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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

 

 

 

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 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

 

 

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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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Prelude: "A Summer Idyll" performed by Marilyn Lee

 

Welcome and Announcements: Rob Bickmore

 

 

Call to Worship: Sue Sarno

 

Leader: Sisters and Brothers, We are God's People.

People: And as God's People we know that nothing can separate us from God's love!

Leader: We know that even in the midst of pandemic, we remain the powerful community of Christ!

People: And as a community we reach out this day-even from different locations-

to celebrate our love and unity in Christ!

All: So. let us be the church at worship. Let us be the church in service to others.

Let us be the church in joy and wonder! AMEN.

 

Hymn # 601: "Thy Word is a Lamp Unto My Feet" performed by Marilyn Lee

 

Call to Confession: Sue Sarno

 

Prayer of Confession: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

Words of Assurance: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

Scripture: John 4:16-21 read by Charlotte Peterson

 

Scripture: John 4: 16-21 read in Fijian by Vakatawa Sekuri Yadraca

 

Scripture: Romans 8: 4b-8 read by Sue Sarno

 

Hymn # 393: "Spirit of the Living God" played by Marilyn Lee

 

Sermon: "Practicing Selflessness in Selfish Times" Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

Pastoral Prayer: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

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

 

Introduction to Offering: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

Offertory: "Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive" played by Marilyn Lee

 

Doxology: played by Marilyn Lee

 

Prayer of Dedication: Charlotte Peterson

 

Hymn # 707: "Hymn of Promise" played by Marilyn Lee

 

Benediction: Rob Bickmore

 

Postlude: "Joy" played by Marilyn Lee

 

 

 

 

 

  

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Prelude: "Chapel Chimes" Marilyn Lee

 

Welcome: Rob Bickmore

 

Call to Worship: Charlotte Peterson

 

Leader: This is the day our God has made!

All: Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

Leader: For we are God's people;

All: The work of God's wondrous hands.

Leader: Come, let us worship the Creating God!

All: Come, let us celebrate the love we have in God through Jesus Christ our Lord!

 

Hymn # 400: "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" Marilyn Lee 

 

Call to Confession: Charlotte Peterson

 

Prayer of Confession: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

Words of Assurance: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

Scripture: Matthew 8: 23-27 read by Rob Bickmore

 

Scripture: Matthew 11: 16-19, 25-30 read by Charlotte Peterson

 

Hymn # 402: "Lord I Want to be a Christian" Marilyn Lee

 

Sermon: "My Yoke is Easy To Bear" Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

Holy Communion: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

Pastoral Prayer: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

The Lord's Prayer: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

Invitation to Offering: Pastor Schuyler Rhodes

 

Offertory: "Meditation on Beach Spring" Marilyn Lee

 

Doxology: Marilyn Lee

 

Prayer of Dedication: Charlotte Peterson

 

Hymn # 2158: " Just a Closer Walk with Thee" Marilyn Lee

 

Benediction: Rob Bickmore

 

Postlude: "A Joyous Alleluia" Marilyn Lee

 

  

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Prelude: "Air" Marilyn Lee

 

Welcome and Announcements: Rob Bickmore

 

Call to Worship: Charlotte Peterson

 

Leader:  How long O Lord?

All: How long must we hold onto this pain?

Leader: How long will the aches of our souls have power over our hearts?

All: How long must we bear the weights of worry, of guilt, or sorrow.

Leader: Move beyond the past that holds us captive.

All: We will move forward , despite the scars.

Leader: May God's steadfast love heal our spirits.

All: May Good's steadfast love help us discover the road to salvation.

Leader:Let us sing with renewed voices.

All: Let us sing of divine generosity.

