Online Bulletin

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An online “bulletin” for our next Live Stream service is posted below.  Use it to follow along and to read the scriptures and song lyrics while you watch the service “live.” 

If you’re watching a recording of a service, “bulletins” for some previous services are also posted below.  Open the “drop down” box to view them. 

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The Next Live Service…

  • Sunday April 18, 10:15 AM

 

Sunday 4/18/21, 10:15 AM Worship

April 18, 2021

Third Sunday of Easter

Scripture and song titles are links.  Click to read…

Opening Scripture: Psalm 100

Songs of Praise & Worship:

Opening Hymn: Blessed Assurance

Welcome & Announcements

Ministry of Music:Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow

Prayer

Prayer Chorus: Knowing You

Scripture:  John 20:19-29

Sermon:   Were Any of the Disciples From Missouri?

Closing Hymn: Take my life, and Let it Be”   #399

Benediction Response: Lord reign in me, reign in Your Power…

Postlude:     (Mary Shipley)

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Bulletins for Previously Recorded Services…

 

Sunday 4/11/21, 10:15 AM Worship

Sunday April 11, 2021

Second Sunday of Easter

Click on the Scripture and Song Titles to view the words…

Opening Scripture: 1 Peter 1:3 

Songs of Praise & Worship:

Opening Hymn: Crown Him With Many Crowns

Welcome & Announcements

Ministry of Music:Oh Happy Day!

Prayer

Prayer Chorus: Something Beautiful

Scripture:     John 3:1-17  & John 19:38-42     

Sermon:       “Nic at Night”

Closing Hymn: This is A Day of New Beginnings

Benediction Response: “Every Morning is Easter Morning from Now On”

Every morning is Easter morning from now on! Every day’s resurrection day, the past is over and gone!

Good bye sin, goodbye fear, good riddance!  Hello Lord, hello sun!

I am one of the Easter people, my new life has begun!

Every morning is Easter morning from now on!  Every day’s resurrection day, the past is over and gone!

Every morning is Easter morning, every morning is Easter morning,

Every morning is Easter morning, from now on!

Postlude: “Christ is Risen, Alleluia!”

Easter Sunday 4/4/21, 10:15 AM

Sunday April 4, 2021

Easter Sunday

The scripture and most of the song titles are hyperlinks.  Click on them to follow along…

Opening Prayer

Songs of Praise & Worship:

Introit:  “He’s Alive” (Chris Valianti, soloist)

Call to Worship:

  • LEADER:  Morning has broken, but this morning is different.
  • ALL:   As we come to the garden,  The birds are singing tunes of joy in the trees surrounding the graves. The flower buds are bursting in colors vibrant around each stone.
  • LEADER:  We’ve come to visit the grave of a friend, but “he is not here.” 
  • ALLThe Sun is rising in the East; the shadowed grays turn bright! The Son is risen in our Hearts; darkness and death end in defeat.
  • LEADER:  Now we understand what Christ said, what God did.
  • ALL:         CHRIST IS RISEN! HALLELUJAH!

Opening Hymn: Christ the Lord is Risen Today!

Welcome & Announcements

Ministry of Music:O Praise the Name of the Lord Our God

Offertory Prayer   (Sue Crispin, Dir. of Music Ministry)

Prayer Chorus: In the Garden

Scripture:  Matthew 28:1-10          Luke 24:1-8  & Acts 10:34-44

Sermon: “The Uplifting Impact of Easter”   Rev. Dr. Jim Bolton

Closing Hymn: He Lives!

“Hallelujah Chorus”  A recorded performance from our Church & Community Choir, 2017

Benediction Response: He is Lord

Postlude: “Fantasia for Easter Morning”

     During the postlude, please view a special PUMC slide show – “God is Good”

Friday 4/2/21: Good Friday Tenebrae

A Good Friday Tenebrae Service

April 2, 2021 7:00 PM

Prelude

*Call to Worship (from John 3:16 & Hebrews 4:14-16)

    • Reader: God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him may not perish but have eternal life.
    • Praise Team: We have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession.
    • Reader: We have One who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin.
    • Praise Team: Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

 

Opening Hymn #504, “The Old Rugged Cross

Invocation

Almighty and most merciful God, whose will is that all people should be saved, and who did give Your Son our Lord Jesus Christ to be the expiation for the sins of the whole world: We humbly bow in adoration and praise before Your holy throne on this Good Friday and thank You for Your unspeakable gift through Your Son. In the name of Christ our Lord we pray. Amen.

