford Music Company. Renewed 1960 Albert E. Brumley & Sons (Admin. by ClearBox Rights, LLC) and "Shine, Jesus, Shine" - Words & Music: Graham Kendrick, copyright 1987 by Make Way Music (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.). Used by permission under CCLI license #24106074. All rights reserved. 



Prayer Service

Monday, September 28

7:00 pm

This service of Word and Prayer will be dedicated to our upcoming church conference vote on the building renovation project.

Please plan to attend this service using Zoom.

To join, please use the link in the Weekly News message. You can access the Weekly News by clicking HERE. You can also contact Erin Steele in the office (stpaulsunited@stpaulsk.org) or Rev. Dr. Pat Allen (pallen@stpaulsk.org).

August 16, 2020

Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost

Worship recordings are available below at 11:00 on Sunday. Here are the parts of this service:


Announcements – Marge Higgins , Lay Leader

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

Scripture Reading - Romans 11:1-2a, 29-31 – Cathy Knepper, Lay Reader

Sermon – Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton, Associate Pastor

Benediction – Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton


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Plan to join us for one in-person outdoor service on August 23 in Reinhardt Park. Please click here for more details!



August 9, 2020

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Worship is available below at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. Here are the parts of this service:

Announcements – Marge Higgins, Lay Leader

Prelude  Adoration by Florence B. Price – Marvin Mills, Organist

Scripture Reading – Matthew 13:10-17 – David Weaver, Lay Reader

Sermon – Rev. Dr. Patricia Allen, Senior Pastor

Anthem  Prelude on Lead Us, Heavenly Father, Lead Us by Wilbur Held Marvin Mills, Organist

Offering Prayer – Rev. Dr. Patricia Allen

Benediction – Rev. Dr. Patricia Allen

Postlude  Toccatina by Rachel Laurin Marvin Mills, Organist

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Plan to join us for one in-person outdoor service on August 23 in Reinhardt Park. Please click here for more details!

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August 2, 2020

Ninth Sunday After Pentecost

Worship-at-Home recordings are available here on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. 

Here are the parts of this service:

Announcements – Marge Higgins, Lay Leader

Prelude - Hocket, from Delaware Suite by David Schelat – Marvin Mills, Organist

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

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

Anthem - Prelude on Somos del Señor (When We Are Living) by Emma Lou Diemer – Marvin Mills, Organist

Scripture Reading - Matthew 13:1-9 – Henry Smith, Lay Reader

Sermon – Rev. Dr. Patricia Allen

Anthem - Prelude on Let Us Break Bread Together by Dale Wood – Marvin Mills, Organist

Love Feast - Rev. Dr. Patricia Allen

Offering Prayer - Rev. Dr. Patricia Allen

Benediction - Rev. Dr. Patricia Allen

Postlude - Allegro maestoso by Eugene Thayer – Marvin Mills, Organist

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Love Feast adapted from "Comfort Food: A Feast of Love" by Dr. Marcia McFee, www.worshipdesignstudio.com

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July 26, 2020

Eighth sunday after pentecost

Find the worship-at-home recording here at 11:00 a.m. each Sunday. 

Here are the parts of this service: 

Announcements – Marge Higgins, Lay Leader

Prelude - Chorale Prelude on In dir ist Freude, BWV 615, (In Thee Is Gladness) by J. S. Bach – Marvin Mills, Organist

New Testament Scripture Reading  Romans 8:26-29 – Emma Cooper, Lay Reader

Pastoral Prayer – Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton, Associate Pastor

Gospel Reading  Matthew 13:44-52 – Emma Cooper, Lay Reader  

Anthem - Fantasy on Walk Together, Children, Don't You Get Weary by André J. Thomas – Marvin Mills, Organist

Sermon – Rev. Tony Love, Guest Preacher

Baptism of Quinn Bernice Elizabeth Maloney

Benediction – Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton

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Outdoor Worship

View our Outdoor Worship from July 19!

Click HERE to download the Worship Bulletin to follow along.

Gathering for Worship

Welcome & Announcements: Rev. Dr. Patricia Allen

Call to Worship

Anthem  "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)" (Noah Beye and Anna Phillips-Brown singing with James Woods, piano)

Scripture Reading: Genesis 28:10-19a

Sermon: Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton

Response to the Word (You may visit stpaulsk.org/giving to make a secure donation online.) 

