Sunday, June 2, 2024

PRide Sunday

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



Click the button for the worship bulletin.

BULLETIN


Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

Click HERE to go to the Giving page to make a regular offering or special offering.


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full attributions and sources published in the worship bulletin.

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Worship livestreams from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



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BULLETIN


Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

Click HERE to go to the Giving page to make a regular offering or special offering.


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full attributions and sources published in the worship bulletin.

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Confirmation Sunday

SEnior Recognition

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



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BULLETIN


Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

Click HERE to go to the Giving page to make a regular offering or special offering.


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full attributions and sources published in the worship bulletin.

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.


 

Click the button for the bulletin.

BULLETIN


Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

Click HERE to go to the Giving page to make a regular offering or special offering.


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full attributions and sources published in the worship bulletin.

Sunday, May 5, 2024

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



Click the button for the bulletin.

BULLETIN


Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

Click HERE to go to the Giving page to make a regular offering or special offering.


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full attributions and sources published in the worship bulletin.


Sunday, April 28, 2024

Heritage Sunday

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM.


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BULLETIN


Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

Click HERE to go to the Giving page to make a regular offering or special offering.


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full attributions and sources published in the worship bulletin.

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM.



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BULLETIN


Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

Click HERE to go to the Giving page to make a regular offering or special offering.


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full attributions and sources published in the worship bulletin.

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



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BULLETIN


Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

Click HERE to go to the Giving page to make a regular offering or special offering.


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM



Click the button for the bulletin.

BULLETIN



Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

Click HERE to go to the Giving page to make a regular offering or special offering.


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Easter Sunday

March 31, 2024

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



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Worship BULLETIN



Lilies that grace the Sanctuary have been sponsored by members and friends in honor or memory of loved ones, or anonymously to the glory of God an in celebration of Easter. Please click the button for the *pdf with all the dedications in the special Easter Lily bulletin.

Easter Lily Dedications


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Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Good Friday

Holy Week Worship

March 29, 2024

This service will livestream from the Sanctuary at 7:30 PM on Friday, March 29.



Please enjoy this contemplative musical worship experience. There is no bulletin for this service.


Maundy Thursday

Holy Week Worship

March 28, 2024

This worship service will livestream from the Sanctuary at 7:30 PM.


Click the button for the worship bulletin, which contains the full lyrics for the featured music.

BULLETIN


Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

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Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Palm Sunday WOrship

March 24, 2024

Worship will livestream at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



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BULLETIN


Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

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Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Sunday, MArch 17, 2024

FIfth Sunday in LEnt

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



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BULLETIN


Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

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Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Fourth Sunday in Lent

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.


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BULLETIN


Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

Click HERE to go to the Giving page to make a regular offering or special offering.


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Sunday, March 3, 2024

Third Sunday in Lent

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



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BULLETIN


Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

Click HERE to go to the Giving page to make a regular offering or special offering.


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Sunday, February 25, 2024

SEcond Sunday in Lent

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



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BULLETIN


Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

Click HERE to go to the Giving page to make a regular offering or special offering.


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Sunday, February 18, 2024

First Sunday in Lent

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM.



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BULLETIN


Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

Click HERE to go to the Giving page to make a regular offering or special offering.


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

ASh WEdnesday

February 14, 2024

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 7:30 PM for Ash Wednesday.



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Bulletin



Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

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Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Sunday FEbruary 11, 2024

Scout Sunday

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM

The "This Is Us" congregational meeting will immediately follow the worship service.



Click the button for the worship bulletin

BULLETIN


Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

Click HERE to go to the Giving page to make a regular offering or special offering.


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830


Special Feature: Click HERE to check out "This Is Us," the new report on the life of St. Paul's. 

Sunday, February 4, 2024

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday and will be available for viewing here.



Click the button for the worship bulletin *pdf.

BULLETIN


Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

Click HERE to go to the Giving page to make a regular offering or special offering.


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830


Special Feature: Click HERE to check out "This Is Us," the new report on the life of St. Paul's. Please provide your feedback about what's most important to you regarding St. Paul's ministry, mission, and goals!

Sunday, January 28, 2024

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.




Click the button for the worship bulletin.

BULLETIN


Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

Click HERE to go to the Giving page to make a regular offering or special offering.


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830


Special Feature: Click HERE to check out "This Is Us," the new report on the life of St. Paul's. Please provide your feedback about what's most important to you regarding St. Paul's ministry, mission, and goals!

January 21, 2024

IN-PERSON WORSHIP CANCELED FOR SUNDAY, JANUARY 21, 2024 due to icy conditions in the area. Pastor Pat will offer a message live through Facebook at 10:30 AM: https://www.facebook.com/stpaulskensington

Sunday, January 14, 2024

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



Click the button for the worship bulletin.

BULLETIN


Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

Click HERE to go to the Giving page to make a regular offering or special offering.


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830


Special Feature: Click HERE to check out "This Is Us," the new report on the life of St. Paul's, and provide your feedback about what's most important to you regarding St. Paul's ministry, mission, and goals.

Sunday, January 7, 2024

Baptism of the Lord Sunday

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary on Sunday at 10:30 AM.



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BULLETIN


Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

Click HERE to go to the Giving page to make a regular offering or special offering.


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Sunday, December 31, 2023

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



Click the button for the worship bulletin.

BULLETIN



Poinsettia & Wreath Dedications are listed in the special Poinsettia bulletin. 

Click HERE for the Poinsettia *pdf or contact the church office to request a copy by mail.


Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

Click HERE to go to the Giving page to make a regular offering or special offering.


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

In-Person Worship Canceled

for January 21, 2024

There will be NO in-person worship at St. Paul's on Sunday, January 21, 2024 due to icy road and sidewalk conditions in the area. 


Pastor Pat will go LIVE on Facebook at 10:30 AM with a brief time of prayer, a message, and announcements.

Click here to view - No facebook account required.

https://www.facebook.com/stpaulskensington


All Sunday activities, including the congregational wide meeting and "This Is Us" discussion, will be canceled or rescheduled.

CHRISTMAS EVE

December 24, 2023

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary with an Organ Prelude at 7:00 PM and worship beginning at 7:30 PM



For the worship bulletin, click the button.

BULLETIN



Poinsettia & Wreath Dedications are listed in the special Poinsettia bulletin. 

Click HERE for the Poinsettia *pdf or contact the church office to request a copy by mail.


Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

Click HERE to go to the Giving page to make a regular offering or special offering, including the Christmas Special Offering, designated in 2023 to help those outside the walls of St. Paul's through UMCOR and the Hunger Ministry.


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Sunday, December 24, 2023

10:30 AM Worship

Celebrating Christmas Eve Day

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



Click the button for the worship bulletin.

BULLETIN


Poinsettia & Wreath Dedications are listed in the special Poinsettia bulletin. 

Click HERE for the Poinsettia *pdf or contact the church office to request a copy by mail.


Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

Click HERE to go to the Giving page to make a regular offering or special offering, including the Christmas Special Offering, designated in 2023 to help those outside the walls of St. Paul's through UMCOR and the Hunger Ministry.


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Sunday, December 17, 2023

Celebrating the fourth Sunday of Advent

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday morning.



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BULLETIN


Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

Click HERE to go to the Giving page to make a regular offering or special offering.


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Sunday, December 10, 2023

Celebrating the THird Sunday of Advent

Music Sunday

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



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BULLETIN


Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

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Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Sunday, December 3, 2023

Celebrating the SEcond Sunday Of Advent

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM.



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BULLETIN


Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

Click HERE to go to the Giving page to make a regular offering or special offering.


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Sunday, November 26, 2023

Celebrating the First Sunday of Advent

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.




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BULLETIN


Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

Click HERE to go to the Giving page to make a regular offering or special offering.


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Sunday, November 19, 2023

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



Click the button for the worship bulletin.

BULLETIN



Announcements are shared through the Weekly News
, available online or by email.

Click HERE to go to the Giving page to make a regular offering or special offering.


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830


November 12, 2023

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 on Sunday.



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BULLETIN


Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

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Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

November 5, 2023

All Saints Sunday

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



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Bulletin


For All Saints Sunday, we invite you to check out the special Memorial Booklet bulletin, featuring images and names of members of St. Paul's who passed away in the previous year. Names of beloved family members and constituents are also listed. Click the button here or go to our Memorials page for more information about All Saints Sunday.

All Saints Memorial Booklet


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Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

October 29, 2023

Worship will livestream at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



Click the button for the worship bulletin

BULLETIN


Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

Click HERE to go to the Giving page to make a regular offering or special offering.


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

October 22, 2023

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.




Click the button for the worship bulletin.

BULLETIN


Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

Click HERE to go to the Giving page to make a regular offering or special offering.


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

October 15, 2023

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



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BULLETIN


Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

Click HERE to go to the Giving page to make a regular offering or special offering.


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

October 8, 2023

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



Click the button for the worship bulletin.

BULLETIN


Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

Click HERE to go to the Giving page to make a regular offering or special offering.


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

OCTOBER 1, 2023

WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary on Sunday at 10:30 AM.



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BULLETIN


Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

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Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

September 24, 2023

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



Click the button for the bulletin

BULLETIN


Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

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Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

and this week by permission of the author, Carolyn Winfrey Gillette, at https://www.carolynshymns.com/

September 17, 2023

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



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BULLETIN


Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

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Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

September 10, 2023

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



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BULLETIN


Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

Click HERE to go to the Giving page to make a regular offering or special offering.


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

September 3, 2023

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



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BULLETIN



Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

Click HERE to go to the Giving page to make a regular offering or special offering.


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

August 27, 2023

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.


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BULLETIN



Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

Click HERE to go to the Giving page to make a regular offering or special offering.


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

August 20, 2023

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



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BULLETIN



Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

Click HERE to go to the Giving page to make a regular offering or special offering.


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

August 13, 2023

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



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BULLETIN



Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

Click HERE to go to the Giving page to make a regular offering or special offering.


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

August 6, 2023

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



Click the button for the worship bulletin.

BULLETIN



Announcements are shared through the Weekly News
, available online or by email.

Click HERE to go to the Giving page to make a regular offering or special offering.


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830


July 30, 2023

Holy Technical Difficulties, Batman! 

Seriously, we apologize that the livestream was not available on Sunday. Due to severe weather in our area over the weekend, the connections necessary for us to livestream were interrupted. Our A/V team was able to record the majority of the worship service and we are making it available to you now. We think we have all services restored now and look forward to spending next Sunday with you in our virtual worship space.

(updated 3 Aug 2023)



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BULLETIN



Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

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Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

July 23, 2023

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM.



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BULLETIN


Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

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Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

July 16, 2023

Musical Theatre Camp Sunday

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



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Bulletin


Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

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Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830


July 9, 2023

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



Click the button for the worship bulletin.

BULLETIN



Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

Click HERE to go to the Giving page to make a regular offering or special offering.


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Click HERE for full citations, sources, and licensing details for all material used in today's worship service.


July 2, 2023

Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

Worship will be livestreamed at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



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BULLETIN


Announcements are shared through the Weekly News, available online or by email.

Click HERE to go to the Giving page to make a regular offering or special offering.


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Click HERE for full citations, sources, and licensing details for all material used in today's worship service.

June 25, 2023

Fourth Sunday After Pentecost

SEnior YOuth Recognition Day

Worship will be livestreamed at 10:30 AM on Sunday.




Click the button for the worship bulletin.

BULLETIN


Click HERE to find the Announcements shared through the Weekly News.

Click HERE to go to the Giving page to make a regular offering or special offering.


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

June 18, 2023

Third Sunday after Pentecost / Father's Day

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM



For the worship bulletin, click the button.

BULLETIN


Click HERE to find the Announcements shared through the Weekly News.

Click HERE to go to the Giving page to make a regular offering or special offering.


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full licensing and attribution details are listed in the worship bulletin.

June 11

Second Sunday after Pentecost / Pride Sunday

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



Click the button for the worship bulletin.

BULLETIN


Click HERE to find the Announcements shared through the Weekly News.

Click HERE to go to the Giving page to make a regular offering or special offering.


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full licensing and attribution details are listed in the worship bulletin.

June 4, 2023

Bluegrass Sunday &

Confirmation Sunday

Worship will be livestreamed on Sunday at 10:30 AM.



For the worship bulletin, click the button.

BULLETIN


Click HERE to find the Announcements shared through the Weekly News.

Click HERE to go to the Giving page to make a regular offering or special offering.


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full licensing and attribution details are listed in the worship bulletin.


May 28, 2023

Pentecost Sunday

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



For the worship bulletin, click the button.

BULLETIN


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full licensing and attribution details are listed in the worship bulletin.


May 21, 2023

Seventh Sunday in Eastertide

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM.



Click the button for the Worship Bulletin.

BULLETIN


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full licensing and attribution details are listed in the worship bulletin.



May 14, 2023

Sixth Sunday in Eastertide

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



Click the button for the bulletin.

BULLETIN


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full licensing and attribution details are listed in the worship bulletin.

May 7, 2023

Fifth Sunday in Eastertide

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



Click the button for the bulletin.

Bulletin


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full licensing and attribution details are listed in the worship bulletin.

April 30, 2023

Fourth Sunday in Eastertide

Heritage Sunday

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday. The link will be shared here when it is ready!



Click the button for the bulletin.

BULLETIN



Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full licensing and attribution details are listed in the worship bulletin.

April 23, 2023

Third sunday in Eastertide

Native American Ministries Sunday

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



Click the button for the bulletin.

BULLETIN


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full licensing and attribution details are listed in the worship bulletin.

