Petaluma United Methodist Church

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 PETALUMA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

THE WORSHIP PODCAST

January 17, 2021

The Order of Service

The 2nd Sunday After the Epiphany

 

 

PRELUDE:  “Shall We Gather at the River”  played by Marilyn Lee, Organist

 

GREETING: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

                                                           

CALL TO WORSHIP: Rob Bickmore

Come, Holy Spirit, come.

Call us to release our fears and our worries.

Come, Holy Spirit, come.

Call us to open our hearts to you in worship in this moment.  AMEN

 

OPENING HYMN: “Open My Eyes That I May See”  (UMH 454) played by Marilyn Lee

 

1 Open my eyes that I may see
glimpses of truth thou hast for me.
Place in my hands the wonderful key
that shall unclasp and set me free.
Silently now I wait for thee,
ready, my God, thy will to see.
Open my eyes, illumine me,
Spirit divine!

2 Open my ears that I may hear
voices of truth thou sendest clear,
and while the wave notes fall on my ear,
ev’rything false will disappear.
Silently now I wait for thee,
ready, my God, thy will to see.
Open my ears, illumine me,
Spirit divine!

 

CALL TO CONFESSION: Elizabeth Truesdell

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION: Led by Elizabeth Truesdell

Holy One, we come to you this day with hearts that are shaken and a little afraid of how our world will unfold.  The world is always a little scary, God, but in these times it feels terrifying.    We confess that the fear gets to us, God.  We confess that in our fearful selves we do not always follow your Way as best we can.   Forgive us, we pray.  Have mercy on us when we do not feel strong enough to resist the powers of fear and evil.   Pour out on us a spirit of courage and joy; a spirit of power and wonder.    Help us, we pray, to feel your presence during these dark and confusing times.   We ask this; we pray this in Jesus’ name.  AMEN.

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Rob Bickmore

 

SCRIPTURE READINGS:

Psalm 139:1-6                    

Read in English by Charlotte Peterson

Read in  Fijian by Vakatawa Sekuri Yadraca

 

John 1:43-51                      

Read in English by Elizabeth Truesdell

Read in Fijian by Vakatawa Sekuri Yadraka

                                            

SERMON:  “Can Anything Good Come out of Nazareth?” Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

THE PASTORAL PRAYER:  Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER:     

Led in English by Rob Bickmore

Led in Fijian by Vakatawa  Sekuri Yadraka

                                   

THE OFFERING OF OUR GIFTS AND TITHES:  Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

OFFERTORY:  “Idyll” played by Marilyn Lee

 

PRAYER OF DEDICATION AND COMMITMENT:  Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

CLOSING HYMN:  “Take My Life, and Let it Be” (UMH 399)   played by Marilyn Lee

1 Take my life and let it be
consecrated, Lord, to thee.
Take my moments and my days;
let them flow in endless praise,
let them flow in endless praise.

2 Take my hands and let them move
at the impulse of thy love.
Take my feet and let them be
swift and beautiful for thee,
swift and beautiful for thee.

THE BENEDICTION:  Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

POSTLUDE:  “Fanfare on Lauda-Anima” played by Marilyn Lee

 

 

 

 PETALUMA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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January 10, 2021

The Order of Service

The Baptism of the Lord

 

PRELUDE:  “Be Thou My Vision” played by Marilyn Lee, Organist

 

GREETING: Nora Tallent, Lay Leader, Petaluma UMC

                                                           

CALL TO WORSHIP:   Charlotte Peterson

Worshiping God takes place with every thought, every breath and every action we take.

Our entire lives come together as a prayer to the almighty.

Yet we gather in this moment to be together as the Body of Christ, as God’s Church

to draw sustenance and inspiration, strength and courage.  So come, let us continue to worship as we gather in the power of the Spirit.

