Petaluma United Methodist Church

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UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF PETALUMA

THE WORSHIP PODCAST

September 20th, 2020

The 16th Sunday after Pentecost

The Order of Service

 

 

PRELUDE:  “Melody in B-flat" played by Marilyn Lee

 

WELCOME: Sue Sarno

 

GREETING: Nora Tallent

 

CALL TO WORSHIP: Nora Tallent

 

We come together in the midst of challenging times.

We come together knowing that, though the days are difficult , God is present in each moment.

We come together to give our fears, our sorrows and our worries to this God who is with us.

And we come together to worship, to give ourselves to God and to one another in community.

Come, let us be in a Spirit of worship together.

 

OPENING HYMN: “O Jesus I have Promised: (UMH 396) played by Marilyn Lee

 

 

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CALL TO CONFESSION: Charlotte Peterson.

 

SILENT PRAYER OF CONFESSION: All

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION: Charlotte Peterson

 

Lord Jesus Christ, you are the way of peace.

Come into the brokenness of our lives and our land with your healing love.

Help us to be willing to bow before you in true repentance,

And to bow to one another in real forgiveness.

By the fire of your Holy Spirit, melt our hard hearts

And consume the pride and prejudice which separate us.

Fill us, Lord, with your perfect love, which casts out our fear,

And find us together in that unity which you share with the Creator and the Holy Spirit.

AMEN.

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Rob Bickmore   

 

SCRIPTURE: Psalm 105: 1-6 read in Fijian by Vakatawa Sekuri Yadraka

 

SCRIPTURE: Psalm 105: 1-6 read in English by Charlotte Peterson

 

SCRIPTURE: Philippians 1: 21-30 read in English by Sue Sarno

 

SERMON: " A Life Worthy of the Gospel" Pastor Schuyler Rhodes       

 

PASTORAL PRAYER: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

THE LORD'S PRAYER: read in Fijian by Vakatawa Sekuri Yadraka           

 

THE LORDS PRAYER: read in English by Sue Sarno

 

CELEBRATING OUR OFFERINGS AND TITHES:  Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

OFFERTORY: “Morning Prayer” played by Marilyn Lee

 

PRAYER OF DEDICATION AND COMMITMENT: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

CLOSING HYMN:  “And Are We Yet Alive” (UMH 553) played by Marilyn Lee

                                               

 

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BENEDICTION: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

POSTLUDE: "The Awakening" played by Marilyn Lee

 

 

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF PETALUMA

ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICE

September 13th, 2020

The 15th Sunday after Pentecost

The Order of Service

 

 

 

PRELUDE: " O' The Deep Love of Jesus" played by Marilyn Lee

 

WELCOME: Rob Bickmore

 

PASSING THE PEACE: Rob Bickmore

 

CALL TO WORSHIP: Sue Sarno

 

We come together from many places. We have different perspectives and different views, but we are united by God’s powerful grace in Christ Jesus and in this grace we are called to surrender everything that we think is important and train our sight on what is important to God. This is the path to deep and transforming worship. This is the road to life everlasting. Come, let us be in a Spirit of worship together.

 

OPENING HYMN: "My Hope is Built on Nothing Less" (UMH 368) played by Marilyn Lee

 

1 My hope is built on nothing less
than Jesus' blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
but wholly lean on Jesus' name.

Refrain:
On Christ, the solid rock, I stand;
all other ground is sinking sand,
all other ground is sinking sand.