April 16, 2023

Second Sunday in Eastertide

Worship will be livestreamed at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



Click the button for the bulletin.

BULLETIN


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full licensing and attribution details are listed in the worship bulletin.

April 9, 2023

Easter Sunday

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday, April 9.



Click the button for the worship bulletin. 

Worship BULLETIN

This bulletin includes all the hymns, prayers, and anthem lyrics for today's worship service and is in a larger format than our typical Sunday worship bulletin.



A special thank you to all who sponsored the beautiful lily plants that grace our Sanctuary, given in honor or memory of loved ones, or given anonymously to the glory of God and in celebration of Easter. Click the button below for the special Lily Dedications bulletin.

Lily Dedications



Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full licensing and attribution details are listed in the worship bulletin.

April 6, 2023

7:30 pm

Maundy Thursday Worship

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary starting at 7:30 PM.



Click the button for the worship bulletin, including text of the song lyrics and prayers.

Bulletin


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full licensing and attribution details are listed in the worship bulletin.

April 2, 2023

Palm and Passion Sunday

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



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BULLETIN


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full licensing and attribution details are listed in the worship bulletin.

March 26, 2023

Fifth Sunday in Lent

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



Click the button for the bulletin.

BULLETIN



Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full licensing and attribution details are listed in the worship bulletin.

March 19, 2023

Fourth Sunday IN Lent

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10;30 AM on Sunday.



Click the button for the worship bulletin.

BULLETIN



Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full licensing and attribution details are listed in the worship bulletin.

March 12, 2023

Third Sunday in Lent

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday. 




Click the button for the worship bulletin.

Bulletin


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full licensing and attribution details are listed in the worship bulletin.

March 5, 2023

SEcond Sunday in Lent

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



Click the button for the worship bulletin.

BULLETIN


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full licensing and attribution details are listed in the worship bulletin.

February 26, 2023

First Sunday in Lent

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM.



Click the button for the bulletin.

BULLETIN


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full licensing and attribution details are listed in the worship bulletin.

February 22, 2023

Ash Wednesday

7:00 PM

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 7:00 PM.



Click the button for the worship bulletin.

BULLETIN


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full licensing and attribution details are listed in the worship bulletin.

February 19, 2023

Transfiguration SuNday & Scout Sunday

Worship is livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



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BULLETIN


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full licensing and attribution details are listed in the worship bulletin.

February 12, 2023

Worship will be livestreamed at 10:30 AM.



Click the button for the worship bulletin.

Bulletin


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full licensing and attribution details are listed in the worship bulletin.

February 5, 2023

Worship will be livestreamed Sunday at 10:30 AM



For the bulletin, click the button.

Bulletin


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full licensing and attribution details are listed in the worship bulletin.

January 29, 2023

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 on Sunday.



Click the button for the worship bulletin.

BULLETIN


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full licensing and attribution details are listed in the worship bulletin.

January 22, 2023

third Sunday after The Epiphany

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



Click the button for the worship bulletin.

BULLETIN



Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full licensing and attribution details are listed in the worship bulletin.

January 15, 2023

Second Sunday after the Epiphany

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM.

Please note: our usual A/V team are off this week. Thanks to our volunteers who are stepping in, and thanks in advance for your patience should technical difficulties arise!



Click the button on Sunday for the worship bulletin.

BULLETIN


Use and livestreaming of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full licensing and attribution details are listed in the worship bulletin.

Sunday, January 8, 2023

Baptism of our Lord Sunday

The worship service will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



Click the button for the worship bulletin.

BULLETIN



Use of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full licensing and attribution details are listed in the worship bulletin.

Christmas Eve

Prelude at 6:45 PM

Worship at 7:00 PM

The organ prelude and worship service for Christmas Eve, December 24, 2022, will be livestreamed here.



Click the button for the worship bulletin.

BULLETIN


Use of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM. The YouTube video will be available below.



Click the button for the worship bulletin.

BULLETIN


Use of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Third Sunday in advent / Music Sunday

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM




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BULLETIN



Use of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Second Sunday in Advent

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM.



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BULLETIN



Use of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Sunday, November 27, 2022

First Sunday in Advent

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



Click the button for the worship bulletin.

BULLETIN



Use of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Sunday, November 21, 2022

Christ the King Sunday

Building Renovation dedication

Worship will livestream from the Sanctuary on Sunday at 10:30 AM.



Click the button for the worship bulletin in *pdf form.

Bulletin


Use of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Worship will be livestreamed at 10:30 AM on Sunday.




Click the button for the worship bulletin.

Bulletin


Use of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Sunday, November 6, 2022

All Saints Day

Worship will be livestreamed at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



Click the button for the worship bulletin.

Worship Bulletin


On All Saints Day, we recognize members and loved ones who, during the previous year, have left this earthly life for their reward in heaven. For the special Memorial Bulletin, click the button here or go to our Memorials page.

All Saints Memorial Bulletin



Use of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Worship will be livestreamed at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



Click the button for the *pdf of the worship bulletin.

Bulletin


Use of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Worship will be livestreamed at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



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Bulletin


Use of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Sunday, October 16, 2022

The worship service will be livestreamed at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



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BULLETIN


Use of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary on Sunday at 10:30 AM



Click the button for the *pdf worship bulletin.

Bulletin


Use of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary on Sunday at 10:30 AM.



Click the button for the *pdf worship bulletin.

Bulletin


Use of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 on Sunday.




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BULLETIN


Use of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM.




Click the button to open the *pdf worship bulletin.

BULLETIN


Use of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830


September 11, 2022

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



For the worship bulletin, click the button.

Bulletin


Use of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.




For the *pdf bulletin, please click the button.


Bulletin


Use of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



Click the button below for the *pdf of the worship bulletin. Please note - you can find this week's announcements on the Epistle & Weekly News web page: https://stpaulsk.org/community/epistle-weekly-news


Bulletin


Use of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830


Sunday, August 21, 2022

Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



Click the button for the *pdf of the worship bulletin.

BULLETIN


Use of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full attribution and licensing information is published in the bulletin.

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



Click the button for the *pdf of the worship bulletin.

Bulletin


Use of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full attribution and licensing information is published in the bulletin.

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Ninth Sunday After Pentecost

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM.



Click the button for the worship bulletin.

BULLETIN



Use of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full attribution and licensing information is published in the bulletin.

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Eighth Sunday After Pentecost

We will worship in-person today with one service at 10:30 AM. We are experiencing some technical difficulties but the livestream should be available here at 10:30. Thank you for your patience!



Click the button for the worship bulletin with announcements and helpful information.

BULLETIN


Use of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full attribution and licensing information is published in the bulletin.

July 24, 2022

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM.

Please note - this week there will be NO in-person gathering. Despite our best plans, we've been told it is not safe to bring our congregation together in the Sanctuary due to renovation construction work.


 


Click the button for the worship bulletin.

BULLETIN


Use of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full attribution and licensing information is published in the bulletin.

July 17, 2022

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary on Sunday at 10:30 AM.




Click the button for the worship bulletin.

BULLETIN


Use of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full attribution and licensing information is published in the bulletin.

July 10, 2022

FIfth Sunday AFter Pentecost

REv. Joey Heath-Mason's First Sunday

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



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BULLETIN



Use of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full attribution and licensing information is published in the bulletin.

July 3, 2022

Fourth SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary on Sunday at 10:30 AM.



bulletin



Use of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full attribution and licensing information is published in the bulletin.

June 26, 2022

Third Sunday After Pentecost

UMC Peace with Justice Special Sunday


Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary on Sunday at 10:30 AM.



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BULLETIN


To make a regular offering online or to donate to the UMC Peace with Justice special offering, please visit:

https://stpaulsk.org/giving



Use of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full attribution and licensing information is published in the bulletin.




June 19, 2022

SEcond Sunday after pentecost

The worship service will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.




Click the button for the worship bulletin.

BULLETIN


Use of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full attribution and licensing information is published in the bulletin.

June 12, 2022

Trinity Sunday

Pastor Kate's Last Sunday

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM

This Sunday is the last day that Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton will serve as St. Paul's Associate Pastor before moving to her next job as pastor of Trinity UMC in Germantown MD. Please download the worship bulletin for announcements and a special section of photos and well-wishes as we bid farewell to Pastor Kate.



Click the button for the worship bulletin.

Bulletin


Use of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full attribution and licensing information is published in the bulletin.

June 5, 2022

Pentecost

Worship this week will be held on Sunday outdoors in Reinhardt Park directly across from St. Paul's front doors at 10:30 AM. Please be patient as we cannot move our full camera set-up to the park! We are delighted to welcome our Bishop, LaTrelle Miller Easterling, as the guest preacher.



Access the *pdf worship bulletin by clicking the button.

Bulletin


Use of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full attribution and licensing information is published in the bulletin.

May 29, 2022

Ascension Sunday

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



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Bulletin


Use of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full attribution and licensing information is published in the bulletin.

May 22, 2022

Sixth Sunday in Eastertide

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



Click the button to download the worship bulletin.

Bulletin


Use of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full attribution and licensing information is published in the bulletin.

May 15, 2022

Fifth Sunday in Eastertide

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday. 




Download the worship bulletin by clicking the button.

Bulletin


Use of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full attribution and licensing information is published in the bulletin.

May 8, 2022

Fourth Sunday in Eastertide

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.




Click here for the worship bulletin, complete with the order of worship and important announcements.

Bulletin


Use of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full attribution and licensing information is published in the bulletin.

May 1, 2022

Third Sunday in Eastertide

NAtive American Ministries Sunday

The worship service will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



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BULLETIN



Use of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full attribution and licensing information is published in the bulletin.

Heritage Sunday

April 24, 2022

The worship service will be livestreamed here at 10:30 AM.



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BULLETIN


Use of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full attribution and licensing information is published in the bulletin.

Easter Sunday

April 17, 2022

The worship service will be livestreamed from our Sanctuary at 10:30 AM. 



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BULLETIN


Use of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full attribution and licensing information is published in the bulletin.

Maundy Thursday

April 14, 2022

7:00 PM

This special Holy Week worship service will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 7:00 PM.



Click the button for the worship bulletin.

BULLETIN


Use of copyrighted material during worship is covered under one of the following licenses:

CCLI license #24106074

ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A

CVLI license #504381830

Full attribution and licensing information is published in the bulletin.

Palm Sunday

April 10, 2022

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary on Sunday starting at 10:30 AM.



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Bulletin


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April 3, 2022

Fifth Sunday in Lent

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary on Sunday starting at 10:30 AM.



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March 27, 2022

Fourth Sunday in Lent

Sunday worship will be livestreamed here at 10:30 AM. We are delighted to welcome guest preacher Rev. Donald Marbury to share the sermon message this week! (Pastor Kate is visiting Trinity UMC in Germantown and will be back at St. Paul's next week.) You can read more about Rev. Marbury's many accomplishments by clicking here to visit the Pastors Page.


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Bulletin


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March 20, 2022

Third SuNday in Lent

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary starting at 10:30 AM on Sunday





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Bulletin


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March 13, 2022

SEcond Sunday in Lent

Worship will be livestreamed at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



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March 6, 2022

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 on Sunday.



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March 2, 2022

Ash Wednesday

7:00 pm

Start your Lenten journey with this Ash Wednesday service. Worship will be livestreamed from our Sanctuary at 7:00 PM. 



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Bulletin


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February 27, 2022

Transfiguration Sunday

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



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February 20, 2022

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday. Click below to view the service.


This week's sermon in the "St. Paul's Goes to Disney" series features lessons from the films Frozen and Frozen II.

You can view a key scene from the movie by clicking THIS LINK.


The worship bulletin, containing prayers, Scripture, and announcements, can be accessed by clicking the button here.

BULLETIN


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February 13, 2022

Scout Sunday

The worship service will be livestreamed here starting at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



This week's sermon in the "St. Paul's Goes to Disney" series features lessons from the film Hercules. 

You can view a key scene from the movie by clicking THIS LINK.



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February 6, 2022

Fifth Sunday after epiphany

Worship is live in-person this week at 9:00 and 10:30 AM in the Sanctuary. Worship will be livestreamed here starting at 10:30 on Sunday morning.


This week's "St. Paul's Goes to Disney" sermon series features a lesson from Finding Nemo. In order to prevent YouTube's algorithms from automatically freezing our livestream due to copyright concerns - even though we have licenses for video materials - we will not be showing film clips during the service. You can view the key scene by clicking THIS link.



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January 30, 2022

Fourth Sunday after epiphany

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary starting at 10:30 AM on Sunday. Please note there is no in-person worship this week. (We return to holding in-person services on Sundays at 9:00 and 10:30 starting Feb. 6.)



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Bulletin


January 23, 2022

Third Sunday after Epiphany

Worship will be livestreamed here at 10:30 AM on Sunday morning.




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Bulletin


Click the button below to be directed to the Spiritual Gifts assessment that Pastor Kate mentioned in her sermon!

Spiritual Gifts Assessment

January 16, 2022

Human Relations Sunday

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday. Click below to view! Please note - there is no in-person worship during the month of January due to concerns related to covid.


  



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BULLETIN



January 9, 2022

BaPTISM OF THE lORD sUNDAY

Online worship livestreaming from the Sanctuary will be available here at 10:30 AM on Sunday.