 

OPENING HYMN: “Breathe on Me Breath of God” (UMH 420) played by Marilyn Lee

1 Breathe on me, Breath of God, 
fill me with life anew, 
that I may love the way you love, 
and do what you would do. 

2 Breathe on me, Breath of God, 
until my heart is pure, 
until my will is one with yours, 
to do and to endure

CALL TO CONFESSION: Sue Sarno

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION: led by Sue Sarno

Holy God, we come this days as individuals and as community to unburden our hearts.   We come to you in prayer, O Lord, because we are aware of the many ways we have fallen short of glory. Lord, we have left undone so many things, and the knowledge of it pains us. We ask both forgiveness and seek your guidance as we rise to do the things we know you would have us do.   Lord, we have also done things that we know we should not have done.  Forgive us for those moments when we have wounded with words or action. Have mercy on us, we pray, and give us the courage to see the way before us and the strength to pursue it. We offer this prayer in Jesus’ name. AMEN

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Rob Bickmore

 

SCRIPTURE READINGS:

Psalm 29                               

English, Charlotte Peterson

Fijian, Vacatawa Sekuri Yadraka             

Mark 1:4-11                         

English, Sue Sarno

Fijian, Vacatawa Sekuri Yadraka

                                    

SERMON: “The Voice of God” Nora Tallent, Lay Leader of Petaluma UMC

 

THE PASTORAL PRAYER: Nora Tallent

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER:   

English, Rob Bickmore

Fijian, Vacatawa Sekuri Yadraka

                                   

THE OFFERING OF OUR GIFTS AND TITHES:  Sue Sarno

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OFFERTORY:  “The Penitent Heart” played by Marilyn Lee                                                    

 
PRAYER OF DEDICATION AND COMMITMENT: Nora Tallent

 

CLOSING HYMN: “How Great Thou Art” (UMH 77) played by Marilyn Lee

O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder,

Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made;

I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,

Thy power throughout the Universe displayed.

 

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee,

How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee,

How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

 

THE BENEDICTION:  Nora Tallent

 

POSTLUDE:  “Regal Trumpet”  played by Marilyn Lee

January 3, 2021

 

PETALUMA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

THE WORSHIP PODCAST

January 3, 2021

The Order of Service

Epiphany 

 

 

PRELUDE: “The Eastern Star” played by Marilyn Lee, Organist

 

GREETING:  Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

                                                           

CALL TO WORSHIP:   Sue Sarno

This day we step as one community into a new year.

This day we step as different individuals into a new day.

This day we step as ones who are committed to love, into a time of new possibilities and new hope.   And as we take these steps, we grasp the hem of the holy garment and ask for a sense of presence and power as we come together to worship.

 

OPENING HYMN:   “The First Noel”  (UMH245)

1 The first Noel the angel did say 
was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay; 
in fields where they lay keeping their sheep, 
on a cold winter's night that was so deep. 

Refrain:
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel, 
born is the King of Israel. 

2 They looked up and saw a star 
shining in the east, beyond them far; 
and to the earth it gave great light, 
and so it continued both day and night. [Refrain]

 

CALL TO CONFESSION:  Charlotte Peterson

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION: Charlotte Peterson

Holy God of New beginnings, we awake this day to a world that is in pain and chaos.   We arise to news that is hard to hear, and we know that we are a part of the picture.

Lord, we did not cause this pandemic, but we are called to be a part of the solution. We confess that we have not always behaved in ways that protect everyone. We admit our impatience to return to what we think is normal.   Give us grace, we pray.   Forgive us for focusing too much on what we cannot do and give us the courage to do simply what is right. Forgive us for surrendering to fear and give us the power to release our fear as we reach for the light that is your love and power. Holy One, we come with open hearts seeking healing for our world and our church.   Grant us the wisdom and the wonder to be that church in this time and in this moment.  In Jesus’ name, AMEN.