Anthem "Sing Me to Heaven" (Noah Beye and Anna Phillips-Brown singing, with James Woods, piano) 

Pastoral Prayer & Prayer of Dedication: Rev. Dr. Patricia Allen

Thanksgiving and Holy Communion, 

The Invitation, The Great Thanksgiving

The Lord’s Prayer

Breaking the Bread & Consecrating the Elements

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Passing the Peace

Hymn #418 - "We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder" 

Benediction


10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord), words & music by Jonas Myrin & Matt Redman, © 2011 Atlas Mountain Songs (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing), used by permission under CCLI license #24106074. All rights reserved.


"We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder," African American spiritual, arr. William Farley Smith, © 1989, United Methodist Publishing House/Abingdon Press. Permission to podcast/stream this music obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A. All rights reserved.

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St. Paul's UMC In-Person OutDoor Worship in Reinhardt Park, Kensington MD

Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. / Seventeenth Sunday after pentecost

Welcome to our in-person outdoor worship. To keep everyone as safe as possible, please follow these rules:

  • Wear masks at all times outdoors.
  • Maintain 6 feet of space between your family’s seating area and others.
  • To worship “drive-in” style from your vehicle, tune the radio to 101.7FM.
  • This service includes the Blessing of Pets. All small pets must remain inside carriers or cages, and large 4-legged pets must be on leashes. For the health and safety of all people and pets, please keep your animal physically under your direct control at all times and 6 feet away from those not part of your family or group.
  • This service includes Holy Communion. If you did not bring your own communion elements, an “all-in-one” sealed package with wafer and juice can be provided today.
  • Please follow instructions from worship leaders and ushers.
  • To read more details, please click here to jump down to the next section.
  • The order of worship is below. To download a *pdf of today's worship bulletin, click here.

Gathering for Worship


Announcements - Marge Higgins, Lay Leader


Anthem - Your Love Defends Me by Hannah Kerr & Matt Maher, presented by James & Friends

Lyrics:  You are my joy. You are my song. You are the well, the One I’m drawing from. You are my refuge, my whole life long. Where else would I go? Refrain: Surely my God is the strength of my soul. Your love defends me, your love defends me. And when I feel like I’m all alone, Your love defends me, your love defends me. Day after day, night after night, I will remember You’re with me in this fight. Although the battle, it rages on, The war is already won. I know the war is already won. Refrain.


Proclamation of the Word


Old Testament Reading - Exodus 17:1-7

1From the wilderness of Sin the whole congregation of the Israelites journeyed by stages, as the LORD commanded. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. 2The people quarreled with Moses, and said, “Give us water to drink.” Moses said to them, “Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test the LORD?” 3But the people thirsted there for water; and the people complained against Moses and said, “Why did you bring us out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and livestock with thirst?” 4So Moses cried out to the LORD, “What shall I do with this people? They are almost ready to stone me.” 5The LORD said to Moses, “Go on ahead of the people, and take some of the elders of Israel with you; take in your hand the staff with which you struck the Nile, and go. 6I will be standing there in front of you on the rock at Horeb. Strike the rock, and water will come out of it, so that the people may drink.” Moses did so, in the sight of the elders of Israel. 7He called the place Massah and Meribah, because the Israelites quarreled and tested the LORD, saying, “Is the LORD among us or not?”


Gospel Reading - Matthew 21:23-32

23When he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?” 24Jesus said to them, “I will also ask you one question; if you tell me the answer, then I will also tell you by what authority I do these things. 25Did the baptism of John come from heaven, or was it of human origin?” And they argued with one another, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say to us, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’ 26But if we say, ‘Of human origin,’ we are afraid of the crowd; for all regard John as a prophet.” 27So they answered Jesus, “We do not know.” And he said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things. 28What do you think? A man had two sons; he went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’ 29He answered, ‘I will not’; but later he changed his mind and went. 30The father went to the second and said the same; and he answered, ‘I go, sir’; but he did not go. 31Which of the two did the will of his father?” They said, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are going into the kingdom of God ahead of you. 32For John came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him; and even after you saw it, you did not change your minds and believe him.”


Reader: This is the Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.


Anthem - All My Hope, by David Crowder & Ed Cash, presented by James & Friends

Lyrics: I’ve been held by the Savior. I’ve felt fire from above. I’ve been down to the river. I ain’t the same, a prodigal returned. Refrain: All my hope is in Jesus. Thank God that yesterday’s gone. All my sins are forgiven. I’ve been washed by the blood. I’m no stranger to prison. I’ve worn shackles and chains. But I’ve been freed and forgiven And I’m not going back, I’ll never be the same. Refrain


Sermon - Rev. Dr. Patricia Allen, Senior Pastor


Response to the Word

There are many ways we can express our gratitude for God’s presence in our lives. Sharing our time, talents, and gifts are a part of our giving with joy. Although we will not pass offering plates, the ushers can direct you to the offering buckets at the end of the service if you wish to make a donation by cash or check today. You may also visit stpaulsk.org/giving to make a secure donation online.


