Digital Bulletin: June 28

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 #769GTG: For Everyone Born
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For everyone born, a place at the table,
For everyone born, clean water and bread,
A shelter, a space, a safe place for growing,
For everyone born, a star overhead,
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And God will delight when we are creators
Of justice and joy, compassion and peace:
Yes, God will delight when we are creators
Of justice, justice and joy!
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For woman and man, a place at the table,
Revising the roles, deciding the share,
With wisdom and grace, dividing the power,
For woman and man, a system that’s fair,
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And God will delight when we are creators
Of justice and joy, compassion and peace:
Yes, God will delight when we are creators
Of justice, justice and joy!
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For young and for old, a place at the table,
A voice to be heard, a part in the song,
The hands of a child in hands that are wrinkled,
For young and for old, the right to belong,
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And God will delight when we are creators
Of justice and joy, compassion and peace:
Yes, God will delight when we are creators
Of justice, justice and joy!
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For just and unjust, a place at the table,
Abuser, abused, with need to forgive,
In anger, in hurt, a mindset of mercy,
For just and unjust, a new way to live,
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And God will delight when we are creators
Of justice and joy, compassion and peace:
Yes, God will delight when we are creators
Of justice, justice and joy!
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For everyone born, a place at the table,
To live without fear, and simply to be,
To work, to speak out, to witness and worship,
For everyone born, the right to be free,
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And God will delight when we are creators
Of justice and joy, compassion and peace:
Yes, God will delight when we are creators
Of justice, justice and joy!
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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 #138: Holy, Holy, Holy
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Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty!
God in three persons, blessed Trinity!
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Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,
Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea.
Cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
Who wert and art and evermore shalt be.
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Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide thee,
Though the eye of sinfulness Thy glory may not see,
Only thou art holy; there is none beside thee,
Perfect in power, in love, and purity.
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Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All thy works shall praise thy name, in earth and sky and sea.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty,
God in three persons, blessed Trinity! 
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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 #461: God is Here
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God is here! As we your people
Meet to offer praise and prayer,
May we find in fuller measure
What it is in Christ we share.
Here, as in the world around us,
All our varied skills and arts
Wait the coming of the Spirit
Into open minds and hearts.
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Here are symbols to remind us
Of our lifelong need of grace;
Here are table, font and pulpit;
Here the cross has central place.
Here in honesty of preaching,
Here in silence, as in speech,
Here, in newness and renewal,
God the Spirit comes to each.
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Here our children find a welcome
In the Shepherd’s flock and fold;
Here as bread and wine are taken,
Christ sustains us as of old.
Here the servants of the Servant
Seek in worship to explore
What it means in daily living
To believe and to adore.
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Lord of all, of church and kingdom,
In an age of change and doubt,
Keep us faithful to the Gospel;
Help us work your purpose out.
Here, in this day’s dedication,
All we have to give, receive;
We, who cannot live without you,
We adore you! We believe!
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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.
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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 #144: Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
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Alleluia! Sing to Jesus;
His the scepter, His the throne.
Alleluia! His the triumph,
His the victory alone.
Hark! The songs of peaceful Zion
Thunder like a mighty flood;
“Jesus out of every nation
Has redeemed us by His blood.
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Alleluia! Not as orphans
Are we left in sorrow now.
Alleluia! He is near us;
Faith believes, nor questions how.
Though the cloud from sight received Him
When the forty days were o’er,
Shall our hearts forget His promise,
“I am with you evermore”?
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Alleluia! bread of angels,
Thou on earth our food, our stay;
Alleluia! here the sinful
Flee to Thee from day to day:
Intercessor, friend of sinners,
Earth’s Redeemer, plead for me,
Where the songs of all the sinless
Sweep across the crystal sea.
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Alleluia! King eternal,
Thee the Lord of lords we own;
Alleluia! born of Mary,
Earth Thy footstool, Heav’n Thy throne:
Thou within the veil hast entered,
Robed in flesh our great high priest;
Thou on earth both priest and victim
In the Eucharistic feast.
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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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