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Sue Sarno  

 

SCRIPTURE READINGS:

Isaiah 60:1-6                        

read in English by Nora Tallent

read in Fijian by Vacatawa Sekuri Yadraca

Matthew 2:1-12                 

read in English by Charlotte Peterson

read in Fijian by Vakatawa Sekuri Yadraca

 

SERMON: “Choosing Another Road” Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

THE PASTORAL PRAYER: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER:          

read in English by Nora Tallent 

read in Fijian by Vacatawa Sekuri Yadraca

 

HOLY COMMUNION: led by Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

THE OFFERING OF OUR GIFTS AND TITHES: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

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OFFERTORY: “Love Came Down at Christmas” played by Marilyn Lee

 

PRAYER OF DEDICATION AND COMMITMENT: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

CLOSING HYMN: “We Three Kings” (UMH 254) played by Marilyn Lee

1 We three kings of Orient are; 
bearing gifts we traverse afar, 
field and fountain, moor and mountain, 
following yonder star. 

Refrain: 
O star of wonder, star of light, 
star with royal beauty bright, 
westward leading, still proceeding, 
guide us to thy perfect light. 

2 Born a King on Bethlehem's plain, 
gold I bring to crown him again, 
King forever, ceasing never, 
over us all to reign. [Refrain]

 

THE BENEDICTION: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

POSTLUDE: “March of the King” played by Marilyn Lee

 

PETALUMA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

THE WORSHIP PODCAST

December 27, 2020

The First Sunday After Christmas

The Order of Service

 

 

GREETING: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

                                                           

CALL TO WORSHIP: Rob Bickmore 

In the wake of this birth, we fall on our knees in awe.

In the light of the dawn we cherish the star that has moved on.

And in this moment we are called to worship a God who comes to us

As an infant;

A God in a cradle.

So come, Christian community, let us worship our God in love, hope and power.

 

OPENING HYMN: “Away in a Manger” (UMH 217) played by Marilyn Lee

1 Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
the little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head.
The stars in the bright sky looked down where he lay,
the little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.

2 The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes,
but little Lord Jesus no crying he makes.
I love thee, Lord Jesus! Look down from the sky,
and stay by my side until morning is nigh

 

CALL TO CONFESSION: Rob Bickmore

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION: Charlotte Peterson

 

WORDS OF ASSURANCE: Rob Bickmore

 

SCRIPTURES:

Isaiah 61:10-62:3           

read in English by Nora Tallent

read in Fijian by Vacatawa Sekuri Yadraka                                          

Galatians 4:4-7                  

read in Fijian by Vacatawa Sekuri Yadraka

read in English by Charlotte Peterson                                         

 

SERMON: “Time to Get A New Wardrobe?” Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

THE PASTORAL PRAYER: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER: 

read in English by Rob Bickmore

read in Fijian by Vakatawa Sekuri Yadraka    

                                   

THE OFFERING OF OUR GIFTS AND TITHES: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

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OFFERTORY: played by Marilyn Lee

 

PRAYER OF DEDICATION AND COMMITMENT: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

CLOSING HYMN: “There’s a Song in the Air”  (UMH 249) played by Marilyn Lee

1 There's a song in the air! 
There's a star in the sky! 
There's a mother's deep prayer 
and a baby's low cry! 
And the star rains its fire 
while the beautiful sing, 
for the manger of Bethlehem 
cradles a King! 

2 There's a tumult of joy 
o'er the wonderful birth, 
for the virgin's sweet boy 
is the Lord of the earth. 
Ay! the star rains its fire 
while the beautiful sing, 
for the manger of Bethlehem 
cradles a King! 