 

Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 53:7-10

Special Music

Gospel Reading: John 18:28-38

Hymn #298, “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

Gospel Reading : John 19:1-16

 

The Reproaches:

  • Reader: O My people, what I have done unto you, or wherein have I wearied you? Testify against me. Because I brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, you have prepared a cross for your Savior.
  • Praise Team: O God, holy and mighty, have mercy upon us.
  • Reader: Because I led you through the desert forty years, and fed you with manna, quail, and water bringing you into a land exceedingly good, you have prepared a cross for your Savior.
  • Praise Team: O God, holy and mighty, have mercy upon us.
  • Reader: Before you I opened the Red Sea: and you have opened my side with a spear. I went before you in a pillar of cloud: and you have brought me to the judgment hall of Pilate.
  • Praise Team: O God, holy and mighty, have mercy upon us.
  • Reader: I gave you food of manna and quail in the desert and you have beaten me with blows and stripes. I made you to drink the water of salvation from the rock: and you have made me to drink gall and vinegar.
  • Praise Team: O God, holy and mighty, have mercy upon us.
  • Reader: I gave you a royal scepter: and you have given my head a crown of thorns. I lifted you up with great power: and you have hung me upon a cross.
  • Praise Team: O God, holy and mighty, have mercy upon us.

 

Gospel Reading: John 19:16-30 (1st candle is extinguished)

 

Adoration at the Cross

Reader: “Far be it from me to glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to Me, and I to the world” (Galatians 6:14).

. . .

Reader: “He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree” (1 Peter 2:24a)

. . .

Reader: “You know that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your fathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot” (1 Peter 1:18-19).

. . .

Reader: Christ also died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, that He might bring us to God” (1 Peter 3:18a).

. . .

Reader: We see Jesus, who for a little while was made lower than the angels, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death” (Hebrews 2:9a).

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Prayer of Intercession (in unison)

O merciful and glorious God, You have made all of the human family and You hate nothing which You have made. You, O God, do not will the death of anyone, but in Your magnificent love desire that all of the human family would come to You by faith in Christ. Have mercy upon us, and especially upon all those who do not have faith in You, or those who deny the faith in Jesus Christ. Take from all those who are wandering from You, ignorance, hardness of heart, bitterness, contempt, so they may be led by Your Holy Spirit to that divine relationship with You. We pray this in the name of Jesus, along with the prayer He taught us to say, 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 forever. Amen.

Christ Candle is extinguished

Loud Bang

Time of Silence

Closing Hymn #288 “Were You There” (Christ Candle is relit during the singing of this hymn)

Dismissal with Blessing

  • Leader: By the stripes of our Lord Jesus we are healed. By the wounds of our Savior Jesus, we are made whole. Let us leave this time of worship and be grateful for the love God has demonstrated to us through our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Praise Team: As we conclude this time of worship we go in the name of Jesus Christ and live in the salvation made possible by that first Good Friday.
  • ALL: Amen and Amen.

Thursday 4/1/21, 7:00 PM Maundy Thursday

A Service for Maundy Thursday

April 1, 2021  7:00pm

Gathering 

Musical Prelude

Greeting and Statement  

We gather together on this Maundy Thursday to remember Jesus’ love for His disciples and observe God’s love for us.  This is a solemn service, made ever more so by the Covid-19 pandemic, that separates us from many others and from our normal rhythms of life.  Let us observe this service knowing that many in our faith community are doing the same in their own way and that as we all observe together this day, we are drawn together as the Body of Christ. For this we give thanks, let us worship.

 

Call to Worship (Based on John 13; 1 Corinthians 11; and Exodus 12)

  • Leader: A table is set before us. A feast has been prepared.
  • PEOPLE: A meal of bread and wine, of meat and bitter herbs.
  • Leader: The Lord calls us to this supper of remembrance.  The Lord calls us to serve and be served.
  • PEOPLE: As we break the bread and share the cup, our understanding may fail us. But we will never forget Christ’s example. We will never forget the full extend of His love.

 

Opening Hymns:

 

Opening Prayer:

Gracious and Loving God, your Anointed One, Jesus the Messiah, on the night before He suffered, instituted the Sacrament of His body and blood. May we receive this Sacrament with thankful hearts as we remember the love, humility, grace, and mercy of our Lord Jesus, in whose name we pray. Amen.

Scripture Reading:     John 13:1-17, 31b-35

 

Prayer and Litany of Confession:

  • Pastor: My sisters and brothers, Christ shows us His love by becoming a humble servant.  Let us draw near to God and confess our sin in the truth of God’s Spirit.     
  • ALL: Most merciful God, we as members of Your Church called by You,  confess that often our thoughts, words, and deeds have not been that of Christ. Those times where we have failed to love one another as He loves us, times where we have pledged loyalty to Him with our lips and then betrayed, deserted, or denied him, as the disciples did on that night so long ago. We humbly ask that You would forgive us, and by Your Holy Spirit make us faithful in every moment and in every place, especially during those times of testing or trial. We offer this in the name of Jesus our Messiah, Your Son, the Savior of the world. AMEN.

