Petaluma United Methodist Church

Weekly Online Worship

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

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

 

  

 

 

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

 

We do not have sheet music available for this hymn

 

Benediction: Rob Bickmore

 

Postlude: "Praise Him With Trumpet" Marilyn Lee

 

 

 

 

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

 

We do not have sheet music available for this hymn

 

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

 

We do not have sheet music for this hymn

 

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

 

We do not have sheet music for this hymn

 

Benediction: Pastor Eric Dale

 

Postlude: "Go Forward With Joy" Marilyn Lee

 

 

 

 

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

 

There is no sheet music available for this hymn

 

Benediction: Pastor Eric Dale

 

Postlude: "A Cheerful Trumpet" Marilyn Lee

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

May 24, 2020 Service

 

 

 

 

Prelude: "Fantasy on Rock of Ages" played by Marilyn Lee

 

Welcome and Announcements: Pastor Eric Dale

 

Theme Ideas: Elizabeth Truesdell

 

Call to Worship: Elizabeth Truesdell

 

Leader: Rejoice and sing to God.

All: We sing of the Risen Christ.

Leader: Clap your hands and shout with joy.

All: We rejoice in the the living God.

Leader: Celebrate this day.

All: We celebrate with the Spirit who calls us here.

 

 

Hymn # 103: "Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise" (verses 1-3) played by Marilyn Lee

 

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Prayer of Invocation: Rob Bickmore

 

Scripture: Acts 1:6-14 read by Charlotte Peterson

 

Scripture: John 17: 1-11 read by Pastor Eric Dale

 

Message: "Sometime You Just Have to Wait" Pastor Eric Dale

 

Hymn # 529: "How Firm a Foundation" (verses 1-3) played by Marilyn Lee

 

 

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Pastoral Prayer: Pastor Eric Dale

 

Invitation to Offering: Rob Bickmore

 

Offertory: "Sarabanda" played by Marilyn Lee

 

Prayer of Dedication: Rob Bickmore

 

Hymn # 302: "Christ the Lord is Risen Today" (verses 1-3 and 6) played by Marilyn Lee

 

 

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Benediction: Pastor Eric Dale

 

Postlude: "A Patriotic Tribute" played by Marilyn Lee

May 17, 2020 Service

 

 

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Prelude: "To a Wild Rose" played by Marilyn Lee

 

Welcome and Announcements/Passing the Peace: Pastor Eric Dale

 

Call to Worship: Rob Bickmore

 

Leader: God made the world and everyone in it.

All: Our life and breath come from God.

Leader: God made all nations under heaven.

All: We are all God's offspring.

Leader: Search for God in our time of worship.

All: When we search, we find God near.

 

Opening Prayer: Rob Bickmore

 

Hymn # 304: "Easter People, Raise Your Voices" played by Marilyn Lee

 

Verse 1

Easter people, raise your voices, sounds of heaven in

earth should ring. Christ has brought us heaven's choices;

heavenly music, let it ring. Al-le-lu-ia!

Al-le-lu-ia! Easter people, let us sing

Verse 2

Fear of death can no more stop us from our pressing

here below. For our Lord empowered us to

triumph over every foe. Al-le-lu-ia!

Al-le-lu-ia! On to victory now we go.

Verse 3

Every day to us is Easter, with its resurrection song.

When in trouble move the faster to

our God who rights the wrong. Al-le-lu-ia!

Al-le-lu-ia! See the power of heavenly throngs

 

Scripture: Acts 17: 22-31 read by Charlotte Peterson

 

Scripture: John 14: 15-21 read by Pastor Eric Dale

 

Message: "Abiding in God" delivered by Pastor Eric Dale

 

Hymn # 384: "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling" played by Marilyn Lee

 

Verse 1

 

Love divine, all loves excelling, joy of heaven to

earth come down; fix in us thy humble dwelling;

all thy faithful mercies crown! Jesus, thou art

all compassion, pure unbounded love thou art, visit

us with thy salvation; enter every trembling heart.

Verse 2

Breathe, O breathe thy loving Spirit into every

troubled breast! Let us all in thee inherit;

let us find that second rest. Take away our

bent to sinning; Alpha and Omega be; end of

faith, as its beginning, set our hearts at liberty.

Verse 3

Come, Almighty to deliver, let us all thy

life receive; suddenly return and never,

never more thy temples leave. Thee we would be

always blessing, serve thee as thy hosts above, pray and

praise thee without ceasing, glory in thy perfect love.

 

Pastoral Prayer: Pastor Eric Dale

 

Invitation to Offering: Rob Bickmore

 

Offertory: "Faith of Our Fathers" played by Marilyn Lee

 

Offering Prayer: Rob Bickmore

 

Hymn # 89: "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee" played by Marilyn Lee

 

Verse 1

Joyful, joyful, we adore thee, God of glory, Lord of love;

hearts unfold like flowers before thee, opening to the sun  above.

Melt the clouds of sin and sadness; drive the dark of doubt away.

Giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day!

Verse 2

All thy works with joy surround thee, earth and heaven reflect thy rays,

stars and angels sing around thee, center of unbroken praise.

Field and forest, vale and mountain, flowering meadow, flashing sea,

chanting bird and flowing fountain, call us to rejoice in thee.

Verse 3

Thou art giving and forgiving, ever blessing ever blest,

well spring of the joy of living, ocean depth of happy rest!

Thou our Father, Christ our brother, all who live in love are thine;

teach us how to love each other, lift us to the joy divine.

 

 

Benediction: Pastor Eric Dale

 

Postlude: "Recessional" played by Marilyn Lee 

May 10, 2020 Service

May 10, 2020 Service

 

 

 

Prelude: "Tell Me the Story of Jesus" Marilyn Lee

Welcome and Announcements: Pastor Eric Dale

Call to Worship: Rob Bickmore

 

Leader:  Welcome home, people of God.

All: We have come to find refuge in the shelter of God's care.

Leader: Come and sit down. There is room for everyone in God's house.

All: We have come to be nourished by God's word.

Leader: We are God's own people, and we are precious in God's sight.

All: We have come to give thanks for God's faithful love.

 

Opening Prayer: Rob Bickmore

Hymn # 545: "The Church's One Foundation" Marilyn Lee

Scripture: Peter 2: 2-10 read by Charlotte Peterson

Scripture: John 14: 1-12 read by Pastor Eric Dale

Message: Pastor Eric Dale

Hymn # 399: "Take My Life" Marilyn Lee

Pastoral Prayer: Pastor Eric Dale

Invitation to the Offering: Rob Bickmore

Offertory: "Give Me Jesus" Marilyn Lee

Offering Prayer: Rob Bickmore

Hymn # 577: "God of Grace" Marilyn Lee

Benediction: Pastor Eric Dale

Postlude: " Recessional on St. Denio" Marilyn Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

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