 

THE BENEDICTION:  Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

POSTLUDE: played by Marilyn Lee

 

 

CHRISTMAS EVE PODCAST SERVICE

 

December 24, 2020

 

THE GATHERING MUSIC: played by  Marilyn Lee

 

THE BIDDING PRAYER: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

LIGHTING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE: Charlotte Peterson

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER:   

read in English by Elizabeth Truesdell

read in Fijian by Vacatawa Sekuri Yadraca

 

CHRISTMAS BLESSING: Sue Sarno

 

CAROL: “O Come O Come Emmanuel”(UMH 211) played by Marilyn Lee

1 O come, O come, Emmanuel,
and ransom captive Israel
that mourns in lonely exile here
until the Son of God appear.

Refrain:
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
shall come to you, O Israel.

2 O come, O Wisdom from on high,
who ordered all things mightily;
to us the path of knowledge show
and teach us in its ways to go. Refrain

 

SCRIPTURE:  Isaiah 9:2, 6-7 read by Rob Bickmore

 

CAROL: “O How a Rose E’er Blooming” (UMH 216) played by Marilyn Lee

1 Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming
From tender stem hath sprung!
Of Jesse's lineage coming
As men of old have sung.
It came, a flower bright,
Amid the cold of winter
When half-gone was the night.

2 Isaiah 'twas foretold it,
The Rose I have in mind:
With Mary we behold it,
The virgin mother kind.
To show God's love aright
She bore to men a Savior
When half-gone was the night.

 

SCRIPTURE:  Luke 2:1-7  read by Nora Tallent

 

CAROL: “The First Noel”  (Stanza 1, UMH 245) played by Marilyn Lee

1 The first Noel the angel did say 
was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay; 
in fields where they lay keeping their sheep, 
on a cold winter's night that was so deep. 

Refrain:
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel, 
born is the King of Israel. 

 

SCRIPTURE: Luke 2:8-16  read by Elizabeth Truesdell

 

CAROL: “ The First Noel”  (Stanza 2, UMH 245) played by Marilyn Lee

2 They looked up and saw a star 
shining in the east, beyond them far; 
and to the earth it gave great light, 
and so it continued both day and night. [Refrain]

 

SCRIPTURE:  Matthew 2:1-11  read by Charlotte Peterson

 

CAROL:   “We Three Kings”  (UMH 254)

1 We three kings of Orient are; 
bearing gifts we traverse afar, 
field and fountain, moor and mountain, 
following yonder star. 

Refrain: 
O star of wonder, star of light, 
star with royal beauty bright, 
westward leading, still proceeding, 
guide us to thy perfect light. 

2 Born a King on Bethlehem's plain, 
gold I bring to crown him again, 
King forever, ceasing never, 
over us all to reign. [Refrain]

 

SCRIPTURE: John 1:1-14 read by Elizabeth Truesdell

 

CAROL: “ Silent Night” (UMH 239) played by Marilyn Lee

1 Silent night, holy night!
All is calm, all is bright
'Round yon virgin mother and child.
Holy Infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.

2 Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight;
Glories stream from heaven afar;
Heav'nly hosts sing "alleluia!
Christ, the Savior, is born!
Christ, the Savior, is born!"

3 Silent night, holy night!
Son of God, love's pure light
Radiant beams from thy holy face,
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth,
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.

 

CHRISTMAS PRAYER: Sue Sarno

 

DISMISSAL WITH BLESSING: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

POSTLUDE: played by Marilyn Lee 

 

 

 

 

December 20, 2020

 

 

PETALUMA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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December 20, 2020

THE 4th SUNDAY IN ADVENT

The Order of Service

BIRTHING THE PROMISE

Advent 4

 

 

PRELUDE:  “It Came Upon  Midnight Clear”  played by Marilyn Lee, Organist

 

GREETING:  Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

ADVENT WORDS AND CANDLE LIGHTING: Charlotte Peterson

                                                           

CALL TO WORSHIP: Elizabeth Truesdell

Into this moment we are called as mid-wives awaiting a birth.

Into this season we are pulled by the chords of love as we make our way to the manger.

Into this world we are placed as ones who have been touched by this birth we await.

Come, let us gather our doubts and our inattention as God calls to focus and to worship.