 

Words of Pardon:

  • Pastor: The Good News is that Jesus Christ died for you and me while we were still sinners. Yes, Sisters and Brothers, that proves God’s love for us!  In the name of Jesus Christ you are forgiven!
  • People: In the name of Jesus Christ you are forgiven!
  • All:         All praise, glory, honor, and thanks to you Almighty God. Amen.

 

Special Music

New Testament Reading :     Luke 22:14-23

Homily:    “The Christians-Easter Paradox”

Hymn #629,   “You Satisfy the Hungry Heart” 

Prayers of Institution and Communion

  • Pastor: As we now come to receive Holy Communion, we see communion happening at many levels. With this bread we remember the words of Jesus who after giving thanks to God, broke the bread, gave it to His disciples and said, take, eat, this is my body broken for you.
  • People: Jesus said, This is my body.
  • Pastor: Jesus then took a cup filled with wine. Jesus gave thanks to God and gave the cup to His disciples saying, Drink from this cup all of you. For this is my blood of the covenant poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this as often as you shall drink it, in remembrance of me.
  • People: Jesus said, Drink from the cup for the forgiveness of sins. And do it in remembrance of Me.
  • Pastor: Gracious and Loving God, we humbly ask that you would pour out your Holy Spirit on us gathered in this sacred place and upon these gifts of bread and juice. Make them be for us the body and blood of Christ that we may be for the world the body of Christ redeemed by His blood. By your Spirit make us one with Christ and one with each other and one in mission to all the world. Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church, all honor and glory is yours Almighty God now and forever. Amen.

 

The Lord’s Prayer (sung to the tune of “O God Our Help in Ages Past”)

“Our Father, Lord on heaven’s high throne, most holy be Your name.   Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth—in heav’n the same.

Give us this day the food we need; forgiven may we be;  Into temptation do not lead; from evil set us free.

Your is the kingdom, yours the pow’r, and You’re the majesty.    So shall it be from this glad hour and to eternity.”

 

Sharing the Lord’s Supper

Hymn #422,    “Jesus, Thine All-Victorious Love

The Final Word

  • Pastor: Go in peace and live by faith, knowing that Jesus Christ goes before you to show you the way, behind you to give you courage, below you to lift you up, above you to protect you, and beside you to walk step and step each day of your journey. Go in Peace and live by faith, in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.  
  • People: We go in peace and with grateful hearts. Amen

Sunday 3/28/21, 10:15 AM Worship

Sunday March 28, 2021

Palm Sunday

Click on the song titles to view the lyrics…

Songs of Praise & Worship

Call to Worship  (From Psalm 113)

Leader:  Shout praise to the Lord!

People:  Everyone who serves Him, come and praise His Name.

ALL:       Let the name of the Lord be praised now and forever!

Leader:  Let us join the followers of Jesus who have sung throughout the ages…

ALL:     “Hosanna, praise be the Lord, bless Him who comes to bring us               salvation!”

Opening Hymn:    The Palms

Welcome & Announcements

Worship in Tithes & Offerings  (participate online)

Offertory:  Revelation Song” (Alleluia Bell Choir)

 

=== Seven Days That Changed the World ===

The Journey of Jesus during Holy Week

The Entrance into Jerusalem

 

The Teachings of Jesus

 

The teachings of Jesus – The Parables

 

Holy Thursday

 

Good Friday

 

Easter

           

Benediction:  Rev Bolton.  

Benediction Response:  “Because He lives, I can face tomorrow…

Postlude: Thine is the Glory” ……………….G.F. Handel

Sunday 3/21/21, 10:15 AM Worship

Sunday March 21, 2021

5th Sunday in Lent

Most of the hymn and scripture titles listed below are hyperlinks.  Click to follow the words…

Opening Scripture:   from Psalm 106

Songs of Praise & Worship:

 

Opening Hymn: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

Welcome & Announcements

Ministry of Music:O How He Loves You and Me

Prayer

Prayer Chorus: Thank You Lord

Scripture:   Colossians 3:12-17   Luke 17:11-19

Sermon: “Attitude of Gratitude”

Closing Hymn: Jesus, Thank You

Benediction Response: “… Jesus thank you…

Postlude: Tune to Praise to the Lord, the Almighty    (“Lobe Den Herren”)

In his message, Pastor Jim will make reference to the following songs (click on the link to view the lyrics)…

Sunday 3/14/21, 10:15 AM Worship

Most of the hymn and scripture titles listed below are hyperlinks.  Click to follow the words…

Sunday March 14, 2021

4th Sunday in Lent

Opening Scripture: Romans 8:18-25

Songs of Praise & Worship:

Opening Hymn: How Great Thou Art” 

Welcome & Announcements

Ministry of Music:I Will Listen”  (Ann Downham)

Prayer

Prayer Chorus: In His Time

Scripture:  James 5:7-11  &  Psalm 40:1-4    

Sermon: ” How Long Must I Wait?”

