Green Creek Bethel United Methodist Church
6/14/2020 Worship Bulletin
Welcome, Greeting & Announcements
Call to Celebration
Come, behold the works of the living God! Listen for what God would say to us. We await God’s Word for our church and for the times in which we live. God calls us to remember the support and promptings of the Spirit.
We have received comfort and assurance, and our eyes have been opened to God’s challenges. God does not let us escape the world’s pain when we join in worship. Some of the pain is our own, and we seek relief; much is borne by others, whom we want to help. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. We open ourselves to God’s healing and offer ourselves for further service.
Hymn of Praise “God, Whose Love Is Reigning o’er Us” No. 100
- God, whose love is reigning o’er us, source of all, the ending true; hear the universal chorus raised in joyful praise to you: Alleluia, Alleluia, worship ancient, worship new.
- Word of God from nature bringing springtime green and autumn gold; mountain streams like children singing, ocean waves like thunder bold: Alleluia, Alleluia, as creation’s tale is told.
- Holy God of ancient glory, choosing man and woman, too; Abr’am’s faith and Sarah’s story formed a people bound to you.
Alleluia, Alleluia, to your covenant keep us true.
- Covenant, new again in Jesus, Starchild born to set us free; sent to heal us, sent to teach us how love’s children we might be. Alleluia, Alleluia, risen Christ, our Saviour he!
- Lift we then our human voices in the songs that faith would bring; live we then in human choices lives that, like our music, sing: Alleluia, Alleluia, joined in love our praises ring!
WORDS: W. B. Grove MUSIC: J. Goss
Call to Confession
Prayer of Confession
Powerful and merciful God, you have blessed us abundantly, and we have complained. You have linked our lives with others, and we have abused their trust. We have despised our birthright and misused your blessing. We have left undone many of the tasks you set before us, while pursuing passions and pleasures that have become our gods. We have strayed so far from the truth that we find truth hard to recognize. We are sinners with no place to turn except to your compassion and salvation, pleading for forgiveness and strength to lead a new life in Christ Jesus. Be with us this day and forevermore, in his name. Amen.
Silent Meditation (the flame of prayer is fed by the fuel of meditation)
Words of Grace
Epistle Reading Romans 5:6-11
Hymn “’Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” No. 462
- ‘Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, and to take him at his word; just to rest upon his promise, and to know, “Thus saith the Lord.”
Jesus, Jesus, how I trust him! How I’ve proved him o’er and o’er!
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus! O for grace to trust him more!
- O how sweet to trust in Jesus, just to trust his cleansing blood;
and in simple faith to plunge me neath the healing, cleansing flood! [Refrain]
- Yes, ’tis sweet to trust in Jesus, just from sin and self to cease;
just from Jesus simply taking life and rest, and joy and peace. [Refrain]
- I’m so glad I learned to trust thee, precious Jesus, Savior, friend; and I know that thou art with me, wilt be with me to the end.
The Gospel Matthew 9:35-10:8
Sermon “At Work in the World” Rev. John Wright
Morning Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
Hymn “Sent Forth by God’s Blessing” No. 664
Sent forth by God’s blessing, Our true faith confessing,
The people of God from His dwelling take leave.
The service is ended. O, now be extended
The fruits of our worship in all who believe.
The seed of the teaching, receptive souls reaching,
shall blossom in action for God and for all.
God’s grace did invite us, and love shall unite us
to work for God’s kingdom and answer His call.
With praise and thanksgiving to God ever-living,
the tasks of our everyday life we will face.
Our faith ever sharing, In love ever caring,
embracing His children of each tribe and race.
With your grace you feed us, with your light now lead us;
unite us as one in this life that we share.
Then may all the living with praise and thanksgiving
give honor to Christ and His name that we bear.
Our Organist is Julia Sangillo Our Reader is Debbie Hopp