Come, let us offer hour hearts and our lives to the Holy Child.

 

OPENING HYMN: “Hail to the Lord’s Anointed” (UMH 203) played by Marilyn Lee

1 Hail to the Lord's Anointed,
great David's greater Son!
Hail in the time appointed,
his reign on earth begun!
He comes to break oppression,
to set the captive free;
to take away transgression,
and rule in equity.

2 He comes with succor speedy
to those who suffer wrong;
to help the poor and needy,
and bid the weak be strong;
to give them songs for sighing,
their darkness turn to light,
whose souls, condemned and dying,
are precious in his sight.

 

CALL TO CONFESSION: Rob Bickmore

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION: Elizabeth Truesdell

Gracious God, we feel the vibrating presence of your love as we await your coming in the child Jesus.  We feel a rising kind of joy.   We sense your longing for us and we know that it is not you but we who are hesitant and frightened.   We know that is is we and not you who allow ourselves to be trapped in the web of our wounds and our hurt; our cynicism and our anger.   So we pray a Christmas prayer of confession.    Forgive us, God, for those things that we have left undone, knowing that you call us to do them.   Have mercy on us for those things that we have done that hurt and wound.    Prepare us, we pray, for the coming of this child.  Awaken in us a new found joy as we take this baby in our arms and accept your precious gift of new life.   Hear us, hold us, shake us up as we stand trembling as the angels sing. AMEN

 

WORDS OF ASSURANCE: Rob Bickmore

 

SCRIPTURE READING: Luke 1: 26-38

read in English by Elizabeth Truesdell

read in Fijian by Vakatawa Sekuri Yadraca

 

SPECIAL MUSIC: “My Soul Magnifies the Lord” by Schuyler Rhodes and Lisa Quoresimo

 

SCRIPTURE READING: Luke 1: 46b-55

read in English by Nora Tallent

read in Fijian by Vakatawa Sekuri Yadraca

 

SERMON: “Birthing the Promise” Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

THE PASTORAL PRAYER: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER:     

read in English by  Charlotte Peterson 

read in Fijian by  Vakatawa Sekuri Yadraca

 

THE OFFERING OF OUR GIFTS AND TITHES:  Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

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OFFERTORY:  “The Snow Lay on the Ground”  played by Marilyn Lee

 

PRAYER OF DEDICATION AND COMMITMENT:   Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

CLOSING HYMN: “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”  (UMH 218) played by Marilyn Lee

1 It came upon the midnight clear, 
that glorious song of old, 
from angels bending near the earth 
to touch their harps of gold: 
"Peace on the earth, good will to men, 
from heaven's all-gracious King." 
The world in solemn stillness lay, 
to hear the angels sing. 

2 Still through the cloven skies they come 
with peaceful wings unfurled, 
and still their heavenly music floats 
o'er all the weary world; 
above its sad and lowly plains, 
they bend on hovering wing, 
and ever o'er its Babel sounds 
the blessed angels sing. 

 

THE BENEDICTION:  Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

POSTLUDE: “O Come All Ye Faithful” played by Marilyn Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PETALUMA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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December 13, 2020

THE 3d SUNDAY IN ADVENT

The Order of Service

"LIVING INTO THE PROMISE"

Advent 3

 

 

PRELUDE:  “Fantasia on ‘The First Nowell’” played by Marilyn Lee, Organist

 

GREETING:  Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

ADVENT WORDS AND CANDLE LIGHTING:   Charlotte Peterson                                                       

 

CALL TO WORSHIP:   Sue Sarno

The days in which we await the Savior are not so different from those days more than two millenia ago when their world was chaotic and unpredictable; when nothing seemed to be going right.   Today, we could look down and see our own chaos and turmoil, or we could live into the promise of God’s coming among us in this season.    Now is the time to hear laughter from our mouths; now is the moment to shout for joy.  Now is the time to unleash our dreams as we await the certain coming of the Child.   Come, let us enter into worship with open hearts and spirits.  AMEN.

