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.

 PASTOR’S PRAYER:

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  

 *PASTOR’S BENEDICTION

 *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.”

 *POSTLUDE

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*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

[email protected]   &   www.newstreetumc.com

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