2 When darkness veils his lovely face,
I rest on his unchanging grace;
in ev'ry high and stormy gale,
my anchor holds within the veil. [Refrain]

3 His oath, his covenant, his blood
support me in the whelming flood;
when all around my soul gives way,
he then is all my hope and stay. [Refrain]

 

 

CALL TO CONFESSION: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

SILENT PRAYER OF CONFESSION: (Please hit the pause button at the top if you want to pray a bit longer)

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

SCRIPTURE: Romans 14: 1-4 read in English by Sue Sarno

 

SCRIPTURE: Romans 14: 1-4 read in Fijian by Vacatawa Sekuri Yadraka

 

SCRIPTURE: Matthew 18: 21-35 read in English by Sue Sarno

 

SERMON: "What Does it Mean to Truly Forgive" Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

PASTORAL PRAYER: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

THE LORD'S PRAYER: read in Fijian by Vacatawa Sekuri Yadraka

 

Mo dou qai masu kina vakaoqo: “Tama i keimami mai omalagi,

                         Me vakarokorokotaki na yacamuni,

Me yaco mai na nomuni matanitu; Me caka na lomamuni e vuravura

                         Me vaka sa caka tiko mai lomalagi,

“Ni solia mai vei keimami ena siga oqo Na kakana e rauti keimami.”

Ni bokoca mada na neimami i valavala ca, Me vaka keimami sa

            bokoca oti na nodra Era sai valavala ca vei keimami.

Ni kakua ni kauti keimami ki na vere; Ka mo ni vakabulai keimami

             mai na ca.  (Ni sa nomuni na matanitu, Kei na kaukauwa,

                         Kei na lagilagi Ka sega ni mudu.  Emeni.

 

 

THE LORD'S PRAYER: read in English by Sue Sarno

 

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.

 

 

CELEBRATING OUR OFFERINGS AND TITHES: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

OFFERTORY: "Ave' Verum" played by Marilyn Lee

 

CLOSING HYMN: "Freely, Freely" (UMH 389) played by Marilyn Lee

 

1: God forgave my sin in Jesus' name
I've been born again in Jesus' name
And in Jesus' name I come to you
To share His love as He told me to

2: He said: 'Freely, freely, you have received
Freely, freely give
Go in My name, and because you believe
Others will know that I live.'

3: All power is given in Jesus' name
In earth and heaven in Jesus' name
And in Jesus' name I come to you
To share His power as He told me to

 

 

BENEDICTION: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

POSTLUDE: "Partita Blessed Name: played by Marilyn Lee

 

 

 

            UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF PETALUMA

                    ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICE

                      September 6th, 2020

             The 14th Sunday after Pentecost

                       The Order of Service

 

 

PRELUDE:  “Blessed Are The Peacemakers” (Organist, Marilyn Lee)

 

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS: (Rob Bickmore)

 

GREETING ONE ANOTHER: (Rob Bickmore)   

 

Yes, we are gathered in this moment from many places, unable to see one another but still held in the warm embrace of Christian community.   In this moment, please think of one member of this community who you have not spoken with recently, and commit to giving them a call this afternoon.  Your love made visible will matter a great deal.

 

CALL TO WORSHIP: (Pastor Schuyler Rhodes)

 

St. Clement of Alexandria, living in the 3d century in Africa, said that the most fervent of prayers we can offer to God is our very lives.  We gather now in solemn joy to offer our lives to God in Christian worship. Come, let us open our hearts to the God of love!  Come, let us worship!

 

OPENING HYMN:  “They Will Know We Are Christians by  Our Love”  (FWS 2223)(Organist, Marilyn Lee)

 

We are one in the Spirit
We are one in the Lord
We are one in the Spirit
We are one in the Lord
And we pray that all unity

May one day be restored.

 

REFRAIN:

And they’ll know we are Christians

By our love, by our love

Yes, they’ll know we are Christians

By our love.

 

We will walk with each other

We will walk hand and hand

We will walk with each other

We will walk hand in hand

And together we will spread the news

That God is in our land (REFRAIN)

 

 We will work with each other

We will work side by side

We will work with each other

We will work side by side

And we’ll guard each man’s dignity

And save each man’s pride (REFRAIN)

 

All praise to the Father

From whom all things come

And all praise to Christ Jesus his only son

And all praise to the Spirit

Who makes us one (REFRAIN)

 

THE WESLEYAN COVENANT PRAYER:  UMH 607 (led by Charlotte Peterson)

 

I am no longer my own, but thine.
Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt.
Put me to doing, put me to suffering.
Let me be employed by thee or laid aside for thee,
Exalted for thee or brought low for thee.
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.

