Digital Bulletin: June 7

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
Welcome to Westminster Online!
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SONG #2236: Gather Us In
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Here in this place new light is streaming,
Now is the darkness vanished away,
See in this space our fears and our dreamings,
Brought here to you in the light of this day.
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Gather us in, the lost and forsaken,
Gather us in, the blind and the lame;
Call to us now and we shall awaken,
We shall arise at the sound of our name.
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We are the young, our lives are a mystery,
We are the old who yearn for your face,
We have been sung throughout all of history,
Called to be light to the whole human race.
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Gather us in, the rich and the haughty,
Gather us in, the proud and the strong;
Give us a heart so meek and so lowly,
Give us the courage to enter the song.
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Here we will take the wine and the water,
Here we will take the bread of new birth,
Here you shall call your sons and your daughters,
Call us anew to be salt for the earth.
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Give us to drink the wine of compassion,
Give us to eat the bread that is you;
Nourish us well and teach us to fashion
Lives that are holy and hearts that are true.
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Not in the dark of buildings confining,
Not in some heaven light years away,
But here in this place the new light is shining,
Now is the kingdom, now is the day.
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Gather us in and hold us forever,
Gather us in and make us your own;
Gather us in, all peoples together,
Fire of love in our flesh and our bones
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THE GATHERING
This experience of faith is not something static.
We are on a journey.
It is a journey we take together, and a journey that each of us makes alone.
Everyday, we are invited to pay attention, to notice things on the way.
To notice the sharp stones, the uneven ground, the mercy of shade, the faithfulness of those who walk with us.
We carry little with us on the journey;
We only carry that which is in our hearts: hope, trust, fear, apprehension, wonder, sorrow.
On this journey, we rest and sing and pray and listen.
And so, let us journey together. And let us worship together!
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SONG #276: Great Is Thy Faithfulness
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Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.
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Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!
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Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon, and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love.
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Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!
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Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!
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Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!
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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 #2212: My Life Flows On
My life flows on in endless song;
above earth’s lamentation,
I hear the clear, though far off hymn
that hails a new creation.
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No storm can shake my inmost calm
while to that Rock I’m clinging.
Since love is Lord of heaven and earth,
how can I keep from singing?
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Through all the tumult and the strife,
I hear that music ringing.
It finds an echo in my soul.
How can I keep from singing?
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No storm can shake my inmost calm
while to that Rock I’m clinging.
Since love is Lord of heaven and earth,
how can I keep from singing?
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What though my joys and comforts die?
I know my Savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.
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No storm can shake my inmost calm
while to that Rock I’m clinging.
Since love is Lord of heaven and earth,
how can I keep from singing?
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The peace of Christ makes fresh my heart,
a fountain ever springing!
All things are mine since I am his!
How can I keep from singing?
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No storm can shake my inmost calm
while to that Rock I’m clinging.
Since love is Lord of heaven and earth,
how can I keep from singing?
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INVITATION TO CONFESSION
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TIME OF SILENCE (full 30 seconds)
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PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Though we are children of God,
We have failed and we have forgotten.
And God loves you.
We have done injury and been injured.
And God loves you.
We have been greedy and we have gloated.
And God loves you.
We have hoarded and we have hated.
And God loves you.
We have walked away, turned away, and given ourselves away.
And God loves you.
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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
The Holy Spirit rains down upon our dry and dusty lives, washing away our sin and healing our wounded spirits. Praise be to God! In Christ, we are made whole!
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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LORD’S SUPPER
These are the gifts of God for the people of God.
Thanks be to God.
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SONG #432: Song of Hope
May the God of hope go with us every day,
filling all our lives with love and joy and peace.
May the God of justice speed us on our way,
bringing light and hope to every land and race.
Praying, let us work for peace,
singing, share our joy with all.
working for a world that’s new,
faithful when we hear Christ’s call.
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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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