   



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Worship Bulletin

January 2, 2022

Epiphany

The online worship video will be available here at 10:30 AM on Sunday. Please note - there is NO in-person worship this week due to continuing concerns related to covid.



Please click the button to download the worship bulletin. The bulletin contains the order of worship with hymn lyrics and Scripture, plus announcements and contact information.


Worship Bulletin


Sunday, December 26, 2021

First Sunday of Christmastide

The worship recording will be available for viewing here starting at 10:30 AM on Sunday.

There is no in-person worship due to covid-related concerns.



Please click the button to access the bulletin in *pdf form. Here you will find the text of the Scripture, hymn lyrics, and special annotations from Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton and Dr. Erin Bone Steele.

Worship Bulletin



CHristmas Eve

December 24, 2021

This special Christmas Eve worship service will be available for viewing starting at 5:00 PM on December 24 and will remain available for viewing at any later time. Please note there is no in-person worship service and the church is temporarily closed due to concerns about covid spread in our community.




December 21, 2021

The Longest Night

Blue Christmas Worship

The worship service for the evening of December 21 will be livestreamed here at 7:00 PM.



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Worship Bulletin

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Music Sunday

Worship will be livestreamed here at 10:30 AM on Sunday, December 19.

This is Music Sunday! Please click the button below to download the *pdf bulletin to follow along with the lyrics to the anthems, hymns, and featured music selections.


 

Worship Bulletin


Sunday, December 12, 2021

Welcome to the third Sunday of Advent. The worship service will be livestreamed here at 10:30 AM on Sunday.




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Worship Bulletin

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Welcome to the second Sunday of Advent. The worship service will be livestreamed here at 10:30 AM.



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Worship Bulletin


Sunday, November 28, 2021

Welcome to the first Sunday of Advent. The worship service will be livestreamed here at 10:30 AM.



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In Person Worship Cancelled

Please click HERE for the full email message.


Dear friends,


It is with heavy hearts that we have made the decision to cancel our in-person worship services on December 24 and 26.


We made this decision based on a number of factors, including a COVID exposure in the choir and rapidly rising rates of COVID infection due to the new omicron variant. 


While we understand that many (including ourselves) are deeply disappointed that we will be unable to gather together this year, as your pastors we have pledged to honor the sanctity of life and health over every other consideration during the pandemic, and right now, that means worshiping remotely.


Recorded worship services will be offered on Christmas Eve December 24 and Sunday, December 26.


Click here to read the full email message with additional information about poinsettias, Christmas Special Offering, and worship in January.


Thankfully, no matter what we sing or fail to sing, no matter what candles we light or fail to light, the Christ child is still coming – and that is, indeed, a reason for great joy! May you and your families feel that joy deeply this Christmastide.


Peace,

Pastor Pat and Pastor Kate

Worship at St. Paul's

St. Paul's offers in-person worship every Sunday. 


We will do our best to make improvements each week as restrictions evolve between Montgomery County and the State of Maryland and as best practices change. We ask for everyone's patience as we navigate the church's reopening and for prayers for the church staff as we try to anticipate each question and adjust. We may fall short and take the occasional stumble along the way, but through your prayers and God's grace, we will all be filled with the Holy Spirit! 


Worship in the Sanctuary

September 5, 12, 19

9:00 AM and 10:30 AM


Worship Outdoors in Reinhardt Park

September 26

10:30 AM



Covid-related protocols (effective September 5, 2021):

  • All those in attendance will wear masks covering the mouth and nose the entire time they are in the building. 
  • For indoor services: Sign in using the attendance register pads in the pews. There will be no sign-in at the door. No pre-registration is required for worship.
  • Bibles, Hymnals, and attendance pads will be available in the pews.
  • Prayer Request forms and blank offering envelopes are available at the Welcome Desk. You may pick one up, fill it in, and leave it in the offering plate. Prayer requests may also be submitted at stpaulsk.org/community/prayer-requests.
  • All pews are available for seating. Please continue to maintain physical distancing as much as possible.
  • Those who wish to use Nursery Care or Sunday School should pre-register online to ensure an appropriate child/caregiver ratio. Please CLICK HERE to see more information on children's programming.
  • Printed bulletins WILL be offered. Those taking a bulletin are asked to keep it and carry it out of worship at the end of the service and place it in the recycling bin or take it home.
  • Offering plates continue to be available at stations for those who wish to drop off an offering; plates will not be passed among the pews.
  • On Communion Sundays: pastors will distribute pre-packaged communion elements for worshipers to receive, then safely consume at home.
  • Any person who does not follow these protocols will be asked to leave the service.
  • Ushers will be available to answer questions and provide assistance.
  • We will not have social gatherings in the building before or after worship. If you wish to socialize, please make use of outdoor spaces, including Reinhardt Park across the street. We encourage mask wearing and distancing, even in outdoor settings. Caring for the most vulnerable among us is part of our calling.
  • Sanctuary doors may remain open for extra ventilation. Please dress accordingly. The HVAC has been upgraded with a modular ionization air purification device (a GPS-IMOD) and will provide extra airflow.
  • When outdoor services are offered, please bring your own chairs and arrange your seating to keep distance between family groups or established pods.

The 10:30 worship service will also be live-streamed for those who prefer to participate from home. Visit the Worship at Home page to find the livestream link and the worship bulletin in a downloadable *pdf format.


St. Paul’s hopes all who are able to be vaccinated against covid-19 will demonstrate Christ-like love for themselves and their neighbors by receiving the vaccine.



Child Care and Sunday School:

  • Nursery care for children age 2 and younger will be provided during both 9:00 and 10:30 worship services year-round.
  • Sunday School programming for children in Grade 5 and younger will be available during the 10:30 service on most Sundays. Pre-registration requested with walk-ins accepted as our numbers allow. (During August, children will be in worship in the Sanctuary with their loved ones, to experience the rhythm of worship and grow as members of our family of faith.)
  • Adults should pre-register their child(ren) to ensure a safe caregiver-to-child ratio. Go to the Children's page to register or read more. Sunday morning walk-ins will be accepted if our numbers allow.

Sunday, November 21, 2021

The 10:30 worship service will be livestreamed on Sunday here.



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Worship Bulletin


Sunday, November 14, 2021

The worship service will be livestreamed here at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



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Sunday, November 7, 2021

The worship service will be livestreamed here at 10:30 AM on Sunday.

This week is All Saints Sunday, a special time to remember those who have run their courses in faith and who now rest from their labors. Below you will find buttons for both the regular bulletin with the order of worship and the special Memorials booklet featuring photos of St. Paul's members who have died in the past year, as well as the names of family and constituents of St. Paul's.



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Worship Bulletin



Click for the All Saints Sunday Memorials booklet

Memorials

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Worship will be livestreamed at 10:30 am on Sunday.



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Worship Bulletin


Sunday, October 24, 2021

The worship service will be livestreamed here at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



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Worship Bulletin


Christmas Eve

A Service of Lessons and Carols

December 24, 2020

This Christmas Eve, the clergy, staff, and members of our music ministry bring you a special Service of Lessons and Carols. This worship time anticipates and welcomes the birth of Christ with music, scripture, prayer, and candlelight. The video will be available on December 24. Please click the image below.




Lessons and Carols


Organ Prelude - In dulci jubilo (Bach, Mills, Dupré)


Processional Hymn - Once in Royal David’s City


Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer


Carol – In the Bleak Midwinter


I. Genesis 3: 8-15, 17-19 (God speaks to Adam & Eve)


Carol – A Stable Lamp Is Lighted/Chalice 141


II. Genesis 22: 15-18 (God’s promise to Abraham)


Hymn – Angels We Have Heard on High

UM Hymnal #238


III. Isaiah 9: 2, 6-7 (The prophet foretells the coming of the Savior)


Hymn – It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

UM Hymnal #218


IV. Isaiah 11: 1-4a, 6-9 (The peace that Christ will bring is foreshown)


Spiritual – Sweet Little Jesus Boy – Marlissa Hudson


V. Luke 1:26-35, 38 (Gabriel salutes Mary)


Carol – To a Maid


VI. Luke 2: 1-7 (Luke tells of the birth of Jesus)


HYMN – Silent Night


Carol – El Nacimiento


VII. Luke 2: 8-16 (The shepherds go to the manger)


HYMN – Away in a Manger


VIII. Matthew 2: 1-12 (The Wise Men are led by the star to Jesus)


HYMN – The First Noel


IX. John 1: 1-14 (John unfolds the mystery of the Incarnation)


Hymn – O Come, All Ye Faithful


Blessing


Hymn – Hark the Herald Angels Sing


Postlude – Toccata on Good King Wenceslas by Marvin Mills



Christmas Eve

A Service of Lessons and Carols

December 24, 2020

This Christmas Eve, the clergy, staff, and members of our music ministry bring you a special Service of Lessons and Carols. This worship time anticipates and welcomes the birth of Christ with music, scripture, prayer, and candlelight. The video will be available at 5:00 p.m. on December 24 by clicking below.



"Do Not Be Afraid!"

Christmas Pageant 2020

Given the pandemic, this year's Christmas Pageant will be quite a different experience, but even Covid-19 cannot possibly stifle the joyful celebration of the birth of Christ. This year's pageant comes to you by video! "Do Not Be Afraid" features two dozen pageanteers (children and adults alike) from St. Paul's and lasts about 25 minutes. Click below to play and enjoy!




Worship

Sunday, October 10, 2021

The worship service will be livestreamed at 10:30 AM here.




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Worship Bulletin


Worship

Sunday, October 3, 2021

The worship service will be live-streamed here at 10:30 AM. 





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Worship Bulletin

Worship in the park

Sunday, September 26, 2021

The higher quality version of the video is now available! Click play below!



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WORSHIP BULLETIN


Worship: Sunday, September 19

The worship service will be livestreamed here at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



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Worship - Sunday, September 12, 2021

The worship service will be livestreamed here at 10:30 AM on Sunday.



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Worship - Sunday September 5, 2021


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Sunday, August 29, 2021

Worship will be livestreaming from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday. Click the video below to play. The worship bulletin is also available below.



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Worship Bulletin


SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 2021

Worship will be live-streamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM  on Sunday. Look below for the video link right here on Sunday morning!



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Sunday, August 15, 2021

Worship will be live-streamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM  on Sunday. Look below for the video link right here on Sunday morning!




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sUNDAY, aUGUST 8, 2021

The 10:30 a.m. worship service will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary. Click below to view the video feed on Sunday.




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Sunday, August 1

The 10:30 worship service will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary. Click below to watch the video feed on Sunday.




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Worship Bulletin

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday. Click the video box to view. You can click the button to download the worship bulletin in *pdf format.



Worship Bulletin

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 on Sunday. Click below to view!



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Sunday, July 11, 2021

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday. Click below to view!




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Sunday, July 4, 2021

sixth Sunday After Pentecost / Independence Day

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM on Sunday. Click below to view the service.



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Sunday, June 27, 2021

fifth Sunday After Pentecost

Worship will be livestreamed here at 10:30 AM on Sunday. Click below to watch.



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Sunday, June 20, 2021

Fourth Sunday After Pentecost, Father's Day

Worship will be livestreamed here at 10:30 AM on Sunday. Click below to watch!



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Sunday, June 13, 2021

Third Sunday After Pentecost

The worship service will be livestreamed here at 10:30 AM on Sunday. Click below to view!




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Sunday, June 6, 2021

second sunday after pentecost

Worship will be livestreamed at 10:30 AM on Sunday. Click below to view!


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Sunday, May 30, 2021

Trinity Sunday, AAPI Heritage Sunday, UMC Special Sunday: PEace with Justice

Worship will be livestreamed here at 10:30 on Sunday. Click below to play!





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Sunday, May 23, 2021

Pentecost Sunday

Confirmation Sunday

Worship this week is outdoors in Reinhardt Park! It's always interesting to pull all our equipment across the street, but barring any technical difficulties, the service will be available for viewing here at 10:30 AM on Sunday. Click below to view!



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Sunday, May 16, 2021

Seventh Sunday of Eastertide

Youth Recognition Sunday

Worship will be livestreamed here on Sunday at 10:30 AM.  Click below to view!



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May 9, 2021

SIXTH SUNDAY IN EASTERTIDE

MOTHER'S DAY

Worship will be livestreamed from the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM. Click below to view!


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May 2, 2021

fifth Sunday in Eastertide

The worship service will be livestreamed at 10:30 AM from our Sanctuary. Click below to view the service. Worship is also offered in-person at 9:00 & 10:30 AM. Go to the Worship page to learn more.



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April 25, 2021

Fourth Sunday in Eastertide

Heritage Sunday

The worship service will be livestreamed at 10:30 AM on Sunday; click below to view the service. Worship is also offered in-person in the Sanctuary at 9:00 & 10:30 AM.




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April 18, 2021

Third Sunday in Eastertide

UM Special Sunday: NAtive American Ministries Sunday

Worship will be livestreamed at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. Worship is also being held in the Sanctuary at 9:00 and 10:30 for those who are able to attend in-person.



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Bulletin for April 18, 2021

Second Sunday in Eastertide

April 11, 2021

Worship will be livestreamed here at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. Worship is in-person in the Sanctuary this week. 




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Easter Sunday

April 4, 2021

Worship Livestreamed at 10:30

Easter Worship will be held in-person in Reinhardt Park across the street from St. Paul's front doors. The 10:30 worship service will be livestreamed right here.