 

CALL TO CONFESSION: (Pastor Schuyler Rhodes)

 

Come, let us lay down our burdens before God as we name the brokenness that lives in our livers and our hearts as we enter into Silent Prayers of Confession.  Come, let us pray.

 

SILENT PRAYER OF CONFESSION:

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION: (Charlotte Peterson)

 

Loving God, we hear much in our world about the law and how we must follow it,

For us, though, the law is fulfilled in followed by how we love.

The Truth is this Lord.

We have not followed your royal rule of love.

We have not forgiven as you have forgiven us.

We have not heard the cries of the poor.

We have not reached out to liberate the oppressed.

Forgive us God.   Have mercy on us and empower us, we pray,

to be your church now and always, in Jesus’ name.  Amen.

 

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON: (Pastor Schuyler Rhodes)

 

Forgiveness comes to us even when we do not know or sense it.   For God has gone the distance, giving even God’s self in Christ Jesus so that we might be forgiven. This beautiful reality both humbles and calls us forward!  In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!

 

SCRIPTURE READING: Psalm 149 (Rob Bickmore)

 

SPECIAL MUSIC: “I Want Jesus to Walk With Me” (Performed by Schuyler Rhodes and Jack Kane)

 

SCRIPTURE READING: Romans 13:8-14 (Rob Bickmore)

 

SERMON: "Jesus and the Law” (Pastor Schuyler Rhodes)

 

PASTORAL PRAYER: (Pastor Schuyler Rhodes)

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER:

                                          Fijian led by  Vakatawa Sekuri Yadraka

                                          English led by  Elizabeth Truesdell

 

RECEIVING HOLY COMMUNION: Led by Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

CELEBRATING OUR OFFERINGS AND TITHES:  

 

Prayer of Dedication (Pastor Schuyler Rhodes)

Offertory: “Sacrament”(Organist, Marilyn Lee)

 

CLOSING HYMN:  “Just As I Am” (UMH 357) (Organist Marylin Lee)

 

1 Just as I am, without one plea,
but that thy blood was shed for me,
and that thou bidd'st me come to thee,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

2 Just as I am, and waiting not
to rid my soul of one dark blot,
to thee, whose blood can cleanse each spot,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

        3 Just as I am, though tossed about
with many a conflict, many a doubt,
fightings and fears within, without,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

4 Just as I am, thou wilt receive,
wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;
because thy promise I believe,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come. 

 

THE BENEDICTION: (Pastor Schuyler Rhodes)  

 

Now may the God whose name, whose very substance is love, call us in this moment to a deep and abiding love. Love of one another, love of strangers, even love of our enemies, in the name of the Creator, Word and Holy Spirit!

 

POSTLUDE: “Majestic March” (Organist, Marilyn Lee) 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

PETALUMA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

August 30, 2020

The 13th Sunday after Pentecost

The Order of Service

 

 

PRELUDE:   “Pastorale”     (Organist - Marilyn Lee)

 

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:  (Rob Bickmore)

 

GREETING ONE ANOTHER:  (Pastor Schuyler Rhodes)

Good morning Sisters and Brothers!   Though we cannot greet one another in person as we would love to do, we can reach out and send our welcome to others.   Let us take a moment in silence.  In this time, think of three people you will call this week.   In the coming days call these people to see how they are doing.  Offer to pray with them.  Greet them in the name of Christ. 

 

CALL TO WORSHIP:   (Elizabeth Truesdell)

We are called by a wonderful God to rise up beyond the challenges that surround us and to give our lives in worship to God!   In this moment the voice of the Holy comes to each one of us, saying, “lay your burdens down and trust in me.”  This ability to trust God is the beginning of faith and the touchstone of worship.