Closing Hymn: Open My Eyes That I May See” 

Benediction Response:  

“An Irish Blessing”  (Michael Patrick Murphy)…………………

“May the road, may it rise to meet you.   May the wind be always at your back.

May the rain, may it softly fall, upon your fields, upon your fields.

And may God hold you, in the palm of His hand,

and may God hold you, in the palm of His hand.”

 

Postlude: Postlude on the Hymn Tune Slane:  Be Thou My Vision

Sunday 3/7/21, 10:15 AM Worship

Sunday March 7, 2021

Third  Sunday in Lent

The sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated this week.  Prepare by obtaining elements of bread/cracker and juice/water before the service.

 

Note: Most of the hymn and scripture titles listed below are hyperlinks.  Click to follow the words…

Opening Scripture:  

Songs of Praise & Worship:

Opening Hymn: Grace That is Greater Than All My Sin” 

Welcome & Announcements

Ministry of Music:Forgiveness”   (Karlie Crispin Jewitt, video soloist)

Prayer

Prayer Chorus: Amazing Love”  

Scripture: Matthew 7:1-5     

Sermon: “Whatever Happened to Forgiveness?”

(“Back to December“, Taylor Swift)

 

Communion

Closing Hymn: Freely, Freely”   

Benediction Response: freely, freely, you have received…

Postlude: “A Tune from Tallis”

Sunday 2/28/21, 10:15 AM Worship

Sunday February 28, 2021

Second Sunday in Lent

Opening Scripture: Psalm 34:1-3

Songs of Praise & Worship:

Opening Hymn: Rejoice, the Lord is King!

Welcome & Announcements

Ministry of Music: “The Basics of Life” – Chris Valianti, soloist

Prayer

Prayer Chorus: Something Beautiful

Scripture: Philippians 4:2-9   

Sermon: “What Makes You Beautiful”

Closing Chorus: Lord Reign in Me”

Benediction Response: “Lord, reign in me, reign in my heart…”

Postlude: Postlude on the Hymn tune “Darwall” (“Rejoice the Lord is King“)

Sunday 2/21/21, 10:15 AM Worship

Sunday February 21, 2021

First Sunday in Lent

Opening Scripture:  Isaiah 53

Songs of Praise & Worship:

Opening Hymn: Beneath the Cross of Jesus

Welcome & Announcements

Ministry of Music:Holy, Holy, Holy”  (Bob Bazzel, tuba)

Prayer

Prayer Chorus: Seek Ye First

Scripture: Matthew 4:1-11

Sermon: “Just Give Me That Old Time Religion”  (song lyrics

Closing Hymn: Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days

Benediction Response: The Lord Bless You & Keep You

Postlude: “Toccata on ‘The God of Abraham Praise‘ “

Wednesday 2/17/211, 7:00 PM Ash Wednesday Vesper

Ash Wednesday Vesper 

Feb. 17, 7:00 PM

Prelude  

Words of Welcome 

Call to Worship  

Hymn:   “Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior

Opening Prayer  

Old Testament Reading:   Psalm 51:1-17

Prayer (in unison):  — Clement of Rome (AD 35-99)…

You, Lord, through your works have revealed the everlasting structure of the world. You, Lord, created the earth. You are faithful throughout all generations, righteous in your judgments, marvelous in strength and majesty, wise in creating and prudent in establishing what exists, good in all that is observed and faithful to those who trust in you, merciful and compassionate; forgive us our sins and our injustices, our transgressions and our shortcomings. Do not take into account every sin of your servants, but cleanse us with the cleansing of your truth, and “direct our steps to walk in holiness and righteousness and purity of heart,” and “to do what is good and pleasing in your sight” and in the sight of our rulers. Yes, Lord, “let your face shine upon us” in peace “for our good,” that we may be sheltered “by your mighty hand” and delivered from every sin “by your uplifted arm”; deliver us as well from those who hate us unjustly. Give harmony and peace to us and to all who dwell on the earth, just as you did to our fathers when they reverently “called upon you in faith and trust,” that we may be saved, while we render obedience to your almighty and most excellent name, and give harmony and peace to our rulers and governors on earth.  AMEN

Chorus:   “Just As I Am”  Change My Heart, O God

Prayer (in unison): St. Ambrose of Milan (AD 339-397)…

O Lord, who has mercy on all, take away from me my sins, and mercifully kindle in me the fire of your Holy Spirit. Take away from me the heart of stone, and give me a heart of flesh, a heart to love and adore you, a heart to delight in you, to follow and enjoy you, for Christ’s sake, Amen.