 

OPENING HYMN:   “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus  (UMH 196)” played by Marilyn Lee

  1. Come, thou long expected Jesus,
    born to set thy people free;
    from our fears and sins release us,
    let us find our rest in thee.
    Israel's strength and consolation,
    hope of all the earth thou art;
    dear desire of every nation,
    joy of every longing heart.
  2. Born thy people to deliver,
    born a child and yet a King,
    born to reign in us forever,
    now thy gracious kingdom bring.
    By thine own eternal spirit
    rule in all our hearts alone;
    by thine all sufficient merit,
    raise us to thy glorious throne.

 

CALL TO CONFESSION: Sue Sarno

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION: Charlotte Peterson

God of grace and wonder, we come to you in prayer in this moment to acknowledge our manifold sins and mis-steps.   We try, sometimes, to keep pretending that it is not real, that we are all fine and okay when in truth we all fall short of your glory.   We have not been an obedient Church, Lord.  We have turned a blind eye to the poor and we have not heard the cries of the oppressed.   In times of crisis, we confess also God, that we sometimes succumb to fear rather than rising with you in courage.   Forgive us, Holy One.  Have mercy on us for the times when we have strayed and call us, we pray, to a new and vital faithfulness.   Hear us, we pray, as we strive to begin anew in this season of hope.   In Jesus’ name, AMEN.

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Sue Sarno

 

SCRIPTURE READING: Psalm 126:

read in English by Nora Tallent

read in Fijian by Vakatawa Sekuri Yadraca

 

SPECIAL MUSIC: "Mary's Boy Child" performed by Schuyler Rhodes and Lisa Quoresimo

 

SCRIPTURE READING: Isaiah 64: 1-4

read in Fijian by Vakatawa Sekuri Yadraca

read in English by Sue Sarno

 

SERMON: “Living Into The Promise” Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

THE PASTORAL PRAYER: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

THE LORD'S PRAYER:

read in English by Nora Tallent

read in Fijian by Vakatawa Sekuri Yadraca

 

THE OFFERING OF OUR GIFTS AND TITHES: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

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OFFERTORY: “Prayer at the Crib”  played by Marilyn Lee

 

PRAYER OF DEDICATION AND COMMITMENT: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes
 

CLOSING HYMN: “Hark, the Herald Angles Sing”  (UMH 240) played by Marilyn Lee

1 Hark! the herald angels sing,
"Glory to the newborn King:
peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled!"
Joyful, all ye nations, rise,
join the triumph of the skies;
with th'angelic hosts proclaim,
"Christ is born in Bethlehem!"
Refrain:
Hark! the herald angels sing,
"Glory to the newborn King"
2 Christ, by highest heaven adored,
Christ, the everlasting Lord,
late in time behold him come,
offspring of the Virgin's womb:
veiled in flesh the Godhead see;
hail th'incarnate Deity,
pleased with us in flesh to dwell,
Jesus, our Immanuel. [Refrain]

 

THE BENEDICTION: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

POSTLUDE: “Voluntary on Two Carols” played by Marilyn Lee

 

 

 

 

 

PETALUMA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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December 6th 2020

THE 2nd SUNDAY IN ADVENT

The Order of Service

 

BELIEVING THE PROMISE

Advent 2

The Promise of Abundance

 

 

PRELUDE:  “Allelujah, Lord Most High”  played by Marilyn Lee, Organist

 

GREETING:  Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

ADVENT WORDS AND CANDLES: Charlotte Peterson

 

CALL TO WORSHIP: Charlotte Peterson

 

OPENING HYMN:  “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (UMH 211)” played by Marilyn Lee

1 O come, O come, Emmanuel,
and ransom captive Israel
that mourns in lonely exile here
until the Son of God appear.

Refrain:
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
shall come to you, O Israel.