 

OPENING HYMN:   “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”   (FWS 2129)

 

1 I have decided to follow Jesus;
I have decided to follow Jesus;
I have decided to follow Jesus;
no turning back, no turning back.

2 Though none go with me, I still will follow;
though none go with me, I still will follow;
though none go with me, I still will follow;
no turning back, no turning back.

3 The world behind me, the cross before me;
the world behind me, the cross before me,
the world behind me, the cross before me;
no turning back, no turning back.

 

CALL TO CONFESSION: (Pastor Schuyler Rhodes)

In a world like the one we inhabit today, truth telling is not held up as a very high value. 

But for people of faith, speaking truth is at the core of who we are in Jesus Christ.   We are called to speak the truth of love, the truth of compassion, the truth of forgiveness and grace.   And, sisters and brothers we are called to live these truths.   But first, let us come to the source, our wonderful God, and tell God our very own truths. 

Let us silence our busy minds and offer up our prayer of confession to God

 

SILENT PRAYER OF CONFESSION:

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION:   (Charlotte Peterson)

 

God, we are an imperfect people in search of your perfect wonder.

We stumble, we fall, we sometimes do the wrong things, and other times

    we hesitate to do what we know is right.  Forgive us, we pray.

Pour out your Holy Spirit on us so that we might begin our journey anew.

 In the name of Jesus Christ we pray.  Amen.

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON:  (Pastor Schuyler Rhodes)

 

Forgiveness comes to us even when we do not know or sense it.   For God has gone the distance, giving even God’s self in Christ Jesus so that we might be forgiven.   This beautiful reality both humbles and calls us forward!  In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!

 

1st SCRIPTURE:   Psalm 105:1-6  

English (Elizabeth Truesdell )

 

2nd SCRIPTURE:   Romans 12:9-21  

Fijian (Vacatawa Sekuri Yadraka)                      

English (Charlotte Peterson)

 

SERMON: “Love Without Pretending” (Pastor Schuyler Rhodes)

 

THE PASTORAL PRAYER:  (Pastor Schuyler Rhodes)

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER: Fijian( Vakatawa Sekuri Yadraka)

 

Mo dou qai masu kina vakaoqo: “Tama i keimami mai omalagi,

                         Me vakarokorokotaki na yacamuni,

Me yaco mai na nomuni matanitu; Me caka na lomamuni e vuravura

                         Me vaka sa caka tiko mai lomalagi,

“Ni solia mai vei keimami ena siga oqo Na kakana e rauti keimami.”

Ni bokoca mada na neimami i valavala ca, Me vaka keimami sa

            bokoca oti na nodra Era sai valavala ca vei keimami.

Ni kakua ni kauti keimami ki na vere; Ka mo ni vakabulai keimami

             mai na ca.  (Ni sa nomuni na matanitu, Kei na kaukauwa,

                         Kei na lagilagi Ka sega ni mudu.  Emeni.)

 

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER: English (Rob Bickmore)

 

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 that 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.

 

CELEBRATING OUR OFFERINGS AND TITHES:  (Charlotte Peterson)

 

OFFERTORY:   “Amazing Grace”  (Marilyn Lee)

 

PRAYER OF DEDICATION:  (Pastor Schuyler Rhodes)

 

CLOSING HYMN:  “The Church’s One Foundation” (UMH 545, Vs. 1-3)(Marilyn Lee)

 

1 The church's one foundation
is Jesus Christ, her Lord;
she is his new creation
by water and the Word:
from heav'n he came and sought her
to be his holy bride;
with his own blood he bought her,
and for her life he died.

2 Elect from ev'ry nation,
yet one o'er all the earth,
her charter of salvation
one Lord, one faith, one birth;
one holy name she blesses,
partakes one holy food,
and to one hope she presses,
with ev'ry grace endued.