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April 2, 2021

Good Friday


This service will start at 7:30 p.m.

Gathering Words - Rev. Dr. Pat Allen

      One: All you who pass this way

      Many: Look and see, the shadow of sin

      One: All you who pass this way

      Many: Look and see the weight of the world

      One: All you who pass this way

      Many: Look and see, the suffering of our Savior.

      One: All you who pass this way

      Many: Look and see, the sorrow of Jesus Christ

      One: Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world.

            (based on Lamentations 1:12)


Song - Tom Pedersen, Director of Music

Go to Dark Gethsemane


Shadow of Condemnation - Ryan Lipford, Lay Reader

Reading: Luke 23:32-34


Prayer: Forgiving Christ, when the world condemns us, when wrong is done to us, when we carry the weight of things that are too much to forgive, come along side us in the darkness, and give us the grace to be forgiven and forgiving.


Moment of Silence


Shadow of Separation - Anne Rush, Lay Reader

Reading: Luke 23:35-43


Prayer: Reconciling Christ, we are weighed down by sin and separation, a world that is not at peace, people who are not whole. You reached out to the thief, you welcomed him to God’s side. Come alongside us in the darkness, and bring grace and peace to everything that is broken.


Moment of Silence


Song - Tom Pedersen

Jesus, Remember Me by Jacques Berthier, from Les Presses de Taizé


Shadow of Sorrow - Betsey Katiti, Lay Reader

Reading: John 19:25-27


Prayer: Loving Jesus, we carry the weight of the people we love, concern for their sorrows and suffering. Our care for them is deep, and sometimes there is not much we can do. Come alongside us in the darkness, and cradle the ones we love in your strong hands.


Moment of Silence


Shadow of Despair - Marge Higgins, Lay Leader

ReadingMark 15:33-34


Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, you know what it is to feel that God is far away. You know what it is to call out for God’s presence. Come alongside us in the darkness, and help us call out for God.


Moment of Silence


Shadow of Suffering - Athena Gaalswyk, Lay Reader

Reading: John 19:28-30


Prayer: Suffering Savior, in all our thirst, in all our sickness, in all our longing, in all our pain, you are there. Come alongside us in the darkness, and walk with us through all our suffering.


Moment of Silence


Song - Tom Pedersen

I Want Jesus to Walk with Me


Shadow of Death - Mike McCurry

Reading: Luke 23:44-49


Prayer: Dearest Jesus, even in death, you are there. When we mourn, when we are afraid, when we come to our own end, you have been there, too. Come alongside us in the darkness, and carry us through death to life.


Moment of Silence


Song - What Wondrous Love Is This - Marvin Mills and Mollie Weikert, soprano


Moment of Silence


Song - Tom Pedersen

The Power of the Cross


Benediction - Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton

April 1, 2021

Maundy Thursday


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

One: Do you remember your last supper before the pandemic? The last meal you had out at a restaurant with friends? The last meal before fear and anxiety ran the conversation? If you had known it was your last, would you have lingered? Would you have ordered dessert? Would you have held your friends’ hands and told them how much you loved them? If you had known, would you have washed their feet? Tonight we gather together, because this night was the beginning of the end. This night was Jesus’ last supper with his disciples. Take a moment to imagine how Jesus must have felt. Pause for silence. Tonight we will hear, again and again, of a love that knows no bounds. May we be fully present here. May we worship holy God.

  

Special Music - I Go on My Way ... For the Mountains Shall Depart from Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn (featuring Marvin Mills and Daniel Rich, baritone)

  • I go on my way in the strength of the Lord For Thou art my Lord; and I will suffer for Thy sake. My heart is therefore glad, my glory rejoiceth; and my flesh shall also rest in hope.  For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but Thy kindness shall not depart from me; neither shall the covenant of Thy peace be removed.


Scripture Reading – Dr. Meg Baker, Minister of Spiritual Care and Formation

John 13:3-15

      Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God, got up from the table, took off his outer robe, and tied a towel around himself. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was tied around him. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” Jesus answered, “You do not know now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”  Peter said to him, “You will never wash my feet.” Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no share with me.” Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!” Jesus said to him, “One who has bathed does not need to wash, except for the feet, but is entirely clean. And you are clean, though not all of you.” For he knew who was to betray him; for this reason he said, “Not all of you are clean.”

After he had washed their feet, had put on his robe, and had returned to the table, he said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord—and you are right, for that is what I am. So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you.


Prayer of Petition - Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton, Associate Pastor


As we pray together, in the silence, feel free to lift up any names or situations that come into your mind. As we end each particular petition, I will say Lord, in your mercy, and we ask that you respond “Lord, hear our prayer.” 


One: Loving, listening God, ever-attentive to the voices of those in need, we call on your name so that we might live. Now hear our prayer: For the church that bears Christ’s name, that the world may know we are his disciples by the love that we have for one another. Lord, in your mercy,

      All: hear our prayer.

 One: For leaders of nations and all persons in positions of authority, that their lives may be marked by Christ-like service and love. Lord, in your mercy,

      All: hear our prayer.

 One: For all who are oppressed and living in captivity, that they may escape from evil and death to find the land of freedom you have promised. Lord, in your mercy,

      All: hear our prayer.

 One: For those who are hungry and thirsty this day and for those who have too much, that we may learn to share your generous gifts, O God. Lord, in your mercy,

      All: hear our prayer.

 One: For those who are dealing with loss or facing death, that the presence of Christ may bless and keep them. Lord, in your mercy,

      All: hear our prayer.

 One: Answer us in the day of trouble, O God, so that we may lift up the cup of salvation in the presence of your people,

giving thanks for all your goodness to us; through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.


Scripture Reading – Dr. Meg Baker

Matthew 26:26-30

While they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, I will never again drink of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”

When they had sung the hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.


UM Hymnal #614 – For the Bread

  • Verse 1: For the bread which you have broken, for the wine which you have poured, for the words which you have spoken, now we give you thanks, O Lord.
  • Verse 2: By the pledge that you do love us, by your gift of peace restores, by your call to heaven above us, hallow all our lives, O Lord.
  • Verse 3: With our sainted ones in glory seated at the heavenly board, may the church that's waiting for you keep love's tie unbroken, Lord.
  • Verse 4: In your service, Lord, defend us, in our hearts keep watch and ward; in the world where you have sent us, let your kingdom come, O Lord.


"Introduction to the Garden" - Mr. Micah Smartt, Minister for Youth and Design


Scripture Reading – Dr. Meg Baker  

Matthew 26:36-46

      Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be grieved and agitated. Then he said to them, “I am deeply grieved, even to death; remain here, and stay awake with me.” And going a little farther, he threw himself on the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet not what I want but what you want.” Then he came to the disciples and found them sleeping; and he said to Peter, “So, could you not stay awake with me one hour? Stay awake and pray that you may not come into the time of trial; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Again he went away for the second time and prayed, “My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done.” Again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. So leaving them again, he went away and prayed for the third time, saying the same words. Then he came to the disciples and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? See, the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Get up, let us be going. See, my betrayer is at hand.”


Sermon - Mr. Micah Smartt


Special Music - God is a God arr. Wendell Whalum (featuring Marvin Mills and Daniel Rich, baritone)

  • God is a God; he don't never change. God is-a God, and he always will be God. I'm a-telling you. God is a God; he don't never change. God is-a God and he always will be God. 
  • He made the sun to shine by day, the moon to rule the night. He gave me love and calmed my fears and drove away my fright He fixed my feet to running and set my heart aflame. He sealed my hopes in the holy land and gave me my good name. God is a God; he don't never change. God is a God and he always will be God. 
  • O glory hallelujah, and glory to his name. He came and touched my soul one day and I'll never be the same. And that's cause God is-a God. He don't never change. God is a God and he always, always, always, always will be God. He always will be God.


Benediction - Mr. Micah Smartt



I Go on My Way ... For the Mountains Shall Depart. Felix Mendelssohn. Public domain.


Bible readings: New Revised Standard Version Bible (NRSV), copyright 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


Call to Worship: Adapted from Again and Again Liturgy – Sanctified Art (Page 18)


Prayer of Petition and Introduction Adapted from Ministry Matters  https://www.ministrymatters.com/worship/entry/4876/worship-elements-holy-thursday-2020 & Adapted from PCUSA posted on the Worship Resources for Maundy Thursday page of the Presbyterian Church USA. https://www.pcusa.org/ (Retrieved from https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/02/prayers-of-people-maundy-thursday.html


For the Bread Which You Have Broken. Words: Louis F. Benson (1924). Music: V. Earle Copes (1960). Words: Public Domain

Music:  Copyright 1960. Renewed 1988 Hope Publishing Company. Streamed by permission under CCLI license #24106074. All rights reserved.


God Is a God. Traditional Spiritual arranged by Wendell Whalum. From God is God!: Six Negro Spirituals for Voice and Piano, arr. Roland M Carter; Betty Jackson King; and Wendell Whalum. Mar-Vel Publishers, Hampton VA, copyright 1983. All rights reserved.

March 28, 2021

Palm Sunday

This service will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. The order of worship is below.

Next week is Easter Sunday! Click here for Holy Week and Easter worship service information. Plan to join us in-person if you're able. The 10:30 worship service on April 4 will also be live-streamed for home viewing.




Announcements -  Marge Higgins, Lay Leader

 

Voluntary - Ride on, King Jesus! Arr, Hall Johnson - featuring Marlissa Hudson, soprano, and Marvin Mills

                                               

Call to worship - Ryan Lipford, Lay Reader

     Leader: The story of Palm Sunday tells of how people removed their cloaks and spread them out in front of Jesus as he entered Jerusalem.

     ALL: The cloak we wear every day to face the world is both the persona we wish to present, and our defense against the elements.

     Leader: As we come to worship

     ALL: may we be willing to lay down our defenses and disguises, 

     Leader: at the feet of the One who sees us we really are.

     ALL: And then, set free for worship, may we offer our praises with open hearts and lives. 


Hymn -  UM Hymnal #526, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” (verses 1-3)

  • Verse 1: What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer! O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear, all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.
  • Verse 2: Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere? We should never be discouraged; take it to the Lord in prayer. Can we find a friend so faithful who will all our sorrows share? Jesus knows our every weakness; take it to the Lord in prayer.
  • Verse 3: Are we weak and heavy laden, cumbered with a load of care? Precious Savior, still our refuge; take it to the Lord in prayer. Do thy friends despise, forsake thee? Take it to the Lord in prayer! In his arms he'll take and shield thee; thou wilt find a solace there.


Opening Prayer - Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton, Associate Pastor

Friends in Christ: For the five weeks of Lent we have been preparing for the celebration of our Lord's suffering and death. Today, together with the whole church, we begin this holy week by welcoming our Messiah. So, like the people of long ago, let us welcome Jesus and follow him to the cross.

 

Music  -  Hosanna by Meg Baker - St. Paul's Children’s Choir

Jesus came to Jerusalem to celebrate the feast. Crowds had come to greet him there to hear his song of peace. They laid palms along his way, they knew he would save the day. So they sang hosannas and praised his name, and we can do the same. Hosanna, hosanna! Hosanna, hosanna! Hosanna, hosanna! Praise his holy name! God invites us again and again to greet him each morning and walk with him. God gives us strength for the steps we take to make this world better for his name's sake. Hosanna, hosanna! Hosanna, hosanna! Hosanna, hosanna! Praise his holy name!

                                                                            

Scripture Reading - Ryan Lipford, Lay Reader

John 12:1-19

     1Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 2There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. 3Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. 4But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one who was about to betray him), said, 5“Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and the money given to the poor?” 6(He said this not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief; he kept the common purse and used to steal what was put into it.) 7Jesus said, “Leave her alone. She bought it so that she might keep it for the day of my burial. 8You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me.”

     9When the great crowd of the Jews learned that he was there, they came not only because of Jesus but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 10So the chief priests planned to put Lazarus to death as well, 11since it was on account of him that many of the Jews were deserting and were believing in Jesus.

     12The next day the great crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. 13So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting,

    “Hosanna!

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

    the King of Israel!”

14Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it; as it is written:

    15“Do not be afraid, daughter of Zion.

    Look, your king is coming,

    sitting on a donkey’s colt!”

16His disciples did not understand these things at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written of him and had been done to him. 17So the crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to testify. 18It was also because they heard that he had performed this sign that the crowd went to meet him. 19The Pharisees then said to one another, “You see, you can do nothing. Look, the world has gone after him!”


Hymn - UM Hymnal #505, “When Our Confidence Is Shaken” (verses 1, 3, 4)

  • Verse 1: When our confidence is shaken in beliefs we thought secure, when the spirit in its sickness seeks but cannot find a cure, God is active in the tensions of a faith not yet mature.
  • Verse 3: In the discipline of praying, when it's hardest to believe; in the drudgery of caring when it's not enough to grieve; faith, maturing, learns acceptance of the insights we receive.
  • Verse 4: God is love, and this redeems us in the Christ we crucify; this is God's eternal answer to the world's eternal why. May we in this faith mature be content to live and die!