Pastoral Prayer and Dedication - Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton, Associate Pastor


Thanksgiving and Holy Communion

All people gathered today will have the option to present your own communion elements for consecration, or receive an “all in one” prepackaged juice and wafer. Please note, neither should be consumed in the park. Save them and prayerfully consume them at home or in your vehicle after washing or sanitizing your hands. This way, you will not remove your mask or touch your face in a way that could risk exposing yourself - or your neighbors here - to illness.

The Invitation

The Great Thanksgiving

L: The Lord be with you.

P: And also with you.

L: Lift up your hearts.

P: We lift them up to the Lord.

L: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

P: It is right to give our thanks and praise.

(The pastor gives thanks, remembering God’s acts of salvation, and concludes:) L: And so, with your people on earth and all the company of heaven we praise your name and join their unending hymn:

P: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

(The pastor continues the thanksgiving and concludes:) L: And so, in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ, we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ’s offering for us, as we proclaim the mystery of faith.

P: Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.

(The pastor continues and concludes:) L: All honor and glory is yours, almighty Father, now and for ever.

P: Amen.


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, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.


Breaking the Bread & Consecrating the Elements

Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf. The bread which we break is a sharing in the body of Christ. The cup over which we give thanks is a sharing in the blood of Christ.


(Please, do NOT consume the communion elements at this time. Prayerfully consume them at home or in your vehicle after washing or sanitizing your hands. This way, you will not remove your mask or touch your face in a way that could risk exposing yourself - or your neighbors here - to illness.)


Prayer of Thanksgiving

Eternal God, we give you thanks for this holy mystery in which you have given yourself to us. Grant that we may go into the world in the strength of your Spirit, to give ourselves for others, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Anthem - All Things Bright and Beautiful by Cecil F. Alexander & William Henry Monk, presented by James & Friends

Lyrics: Refrain: All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all. Each little flower that opens, each little bird that sings, He made their glowing colors, he made their tiny wings. Refrain. The purple-headed mountain, the river running by, The sunset and the morning that brightens up the sky. Refrain. The cold wind in the winter, the pleasant summer sun, The ripe fruits in the garden; He made them, every one. Refrain. He gave us eyes to see them, and lips that we might tell, How great is God Almighty, who has made all things well. Refrain.


Sending Forth

Blessing of Pets

Scripture Reading Genesis 1:20-25

20And God said, “Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the dome of the sky.” 21So God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, of every kind, with which the waters swarm, and every winged bird of every kind. And God saw that it was good. 22God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” 23And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day. 24And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures of every kind: cattle and creeping things and wild animals of the earth of every kind.” And it was so. 25God made the wild animals of the earth of every kind, and the cattle of every kind, and everything that creeps upon the ground of every kind. And God saw that it was good. 


Blessing Liturgy

Leader: God created us and placed us on the earth to be stewards of all living things, therefore let us proclaim the glory of our Creator, saying:

People: O God, how wonderful are the works of your hands.

L: Blessed are you, O Lord of the Universe; you create the animals and give us the ability to train them to help us in our work.

P: O God, how wonderful are the works of your hands.

L: Blessed are you, O Lord of the Universe; you give us food from animals to replenish our energies.

P: O God, how wonderful are the works of your hands.

L: Blessed are you, O Lord of the Universe; for the sake of our comfort you give us domestic animals as companions.

P: O God, how wonderful are the works of your hands.

L: Blessed are you, O Lord of the Universe; you care for us even as you care for the birds of the air.

P: O God, how wonderful are the works of your hands.

L: Blessed are you, O Lord of the Universe; you offered your Son to us as the passover lamb and in him willed that we should be called your children.

P: O God, how wonderful are the works of your hands.


Pastor Pat and Pastor Kate will move among those gathered, blessing the pets. You do not need to bring your pet forward to be presented today.


Anthem - Blue Boat Home by Peter Mayer & Roland Hugh Prichard, presented by James & Friends

Lyrics: Though below me, I feel no motion, Standing on these mountains and plains, far away from the rolling ocean, Still my dry land heart can say: I’ve been sailing all my life now, Never harbor or port have I known. The wide universe is the ocean I travel, And the earth is my blue boat home. Sun my sail and moon my rudder, As I ply the starry sea, Leaning over the edge in wonder, Casting questions into the deep. Drifting here with my ship’s companions, All we kindred pilgrim souls, Making our way by the lights of the heavens, In our beautiful blue boat home. I give thanks to the waves upholding me, Hail the great winds urging me on, Greet the infinite sea before me, Sing the sky my sailor’s song: I was born upon the fathoms, Never harbor or port have I known, The wide universe is the ocean I travel, And the earth is my blue boat home.