3 Though with a scornful wonder
men see her sore oppressed,
by schisms rent asunder,
by heresies distressed,
yet saints their watch are keeping,
their cry goes up, "How long?"
And soon the night of weeping
shall be the morn of song.

 

 

 

 

THE BENEDICTION: (Pastor Schuyler Rhodes)   

 

And now may the God of peace, the God of hope and new beginnings call us each to become a living sacrifice, pure and holy, as we go forward in the name of the Creator, the Word and the Holy Spirit.

 

POSTLUDE:  “Jubilate Deo”(Marilyn Lee)

 

 

PETALUMA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

August 23, 2020

The 12th Sunday after Pentecost

The Order of Service

 

 

PRELUDE:  “Onward Christian Soldiers”  (Marilyn Lee, Organist)

 

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:  (Rob Bickmore)

 

GREETING ONE ANOTHER:  (Rob Bickmore)   Yes, we are gathered in this moment from many places, unable to see one another but still held in the warm embrace of Christian community.   In this moment, please think of one member of this community whom you have not spoken with recently, and commit to giving them a call this afternoon.  Your love made visible will matter a great deal.

 

CALL TO WORSHIP:  (Sue Sarno)  

 

God calls us as people of faith to give of ourselves. It is in this giving that we find ourselves.  It is in our generous hearts that new life flowers.   Come, sisters and brothers, let us pour ourselves out in self-giving love as we worship together today.  AMEN

 

OPENING HYMN:   “Take My Life and Let it Be”   vs 1,2,3   (UM Hymnal #399)(Marilyn Lee, Organist)

 

  1. Take my life and let it be consecrated, Lord, to thee.

         Take my moments and my days, let them flow in ceaseless praise.

         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.

 

  1. Take my voice, and let me sing always, only for my King.

       Take my lips and let them be filled with messages from thee.

       Take my silver and my gold; not a mite would I withhold.

          Take my intellect, and use every power as thou shalt choose.

 

  1. Take my will, make it thine; it shall be no longer mine.

       Take my heart, it is thine own; it shall be thy royal throne.

       Take my love, my Lord, I pour at thy feet its treasure store.

       Take myself, and I will be ever, only, all for thee.

 

CALL TO CONFESSION:   (Pastor Schuyler)

Friends, God does not stand like some cosmic Cop, shining a bright light in our faces and demanding that we “confess our sins….”  No. Our God surrounds us with forgiving grace, offering us healing and new life before we have even admitted our frailties and our weaknesses. As we open our hearts to receive God’s grace, let us also take a moment to unburden ourselves and offer God the struggles, the pain and mis-steps we have made.

Let us take this moment in silence to connect and to share with God.

 

SILENT PRAYER OF CONFESSION:

 

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION:  (Charlotte Peterson)

 

Holy God, we come to you in prayer to say some difficult truths.

God, we have not followed your royal rule of love.

We have not forgiven as you have forgiven us.

We have not heard the cries of the poor.

We have not reached out to liberate the oppressed.

Forgive us God.  Have mercy on us and empower us, we pray, to be your church now and always in Jesus’ name.  Amen.

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON:  (Pastor Schuyler Rhodes)

Forgiveness comes to us even when we do not know or sense it.   For God has gone the distance, giving even God’s self in Christ Jesus so that we might be forgiven.   This beautiful reality both humbles and calls us forward!  In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!

 

SCRIPTURE:   Psalm 124  Fijian reading ( Vakatawa Sekuri Yadraca) ; English reading (Sue Sarno)  

                                              

SCRIPTURE:   Romans 12: 1-8   (Sue Sarno)

 

SERMON:  “A Living Sacrifice” (Pastor Schuyler Rhodes)

 

THE PASTORAL PRAYER:   (Pastor Schuyler Rhodes)

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER:    Fijian,   (Vakatawa Sekuri Yadraka)

                                            English,(Elizabeth Truesdell)

 

INVITATION TO OFFERING: (Pastor Schuyler Rhodes)

 

OFFERTORY:(Marilyn Lee, Organist)

 

PRAYER OF DEDICATION: (Pastor Schuyler Rhodes)

 

CLOSING HYMN: “Many Gifts, One Spirit” (UMH 114, vs 1,2,3) 

 

  1. God of change and glory, God of time and space,

       When we fear the future, give to us your grace.