 

 

 

Hymn # 102: "Now Thank We All Our God" Marilyn Lee

 

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Scripture: Psalm 13: read by Charlotte Peterson

 

Scripture: Matthew 10:40-42 read by Rob Bickmore

 

Message:

              "Letting Go" Sue Sarno

              "Three Stories" Lamar Shabazian

 

Hymn # 399: "Take My Life, and Let It Be" Marilyn Lee

 

 

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Invitation to Offering: Charlotte Peterson

 

Offertory: " O Day of Radiant Gladness" Marilyn Lee

 

Offering Prayer: Charlotte Peterson

 

Leader: Through the teaching of Jesus, the steadfast love of God,

and the empowering winds of the Spirit, we have been taught to 

share what we have, our time, talent and treasure, with those in need.

All: As we serve our neighbors, we serve the Christ. 

In gratitude for God's many gifts, we celebrate God's call to care for creation,

and to boldly love the children of God. Amen

 

Hymn # 430: "Oh Master, Let Me Walk with Thee" Marilyn Lee

 

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Benediction: Rob Bickmore

 

Postlude: "Praise Him With Trumpet" Marilyn Lee

 

 

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Prelude: "Christians, We Have Met to Worship" Marilyn Lee

 

Welcome and Announcements: Pastor Eric Dale

 

Call to Worship: Charlotte Peterson

 

Leader: The Holy Spirit have given us life and pours on us the power

to become new people!

All: The winds of the Spirit have given us breath and the fire of the spirit

has enkindled in us a love for God and for each other.

Leader: Come here in faithfulness and be ready for the surprises that God's

Spirit brings.

All: We open our lives to the presence of God and trust God's promise 

to us that we can live new lives of freedom and grace.

May God help us to be true people of spirit,

letting holy surprises fill our days.

 

Hymn # 318: "Christ is Alive" (Verses 1-3,5) Marilyn Lee

 

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Prayer of Invocation: Charlotte Peterson

 

Leader: God of wondrous love, you have touched us and never left us in despair.

You have held us in our grief and chaos.

You have never deserted us.

You paid us a visit and your visit has never ended.

You clung to us when we were given up for dead.

All: In life and death-you raise us anew! This we know!

This we experience! This is your word of assurance!

God of wondrous love, touch us again in this time.

Stay with us-as we continue healing

our memories and lives.

In Christ's name, we pray. Amen

 

  

 

Scripture: Psalm 86: 1-10, 16-17 read by Charlotte Peterson

 

Scripture: Ephesians 3: 14-21 read by Pastor Eric Dale

 

Message: "The Power at Work Within Us" Pastor Eric Dale

 

Hymn # 593: "Here I am Lord" Marilyn Lee

 

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Pastoral Prayer: Pastor Eric Dale

 

Invitation to Offering: Rob Bickmore

 

Offertory: "When Peace Like a River" Marilyn Lee

 

Prayer of Dedication: Rob Bickmore

 

Hymn # 577: "God of Grace and God of Glory" Marilyn Lee

 

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Benediction: Pastor Eric Dale

 

Postlude: "Go Forward With Joy" Marilyn Lee

 

 

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Prelude: "Where Quiet Waters Flow" Marilyn Lee

 

Welcome and Announcements: Pastor Eric Dale

 

Call to Worship: Sue Sarno

 

 

Leader: Call to the Lord, who hears our prayers.

All: Sing to the Lord, who delights in our songs.

Leader: Wait for the Lord, the source of our hope.

All: Worship the Lord, who is worthy of our praise.

 

 

Hymn # 57: "O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing" Marilyn Lee

  

 

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Opening Prayer: Sue Sarno

 

God of wondrous love, your miracles always catch us by surprise.

When our time of blessing comes, may we laugh with Sarah and

dance with Abraham.

When our bodies are touched by your healing grace,

may we bow before your throne of glory.

Come to us now, as we gather to worship,

that we might be touched by your Spirit and

made whole by your grace. Amen.

