Bulletin: 3rd Sunday after Pentacost – June 25, 2017
3nd Sunday after the Pentecost
Celebrating the Gift of Sabbath
New Street United Methodist Church | Rev. Dee-Ann Dixon, Pastor
June 25, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
“God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because God rested from all the work of creation.” Genesis 2:3 (CEB)
PRELUDE AND KINDLING OF THE LIGHTS
WORDS OF WELCOME & ATTENDANCE REGISTRATION
*CONGREGATIONAL SUNG OPENING: “Sanctuary” (sing 2X) FWS, No. 2164
“Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary, pure and holy, tried and true. With thanksgiving, I’ll be a living sanctuary for you.”
*CALL TO WORSHIP: “Psalm 150” no sung response No. 862
*SHARING OF THE PEACE OF CHRIST
L: The peace of Christ be with you. P: And also with you.
OPENING HYMN: “Come! Come! Everybody Worship” FWS, No. 2271
PRAYER: (prayed by all)
Lord, as we gather together in your house, we leave the ways of the world and all of its distractions behind. We seek only to worship you in spirit and in truth, letting nothing come between us. We want only to be enriched by your wisdom, your strength, your ways, and your love. Bless all who have come to seek you, on this, holy day. Amen.
FIRST SCRIPTURE LESSONS: Genesis 1:31-2:3 and Exodus 20:8-11
A TIME WITH THE CHILDREN Pastor Dee-Ann Dixon
SUNG RESPONSE: “Awesome God” Sing 2X FWS, No. 2040
“Our God is an awesome God; he reigns from heaven above with wisdom, power and love. Our God is an awesome God.”
SECOND SCRIPTURE LESSON: Mark 6:38-47
SPECIAL MUSIC “I Believe In God” Kathy Bowen, Barbara Cleaver & Meg Peterson
MESSAGE: “S” Is for Summer, “S” Is for Sabbath Rev. Dee-Ann Dixon
Reflection and Challenge Questions: Summertime invites us to slow down and savor our relationship with God and one another. It invites us to be in more intentional worship, prayer, song, and love of Christ. Challenge yourself to intentionally, every day and each Sunday, be in worship, prayer and/or song. You may find God in your garden, on your porch swing, at church, in songs, or on a hike. Give yourself the gift of time and relaxation with God.
SUNG RESPONSE: “Lord, Listen to Your Children” FWS, No. 2207
GIVING OF GOD’S TITHES & OUR OFFERINGS
OFFERING PRAYER (by pastor)
OFFERTORY: “When You Walk Through A Storm” Rodger’s & Hammerstein Meg Peterson
*OFFERTORY RESPONSE: “Doxology” No. 94
NEWS OF GOD’S FAMILY AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
*CLOSING HYMN: “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” No. 89
*CONGREGATION SUNG BENEDICTION “Go Now in Peace” Sing 2X No. 665
“Go now in peace, go now in peace, may the love of God surround you everywhere, everywhere, you may go.”
*Indicates standing as you are able.
~We welcome all visitors to the morning worship. We are blessed to have you with us.
~The altar flowers are given in honor of Our NSUMC Church Family by Carol and Dave Goldthorpe
Fellowship Hour is hosted by Diane Price & Loretta Homan
THOSE SERVING IN CHURCH TODAY:
Pastor: Rev. Dee-Ann Dixon
Music Director: Nancy Cleaver Organist/Pianist: Rose Gamblin
Acolyte: Maya Dixon-Gross Reader: Cheri Coy
Nursery: Sarah Raines
Greeters: Tom White
FWS – Faith We Sing Hymnal
Worship resources come from “The Abingdon Worship Annual 2015” ed. by M. Scrifes and B. Beu.
New Street United Methodist Church
Rev. G. Dee-Ann Dixon
P.O. Box 188, Shepherdstown, WV 25443 Street Address: 202 West New Street – Corners of Church and New Streets
Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Phone: (304) 876-2362