       In the midst of changing ways give us still the grace to praise.

 

REFRAIN:

         Many gifts, Spirit, one love known in many ways.

      In our difference is blessing, from diversity we praise one Giver,

      One Lord, one Spirit, one Word known in many ways,

      Hallowing our days.  For the Giver, for the gifts, praise, praise, praise!

 

  1. God of many colors, God of many signs,

 you have made us different, blessing many kinds.

 As the old ways disappear, let your love cast out our fear.  (Refrain)

 

  1. Freshness of the morning, newness of each night,

       You are creating endless love and light.

       This we see, as shadows part, many gifts from one great heart.  (Refrain)

 

 BENEDICTION:  (Pastor Schuyler Rhodes)

And now may the God of peace, the God of hope and new beginnings call us each to become a living sacrifice, pure and holy, as we go forward in the name of the Creator, the Word and the Holy Spirit.

 

POSTLUDE:  "Honor, Glory, Power, and Salvation" (Marilyn Lee, Organist)

United Methodist Church of Petaluma

August 16, 2020

The 11th Sunday After Pentecost

The Order of Service

 

 

Prelude: "The Lord is My Shepherd" played by Marilyn Lee

 

Welcome: Rob Bickmore

 

Greeting One Another: Rob Bickmore

 

Call To Worship: Rob Bickmore

 

All: St. Clement of Alexandria, in the beginning of the third century AD said that “The most fervent of prayers we can offer up to God is our very lives.” We come together across the ether to empower one another as we seek to live lives that are a fragrant and powerful prayer to our Maker.   So come, let us make a beginning as we worship.  Come, let us open our hearts and give our lives over the power of love.  AMEN.

 

 

Opening Hymn (UMH 557): "Blessed Be the Ties That Bind" (Verses 1-3) played by Marilyn Lee

 

1 Blest be the tie that binds 
our hearts in Christian love; 
the fellowship of kindred minds 
is like to that above. 

2 Before our Father's throne 
we pour our ardent prayers; 
our fears, our hopes, our aims are one, 
our comforts and our cares. 

3 We share our mutual woes, 
our mutual burdens bear, 
and often for each other flows 
the sympathizing tear.  

 

Call to Confession: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

Assurance of Pardon: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

Psalm 133: (read in English) Charlotte Peterson

 

Psalm 133: (read in Fijian) Vacatawa Sekuri Yadraka

                    

Special Music: "Love Your Enemies" (Schuyler Rhodes) performed by Schuyler Rhodes

 

Matthew 15:21-28 (read in English) Charlotte Peterson

 

Matthew 15: 21-28(read in Fijian) Vacatawa Sekuri Yadraka

                    

Sermon: "Revolutionary Persistence" Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

Pastoral Prayer: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

  

The Lord's Prayer: (In English) Elizabeth Truesdell

 

The Lord's Prayer: (In Fijian) Vacatawa Sekuri Yadraka

                                

Invitation to Offering: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

Offertory: "Trinity Chimes" played by Marilyn Lee

 

Prayer of Dedication: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

Closing Hymn (UMH 374): "Stand On The Promises" (Verses 1-3) played By Marilyn Lee

 

1 Standing on the promises of Christ my king,
through eternal ages let his praises ring;
glory in the highest, I will shout and sing,
standing on the promises of God.

Refrain:
Standing, standing, 
standing on the promises of God my Savior;
standing, standing,
I’m standing on the promises of God.