Sermon - Rev. Dr. Pat Allen, Senior Pastor

 

Pastoral Prayer and Prayer of Dedication - Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton

 

Hymn - UM Hymnal #524, “Beams of Heaven as I Go" (verses 1, 4) - with Marlissa Hudson, soprano

  • Verse 1: Beams of heaven as I go, through this wilderness below, guide my feet in peaceful ways, turn my midnights into days. When in the darkness I would grope, faith always sees a star of hope, and soon from all life's grief and danger I shall be free someday. 
  • Refrain: I do not know how long 'twill be, nor what the future holds for me, buit this I know: if Jesus leads me, I shall get home someday.
  • Verse 4: Burdens now may crush me down, disappointments all around; troubles speak in mournful sigh, sorrow through a tear-stained eye. There is a world where pleasure reigns, no mourning soul shall roam its plains, and to that land of peace and glory I want to go someday. (Refrain)

 

Benediction - Rev. Dr. Pat Allen

 

Postlude - Carillon de Westminster,  Op. 54, No. 6 from Pièces de Fantaisie by Louis Vierne - Marvin Mills, organist

                                

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Ride on, King Jesus! Traditional Spiritual, arranged by Hall Johnson. Copyright  Carl Fischer Inc., 1951. Permission to stream this music obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A. All rights reserved.


Opening Prayer: from Sunday by Sunday, the Lutheran Church of Australia (https://www.lca.org.au/worship/wpp/liturgical-resources/sunday-by-sunday-worship-resources/)


Call to Worship: by Ann Siddall, in Lent to Easter liturgies: Year C from the Stillpoint Spirituality Centre (http://stillpoint.unitingchurchsa.org.au/)


What a Friend We Have in Jesus. Words: Joseph M. Scriven, 1855. Music: Charles C. Converse (1868). Public domain.


Hosanna - Words & Music: Meg Baker, copyright 2021. Used by permission of the composer. All rights reserved,


Bible readings: New Revised Standard Version Bible (NRSV), copyright 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


When Our Confidence Is Shaken. Words: Fred Pratt Green (1971). Music: From Chants Ordinaires de l'office divin (1881), harmony from The English Hymnal (1906). Copyright 1971 Hope Publishing Company. Streamed by permission under CCLI license #24106074. All rights reserved. 


Beams of Heaven as I Go. Words & Music: Charles Albert Tindley (1906). Arranged by J. Edward Hoy, 1984, of The Hymnal Revision Committee of the United Methodist Church, for The United Methodist Hymnal. Permission to stream this music obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A. All rights reserved.


Carillon de Westminster,  Op. 54, No. 6 from Pièces de Fantaisie (Troisième Suite). Music: Louis Vierne. Copyright 1927, Theodore Presser Co. Permission to stream this music obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A. All rights reserved.

March 21, 2021

fifth Sunday in Lent

This service will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. The order of worship is below.

Please click HERE to jump to the next section for the special Lenten Organ musical offering from Marvin Mills.

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Announcements - Marge Higgins, Lay Leader


Voluntary - VI. Andantino from Epigrams by Zoltán Kodály - Marvin Mills, Organist

            

Call to Worship - Emma Cooper, Lay Reader

     Leader: Before thrones of power and through seasons of despair,

     All: the presence of God nurtures life among us.

     Leader: Through collective imagination and practices of repair...

     All: By building new patterns of mutuality and justice...

     Leader: Each time we trade individual gain for collective solidarity...

     All: We encounter the eternal life of God - our beginning and our end.

     Leader: There is no need to wait for the blessings of heaven. They already dwell among us.

     All: Thanks be to God, who lifts the veil and makes known the glory of love.


Music - "A Mighty Fortress" by Christy Nockels - James Woods and Friends

  • Verse 1: When I survey the wondrous cross on which the Prince of Glory died, my richest gain I count but loss, and pour contempt on all my pride.
  • Verse 2: Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast, save in the death of Christ, my God; all the vain things that charm me most, I sacrifice them to his blood.
  • Verse 4: Were the whole realm of nature mine, that were an offering far too small; love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all.


Opening Prayer - Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton, Associate Pastor

     Holy Presence, even in this season of examination, may our contemplation be a means of liberation. Refusing practices of guilt and self-deprecation, guide our attention to what keeps us from building together the world you desire for us. That we may face our fears and seek the truth that frees us, may the Spirit be our guide. Amen. 


Scripture Reading - Emma Cooper


Jeremiah 31:31-34

    31The days are surely coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 32It will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt — a covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, says the LORD. 33But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 34No longer shall they teach one another, or say to each other, “Know the LORD,” for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, says the LORD; for I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more.


John 12:20-33

   20Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. 21They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” 22Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. 23Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also. Whoever serves me, the Father will honor.

     27“Now my soul is troubled. And what should I say — ‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it is for this reason that I have come to this hour. 28Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” 29The crowd standing there heard it and said that it was thunder. Others said, “An angel has spoken to him.” 30Jesus answered, “This voice has come for your sake, not for mine. 31Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be driven out. 32And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” 33He said this to indicate the kind of death he was to die.


Affirmation of Faith

As a gathered community of disciples, created by the hands of the Holy, born with Divine purpose, and bound together by the Spirit that breathes life into all things, we affirm our commitment to the way of Jesus Christ, who is The Liberator of the Oppressed, The Bread of Heaven, God enfleshed. With faith, we aim to live as Christ taught us, laboring towards liberation, and seeking a world free of domination and control. We believe in God’s promise to uplift the lowly and bring the powerful down from their thrones. We believe the resurrecting power of Christ cannot be overcome by evil,

but persists in all collective efforts to make life flourish in the midst of destruction, to birth beauty in places of death,

and to tend gently to the aches of this world. We profess the transforming power of love. We profess that justice is a form of love. We profess that we are still growing into the mystery of love. In the company of the saints who go before us,

we journey together by grace, seeking always to unlearn all that obstructs authentic relationship, listening for the guidance of Sacred Wisdom, And praying earnestly for the day the Kindom of God is born anew. Until it is so, we live in hope, for God is with us.



Sermon - Rev. Dr. Pat Allen, Senior Pastor


Pastoral Prayer and Prayer of Dedication - Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton


Benediction - Rev. Dr. Pat Allen



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When I Survey the Wondrous Cross. Words: Isaac Watts (1707). Music: Anon., arr. by Edward Miller (1790). Public domain.


Affirmation of Faith by Rev. M Barclay, enfleshed.com


Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) by Chris Tomlin, John Newton, Louie Giglio. Copyright 2006 by sixsteps Music, Vamos Publishing , and worshiptogether.com songs (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing). With lyrics from Amazing Grace by John Newton (1779). Streamed by permission under CCLI license #24106074. All rights reserved. 


Bible readings: New Revised Standard Version Bible (NRSV), copyright 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


Benediction: adapted from enfleshed, “Liturgy That Matters”, March 14, 2021.


In Christ Alone - Words & Music by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend. Copyright 2002 ThankYou Music (PRS) (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing.) Permission to stream this music obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A. All rights reserved.


Epigrams by Zoltán Kodály, copyright 1969 by Boosey & Hawkes. All rights reserved.

March 14, 2021

Fourth Sunday in Lent

UMCOR Special Sunday

This service will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. The order of worship is below.


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Announcements - Marge Higgins, Lay Leader


Voluntary - II. Moderato, from Epigrams by Zoltán Kodály - Marvin Mills, Organist


Call to Worship - Eric Eaton, Lay Reader

One: Before we were born,

All: Before we took our first breath,

One: Before the week started,

All: Before the year started,

One: Before we said, “I love you,”

All: Before we said, “I’m sorry,”

One: Before we figured out who we really are,

All: Before we figured out who we want to be, 

One: Before it all—God loved us. Unconditionally and freely,

All: Fully and honestly—

One: God loved us.

All: Again and again, this is where our story begins. 

One: Let us worship God!


UM Hymnal #375 - There Is a Balm in Gilead

  • Refrain: There is a balm in Gilead to make the wounded whole; there is a balm in Gilead to heal the sin-sick soul.
  • Verse 1: Sometimes I feel discouraged and think my work's in vain. But then the Holy Spirit revives my soul again. (refrain)
  • Verse 2: Don't ever feel discouraged, for Jesus is your friend, and if you look for knowledge he'll ne'er refuse to lend. (refrain)
  • Verse 3: If you can't preach like Peter, if you can't pray like Paul, just tell the love of Jesus and say he died for all. (refrain)


Prayer of Confession - Rev. Dr. Pat Allen, Senior Pastor

God of love, We forget the beginning of the story— That we were made from love, to be love, to give love. Instead of rooting our narrative in the goodness refrain of creation, We skip ahead and find our worth at the fall, With Cain and Abel, lost in the wilderness. We forget that first there was you, and you are love. We forget that out of that love you created us.

We forget that from the very first day, you loved first. We forget, because a love like that doesn’t make sense to us. Forgive our low self-esteem. Forgive our resistance to love ourselves. Forgive our hesitation to trust that even we could be made good. And forgive our tendency to pass that doubt on—from generation to generation. Write a new beginning for us that roots our confidence in your unrelenting love. With hope we pray, again and again. Amen.


Words of Forgiveness

One: Family of faith, no matter what we do, where we go, or what we tell ourselves— God is love, and God is loving us.

All: Again and again, we are claimed, held, forgiven, and cared for.

In the name of the Lover, the Beloved, and Love itself—thanks be to God. Amen!


Scripture Readings - Eric Eaton, Lay Reader


John 3:14-21

     14And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.

     16“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.

     17“Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18Those who believe in him are not condemned; but those who do not believe are condemned already, because they have not believed in the name of the only Son of God. 19And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. 20For all who do evil hate the light and do not come to the light, so that their deeds may not be exposed. 21But those who do what is true come to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that their deeds have been done in God.”


Ephesians 2:1-10

      1You were dead through the trespasses and sins 2in which you once lived, following the course of this world, following the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work among those who are disobedient. 3All of us once lived among them in the passions of our flesh, following the desires of flesh and senses, and we were by nature children of wrath, like everyone else. 4But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us 5even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ — by grace you have been saved — 6and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7so that in the ages to come he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God — 9not the result of works, so that no one may boast. 10For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.


UM Hymnal #381 - Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us

  • Verse 1: Savior, like a shepherd lead us, much we need thy tender care; in thy pleasant pastures feed us, for our use thy folds prepare. Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus! Thou hast bought us, thine we are. Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus! Thou has bought us, thine we are.
  • Verse 2: We are thine, thou dost befriend us, be the guardian of our way; keep thy flock, from sin defend us, seek us when we go astray. Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus! Hear, O hear us when we pray. Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus! Hear, O hear us when we pray.
  • Verse 3: Thou has promised to receive us, poor and sinful though we be; thou has mercy to relieve us, grace to cleanse and power to free. Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus! We will early turn to thee. Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus! We will early turn to thee.
  • Verse 4: Early let us seek thy favor, early let us do thy will; blessed Lord and only Savior, with thy love our bosoms fill. Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus! Thou hast loved us, love us still. Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus! Thou has loved us, love us still.


Sermon - Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton, Associate Pastor


Response to the Word


Pastoral Prayer & Prayer of Dedication - Rev. Dr. Pat Allen


UM Hymnal #206 - I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light

  • Verse 1: I want to walk as a child of the light. I want to follow Jesus. God set the stars to give light to the world. The star of my life is Jesus. 
  • Refrain: In him there is no darkness at all. The night and the day are both alike. The Lamb is the light of the city of God. Shine in my heart, Lord Jesus.
  • Verse 2: I want to see the brightness of God. I want to look at Jesus. Clear Sun of Righteousness, shine on my path, and show the way to the Father. (Refrain)
  • Verse 3: I'm looking for the coming of Christ. I want to be with Jesus. When we have run with patience the race, we shall know the joy of Jesus. (Refrain)


Benediction

Not for condemnation, but for freedom! This is the reason for God’s presence among us. Deliverance from complicity with evil, Liberation from structures of oppression, Salvation from a life of destruction and despair. Again and again, God loves us first. In the assurance of grace that goes with you. Go in faithful solidarity to love God and neighbor.


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Call to Worship, Prayer of Confession, Words of Pardon liturgy by Rev. Sarah Are.


There Is a Balm in Gilead. Words & Music, African American Spirituyal. Adapt. & arr. by William Farley Smith, 1986. Copyright 1989, The United Methodist Publishing House (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.). Streamed by permission under CCLI license #24106074. All rights reserved. 


Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us. Words: Attr. to Dorothy A. Thrupp (1836). Music: William B. Bradbury (1859). Public domain.


I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light. Words & Music: Kathleen Thomerson (1966). Copyright 1975 by Celebration. Streamed by permission under CCLI license #24106074. All rights reserved. 


Bible readings: New Revised Standard Version Bible (NRSV), copyright 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


Benediction: adapted from enfleshed, “Liturgy That Matters”, March 14, 2021.


Epigrams by Zoltán Kodály, copyright 1969 by Boosey & Hawkes. All rights reserved.

March 7, 2021

Third Sunday in Lent

This service will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. The order of worship is below.

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Announcements - Marge Higgins, Lay Leader


Voluntary - I. Lento from Epigrams by Zoltan Kodàly - Marvin Mills, Organist


Call to Worship

     One: Again and again,

     All: We come to this space.

     One: Again and again,

     All: We gather as a community.

     One: Again and again,

     All: We move closer to God.

     One: And again and again,

     All: God is here.

     One: We are met.

     All: We are heard.

     One: We are shown the way.

     All: So again and again, let us worship holy God.


