Digital Bulletin: June 14

SONG #2274: Come All You People
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Come all you people,
come and praise your Maker;
Come all you people,
come and praise your Maker;
Come all you people,
come and praise your Maker;
Come now and worship the Lord.
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WELCOME
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SONG #2218 – You Are Mine (#00193)
I will come to you in the silence
I will lift you from all your fear
You will hear My voice
I claim you as My choice
Be still, and know I am near
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I am hope for all who are hopeless
I am eyes for all who long to see
In the shadows of the night,
I will be your light
Come and rest in Me
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Do not be afraid, I am with you
I have called you each by name
Come and follow Me
I will bring you home
I love you and you are mine
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I am strength for all the despairing
Healing for the ones who dwell in shame
All the blind will see, the lame will all run free
And all will know My name
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Do not be afraid, I am with you
I have called you each by name
Come and follow Me
I will bring you home
I love you and you are mine
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I am the Word that leads all to freedom
I am the peace the world cannot give
I will call your name, embracing all your pain
Stand up, now, walk, and live
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Do not be afraid, I am with you
I have called you each by name
Come and follow Me
I will bring you home
I love you and you are mine
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THE GATHERING
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters. (Genesis 1: 1-2)
The voice of the Lord is upon the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord, upon many waters. (Psalm 29: 3)
The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit. (John 3: 8)
The voice of the Lord causes the oaks to whirl, and strips the forest bare; and in God’s temple all cry, “Glory!” (Psalm 29:9)
When you send forth your Spirit all living things are created; and you renew the face of the earth. (Psalm 104:30)
The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world and those who live in it. (Psalm 24:1)
I baptize with you water; but one more powerful than I is coming who will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. (Luke 3:16)
The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire. The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh. (Psalm 29: 7-8)
Gathered by God, inspired by the Holy Spirit, let us worship together!
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SONG #260: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing;
Our helper He, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing:
For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe;
His craft and power are great,
and, armed with cruel hate,
On earth is not his equal.
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Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing;
Were not the right Man on our side, the Man of God’s own choosing:
Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He;
Lord Sabaoth His Name,
From age to age the same,
And He must win the battle.
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And though this world, with devils filled, should threaten to undo us,
We will not fear, for God hath willed His truth to triumph through us;
The prince of darkness grim, we tremble not for him;
His rage we can endure,
for lo! his doom is sure,
One little word shall fell him.
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That word above all earthly powers, no thanks to them, abideth;
The Spirit and the gifts are ours through Him Who with us sideth;
Let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also;
The body they may kill:
God’s truth abideth still,
His kingdom is forever.
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THE MESSAGE
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RESPONSE
For the Word of God in scripture,
For the Word of God among us,
For the Word of God within us,
Thanks be to God.
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INVITATION TO ACTIVE DISCIPLESHIP
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SONG #171 – The King of Love My Shepherd Is
The King of love my shepherd is,
whose goodness faileth never.
I nothing lack if I am his,
and he is mine forever.
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Where streams of living water flow,
my ransomed soul he leadeth;
and where the verdant pastures grow,
with food celestial feedeth.
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Perverse and foolish, oft I strayed,
but yet in love he sought me;
and on his shoulder gently laid,
and home, rejoicing, brought me.
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In death’s dark vale I fear no ill,
with thee, dear Lord, beside me;
thy rod and staff my comfort still,
thy cross before to guide me.
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Thou spreadst a table in my sight;
thy unction grace bestoweth;
and oh, what transport of delight
from thy pure chalice floweth!
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And so through all the length of days,
thy goodness faileth never;
Good Shepherd, may I sing thy praise
within thy house forever.
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INVITATION TO CONFESSION
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TIME OF SILENCE
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PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Loving and merciful God, you know our hearts and you know our lives. We confess to you those things which cause separation, which cause pain, which cause distress, and which break down relationships. And we confess our part in those things.
In humility and hope, we ask for your help: to do better, to reconcile, to heal, to soothe, to build up. We pray these things so that we may be fully able to love you and neighbor, and better follow the Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen.
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SUNG RESPONSE: Rain Down
Rain Down, rain down,
rain down your love on your people.
Rain Down, rain down,
rain down your love, God of life.
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WORDS OF ASSURANCE
Sisters and brothers, hear this good news and see the grace of God: You are forgiven. You are free to go and live in the light of love.
Thanks be to God.
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SUNG RESPONSE: Glory to God Whose Goodness Shines on Me
Glory to God, Whose goodness shines on me
And to the Son, whose grace has pardoned me
And to the Spirit, whose love has set me free
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, Amen.
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World without end, without end Amen
World without end, without end Amen
World without end, without end Amen
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, Amen.
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PRAYERS OF THE DAY
Lord in your mercy,
Hear our prayers.
Lord’s Prayer
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 debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
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SONG #2279 The Trees of the Field (SING 2 TIMES)
You shall go out with joy
And be led forth with peace
The mountains and the hills
Will break forth before you
There’ll be shouts of joy
And all the trees of the field
Will clap, will clap their hands
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And all the trees of the field
Will clap their hands x x
The trees of the field
Will clap their hands x x
The trees of the field
Will clap their hands x x
While you go out with joy
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CHALLENGE AND BLESSING
And all God’s people said: Alleluia! Amen.
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POSTLUDE

Biblical texts are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989, 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.
All music used in this worship service is printed, projected, and streamed with permission through ONELICENSE, License #A-730261. All rights reserved.
Liturgical texts are either original, or adapted from the 2018 Book of Common Worship, published by Westminster John Knox Press.


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