2 Standing on the promises that cannot fail,
when the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,
by the living Word of God I shall prevail,
standing on the promises of God. [Refrain]

3 Standing on the promises of Christ the Lord,
bound to him eternally by love’s strong cord,
overcoming daily with the Spirit’s sword,
standing on the promises of God. [Refrain]

 

Benediction: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

Postlude: "Brevis" played by Marilyn Lee

 

 

 

 

 

United Methodist Church of Petaluma

August 9, 2020

The 10th Sunday After Pentecost

The Order of Service

 

 

Prelude: "I have Decided to Follow Jesus" played by Marilyn Lee

 

Welcome: Rob Bickmore

 

Greeting One Another: Rob Bickmore

 

Call To Worship: Sue Sarno

 

All: The hand of God rests upon this community, leading us to be a shelter, a present help in the midst of the storm. Let us be aware, let us be clear that God is present!  Let us open our hearts and minds to this presence so that we might create and grow the sacred space around and between us. Let us take this time of worship and share it so that all of our lives will be one life giving act of worship to the almighty God. Amen.

 

Opening Hymn (UMH 139): "Praise to the Lord, The Almighty" (First Verse) played by Marilyn Lee

 

Call to Confession: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

Prayer of Confession: Charlotte Peterson

 

Assurance of Pardon: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

Scripture: Psalm 105: 1-6 (read in Fijian) Vacatawa Sekuri Yadraka

                    Psalm 105: 1-6 (read in English) Sue Sarno

 

Scripture: Matthew 14: 23-33(read in Fijian) Vacatawa Sekuri Yadraka

                    Matthew 14: 23-33 (read in English) Sue Sarno

 

Sermon: "Lord, Rescue Me!" Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

Pastoral Prayer: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

The Lord's Prayer: (In Fijian) Vacatawa Sekuri Yadraka

                                   (In English) Elizabeth Truesdell

 

Invitation to Offering: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

Offertory: "Lord Hear My Prayer" played by Marilyn Lee

 

Prayer of Dedication: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

Closing Hymn (UMH 512): "Stand by Me" (First Two Verses) played By Marilyn Lee

 

Benediction: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

Postlude: "God is My Salvation" played by Marilyn Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF PETALUMA

August 2nd, 2020

The 9th Sunday after Pentecost

The Order of Service

 

 

 

PRELUDE: played by Marilyn Lee

 

 

WELCOME: Sue Sarno

 

 

CALL TO WORSHIP (unison): Charlotte Peterson

 

The voice of the Holy is calling us to worship.

This voice calls us to worship as one people.

This voice calls us away from the worship of material things.

This voice calls us to worship the wonderful God of love.

This love is the glue that binds us together.

This love will not go away.

Come, let us worship with one heart, one mind, one voice as we give our lives to love.

AMEN.      

 

 

OPENING HYMN:  “Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling”  (UMH 348 – 1st verse) played by Marilyn Lee

 

 

 

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CALL TO CONFESSION: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

 

SCRIPTURE: Genesis 12:22-31 (In Fijian) read by Vacatawa Sekuri Yadraca

                                                        (In English) read by Sue Sarno

 

SPECIAL MUSIC:  "Rest in Grace" (Schuyler Rhodes) performed by Canaan Roads

 

 

Matthew 14:13-21: read by Sue Sarno

 

 

SERMON:  “Who…or What Are You Wrestling With..?” Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

 

INVITATION TO COMMUNION: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

 

THE PRAYER OF GREAT THANKSGIVING: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

 

INVITATION TO OFFERING: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

 

OFFERTORY: played by Marilyn Lee

 

 

PRAYER OF DEDICATION: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

 

CLOSING HYMN:  “God Be With You Till We Meet Again”.   (UMH 672. 1st Verse) played by Marilyn Lee

 

 

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BENEDICTION: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

 

POSTLUDE: played by Marilyn Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF PETALUMA

 

July 26th, 2020

 

The 8th Sunday after Pentecost

 

The Order of Service

 

 

 

PRELUDE: "In Sacred Memory" played by Marilyn Lee

 

 

WELCOME: Elizabeth Truesdell

 

 

GREETING ONE ANOTHER: Elizabeth Truesdell

 

 

CALL TO WORSHIP (unison): Elizabeth Truesdell

 

 

Though we are in different places, still we gather.