2 O come, O Wisdom from on high,
who ordered all things mightily;
to us the path of knowledge show
and teach us in its ways to go. (Refrain)

 

CALL TO CONFESSION: Elizabeth Truesdell

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION: Charlotte Peterson

Holy God, we have before us the path that you have given.

More than that, Lord, we can see this path clearly because of the light

You have shined upon it.

And yet, we stray.   Forgive us.

And yet, we lose ourselves in anger.  Forgive us.

And yet, we wound and injure others.  Forgive us.

Have mercy on us, we pray, and forgive us our brokenness and our pridefulness.

We ask this in the blessed name of the One who is to come, Jesus, our Christ.

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Elizabeth Truesdell

 

SCRIPTURE READINGS:

Psalm 85:8-11  read by Rob Bickmore        

Isaiah 40:1-5 read by Charlotte Peterson             

 

SERMON: “Believing the Promise” Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

THE PASTORAL PRAYER:  Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER:   

read in English by Nora Tallent

read in Fijian by Vacatawa Sekuri Yadraka

 

COMMUNION: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes                        

 

THE OFFERING OF OUR GIFTS AND TITHES: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

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OFFERTORY: “Vignette” played by Marilyn Lee

 

PRAYER OF DEDICATION AND COMMITMENT:  Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

CLOSING HYMN: “God Be With You Till We Meet Again”  (UMH 672) played by Marilyn Lee

1 God be with you till we meet again,
By His counsels guide, uphold you,
With His sheep securely fold you,
God be with you till we meet again.

Refrain:
Till we meet, till we meet,
Till we meet at Jesus’ feet;
Till we meet, till we meet,
God be with you till we meet again. 

2 God be with you till we meet again,
’Neath His wings protecting hide you,
Daily manna still divide you,
God be with you till we meet again. [Refrain]

 

THE BENEDICTION: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

POSTLUDE: “The Power of the Word” played by Marilyn Lee

 

 

 

 

PETALUMA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

THE WORSHIP PODCAST

November 29th, 2020

THE 1ST SUNDAY IN ADVENT

The Order of Service

CELEBRATING THE PROMISE

Advent 1

“The Promise of Abundance”

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PRELUDE:  “ MEDITATION VENI IMMANUEL” played by Organist, Marilyn Lee

 

GREETING: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLE: Charlotte Peterson

 

CALL TO WORSHIP: Nora Tallent

This day we look back over the years

It was a time not unlike our own.

The days were difficult, and the times were hard.

And through the darkness of those days came the yearning hope of God’s promise.

This promise comes to us also in this moment.  In this season.

It is a promise of new life; a promise of hope; a promise of abundance.

Come, let us lay down our burdens and lift up God’s promise to us;

The promise of salvation and new birth.

 

OPENING HYMN: “Great Is Thy Faithfulness “(UMH 140) played by Organist, Marilyn Lee

1 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.

Refrain:
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!

2 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. [Refrain]

 

CALL TO CONFESSION: Rob Bickmore

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION: Charlotte Peterson

Holy God, as we prepare in this season for a birth of new hope, we come to you and confess our hopelessness.  As we look to a time when of new life, we come to you to confess that we have participated in the ways of death.  And Holy One, as we seek to be your church in this moment, we confess that we sometimes turn away from this task.  We confess that we have not always loved you and our neighbor as we have been called to do by your Son Jesus.

Forgive us, we pray.  Have mercy on us for the times when we stray and for the moments when we forget who we are and to whom we belong.

Pour out on us, Holy One, a Sprit of promise and possibility.   Awaken in us a vibrant vision of our community and our lives together.   We seek renewal in your love and salvation through your grace.    And we seek this as we humbly give ourselves anew to you through Jesus Christ Our Lord, AMEN.

