SUNDAY WORSHIP

We have returned to in-person worship at 10:00 am on Sunday mornings!  You are cordially invited to join us in person or via video!    Below is the bulletin for the worship service.  Much of our traditional worship is back in place.

We will continue to stream the full church services live on the internet.  If you prefer to join us electronically this week click here at 10:00am on Sunday!

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JUNE 20, 2021

Father’s Day

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   4th SUNDAY IN THE SEASON OF EMPOWERMENT

 

HERE IS THE ADVANCE BULLETIN FOR OUR FULL CHURCH SERVICE WHICH WILL BE TELECAST ON VIMEO.  CLICK HERE TO JOIN US LIVE AT 10:00AM ON SUNDAY.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:  

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BREATHING PRAYER:

“Be gracious to me, O God…”

Out: “…so that I may recount your blessings.”

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PRELUDE:  

 

CALL TO WORSHIP:

L: God’s love for us is great!

P: God is like a loving parent, who watches over us.

L: God’s mercy for us is great!

P: God reaches out to us in healing patience and peace.

L: Praise be to God who has called us here.

P: Praise be to God whose love and mercy is given to us. AMEN.

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OPENING HYMN: God of Grace and God of Glory UMH #577

  1. God of grace and God of glory,

    on thy people pour thy power;

    crown thine ancient church’s story;

    bring her bud to glorious flower.

    Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,

    for the facing of thls hour,

    for the facing of thls hour.

    Lo! the hosts of evil round us,

    scorn thy Christ, assail his ways!

    Fears and doubts too long have bound us,

    free our hearts to work and praise.

    Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,

    for the living of these days,

    for the living of these days.

    3. Cure thy children’s warring madness,

    bend our pride to thy control;

    shame our wanton, selfish gladness,

    rich in things and poor in soul.

    Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,

    lest we miss thy kingdom’s goal,

    lest we miss thy kingdom’s goal.

    4. Save us from weak resignation

    to the evils we deplore;

    let the search for thy salvation

    be our glory evermore.

    Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,

    serving thee whom we adore,

    serving thee whom we adore.

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OPENING PRAYER: Lord, we have come this day, seeking your presence and healing love. Be with us as we hear the words of hope and compassion. Give us courage to learn and grow that we might serve you faithfully all of our days. AMEN.

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PASTORAL PRAYER:  

Lord of wind and water, of calmness and peace, be with us this day. Calm our fears as we face uncertain futures. Help us to relinquish control and to place our trust totally in you. Remind us to continue to faithfully work for good, with gratitude for the many blessings you have poured upon us. When the waves and torrents threaten us, let us again to turn to you, remembering your saving mercies and love. Give us courage to become disciples who can calm the seas of doubt and anger, bringing hope and peace. As we have brought before you situations that require help and healing mercies, remind us again that you are with each person and situation, offering your love and mercy. We thank you for the many ways in which you have healed us. For all the goodness you have poured on us, we offer prayers of gratitude and love, in the name of Jesus, who taught us to pray …

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,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Amen.

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SPECIAL MUSIC: 

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SCRIPTURE READING:

Mark 4:35-41

35 Later that day, when evening came, Jesus said to them, “Let’s cross over to the other side of the lake.” 36 They left the crowd and took him in the boat just as he was. Other boats followed along.

37 Gale-force winds arose, and waves crashed against the boat so that the boat was swamped. 38 But Jesus was in the rear of the boat, sleeping on a pillow. They woke him up and said, “Teacher, don’t you care that we’re drowning?”

39 He got up and gave orders to the wind, and he said to the lake, “Silence! Be still!” The wind settled down and there was a great calm. 40 Jesus asked them, “Why are you frightened? Don’t you have faith yet?”

41 Overcome with awe, they said to each other, “Who then is this? Even the wind and the sea obey him!”

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SERMON TITLE: A Snoozing Savior

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CLOSING HYMN:

It Is Well with My Soul UMH #377 (v. 1 & 4)

  1. When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,

    when sorrows like sea billows roll;

    whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say,

    It is well, it is well with my soul.

Refrain:
It is well with my soul,
it is well, it is well with my soul.

4. And, Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
the clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
the trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
even so, it is well with my soul.
(Refrain)

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SENDING FORTH PRAYER: As the Lord has given to us such peace and healing, let us go into the world offering God’s love and hope to others. Let us go in peace and remember that God goes with you. AMEN

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SENDING FORTH HYMN: SHALOM TO YOU

Shalom to you now, shalom my friends.

May God’s full mercies bless you, my friends.

In all your living and through all your loving

Christ be your shalom. Christ be your shalom.

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BENEDICTION

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POSTLUDE

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Video of today’s worship can be found at indioumc.com