Though the days are full of challenge, still we give ourselves to God.

Though we have closed our buildings to help keep our people safe, we are still the Church!

Though we cannot see the future, we know that our lives are in the hands of the Holy.

With joy, with gratitude, with ever deepening faith, we come in this moment to worship you, O God. So may the

meditations of our hearts and the words of our mouths be acceptable in your sight, we pray. AMEN.

 

 

OPENING HYMN:  “Take My Life and Let it Be”. UMH #399. (verses 1&3) played by Marilyn Lee

 

 

 

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CALL TO CONFESSION: Elizabeth Truesdell

 

 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION (adapted from the UM Hymnal):   Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

 

SCRIPTURE: Psalm 105: 1-11, 45b read by Charlotte Peterson

                                     

 

SPECIAL MUSIC: "A New Thing" (Lisa Quoresimo)  performed by Lisa Quoresimo and Schuyler Rhodes 

 

 

SCRIPTURE: Romans: 8: 31-39 read by Charlotte Peterson

 

 

SERMON: “Separated? Not so Much.” Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

 

PASTORAL PRAYER: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

 

LORD’S PRAYER: Elizabeth Truesdell

 

 

INVITATION TO OFFERING: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

 

OFFERTORY: "A Quiet Blessing" played by Marilyn Lee

 

 

PRAYER OF DEDICATION: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

 

CLOSING HYMN: “Jesus Calls Us”. UMH 398 verses 1&5 played by Marilyn Lee

 

 

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BENEDICTION: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

 

POSTLUDE: "Fanfare and Trumpeting" played by Marilyn Lee

 

 

 

 

THE ORDER OF SERVICE FOR

THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF PETALUMA

Sunday July 19th, 2020

 

Prelude: "As Morning Sunlight Appears" played by Marilyn Lee

 

Welcome: Elizabeth Truesdell

 

Call to Worship: Elizabeth Truesdell

 

Leader:   Though the days are full of challenge, we know that God is with us!

People:   No matter what comes, the power of God’s Spirit surrounds and holds us close.

Leader:    For we are a community; a people formed and nourished by God’s Spirit!

People:    This Spirit is the Spirit of hope.

Leader:    This Spirit is the Spirit of love.

People:    This Spirit comes to us and unites us even though we cannot sit together this morning.

All:  So come, let us worship!  Come, let us praise the Spirit that formed and feeds us. 

And let us be the Church wherever God might be leading us.  AMEN!

 

Hymn # 2190:  “Bring Forth the Kingdom!”   played by Marilyn Lee

 

Call to Confession: Elizabeth Truesdell

 

Prayer of Confession: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

Words of Assurance: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

Scripture: Genesis 28:10-19 (read in Fijian) by Vakatawa Sekuri Yadraca

 

Scripture: Genesis 28:10-19 read by Charlotte Peterson

 

Scripture: Romans 8:24-25 (read in Fijian) by Vakatawa Sekuri Yadraca          

 

Scripture: Romans 8:24-25 read by Charlotte Peterson             

  

Hymn # 418: “We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder” played by Marilyn Lee

 

Sermon: “The Power of Knowing Where We Are….” Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

Pastoral Prayer: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

The Lords's Prayer: Elizabeth Truesdell

 

The Lord's Prayer:(in Fijian) Vakatawa Sekuri Yadraca

 

Invitation to Offering: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

Offertory: "Andante con Espressione" played by Marilyn Lee

 

Prayer of Dedication: Rob Bickmore

 

Hymn # 569: "We've a Story to Tell the Nations" played by Marilyn Lee

 

Benediction: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

Postlude: "Postlude on Hanover" played by Marilyn Lee

 

 

 

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