Anthem - All Things Bright and Beautiful arr. John Rutter, presented by James Woods, piano


Benediction - Rev. Dr. Pat Allen


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Next Week - Scripture: Psalm 24; guest preacher Rev. Lemuel Dominguez

Worship at Home on October 4, 11:00 a.m. at stpaulsk.org/worship/worship-at-home


Acknowledgement and Permissions:

We are thankful for the worship music today provided by James & Friends:

  • Anna Phillips Brown, soprano
  • Cecelia Bracy, alto
  • Shiloh Orr, tenor
  • Noah Beye, baritone
  • Danny Villanueva, drums
  • James Woods, keyboard and conductor


Your Love Defends Me. Words & Music: Hannah Kerr, Matt Maher. Arr. Dan Galbraith. Copyright 2016, Hannah Kerr Music (admin. by Black River Entertainment LLC). Used by permission under CCLI license #24106074. All rights reserved.


All My Hope. Words & Music: David Crowder, Ed Cash. Arr. Dan Galbraith. Copyright 2016, Alletrop Music, worshiptogether.com songs (admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing). Used by permission under CCLI license #24106074. All rights reserved.


All Things Bright and Beautiful. Words by Cecil Frances Alexander, 1848. Music by William Henry Monk, 1887. Public domain.


“A Service for the Blessing of Animals,” copyright 1992, United Methodist Publishing House. Used by permission. https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/book-of-worship/a-service-for-the-blessing-of-animals


Blue Boat Home. Words: Peter Mayer. Music: Roland Hugh Prichard. Arr. Jason Shelton. Copyright 2005, Jason Shelton Music, https://jasonsheltonmusic.com/music


All Things Bright and Beautiful, music by John Rutter, © 1983, Hinshaw Music, Inc. Permission to podcast/stream this music obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A. All rights reserved.


Image: Detail from The Animals Entering Noah’s Ark, by Jacopo Bassano. Oil on canvas, c. 1570. In the collection of the Museo del Prado (Madrid, Spain). https://www.museodelprado.es/en/the-collection/art-work/the-animals-entering-noahs-ark/a234abf6-32db-48a2-9c13-c533b5ca3fd1

July 12, 2020

Sixth Sunday After Pentecost

Worship recordings are available here Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Here are the parts of this service:


Announcements - Marge Higgins, Lay Leader

Prayer and The Lord's Prayer - Rev. Dr. Patricia Allen, Senior Pastor

Scripture Reading - Genesis 25:19-34 - Melanie Modlin, Lay Reader

Reflection - Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton, Associate Pastor


Please join us next week, July 19, for an in-person outdoor worship service. 

8:45 a.m. - last names A-L

10:00 a.m. - last names M-Z

Reinhardt Park (across from St. Paul's front doors)

Click here for more details!

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July 5, 2020

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Worship-at-home is available at 11:00 a.m. each Sunday. Here are the parts of this service:

Announcements – Marge Higgins, Lay Leader

Prelude – The Star-Spangled Banner (by Francis Scott Key, arr. Virgil Fox)– Marvin Mills, Organist

Pastoral Prayer – Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton, Associate Pastor

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

UM Hymnal #696 – America The Beautiful – Marvin Mills

Scripture Reading – Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 – Kaiea Naehu, Lay Reader

Sermon – Rev. Dr. Patricia Allen, Senior Pastor

Offertory Prayer – Rev. Dr. Patricia Allen

Special Music – Prelude on When Love Is Found (O Waly, Waly) (arr. Emma Lou Diemer) – Marvin Mills

Love Feast – Rev. Dr. Patricia Allen and Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton

(for more information about the Love Feast tradition in the UMC, visit https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/the-love-feast)

Benediction – Rev. Dr. Patricia Allen

Postlude – Festival March (Battle Hymn of the Republic, Lift Every Voice and Sing) (by Michael Burkhardt) – Marvin Mills

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June 28, 2020

Fourth Sunday After Pentecost

The worship service is available below at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. Here are the parts of this service:

Greeting & Announcements – Marge Higgins, Lay Leader

Pastoral Prayer – Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton, Associate Pastor

Scripture Reading Genesis 22: 1-14 – Debbie Zechar , Lay Reader

Music – Total Praise – James Woods & Friends

Scripture Reading – Matthew 10: 40-42 – Debbie Zechar

Sermon – Rev. Dr. Patricia Allen , Senior Pastor

Invitation to Offering – Rev. Dr. Pat Allen

Music – That’s How the Good Lord Works – James Woods & Friends

Benediction – Rev. Dr. Pat Allen


That's How the Good Lord Works, words & music by David Frazier, Hezekiah Walker, and Phyliss Joubert, copyright 2019, Li'l Eva Music.

