Order of Worship
June 26th 2022 ~ 3rd Sunday after Pentecost

Prelude

 

Welcome, Announcements, and Peace

 
Call to Worship

We gather to worship with expectations:
God revealed in new and astonishing ways.
God comes to us in real time.
God comes to us in dreams.
Sometimes God’s presence is hard to take in—
difficult to believe.
O God, we long to believe.
Help our unbelief!
God is present here.
God is working in our midst.
Then our mouths are filled with laughter,
Our tongues shout out with joy!  
Lord, fill our minds with new understandings.
We are waiting for you. Speak to us today.
Amen.

 ~ written by Rev. Penny L. Lowes

 

Hymn of Praise

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
John Wyeth and Robert Robinson

Verse 1
Come Thou fount of ev’ry blessing
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace
Streams of mercy never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above
Praise the mount I’m fixed upon it
Mount of Thy redeeming love

Verse 2
Here I raise mine Ebenezer
Hither by Thy help I’m come
And I hope by Thy good pleasure
Safely to arrive at home
Jesus sought me when a stranger
Wand’ring from the fold of God
He to rescue me from danger
Interposed His precious blood

Verse 3
O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be
Let Thy grace Lord like a fetter
Bind my wand’ring heart to Thee
Prone to wander Lord I feel it
Prone to leave the God I love
Here’s my heart Lord take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above

 

Opening Prayer

God is our refuge and strength,
    a very present help in trouble.

Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change,
    though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;
 though its waters roar and foam,
    though the mountains tremble with its tumult.

‘Be still, and know that I am God!
    I am exalted among the nations,
    I am exalted in the earth.’
The Lord of hosts is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our refuge.

Amen.

– Psalm 46

 

Special Music

Big Air Max
Mack Bailey and Max Grange

 

Scripture Reading

Chriss Flynn, reader

 

2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14
NIV

Elijah Taken Up to Heaven

2 When the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. 2 Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here; the Lord has sent me to Bethel.”

But Elisha said, “As surely as the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel.

6 Then Elijah said to him, “Stay here; the Lord has sent me to the Jordan.”

And he replied, “As surely as the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you.” So the two of them walked on.

7 Fifty men from the company of the prophets went and stood at a distance, facing the place where Elijah and Elisha had stopped at the Jordan. 8 Elijah took his cloak, rolled it up and struck the water with it. The water divided to the right and to the left, and the two of them crossed over on dry ground.

9 When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me, what can I do for you before I am taken from you?”

“Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit,” Elisha replied.

10 “You have asked a difficult thing,” Elijah said, “yet if you see me when I am taken from you, it will be yours—otherwise, it will not.”

11 As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind. 12 Elisha saw this and cried out, “My father! My father! The chariots and horsemen of Israel!” And Elisha saw him no more. Then he took hold of his garment and tore it in two.

13 Elisha then picked up Elijah’s cloak that had fallen from him and went back and stood on the bank of the Jordan. 14 He took the cloak that had fallen from Elijah and struck the water with it. “Where now is the Lord, the God of Elijah?” he asked. When he struck the water, it divided to the right and to the left, and he crossed over.

The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

 

 Sermon

And He Crossed Over
Associate Pastor Charla Belinski

 

Pastoral Prayer

 

Prayers of the People

Chriss Flynn, Reader

 

Wandering Soul
John Denver

 

Doxology

Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heav’nly host
Praise Father Son and Holy Ghost
Amen

 

CCLI Song # 6115489
Thomas Ken
Public Domain
For use solely with the SongSelect®. Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com
CCLI License # 3154366

Communion

 

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 trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Special Music

Prove Them Wrong
Danielle Coulter and Mack Bailey 

 

Closing Hymn

Be Not Afraid
Bob Dufford

Worship Supplement #20

Verse 1
You shall cross the barren desert
But you shall not die of thirst.
You shall wander far in safety
Though yoy do not know the way.
You shall speak your words in foreign lands and all will understand.
You shall see the face of God and live.

Refrain
Be not afraid. I go before you always.
Come follow me and I will give you rest.

Verse 2
If you pass through raging waters in the sea,
You shall not drown.
If you walk amid the burning flames,
You shall not be harmed.
If you stand before the pow’r of hell
and death is at your side,
Know that I am with you through it all.

Refrain
Be not afraid. I go before you always.
Come follow me and I will give you rest.

Verse 3
Blessed are your poor
for the kingdom shall be theirs.
Blest are you that weep and mourn,
For one day you shall laugh.
And if wicked tongues insult and hate you
All because of me, blessed, blessed are you!

Refrain
Be not afraid. I go before you always.
Come follow me and I will give you rest.

 

Closing Prayer

Sisters and brothers, God is at work in us and with us!
God is our clothing in which love enwraps us, holds us, and all encloses us.
We are protected safely in love—in woe as in well—by the goodness of God.
We depart today, with the word on our lips and in our hearts, knowing God goes before us.
God will not fail us nor forsake us. We go with confidence to love and serve the Lord.
Amen.

~ Worship Ways


Blessing

 

Postlude

Our love in action now begins…

 

This Sunday’s Special Music is brought to you by
Mack Bailey, Max Grange, Danielle Coulter, David Dyer, & Art Williams.

Thank you to all of this Sunday’s volunteers!

Greeters: Brad and Peggy Everhart, Chriss Flynn, and Marion Garrett
Reader: Chriss Flynn
Altar setting: Sue de Campo
Coffee Service: Sue de Campo

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