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Sun, Jun 20, 2021

Worship June 20th, 2021

REID MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (U.S.A.)
SUNDAY, June 20, 2021 at 10:30am
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
We will worship together in the sanctuary and live via
YouTube

 
WE GATHER IN GODS WORD

 
CHIMING OF THE TRINITY
 
PRAYER OF PREPARATION

Holy Spirit, you have filled us with your life. Christ our Savior, you have embraced us in your love. God our Creator, you have fed us with your grace. Now send us out into your beloved world to share your life, your love, your grace with all. Blessing and honor and glory to you, holy, holy, holy Lord. Amen.

 
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS               Rev. Nadine Ellsworth-Moran

Please sign and pass the friendship pad to your neighbor.

 
PASTOR NOMINATING COMMITTEE UPDATE        
                                                                 Elder Woody Belangia, Chairperson
 
PRELUDE                               Cantilene                                   Malcolm Archer
                                               
 
*CALL TO WORSHIP                                                         Rev. Mark A. Medina

We rejoice in the One who leads us beside still waters,
      and gives us refreshment of soul.
 
Christ our Shepherd shows us the way we should go,
      so that the name of God will be glorified.
 
Though all manner of evil befall us, we will not be afraid,
      for the Great Shepherd of our souls is with us.

We are never away from the love and mercy of the Lord,
      and we shall be with him forever and ever. 
      Let us worship the ever present God!
 
*HYMN 401                     Here in This Place                              GATHER US IN

 

WE CONFESS AND RECEIVE GOD’S PARDON

 
*PRAYER OF CONFESSION           

O Christ, whose voice brought peace to the waves, we pray for a glimpse of your peace in our lives. When all around us has given way to chaos, ground us in your presence. When the struggle for justice seems endless and we grow tired, refresh us by your mercy. Help us to see that you are in the boat with us, even when we are certain that it is sinking. Forgive us when we doubt the power of your grace, O Lord, and make us agents of your reign.  Hear now, O God, our silent prayers of confession.

 

*SILENT PRAYER
 
*ASSURANCE OF PARDON
 
*GLORIA PATRI

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.

 
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER   Rev. Robert Hunt
 

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.

WE BRING GIFTS TO GOD

 
OFFERING OF OUR LIVES AND LABORS
 
OFFERTORY                   Voluntary on “Neumark”                  Gordon Young
 
*OFFERTORY RESPONSE       Doxology                           OLD HUNDREDTH

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;

Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

 
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION
                                                                                   
*HYMN 735                      I Need Thee Every Hour                                 NEED


CHILDRENS MOMENT                                                              Ms. Joy Maple

Three-year olds through second grade may remain
with parents or worship in children’s church. Room 207
    

Go now in peace. Go now in peace.
May the love of God surround you,
everywhere, everywhere, you may go
.

 

 

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

 
PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION                                                                                              
OLD TESTAMENT READING           Psalm 23:1-6                                      
The Word of the Lord.                               
                        Thanks be to God. 
 
 
ANTHEM                              Poor Man Lazrus                 arr. Jester Hairston
                                                                                                         (1901-2000)
 

Poor man Lazrus sick and disabled; Dip you finger in the water, come and, cool my tongue, ‘cause I’m tormented in the flame. He had to eat crumbs from the rich man’s table; Dip you finger in the water, come and,
 cool my tongue, ‘cause I’m tormented in the flame.
 
Rich man Divies he lived so well; Dip you finger in the water, come and, cool my tongue, ‘cause I’m tormented in the flame. And when he died he went straight to shhh (hell); Dip you finger in the water, come and,
cool my tongue, cause I’m tormented in the flame.
 
I love to shout, I love to sing; Dip you finger in the water, come and, cool my tongue, ‘cause I’m tormented in the flame. I love to praise my heav’nly King; Dip you finger in the water, come and,
cool my tongue, ‘cause I’m tormented in the flame.
 

 
NEW TESTAMENT READING          2 Corinthians 4:1-15                                
The Word of the Lord.                 
                        Thanks be to God.    
 
SERMON                Manifestation of Christ: Active Presence     Rev. Medina

MOMENTS OF REFLECTION

 
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH                                       The Confession of Belhar


We believe in one holy, universal Christian church, the communion of saints called from the entire human family. That we share one faith, have one calling, are of one soul and one mind; have one God and Father, are filled with one Spirit, are baptized with one baptism, eat of one bread and drink of one cup, confess one name, are obedient to one Lord, work for one cause, and share one hope; together come to know the height and the breadth and the depth of the love of Christ; together are built up to the stature of Christ, to the new humanity; together know and bear one another’s burdens, thereby fulfilling the law of Christ; that we need one another and upbuild one another, admonishing and comforting one another; that we suffer with one another for the sake of righteousness; pray together; together serve God in this world.  Amen.

 

WE ARE SENT INTO THE WORLD
 

*HYMN 836                         Abide with Me                                        EVENTIDE

*BENEDICTION
 
*POSTLUDE                       Carillon Tocccata                      Douglas Wagner
 
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*Please stand as you are able



Flowers in the sanctuary today are given to the Glory of God
and in memory of Robert R. and Stella Goodwin
and in honor of Ed and Martha Moody by Ed and Wendy Moody.

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