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Worship Service for June 7, 2020

Worship Service (at home)

June 7, 2020 (during the season of COVID-19 Virus Quarantine)

Faxon-Kenmar United Methodist Church, Williamsport, PA

June 7, 2020 Order of Worship

Peace with Justice Sunday             Trinity Sunday

Our June sermon series is Marching Orders of a Disciple/Follow the Call of Jesus.  Today is
“Sending Out-Making Disciples”.

(Prepare for our worship time today by collecting your bible and food/drink for Holy Communion. Please use bread or cracker and juice or water sharing in the Lord’s Supper. Pastor Susan will invite you to Communion at the end of the Message and you may share in it during the Meditation music.)

PRELUDE  “Communion Aria” – Ritter

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Reader 1:  Our world is overwhelmed with suffering and despair;
Reader 2:  Loving God, focus our minds and hearts on Your Spirit of Compassion.
Reader 1:  Our world is filled with violence and hatred:
Reader 2:  Loving God, focus our hearts and minds on Your Spirit of Peace!
Reader 1:  Our world is one of rife with greed and exploitation:
Reader 2:  Loving God, focus our hearts and minds on Your Spirit of Justice!
Reader 1:  Lord, as we gather together this day, we proclaim Your power and love as the  center of our being.
Together:  And in worship and praise, we embrace Your vision of Peace-Shalom, for us and  for all Creation!

HYMN   “Nearer My God to Thee”  (Bill Fulton-trumpet)              

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1 Nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!
E’en though it be a cross that raiseth me,
Still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to thee;
Nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

2 Though like the wanderer, the sun gone down,
Darkness be over me, my rest a stone;
Yet in my dreams I’d be nearer, my God, to thee;
Nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

5 Or if, on joyful wing cleaving the sky,
Sun, moon, and stars forgot, upward I fly,
Still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to thee;
Nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

PRAYER  (Lift up and name  people, joys and concerns for your time of prayer-in our community, nation and world)

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

SCRIPTURE  Matthew 28:16-20                                    

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MESSAGE                  “Making Disciples for the Real World”             

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MEDITATION  “With This Bread and Wine” – Taylor              

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OFFERING (You may send your envelopes to the church or call to arrange electronic giving)

Generous God, we thank you for the wonderful bounty you’ve bestowed upon humanity. Your gifts nourish our tired bodies, give comfort to our troubled minds and replenish our weary souls. Accept this offering not only as a token of our appreciation for all that we have, but also as a commitment to the ministries of the Church which work to bring economic justice to all Your children!  Amen!

Reader 1:  
May God bless you with discomfort …
at easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships,
so that you may live deep within your heart.
Reader 2:
May God bless you with anger …
at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people,
so that you may work for justice, freedom, and peace.
Reader 1:
May God bless you with tears …
to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation and war,
so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them
and to turn their pain into joy.
And may God bless you with enough Holy foolishness …
to believe that you can make a difference in this world,
so that you can do what others claim cannot be done!  Amen!

POSTLUDE  “I Will Sing of My Redeemer” – Granahan/Hayes               

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Rev Susan Halverstadt, Pastor
David Koskey, Director of Music
Bill Fulton, Special Music

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