Sunday Worship 6-28-20

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
June 28th at 10:00 a.m.


“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Acts 1:8

Prelude Music

Greeting and Welcome

Call to Worship

Pastor: Something new is stirring in our church, O Lord.
All: A different voice comes to us.
Pastor: Make us ready to receive this new Word
All: Open our hearts and renew our spirits.
Pastor: Let us be the voice of welcome, the spirit of joy.
All: Let us be those who bring the life-giving waters to others. Amen.

Hymn “Come, Christians Join to Sing” UMH #158 Words: Christian Henry Bateman, 1843. Music: Trad. Melody; arr. by Benjamin Carr, 1824; harm. by Austin C. Lovelace, 1963.
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  1. Come, Christians, join to sing
    Alleluia! Amen!
    Loud praise to Christ our King;
    Alleluia! Amen!
    Let all, with heart and voice,
    before his throne rejoice;
    praise is his gracious choice.
    Alleluia! Amen!
  1. Come, lift your hearts on high,
    Alleluia! Amen!
    Let praises fill the sky;
    Alleluia! Amen!
    He is our Guide and Friend;
    to us he’ll condescend;
    his love shall never end.
    Alleluia! Amen!
  1. Praise yet our Christ again,
    Alleluia! Amen!
    Life shall not end the strain;
    Alleluia! Amen!
    On heaven’s blissful shore,
    his goodness we’ll adore,
    singing forevermore,
    Alleluia! Amen!

A Modern Affirmation of Faith

We believe in God, who created our world and every living thing in it. Because all people in all places are God’s children, we believe they have the right to be treated with dignity. We believe in Jesus Christ, who died on the cross to save us from our sins. We understand and believe that the power of his redeeming grace is available to all who seek it. As recipients of that grace, we also believe we are called to live out and share the good news of the gospel. We believe in the power of the Holy Spirit to make all things new through God’s grace and love. As we are forgiven, so must we forgive others. We believe in the Triune God, who continues to create, wash us clean in the baptismal water and inspire and empower us to serve in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
(Homiletics Online,

Gloria Patri “Glory Be to the Father” UMH #71 Words: Lesser Doxology, 3rd-4th cent. Music: Henry W. Greatorex, 1851.

Glory be to the Father
and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning,
is now and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen. Amen.

Prayers of the People, The Lord’s Prayer

Special Music “Love in Any Language” Hal Leonard. Arr: John Higgins, 1985. Copyright © 1985 Birdwing Music (ASCAP) Jonathan Mark Music (ASCAP) Sutton Hill. Music (ASCAP) (adm. at All rights reserved. Used by permission.
Sung by Alison Combes.

Scripture Reading Matthew 10:42-44 (NRSV)

Meditation “Love All the People” Rev. Matthew Sergent

Hymn “Jesu, Jesu” UMH #432 Words: Tim Colvin, 1969. Music: Ghana folk song; adapt. by Tom Colvin, 1969; harm. by Charles H. Webb, 1988.
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Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love,
show us how to serve the neighbors we have from you.

  1. Kneels at the feet of his friends,
    silently washes their feet,
    Master who acts as a slave to them.
  1. Neighbors are rich and poor,
    neighbors are black and white,
    neighbors are near us and far away.
  1. These are the ones we should serve,
    these are the ones we should love,
    all these are neighbors to us and you.
  1. Loving puts us on our knees,
    serving as though we are slaves,
    this is the way we should live with you.
  1. Kneel at the feet of our friends,
    silently washing their feet,
    this is the way we should live with you.


God of peace and mercy, send us into your world with confident joy. Help us to reach out to others in love and care for them as you always care for us. Amen.

Benediction Hymn  “Shalom to You” UMH #666 Words: Trad. Hebrew blessing; trans. by Roger N. Deschner, 1982. Music: Israeli melody.

Shalom to you now, shalom, my friends.
May God’s full mercies bless you, my friends.
In all your living and through your loving,
Christ be your shalom, Christ be your shalom.