UM Hymnal #559 - Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation (v. 1,2,4)

  • Verse 1: Christ is made the sure foundation, Christ the head and cornerstone; chosen of the Lord and precious, binding all the church in one; holy Zion's help forever, and her confidence alone.
  • Verse 2: To this temple, where we call thee, come, O Lord of Hosts, today! With thy faithful loving-kindness hear thy people as they pray, and thy fullest benediction shed within its walls alway.
  • Verse 4: Laud and honor to the Father, laud and honor to the Son, laud and honor to the Spirit, ever three and ever one; one in might and one in glory, while unending ages run.


Opening Prayer

Creator God, we don’t just want to listen, we want to hear you. We want to read scripture aloud and know that you are as close as you have always been. We want to read scripture aloud and feel your word resonating inside our bones. So turn our hearts toward you, just as you turned strangers into disciples. Turn our ears toward you, just as you turned tables in the temple. We are listening. Amen.


Children’s Message - Dr. Meg Baker, Minister of Care and Formation


Scripture Readings - Natalie Mullens, Lay Reader

John 2:13-22

    13The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. 15Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. 16He told those who were selling the doves, “Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace!” 17His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.” 18The Jews then said to him, “What sign can you show us for doing this?” 19Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” 20The Jews then said, “This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and will you raise it up in three days?” 21But he was speaking of the temple of his body. 22After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this; and they believed the scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.


1 Corinthians 1:18-25

18For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19For it is written,

    “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,

    and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”

20Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, God decided, through the foolishness of our proclamation, to save those who believe. 22For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom, 23but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength.


Sermon - Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton, Associate Pastor


Pastoral Prayer & Prayer of Dedication - Rev. Dr. Patricia Allen, Senior Pastor


Thanksgiving and Holy Communion


UM Worship & Song Hymnal #3168 - Come to the Table of Grace (v. 1-3)

  • Verse 1: Come to the table of grace, come to the table of grace. This is God's table; it's not yours or mine. Come to the table of grace.
  • Verse 2: Come to the table of peace, come to the table of peace. This is God's table; it's not yours or mine. Come to the table of peace.
  • Verse 3: Come to the table of love, come to the table of love. This is God's table; it's not yours or mine. Come to the table of love.


The Invitation

The Great Thanksgiving

The Lord’s Prayer

Breaking the Bread

Giving the Bread and Cup

Prayer of Thanksgiving


Benediction

Beloveds, we all have unlearning to do. We have each inherited claims of wisdom that betray us. We have all lost something to lies about who we are, or what makes us valuable, or how to live a meaningful life. But we are not abandoned to these claims on us. We can shed the destructive and the deadly. We can heal. We can be free. Again and again, God’s grace has shown us the way.



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Call to Worship & Opening Prayer adapted from Again & Again, A Lenten Refrain liturgy by Rev. Sarah Are.


Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation. Words: 7th century Latin, trans. by John Mason Neal (1851). Music: Henry Purcell (1680); adapt. by Ernest Hawkins (1842). Public domain.


Come to the Table of Grace. Words & Music: Barbara Hamm, copyright Hope Publishing Co., 2008. Streamed by permission under CCLI license #24106074. All rights reserved. 


Bible readings: New Revised Standard Version Bible (NRSV), copyright 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


Benediction adapted from enfleshed.com, “Liturgy That Matters,” for March 7, 2021.

February 28, 2020

Second Sunday in Lent

This service is available starting at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. The order of worship is below.

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Announcements - Marge Higgins, Lay Leader


Voluntary - Allegro moderato (Elegy) by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor - Marvin Mills, organist


Anthem - Jesus, Savior (Ave, verum) by W. A. Mozart - featuring Mollie Weikert (soprano) & Scott Weikert (baritone)


Opening Prayer

Incarnate One, in so many ways we have learned to minimize our potential. As individuals, a community - as people of faith. Letting others define our worth and capabilities, we deny our power. May your presence among us awaken and enliven all that you envision for us. That we may be faithful to you and the generations to come. Amen.


UM Hymnal #348 - Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling (v.1,2,4)

Verse 1: Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling, calling for you and for me; see, on the portals he's waiting and watching, watching for you and for me. 

Refrain: Come home, come home; you who are weary, come home; earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling, calling, O sinner, come home!

Verse 2: Why should we tarry when Jesus is pleading, pleading for you and for me? Why should we linger and heed not his mercies, mercies for you and for me. (refrain)

Verse 4: O for the wonderful love he has promised, promised for you and for me! Though we have sinned, he has mercy and pardon, pardon for you and for me. (refrain)


Scripture Readings - David Weaver, Lay Reader


Psalm 22:23-31

23You who fear the Lord, praise him!

    All you offspring of Jacob, glorify him;

    stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel!

24For he did not despise or abhor

    the affliction of the afflicted;

he did not hide his face from me,

    but heard when I cried to him.

25From you comes my praise in the great congregation;

    my vows I will pay before those who fear him.

26 The poor shall eat and be satisfied;

    those who seek him shall praise the Lord.

    May your hearts live forever!

27All the ends of the earth shall remember

    and turn to the Lord;

and all the families of the nations

    shall worship before him.

28For dominion belongs to the Lord,

    and he rules over the nations.

29To him, indeed, shall all who sleep in the earth bow down;

    before him shall bow all who go down to the dust,

    and I shall live for him.

30Posterity will serve him;

    future generations will be told about the Lord,

31and proclaim his deliverance to a people yet unborn,

    saying that he has done it.


Mark 8:31-9:8

    31Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.”

       34He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 35For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. 36For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life? 37Indeed, what can they give in return for their life? 38Those who are ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” 1And he said to them, “Truly I tell you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see that the kingdom of God has come with power.”

       2Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, 3and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. 4And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus. 5Then Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” 6He did not know what to say, for they were terrified. 7Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, “This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!” 8Suddenly when they looked around, they saw no one with them any more, but only Jesus.


UM Songs Of Zion #100 - Hush, Hush, Somebody’s Callin' Mah Name (v.1, 2)

  • Refrain: Hush, hush. Somebody's callin' my name. Hush, hush. Somebody's callin' my name. Hush, hush. Somebody's callin' my name. Oh my Lord, Oh my Lordy, what shall I do?
  • Verse 1: I'm so glad. Trouble don't last always. I'm so glad. Trouble don't last always, yea, yea, yea. I'm so glad. Trouble don't last always. Oh my Lord, oh my Lordy what shall I do? (refrain)
  • Verse 2: Sounds like Jesus. Somebody's callin' my name. Sounds like Jesus. Somebody's callin' my name yea, yea, yea. Sounds like Jesus. Somebody's callin' my name. Oh my Lord, oh my Lordy, what shall I do? (refrain)


Sermon - Again and Again: We Are Called to Listen - Rev. Dr. Pat Allen, senior pastor


Pastoral Prayer & Dedication - Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton, associate pastor


Benediction - Rev. Dr. Pat Allen



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Allegro moderato (Elegy) by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Public domain.


Jesus, Savior (Ave, verum) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Public domain.


Opening Prayer: enfleshed.com (https://enfleshed.com/collections/liturgy-that-matters/products/liturgy-that-matters-february-28-2021-romans-4-13-25?variant=38158444822680) 


Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling. Words & Music: Will L. Thompson (1880). Public domain.


Hush, Hush, Somebody's Callin' Mah Name, Traditional Spiritual. Harm. & arr. by J. Jefferson Cleveland and Verolga Nix, copyright 1979 by Abingdon Press (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.). Streamed by permission under CCLI license #24106074. All rights reserved. 


Bible readings: New Revised Standard Version Bible (NRSV), copyright 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

February 21, 2021

first sunday in lent

This service begins at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. The order of worship is below.  

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Announcements - Marge Higgins, Lay Leader


Voluntary - Reverie by William Grant Still -  Marvin Mills, organist


Opening Prayer - Debbie Zechar, Lay Reader

Almighty and ever living God, you invite us deeper into your world, your people, your Lent. May this time be one of outward focus; seeking you in those we often ignore. Help us live a Lent focused on freedom, generosity, and encounter. Give us hearts hungry to serve you and those who need what we have to give.


Children's Message - Dr. Meg Baker, Minister of Spiritual Care & Formation


UM Hymnal #357 - Just as I Am, Without One Plea (v. 1, 2, & 5)

  • Verse 1: Just as I am, without one plea, but that thy blood was shed for me, and that thou bidst me come to thee, O Lamb of God, I come, I come.
  • Verse 2: Just as I am, and waiting not to rid my soul of one dark blot, to thee whose blood can cleanse each spot, O Lamb of God, I come, I come.
  • Verse 5: Just as I am, thou wilt receive, wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve; because thy promise I believe, O Lamb of God, I come, I come.


Scripture Reading - Debbie Zechar, Lay Reader

Old Testament Reading

Genesis 9:8-17

          8 Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, 9 “As for me, I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you, 10 and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the domestic animals, and every animal of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark. 11 I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.” 12 God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: 13 I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. 14 When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, 15 I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. 16 When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” 17 God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.”


Gospel Reading

Mark 1:9-15

    9 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. 11 And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”

      12 And the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. 13 He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him.

      14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.”


UM Hymnal #314 - In the Garden

  • Verse 1: I come to the garden alone while the dew is still on the roses, and the voice I hear falling on my ear, the Son of God discloses. 
  • Refrain: And he walks with me, and he talks with me, and he tells me I am his own; and the joy we share as we tarry there, none other has ever known.
  • Verse 2: He speaks, and the sound of his voice is so sweet the birds hush their singing, and the melody that he gave to me within my heart is ringing. (Refrain)
  • Verse 3: I'd stay in the garden with him though the night around me be falling, but he bids me go; thru the voice of woe his voice to me is calling. (Refrain)


"Eating Twinkies with God," original video short by Meir Kay. All rights reserved.  https://youtu.be/y9N8OXkN0Rk


Sermon - Rev. Dr. Pat Allen, Senior Pastor


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


The Great Thanksgiving - Revs. Pat Allen and Kate Mackereth Fulton


Benediction - Rev. Dr. Pat Allen


Closing Anthem - Dust I Am - Sanctuary Choir


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Reverie. William Grant Still (1962). Published by Western International Music, Inc. for the Long Beach, Los Angeles and Pasadena and Valley Districts Chapters of the American Guild of Organists in celebration of the A.G.O. National Convention July 2-6, 1962.


Just as I Am, Without One Plea. Words: Charlotte Elliott (1835). Music: William B. Bradbury (1849). Public domain.


In the Garden (I Come to the Garden Alone). Words & Music: C. Austin Miles (1913). Music adapt. by Charles H. Webb (1987). Copyright 1989, The United Methodist Publishing House. Permission to stream this music obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A. All rights reserved.


Dust I Am. Words: Lindy Thompson. Music: Mark Miller. Copyright 2020, Hinshaw Music, Inc. (Admin. by Fred Bock Music Company). Streamed by permission under CCLI license #24106074. All rights reserved.


Bible readings: New Revised Standard Version Bible (NRSV), copyright 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

All Saints Sunday

10:30 am

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Gathering for Worship & Announcements - Marge Higgins, Lay Leader


Prelude - Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel/Fleury - Sonya Hayes, violin


Call to Worship - Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton

-- Leader: We remember, O God… The countless saints of history who have blazed a trail of courage through time, the tender touch of loved ones, the example of heroes, the healing words of comforters, the remarkable acts of fearless ones. The gentle strength of grandmothers, the loyalty of friends, the kindness of strangers, the joy of children, the sacrifice of parents. The supreme love of Jesus, the blessing of Christ’s Spirit, the reminder of Christ’s words, the sharing of the Savior’s suffering, the glory of resurrection, shown forth in the lives of disciples, young and old, dead and living, articulate and silent, strange and familiar, brilliant and ordinary. We remember in every time and place the saints of God who have shown us the Lord. Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses… Let us worship God with joy! 


UM Hymnal #711 - For All the Saints

Verse 1: For all the saints, who from their labors rest, Who thee by faith before the world confessed, Thy name, O Jesus, be forever blest. Alleluia, Alleluia!

Verse 4: O blest communion, fellowship divine! We feebly struggle, they in glory shine; Yet all are one in thee, for all are thine. Alleluia, Alleluia!


Opening Prayer - Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton


Scripture Reading - Natalie Mullens, Lay Reader


Revelation 7:9-17

9After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands. 10They cried out in a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!”  11And all the angels stood around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12singing, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”  13Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, “Who are these, robed in white, and where have they come from?” 14I said to him, “Sir, you are the one that knows.” Then he said to me, “These are they who have come out of the great ordeal; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15For this reason they are before the throne of God, and worship him day and night within his temple, and the one who is seated on the throne will shelter them. 16They will hunger no more, and thirst no more; the sun will not strike them, nor any scorching heat; 17for the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of the water of life,  and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” 


Hebrews 12:1

1Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us[.]


Matthew 5:1-12

1When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: 3"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. 6Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. 7Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. 8Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 9Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. 10Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 12Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”


Reader: This is the Word of God for the people of God.

People: Thanks be to God.


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


UM Hymnal #700 - Abide with Me 

Verse 1: Abide with me; fast falls the eventide; The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide. 

When other helpers fail and comforts flee, Help of the helpless, O abide with me.

Verse 5: Hold thou thy cross before my closing eyes; Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.

Heaven’s morning breaks and earth’s vain shadows flee; In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.