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Rob Bickmore

 

SCRIPTURE READINGS:

Psalm 80:1-7                                                                                        

English Reading by Nora Tallent                                                                                              

2nd Corinthians 9:6-15                                                                       

 English reading by Sue Sarno

 Fijian reading by Vakatawa Sekuri Yadraca

 

SERMON: “The Promise of Abundance” Pastor SchuylerRhodes

 

THE PASTORAL PRAYER: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER:                                                                      

English - led by Charlotte Peterson

Fijian - led by Vacatawa Sekuri Yadraka

 

THE OFFERING OF OUR GIFTS AND TITHES: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

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OFFERTORY: “Largetto” played by Marilyn Lee

 

PRAYER OF DEDICATION AND COMMITMENT: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

CLOSING HYMN: “Soon and Very Soon” (UMH 706) played by Marilyn Lee

1 Soon and very soon we are goin' to see the King,
Soon and very soon we are goin' to see the King,
Soon and very soon we are goin' to see the King,
Hallelujah, Hallelujah,
we’re goin' to see the King!

2 No more cryin' there we are goin' to see the King,
No more cryin' there we are goin' to see the King,
No more cryin' there we are goin' to see the King,
Hallelujah, Hallelujah,
we’re goin' to see the King!

 

THE BENEDICTION:  Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

POSTLUDE: “Preparation for the King” played by Marilyn Lee

 

 

 

 

PETALUMA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

THE WORSHIP PODCAST

November 22, 2020

CHRIST THE KING SUNDAY

The Order of Service

 

 

PRELUDE:  “To Thee, Oh Lord, Our Hearts” Played by Marilyn Lee, Organist

 

GREETING: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

CALL TO WORSHIP: Charlotte Peterson

This is the moment.

This is the time.

From the anxiety and stress through which we all journey, 

Now is the moment of release.

Now is the time for us to reach for new hope and wonder

As we give our hearts to God through worship and praise.

So come, let us inhabit this moment.

Come, this is the time. AMEN.

 

OPENING HYMN: “Open My Eyes (UMH 454) Played by Marilyn Lee, Organist

1 Open my eyes, that I may see
glimpses of truth you have for me;
place in my hands the wonderful key
that shall unlock and set me free.
Silently now, on bended knee,
ready I wait your will to see;
open my eyes, illumine me,
Spirit divine!

2 Open my ears, that I may hear
voices of truth you send so clear;
and while the message sounds in my ear,
everything false will disappear.
Silently now, on bended knee,
ready I wait your will to see;
open my ears, illumine me,
Spirit divine!

 

CALL TO CONFESSION: Sue Sarno

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION: Charlotte Peterson

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Sue Sarno

 

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Psalm 100                                                     

(English, Nora Tallent)                                                                                                               

(Fijian, Vakatawa Sekuri Yadraka)                                

Matthew 25:31- 46:                                      

(English, Charlotte Peterson)

(Fijian, Vacatawa Sekuri Yadraca)

 

SERMON: “It Could Be One of Us” Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

THE PASTORAL PRAYER: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER:                                                                              

Led in English by Sue Sarno

Led in Fijian by Vakatawa Sekuri Yadraka

                                   

THE OFFERING OF OUR GIFTS AND TITHES: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

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OFFERTORY: “For All the Blessings of This Year” Played by Marilyn Lee, Organist                                                 

 

PRAYER OF DEDICATION AND COMMITMENT Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

CLOSING HYMN: “We Gather Together”  (UMH 131) Played by Marilyn Lee, Organist

1 We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing;
He chastens and hastens his will to make known;
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing.
Sing praises to his name; he forgets not his own.

2 Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,
Ordaining, maintaining his kingdom divine;
So from the beginning the fight we were winning;
Thou, Lord, wast at our side; all glory be thine!

 

THE BENEDICTION: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

POSTLUDE: “Come Ye Thankful People, Come”  Played by Marilyn Lee, Organist   

 

We at the PUMC wish everyone a blessed and happy Thanksgiving holiday!                       

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