June 20, 2021

Ringing of the Church Bell and Lighting of the Altar Candles (And a Candle at Home) 10 AM

Thought for the week: “May God break my heart so completely that the whole world falls in.” (Mother Teresa of Calcutta – 1910-1997)

Gathering Hymn:       “Nothing Can Trouble” / “Nada Te Turbe”       No. 2054 TFWS

Nothing can trouble, nothing can frighten. Those who seek God shall never go wanting. Nothing can trouble, nothing can frighten. God alone fills us.

Nada te turbe, nada te espante. Quien a Dios tiene nada le falta. Nada te turbe, nada te espante. Solo Dios basta.

Nada te turbe, nada te espante. Quien a Dios tiene nada le falta. Nada te turbe, nada te espante. Solo Dios basta.

Nothing can trouble, nothing can frighten. Those who seek God shall never go wanting. Nothing can trouble, nothing can frighten. God alone fills us.

Call to Worship:
Apostles Creed-     No. 881 UMH

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended to the dead; 

On the third day, He arose from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.  

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the Forgiveness of sins, the Resurrection of the body, and the Life Everlasting.  Amen.

(From the Book of Common Prayer)

Celebrant: Will you continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers?
People: I will, with God’s help.
Celebrant: Will you persevere in resisting evil, and, whenever you fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord?
People: I will, with God’s help.
Celebrant: Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ?
People: I will, with God’s help.
Celebrant: Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself?
People: I will, with God’s help.
Celebrant: Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?
People: I will, with God’s help.

Scripture Reading:       1 Samuel 17:32-49     You?

Prayer for Illumination: Send Your Spirit to fill our lives with Your love, that we may not only hear but also do Your Word.  Amen  (Ruth C. Duck, USA, 20th Century)

Opening Hymn:       “Stand By Me”       No. 512 UMH

When the storms of life are raging, stand by me; (stand by me)
When the storms of life are raging, stand by me; (stand by me)
When the world is tossing me, like a ship upon the sea,
thou who rulest wind and water, stand by me; (stand by me)

In the midst of tribulation, stand by me; (stand by me)
In the midst of tribulation, stand by me; (stand by me)
When the host of hell assail, and my strength begins to fail,
thou who never lost a battle, stand by me; (stand by me)

In the midst of faults and failures, stand by me; (stand by me)
In the midst of faults and failures, stand by me; (stand by me)
When I’ve done the best I can, and my friends mis-understand,
thou who knowest all about me, stand by me; (stand by me)

In the midst of persecution, stand by me; (stand by me)
In the midst of persecution, stand by me; (stand by me)
when my foes in war array undertake to stop my way,
thou who saved Paul and Silas, stand by me; (stand by me)

When I’m growing old and feeble, stand by me; (stand by me)
When I’m growing old and feeble, stand by me; (stand by me)
When myl ife becomes a brden, and I’m nearing chillly Jordan,
O thou Lily of the Valley, stand by me; (stand by me)

Chancel Choir Anthem:    “I Vow to Thee, My Country”    Sping-Rice/Gustav Holst

Children’s Sermon:    Susan Johnson

The Lord’s Prayer:     No. 895 UMH    

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.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever.  Amen.  

Padre Nuestro:     led by Joel Hortiales

Padre nuestro, que estás en los cielos, santificado sea tu nombre. Venga tu reino; hágase tu voluntad, en la tierra como en el cielo. Danos hoy nuestro pan de cada día, y perdona nuestras ofensas como nosotros perdonamos a los que nos ofenden. Y no nos metas en tentación, mas líbranos del mal. Porque tuyo es el reino, y el poder, y la gloria por los siglos. Amén.

Scripture Reading:      Psalm 9:9-20    You?

Offertory:      Joy Asenas

Doxology:        “Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow”     No. 94

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise God, all creatures here below: Alleluia! 

Alleluia!  Praise God, the source of all our gifts!  Praise Jesus Christ, whose power uplifts!  Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia! 

Prayer of Dedication:

Give me a pure heart, that I may see thee; a humble heart, that I may hear thee; a heart of love, that I may serve thee; a heart of faith, that I may abide in thee.  Amen.  (Dag Hammerskjold, Sweden, 20th century)

Scripture Reading:       2 Corinthians 5:6-10      You?

Preparation Hymn:     “In The Lord I’ll Be Ever Thankful”      5x       No. 434 UMH

In the Lord I’ll be ever thankful, in the Lord I will rejoice!
Look to God, do not be afraid.
Lift up your voices, the Lord is near, lift up your voices, the Lord is near.

Scripture Reading:          Mark 4:35-41

Homily:       “Asleep in the Storm     Rev. Bethany Carpenter

Prayer of Confession:    No. 26 UMH

Almighty God, Father of our lord Jesus Christ, maker of all things, judge of all people: We acknowledge and bewail our mainfold sins and wickedness, which we from time to time most grievously have committed, by thought, word, and deed, against thy divine majesty.
We do ernestly repent, and are heartily sorry for these our misdoings; the remembrance of them is grievous unto us.
Have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us, most merciful Father. For thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, forgive us all that is past; and grant that we may ever hereafter serve and please thee in newness of life, to the honor and glory of thy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Holy Communion at HOME: Bread, Liquid, Candle.

Response 1: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord, God of Power and Might. Heaven and Earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

Response 2: Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again!

Response 3: Amen, Amen, Amen.

Prayer for Going Forth:    No. 607 UMH

Let me be full, let me be empty.  Let me have all things, let me have nothing.  I freely and heartily yield all things to thy pleasure and disposal.  And now, O glorious and blessed God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, thou art mine and I am thine.  So be it.  And the covenant which I have made on earth, let it be ratified in heaven.  Amen (John Wesley, England, 1700’s; from No. 607 UMH)

Bardsdale Closing Song:                                                                      

May the God of Peace be with you, holding you in strong fingered hands, and may you be an instrument of God’s peace, to those whose hands you hold, and may the blessings of peace, be with you, be with you, be with you. (Edited by Roberta Palmer)