Sermon - Rev. Dr. Pat Allen


Ministry Moment: Faithful Giving


Anthem - Meditation on Jesus, Lover of My Soul (MARTYN) - Sonya Hayes, violin


Roll Call of the Saints (November 1, 2019 – October 31, 2020)

Hazel L. Wright

Anna Christine King

Lois Baker

Susan Rudolph

Esther McCraw

Ruth Sylvester

The All Saints Sunday special bulletin may be downloaded by clicking here. This features photographs of the members recognized here today, and names of departed family and constituents. We give thanks for these saints in Christ who have finished their courses in faith and who now rest from their labors. 


Consecration of Chalices


Thanksgiving and Holy Communion - The Invitation


The Great Thanksgiving

Leader: The Lord be with you.

People: 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.


Leader: It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Almighty God, Creator of heaven and earth: God of Abraham and Sarah, God of Miriam and Moses, God of Joshua and Deborah, God of Ruth and David, God of the priests and the prophets, God of Mary and Joseph, God of the apostles and the martyrs, God of our mothers and our fathers, God of our children to all generations. 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 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. 


Leader: Holy are you, and blessed is your Son Jesus Christ. By the baptism of his suffering, death, and resurrection you gave birth to your Church, delivered us from slavery to sin and death, and made with us a new covenant by water and the Spirit. On the night in which he gave himself up for us, he took bread, gave thanks to you, broke the bread, gave it to his disciples, and said: “Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” When the supper was over he took the cup, gave thanks to you, gave it to his disciples, and said: “Drink from this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant, poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 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. 


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


Leader: Pour out your Holy Spirit on us gathered here, and on these gifts of

bread and wine. Make them be for us the body and blood of Christ, that we may be for the world the body of Christ, redeemed by his blood. Renew our communion with all your saints, especially those whom we name before you in our hearts. (Silence may be kept for the remembrance of names, then the Leader continues): Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, strengthen us to run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the Pioneer and Perfecter of our faith. By your Spirit make us one with Christ, one with each other, and one in ministry to all the world, until Christ comes in final victory, and we feast at his heavenly banquet. Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church, all honor and glory is yours, almighty God, now and for ever. 


People: Amen.


Table of Light - In this worship moment we remember those we love who have died either recently or long ago yet whose names are written forever on our hearts. You are invited to light a candle in memory of your friend or family member, speaking aloud or in the depths of your heart the name that is precious to you.


Music during Communion - Give Me Jesus arr, Moses Hogan - Jouelle Robinson, soprano


Benediction


Postlude - 16. O Christ, Forgive Thy Servants - by Marcel Dupré from Sixteen Chorales/Le Tombeau de Titelouze, Op. 38


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Hymn: "For All the Saints," words William W. How, 1864; music Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1906. Public domain.


Call to Worship: adapted from https://www.desperatepreacher.com/services/allsaints.htm (accessed 10/30/2020), used by permission.


Hymn: "Abide with Me," words Henry F. Lyte, 1847; music W. H. Monk, 1861. Public domain.


Give Me Jesus, arr. Moses Hogan, copyright 1999 by Hal Leonard Corporation (Admin. by Hal Leonard LLC), streamed by permission under CCLI license #24106074. All rights reserved.


Consecration of Chalices: “An Order for the Dedication of Church Furnishings and Memorials,” UM Book of Worship, p. 607.


Communion Liturgy: “The Great Thanksgiving for All Saints and Memorial Occasions,” (Nashville TN: The Methodist Publishing House / Abingdon Press), copyright 1992. Used by permission.

February 17, 2021

ASh Wednesday

This service begins at 7:30 pm. The order of worship is included below.




Call to Worship

One: We are invited—

All: Into the story, Into this place, Into this hour of worship.

One: We are invited—

All: Into reflection, Into community, Into our own spiritual journeys.

One: We are invited—

All: The broken and bruised, The hopeful, the new, The faithful, the doubting, The wondering, the waiting.

One: We are invited—

All: Because God so loved;

One: So listen, trust the invitation, and bring your whole self.

All: All are invited here.


UM Hymnal #579 - Lord God, Your Love Has Called Us Here

  • Verse 1: Lord God, your love has called us here, as we, by love, for love were made; your living likeness still we bear, though married, dishonored, disobeyed; we come, with all our heart and mind, your call to hear, your love to find.
  • Verse 2: We come with self-inflicted pains of broken trust and chosen wrong, half free, half bound by inner chains, by social forces swept along, by powers and systems close confined, yet seeking hope for humankind.
  • Verse 3: Lord God, in Christ, you call our name, and then receive us as your own; not through some merit, right, or claim, but by your gracious love alone; we strain to glimpse your mercy seat, and find you kneeling at our feet.
  • Verse 4: Then take the towel, and break the bread, and humble us, and call us friends; suffer and serve till all are fed, and show how grandly love intends to work till all creations sings, to fill all worlds, to crown all things.
  • Verse 5: Lord God, in Christ, you set us free your life to live, your joy to share; give us your Spirit's liberty to turn from guilt and dull despair, and offer all that faith can do, while love is making all things new.


Prayer for Illumination

Creator God, There is a rumbling in us that won’t let go. It stirs in us like the wind stirs leaves—inviting us to move, drawing us forth. When we’re quiet, we know that rumble is the Holy Spirit, dancing love awake in us. So we’re here. And we’re still. And we’re quiet. And on this first day of Lent, we’re asking you to draw near. As we hear your scripture read aloud, open the door for us to move. Invite us in. Rumble us awake. Gratefully we pray, Amen.


Pastoral Prayer - Rev. Dr. Pat Allen, Senior Pastor


Scripture Reading - Melanie Modlin, Lay Reader

Matthew 6:1-21

      1 “Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven.

      2 “So whenever you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be praised by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. 3 But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your alms may be done in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

      5 “And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they may be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. 6 But whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

7 “When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard because of their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

9 “Pray then in this way:

Our Father in heaven,
    hallowed be your name.
10     Your kingdom come.
    Your will be done,
        on earth as it is in heaven.
11     Give us this day our daily bread.
12     And forgive us our debts,
        as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13     And do not bring us to the time of trial,
        but rescue us from the evil one.

14 For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; 15 but if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

      16 “And whenever you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces so as to show others that they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. 17 But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, 18 so that your fasting may be seen not by others but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

      19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; 20but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.


Isaiah 58:1-12

1Shout out, do not hold back! Lift up your voice like a trumpet! Announce to my people their rebellion, to the house of Jacob their sins. 2 Yet day after day they seek me and delight to know my ways, as if they were a nation that practiced righteousness and did not forsake the ordinance of their God; they ask of me righteous judgments, they delight to draw near to God.

3 “Why do we fast, but you do not see? Why humble ourselves, but you do not notice?” Look, you serve your own interest on your fast day, and oppress all your workers. 4 Look, you fast only to quarrel and to fight and to strike with a wicked fist. Such fasting as you do today will not make your voice heard on high.

5 Is such the fast that I choose, a day to humble oneself? Is it to bow down the head like a bulrush, and to lie in sackcloth and ashes? Will you call this a fast, a day acceptable to the Lord?

6 Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? 7 Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover them, and not to hide yourself from your own kin?

8 Then your light shall break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up quickly; your vindicator shall go before you, the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard. 9 Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry for help, and he will say, Here I am. If you remove the yoke from among you, the pointing of the finger, the speaking of evil, 10 if you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday. 11 The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your needs in parched places, and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters never fail. 12 Your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to live in.


Hymn #351 Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior

  • Verse 1: Pass me not, O gentle Savior, hear my humble cry; while on others thou art calling, do not pass me by.
  • Refrain: Savior, Savior, hear my humble cry. While on others thou art calling, do not pass me by.
  • Verse 2: Let me at thy throne of mercy find a sweet relief, kneeling there in deep contrition; help my unbelief. (Refrain)
  • Verse 3: Trusting only in thy merit, would i seek thy face; heal my wounded, broken spirit, save me by thy grace. (Refrain)
  • Verse 4: Thou the spring of all my comfort, more than life to me, whom have I on earth beside thee? Whom in heaven but thee? (Refrain)


Sermon - Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton, Associate Pastor


Dust I Am - Sanctuary Choir


Prayer of Thanksgiving


Invitation to Lenten Discipline


Imposition of Ashes


Benediction

As you leave this space, May your mouth speak of God’s goodness. May your arms hold those in need. May your feet walk toward justice. May your heart trust its worth. May your soul dance in God’s grace. And may this be your rhythm— Again and again and again, Until God’s promised day. In the name of the Lover, the Beloved, and Love itself, Go with courage, go with heart, go in peace. Amen




Call to Worship, Prayer for Illumination, Benediction, and other liturgy by Sarah Are, copyright A Sanctified Art LLC (sanctifiedart.org). Used by permission.


Lord God, Your Love Has Called Us Here. Words: Brian Wren (1973). Music: Henry Carey (1723); harm. from The English Hymnal (1906), public domain. Words copyright 1977, Hope Publishing Co. Permission to stream this music obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A. All rights reserved.


Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior. Words: Fanny J. Crosby (1868). Music: William H. Doane (1870). Public domain.


Dust I Am. Words: Lindy Thompson. Music: Mark Miller. Copyright 2020, Hinshaw Music, Inc. (Admin. by Fred Bock Music Company). Streamed by permission under CCLI license #24106074. All rights reserved.


Spirit Song. Words & Music: John Wimber (1979). Copyright 1979 Mercy / Vineyard Publishing (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing, Integrity Music, David C Cook).  Reprinted and streamed by permission under CCLI license #24106074. All rights reserved.


Bible readings: New Revised Standard Version Bible (NRSV), copyright 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

February 14, 2021

Scout Sunday

This service will be available at 10:30 a.m. The order of worship is below.


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Announcements - Marge Higgins, Lay Leader


Presentation of the Colors and Pledge of Allegiance


Call to Worship - Lorraine and Willa Stalcup

One: The Lord is king!

All: The Lord is mighty!

One: Everyone praise his great and majestic name.

All: The Lord is the Holy One!

One: Mighty king, you love what is right.

All: You have brought righteousness and fairness.

One: Praise the Lord, our God.

All: The Lord is Holy! Amen!


Prelude I. Freely, hauntingly from Three Organ Pieces by Mark Fax - Marvin Mills, organist


Opening Prayer - Lorraine and Willa Stalcup

Holy God, mighty and immortal, you are beyond our knowing, yet we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ, whose compassion illumines the world. Transform us into the likeness of the love of Christ, who renewed our humanity so that we may share in his divinity, the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Ministry Moment – Scout Remarks


UM Hymnal #173 – Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies

Verse 1: Christ, whose glory fills the skies, Christ, the true, the only light, Sun of Righteousness, arise, triumph o'er the shades of night; Dayspring from on high, be near; Daystar, in my heart appear.

Verse 2: Dark and cheerless is the morn unaccompanied by thee; joyless is the day's return, till thy mercy's beams I see; till they inward light impart, cheer my eyes and warm my heart.

Verse 3: Visit then this soul of mine; pierce the gloom of sin and grief; fill me, Radiancy divine, scatter all my unbelief; more and more thyself display, shining to the perfect day.


Scripture readings - John Stephens, Lay Reader


2 Kings 2:1-12

       1Now when the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. 2 Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here; for the Lord has sent me as far as Bethel.” But Elisha said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel. 3 The company of prophets who were in Bethel came out to Elisha, and said to him, “Do you know that today the Lord will take your master away from you?” And he said, “Yes, I know; keep silent.”

       4 Elijah said to him, “Elisha, stay here; for the Lord has sent me to Jericho.” But he said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they came to Jericho. 5 The company of prophets who were at Jericho drew near to Elisha, and said to him, “Do you know that today the Lord will take your master away from you?” And he answered, “Yes, I know; be silent.”

       6 Then Elijah said to him, “Stay here; for the Lord has sent me to the Jordan.” But he said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So the two of them went on. 7 Fifty men of the company of prophets also went, and stood at some distance from them, as they both were standing by the Jordan. 8 Then Elijah took his mantle and rolled it up, and struck the water; the water was parted to the one side and to the other, until the two of them crossed on dry ground.

       9 When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me what I may do for you, before I am taken from you.” Elisha said, “Please let me inherit a double share of your spirit.” 10 He responded, “You have asked a hard thing; yet, if you see me as I am being taken from you, it will be granted you; if not, it will not.” 11 As they continued walking and talking, a chariot of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them, and Elijah ascended in a whirlwind into heaven. 12 Elisha kept watching and crying out, “Father, father! The chariots of Israel and its horsemen!” But when he could no longer see him, he grasped his own clothes and tore them in two pieces.


Mark 9:2-9

       2 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, 3 and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. 4 And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus. 5 Then Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” 6 He did not know what to say, for they were terrified. 7 Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, “This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!” 8 Suddenly when they looked around, they saw no one with them any more, but only Jesus.

       9 As they were coming down the mountain, he ordered them to tell no one about what they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead.


Sermon - Mr. Micah Smartt, Minister for Youth and Design


UM Hymnal #451 – Be Thou My Vision

Verse 1: Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart; naight be all else to me, save that thou art. Thou my best thought, by day or by night, waking or sleeping, they presence my light.

Verse 2: Be thou my wisdom, and thou my true word; I ever with thee and thou with me, Lord; thou and thou only, first in my heart, great God of heaven, my treasure thou art.

Verse 3: Great God of heaven, my victory won, may I reach heaven's joys, O bright heaven's Sun! Heart of my own heart, whatever befall, still be my vision, O Ruler of all.