 

Scripture: Ezekiel 17: 22-24 read by Charlotte Peterson

 

Scripture: Mark 4: 26-34 read by Pastor Eric Dale

 

Message: Pastor Eric Dale

 

Hymn # 432: "Jesu, Jesu" Marilyn Lee

 

 

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Pastoral Prayer: Pastor Eric Dale

 

Invitation to Offering: Sue Sarno

 

Offertory: "Arabesque" Marilyn Lee

 

Offering Prayer: Rob Bickmore

 

Hymn # 431: "Let There be Peace on Earth" Marilyn Lee

 

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Benediction: Pastor Eric Dale

 

Postlude: "A Cheerful Trumpet" Marilyn Lee

 

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Prelude: "Holy, Holy, Holy" Marilyn Lee

 

Introduction: Rob Bickmore

 

Call to Worship: Charlotte Peterson

 

 

Leader: For the "many-ness" of God's splendor,

All: let us give thanks.

Leader: Before Jesus's humility, and the power of Christ's commands,

All:  let us stand in wonder.

Leader: For the mystery of relationships-God's with us, and our's with one another,

All: let us seek God's holy wisdom.

Leader: Come! Let us worship the Triune God.

 

Hymn # 145: "Morning Has Broken" Marilyn Lee            (We do not have sheet music for this hymn)

 

Scripture: Psalm 8 read by Charlotte Peterson

 

Scripture: Psalm 8 read in Fijian by Sekuri Yadraka

 

Prayer of Invocation: Charlotte Peterson

 

Scripture: Genesis 1: 26-31 Sue Sarno

 

Scripture: Matthew 28: 16-20 Pastor Eric Dale

 

Message: "It is Good-Partners With God" Pastor Eric Dale

 

Hymn # 428: "For the Healing of the Nations" Marilyn Lee

 

 

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 Invitation to Offering: Sue Sarno

 

Offertory Music: "Chapel Echos" Marilyn Lee

 

Prayer of Dedication: Sue Sarno

 

Communion: Pastor Eric Dale

 

Hymn # 452: "I Sing the Might Power of God" Marilyn Lee

 

 

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Benediction: Pastor Eric Dale

 

Postlude: Marilyn Lee

 

 

 

May 31, 2020 Service

 

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Prelude: Variations on "See How Great a Flame Aspires" Marilyn Lee

 

Welcome and Announcements: Pastor Eric Dale

 

Call to Worship: Charlotte Peterson

 

 

 

 Leader: With rushing wind and holy fire...

All: Come Holy Spirit come.

Leader: With tongues of flame and hopes rekindled...

All: Come Holy Spirit come.

Leader: With visions birthed and dreams restored...

All: Come Holy Spirit come.

Leader: With spacious grace and depth untold...

All: Come Holy Spirit come.

With rushing wind and holy fire...

All: Come Holy Spirit come.

 

 

Hymn # 539: "O Spirit of the Living God" Marilyn Lee

 

 

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Scripture: Corinthians 12: 3-13 read by Rob Bickmore

 

Scripture: Acts 2:1-21 read by Pastor Eric Dale

 

Message: "In-Between Times" Pastor Eric Dale

 

Hymn # 420: " Breath on Me, Breath of God" Marilyn Lee

 

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Pastoral Prayer: Pastor Eric Dale

 

Invitation to Offering: Charlotte Peterson

 

Offertory: "Flute Song" Marilyn Lee

 

Prayer of Dedication: Charlotte Peterson

 

Hymn # 560: "Help us Accept Each Other" Marilyn Lee

 

 

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Benediction: Pastor Eric Dale

 

Leader: With rushing winds and holy fire, go forth in power of the living God.

All: We go forth as God's children.

Leader: With tongues of flame and hope rekindled, go forth in the power of the eternal Christ.

All: We go forth as heirs with Christ.

Leader: With visions birthed and dreams restored, go forth in the power of the Holy Spirit.

All: We go forth as new creations in God's Spirit.

Leader: With spacious grace and depth untold, go forth in the mystery of the Holy One.

 

 

Postlude: "Spirit of God" Marilyn Lee

 

 

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