Total Praise, words & music by Richard Smallwood, copyright 1996 Bridge Building Music, Inc.

Used by permission under CCLI steaming license #24106074. All rights reserved.

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June 21, 2020

Third Sunday After Pentecost

Father's day

The worship service is available at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. Here are the parts of the service:

Announcements – Marge Higgins, Lay Leader

Old Testament Reading: Genesis 21:8-21 – Sebastian Derr , Lay Reader

Gospel Reading: Matthew 10:24-39– Jonathan Derr, Lay Reader

Reflection – Rev. Dr. Patricia Allen , Senior Pastor

"Bless the Lord" The Faith We Sing #2013 – Tom Pedersen, Director of Music

"Stay with Me" – The Faith We Sing #2198 – Tom Pedersen

"Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus"UM Hymnal #349 – Tom Pedersen

Benediction – Rev. Dr. Patricia Allen

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June 14, 2020

Second Sunday After Pentecost

Worship is available below at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday

Here are the parts of this service:

Announcements – Marge Higgins, Lay Leader

Opening Prayer – Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton, Associate Pastor

Scripture Reading – Genesis 16:1-16  Bill Stephens, Lay Reader

Prayer of Petition & Intercession  Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton

Sermon  Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton

Benediction  Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton

 

Bluegrass Sunday Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwW-xXWQCp-coICPWpFSp5tzbhYoyeZaK

Up Above My Head, Birmingham Sunday, Wayfaring Stranger, I Know I've Been Changed, Cry No More

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June 7, 2020

Trinity Sunday & Graduate Recognition Sunday

The worship recording is available below at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. Here are the parts of this service:

Announcements - Marge Higgins, Lay Leader

Opening Prayer - Elias Chen, Lay Reader, Class of 2020

UM Book of Worship #462: Our heavenly Father, we your humble children invoke your blessing on us. We adore you, whose name is love, whose nature is compassion, whose presence is joy, whose Word is truth, whose Spirit is goodness, whose holiness is beauty, whose will is peace, whose service is perfect freedom, and in knowledge of whom stands our eternal life. Unto you be all honor and all glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

UM Hymnal #145 - Morning Has Broken - James Woods, Youth Choir Director, and Friends

Pastoral Prayer - Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton, Associate Pastor

Anthem - Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) - James Woods & Friends

New Testament Reading - 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 - Elias Chen

Anthem - Good Good Father - James Woods & Friends

Gospel Reading - Matthew 28:16-20 - Elias Chen

Children’s Message - Dr. Meg Baker, Director of Christian Education

Anthem - It Is Well - James Woods & Friends

Sermon - Rev. Dr. Patricia Allen, Senior Pastor

Invitation to Respond - Rev. Dr. Pat Allen

Message to the Graduates - Chase Seabreeze, Council on Youth Ministries President, Class of 2020

Acknowledgement of Graduates -  Pomp and Circumstance - presented by Marvin Mills, Organist

Love Feast - Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton & Rev. Dr. Pat Allen

(for more information about the Love Feast tradition in the UMC, visit https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/the-love-feast)

Hymn - They'll Know We Are Christians - James Woods & Friends

Benediction - Rev. Dr. Pat Allen

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May 31, 2020

Pentecost

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 – Choral Variations (I-III) on Veni creator* (Maurice Duruflé )

see UM Hymnal #651, "Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire"

Hymn #465 – Holy Spirit, Truth Divine   led by the Weikert Family

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

Pastoral Prayer – Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton, Associate Pastor

Anthem – Every Time I Feel the Spirit (arr, Marvin Mills Mollie Weikert, soprano

Scripture – Acts 2:1-21; John 7:37-39  Ryan Lipford, Lay Reader  

Sermon – Rev. Dr. Pat Allen

Invitation & Offering Prayer

Hymn #593 – Here I Am, Lord  led by the Weikert Family

Benediction

Postlude – Variation IV/Final* (Maurice Duruflé )


*from Prelude, Adagio and Choral Variations on the theme Veni creator, Op. 4

Theme/Andante religioso, Var. I/Poco meno lento, Var. II/Allegretto, Var. III/Andante espressivo

Var. IV/Final-Allegro

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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