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


Benediction - Mr. Micah Smartt


Retiring the Colors


Postlude III. Toccata from Three Organ Pieces by Mark Fax - Marvin Mills, organist


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Call to Worship: Worshiping with Children by Carolyn Brown, based on selected phrases from the Bible (TEV). http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2016/01/year-c-transfiguration-of-lord-february.html


Opening Prayer: From The Revised Common Lectionary service of Vanderbilt Divinity Library. Reproduced from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers, copyright 2002 Consultation on Common Texts, admin. Augsburg Fortress. Used by permission. https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/prayers.php?id=69


Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies. Words: Charles Wesley (1740). Music: J. G. Werner's Choralbuch (1815), harm. by William H. Havergal (1861). Public domain.


Be Thou My Vision. Words: Ancient Irish; trans. by Mary E. Byrne (1905); versed by Eleanor H. Hull (1912). Music: Traditional Irish Melody; harm. by Carlton R. Young (1963). Copyright 1964 Abingdon Press / The United Methodist Publishing House. Permission to stream this music obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A. All rights reserved.


Three Organ Pieces by Mark Fax, copyright 1996 by E. C. Schirmer Music Company. Permission to stream this music obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A. All rights reserved.


Bible readings: New Revised Standard Version Bible (NRSV), copyright 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

February 7, 2021

Fifth Sunday after the epiphany

This service is available at 10:30 a.m. The order of worship is below.




Welcome – Rev. Dr. Pat Allen, Senior Pastor


Prelude - Meditation - Allegretto by Ulysses Kay – Marvin Mills, Organist


Hymn - UM Hymnal #77 - How Great Thou Art (verses 1, 3 & 4) 

Verse 1: O Lord my God! when I in awesome wonder consider all the worlds thy hands have made, I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, thy power throughout the universe displayed. 

Refrain: Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee; how great thou art, how great thou art! Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee; how great thou art, how great thou art!

Verse 3: And when I think that God, his Son not sparing, sent him to die, I scarce can take it in; that on the cross, my burdens gladly bearing, he bled and died to take away my sin. (Refrain)

Verse 4: When Christ shall come, with shout of acclamation and take me home, what joy shall fill my heart. Then I shall bow in humble adoration, and there proclaim, my God, how great thou art. (Refrain)


Scripture Reading – Rev. Dr. Pat Allen

Psalm 147:1-11, 20c

1 Praise the LORD!

How good it is to sing praises to our God;

    for he is gracious, and a song of praise is fitting.

2 The LORD builds up Jerusalem;

    he gathers the outcasts of Israel.

3 He heals the brokenhearted,

    and binds up their wounds.

4 He determines the number of the stars;

    he gives to all of them their names.

5 Great is our LORD, and abundant in power;

    his understanding is beyond measure.

6 The LORD lifts up the downtrodden;

    he casts the wicked to the ground.

7 Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving;

    make melody to our God on the lyre.

8 He covers the heavens with clouds,

    prepares rain for the earth,

    makes grass grow on the hills.

9 He gives to the animals their food,

    and to the young ravens when they cry.

10 His delight is not in the strength of the horse,

    nor his pleasure in the speed of a runner;

11 but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him,

    in those who hope in his steadfast love.

20c Praise the LORD!


Hymn - UM Hymnal The Faith We Sing #2142 - Blessed Quietness  (verses 1, 2, & 5)

Verse 1: Joys are flowing like a river, Since the Comforter has come; He abides with us forever, Makes the trusting heart His home.

Refrain: Blessed quietness, Holy quietness, What assurance in my soul, On the stormy sea, Jesus speaks to me, And the billows cease to roll.

Verse 2: Bringing life and health and gladness all around this heav'nly Guest, banished unbelief and sadness, chang'd our weariness to rest. (Refrain)

Verse 5: What a wonderful salvation, when we always see His face, what a perfect habitation, what a quiet resting place. (Refrain)


Sermon – Rev. Dr. Pat Allen


Hymn - UM Hymnal The Faith We Sing #2151 - I'm So Glad Jesus Lifted Me

Verse 1: I'm so glad Jesus lifted me; I'm so glad Jesus lifted me; I'm so glad Jesus lifted me singing glory, hallelujah, Jesus lifted me.

Verse 2: Satan had me bound, Jesus lifted me; Satan had me bound, Jesus lifted me; Satan had me bound, Jesus lifted me singing glory, hallelujah, Jesus lifted me.

Verse 3: When I was in trouble, Jesus lifted me; when I was in trouble Jesus lifted me; when I was in trouble, Jesus lifted me singing glory, hallelujah, Jesus lifted me.


Benediction – Rev. Dr. Pat Allen


Postlude - IV. Uriel (Allegro, with fire) by Craig Phillips from Archangel Suite – Marvin Mills



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Meditation - Allegretto by Ulysses Kay, copyright H.W. Gray Publishers, 1951. Permission to stream this music obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A. All rights reserved.


How Great Thou Art: Words & Music: Stuart K. Hine. Copyright 1949 and 1953 Stuart K. Hine Trust (Administration: USA All rights by Capitol CMG Publishing, except print rights administered by Hope Publishing). Streamed by permission under CCLI license #24106074. All rights reserved.


Blessed Quietness: Words: Manie P. Ferguson (public domain). Music:  W.S. Marshall, arr. J. Jefferson Cleveland and Verolga Nix, copyright 1981 Abingdon Press (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.). Streamed by permission under CCLI license #24106074. All rights reserved.


I'm So Glad Jesus Lifted Me. Words & Music: African-American spiritual, public domain. 


Archangel Suite: IV. Uriel. Copyright Craig Phillips, 2012 (Selah Publishing Co.). Permission to stream this music obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A. All rights reserved.


Bible readings: New Revised Standard Version Bible (NRSV), copyright 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


Sunday, January 31, 2021

Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

This service is available at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. The order of worship is below.



Announcements - Marge Higgins , Lay Leader


Prelude - Adoration by Florence Price - Marvin Mills, Organist


Call to Worship (UM Hymnal #106)

Leader: Is someone here moving toward the twilight of life and fearful of that which we call death?

People: Why be afraid? God is able.

L: Is someone here on the brink of despair because of the death of a loved one, the breaking of a marriage, or the waywardness of a child?

P: Why despair? God is able to give us the power to endure that which cannot be changed.

L: Is someone here anxious because of bad health?

P: Why be anxious? Come what may, God is able.

All: Surely, God is able.


UM Hymn #173 - Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies


Opening Prayer (adapted from UM Hymnal #255)

O God, you have made all humanity as one, and by the star in the East,  revealed your son Emmanuel to all.  Enable us who know your presence with us to proclaim his goodness and glory, that all may come to his light  and bow before the brightness of his rising.  Amen. 


UM Hymn #84 - Thank You, Lord


Proclamation of the Word - Scripture Reading: Psalm 111 - Bill Stephens, Lay Reader

1 Praise the LORD!I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart,

    in the company of the upright, in the congregation.

2 Great are the works of the LORD,

    studied by all who delight in them.

3 Full of honor and majesty is his work,

    and his righteousness endures forever.

4 He has gained renown by his wonderful deeds;

    the LORD is gracious and merciful.

5 He provides food for those who fear him;

    he is ever mindful of his covenant.

6 He has shown his people the power of his works,

    in giving them the heritage of the nations.

7 The works of his hands are faithful and just;

    all his precepts are trustworthy.

8 They are established forever and ever,

    to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.

9 He sent redemption to his people;

    he has commanded his covenant forever.

    Holy and awesome is his name.

10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom;

    all those who practice it have a good understanding.

    His praise endures forever.


Sermon - Zakiya Austin, Peer Minister at Howard University

UM Hymnal #96 - Praise the Lord Who Reigns Above

Pastoral Prayer and Prayer of Dedication - Rev. Dr. Patricia Allen, Senior Pastor


Benediction


Postlude - Allemande and Triple by Tylman Susato - Marvin Mills, Organist


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Adoration by Florence Price, copyright 1951, Lorenz Publishing Co. Permission to stream this music obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A. All rights reserved.


Call to Worship: "God is Able" by Martin Luther King, Jr., copyright 1963. In The United Methodist Hymnal (Nashville TN: United Methodist Publishing House, 1989).


"Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies." Words: Charles Wesley (1740). Music: J.G. Wener's Choralbuch (1815); harmony by William H. Havergal (1861). Public domain.


Opening Prayer: adapted from "Epiphany" by Laurence Hull Stookey, copyright 1989 The United Methodist Publish House.


"Thank You, Lord." Words: Traditional. Music: adapt. & arranged by William Farley Smith (1986). Copyright 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House. Streamed by permission under CCLI license #24106074. All rights reserved.


"Praise the Lord Who Reigns Above." Words: Charles Wesley (1743). Music: Foundery Collection (1742). Public domain.


Allemande and Triple by Tylman Susato (circa 1550). Public domain.


Bible readings: New Revised Standard Version Bible (NRSV), copyright 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


Sunday, January 31

worship-at-home, 10:30 a.m.

Guest Preacher Zakiya  Austin

On Sunday, January 31, our guest preacher delivering the sermon message will be Ms. Zakiya Austin.


Ms. Austin, originally from Columbia, South Carolina, is the former student chaplain for the Howard University Chapel Assistants and a current peer minister for the Wesley Foundation at Howard University. She is also a graduating senior with a major in psychology.


We are delighted to welcome Ms. Austin and hear her message. St. Paul's is launching a partnership in 2021 between our pastors and the United Methodist chaplain at Howard University, Rev. Alexis Brown. Inviting Ms. Austin to share her gifts and hearing her message is one element of our new effort to engage with the Wesley Foundation at Howard and the students it serves!

Sunday, January 24, 2020

third Sunday After the Epiphany

This service is livestreamed at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday an will remain available for later viewing. 

The order of worship is below.




Announcements - Marge Higgins, Lay Leader

 

Call to Worship


Leader:   In the midst of a world aching in pain,

People:   We gather together to remember the Good News.

L:             The Spirit of the Living God still moves among us today!

P:             Thanks be to God, who brings us life.


Voluntary - Prelude on AZMON by Paul Manz - Marvin Mills, Organist

 

UM Hymnal #57 - O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing

 

Opening Prayer

Holy One, Liberator of the captive and Lover of the outcast, may your Spirit move among us. Keep us fixated on Sacred Possibilities of a world rich in justice and overflowing with love. Do not let us get distracted from the causes of our neighbor or swept away by the spirit of despair. For in you, we trust we are more powerful than we can even begin to imagine. Thanks be to you who makes it so, O God. Amen

 

Proclamation of the Word


Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10

1[A]ll the people gathered together into the square before the Water Gate. They told the scribe Ezra to bring the book of the law of Moses, which the Lord had given to Israel. 2Accordingly, the priest Ezra brought the law before the assembly, both men and women and all who could hear with understanding. This was on the first day of the seventh month. 3He read from it facing the square before the Water Gate from early morning until midday, in the presence of the men and the women and those who could understand; and the ears of all the people were attentive to the book of the law.

5And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people, for he was standing above all the people; and when he opened it, all the people stood up. 6Then Ezra blessed the Lord, the great God, and all the people answered, “Amen, Amen,” lifting up their hands. Then they bowed their heads and worshiped the Lord with their faces to the ground.

8So they read from the book, from the law of God, with interpretation. They gave the sense, so that the people understood the reading.

9And Nehemiah, who was the governor, and Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people, “This day is holy to the Lord your God; do not mourn or weep.” For all the people wept when they heard the words of the law. 10Then he said to them, “Go your way, eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions of them to those for whom nothing is prepared, for this day is holy to our Lord; and do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”


Luke 4:14-21

14Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country. 15He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by everyone.

16When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, 17and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written:

18“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,

    because he has anointed me

        to bring good news to the poor.

He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives

    and recovery of sight to the blind,

        to let the oppressed go free,

19to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

20And he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. 21Then he began to say to them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”

                                                                

Sermon - Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton, Associate Pastor

 

UM Hymnal #454 - Open My Eyes, That I May See

 

Pastoral Prayer & Prayer of Dedication - Rev. Dr. Patricia Allen, Senior Pastor


UM Hymnal #662 - Stand Up and Bless the Lord


Benediction


Postlude - Andante tranquillo, Sonata No. III by Felix Mendelssohn - Marvin Mills, Organist


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Call to Worship and Opening Prayer: Adapted from Enfleshed: Spiritual Nourishment for Collective Liberation, "Liturgy that Matters" 27 January 2019 edition (enfleshed.com).


Azmon (Oh, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing) by Paul Manz, from Ten Chorale Improvisations, Set 9. Copyright 1980, 1992, and 2011, Birnamwood Publications (ASCAP), a division of MorningStar Music Publishers. Permission to stream this music obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #735990-A. All rights reserved.


All hymns used in this service are in the public domain.

"O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing" - Words: Charles Wesley (1739). Music: Carl G. Glaser, arr. by Lowell Mason (1839). 

"Open My Eyes, That I May See" - Words & Music: Clara H. Scott (1895).

"Stand Up and Bless the Lord" - Words: James Montgomery (1824). Music: tune from Genevan Psalter (1551); adapt. by William Crotch (1836).


Andante tranquillo, Sonata No. III by Felix Mendelssohn, public domain.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Second Sunday after Epiphany / Human Relations day

This service is livestreamed at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday and will remain available for viewing later. 

The order of worship is below.