New Testament Reading:    2 Corinthians 5:20 b –6:10 

Hymn:       “Just a Closer Walk with Thee

Gospel Reading:     Matthew 6:1 –6, 16–18

Prayer (in unison):  Clement of Rome (AD 35-99)…

We beseech thee, Master, to be our helper and protector. Save the afflicted among us; have mercy on the lowly; raise up the fallen; appear to the needy; heal the ungodly; restore the wanderers of thy people; feed the hungry; ransom our prisoners; raise up the sick; comfort the faint-hearted. Amen.

Homily

Invitation to the Observance of Lenten Discipline

A Time of Silent Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13)

Hymn:   “Are Ye Able

Benediction

Going Forth 

The “Daily Devotions for Lent” booklet is available on this website.  Click the below button and bookmark the page.

Lenten Devotions

Sunday 2/14/21, 10:15 AM Worship

Sunday February 14, 2021

Valentine’s Day

Opening Scripture:   Romans 5:8

Songs of Praise & Worship:

Opening Hymn: Love Lifted Me

Welcome & Announcements

Ministry of Music:The Gift of Love

“Offertory” Prayer

Prayer Chorus: My Jesus I Love Thee

Congregational Prayer

Scripture:     John 3:16    1 Corinthians 13           

Sermon:    Can Someone Tell Me What Love Is?

Communion:  Be prepared with your own elements of bread/cracker and juice/water…

Closing Hymn: Pass It On

Benediction Response: God So Loved the World

Postlude: Amazing Love, How Can It Be?

Sunday 2/7/21, 10:15 AM Worship

Sunday February 7, 2021

Super Bowl Sunday

Opening Scripture:

Songs of Praise & Worship:

Opening Hymn: God of Love and God of Power

Welcome & Announcements

Ministry of Music: “Are You Ready to Run the Race?”

Prayer

Prayer Chorus: “Lord, Be Glorified”

Scripture:   Judges 7:1-22

Sermon:      Spiritual Keys to Being Victorious on Game Day  

Closing Hymn: Lord You Gave the Great Commission

Benediction Response: (Ode to Joy tune)

  • “Called by worship to your service, forth in your dear name we go,
  • To the child, the youth, the aged, love in living deeds to show;
  • Hope and health, good will and comfort, counsel, aid and peace we give,
  • With your Spirit’s gifts empower us, For the work of Ministry.”

Postlude: “Ode to Joy” (“Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee“)

Sunday 1/31/21, 10:15 AM Worship

Sunday January 31, 2021

Opening Scripture: 1 Peter 4:10

Songs of Praise & Worship:

Opening Hymn: O Church of God United

Welcome & Announcements

Ministry of Music:If We Are the Body

Prayer Chorus: Jesus, United By Thy Grace

Prayer

Scripture: Ephesians 4:3-6 1 Corinthians 12:4-14 Acts 2:5-12

Sermon Series: “United or Untied: (part 3)

Closing Hymn: Many Gifts, One Spirit

Benediction Response: We Are the Body of Christ

Postlude: “Prelude & Fugue in C”

Sunday 1/24/21, 10:15 AM Worship

Sunday January 24, 2021

Opening Scripture: Psalm 99

Songs of Praise & Worship:

  • “All The Earth”
  • “All the People Said Amen”

Opening Hymn: “The Church’s One Foundation”

Welcome & Announcements

Ministry of Music: “People Need the Lord”

Prayer

Prayer Chorus: “Make Us One”

Scripture / Message: “United or Untied” (part 2) Ephesians 4

Communion

Closing Hymn: “One Bread, One Body”

Sending Forth: “Make Us One”

Postlude: “Aurelia” (“The Church’s One Foundation“)

Sunday 1/17/21, 10:15 AM Worship

Sunday January 17, 2021

 

Songs of Praise & Worship:

  • “ My Life is In You”
  • “Sing to the King”

Opening Hymn: “God of the Ages”

Welcome & Announcements

Ministry of Music: “If My People” 

Prayer

Prayer Chorus: “O Day of Peace That Dimly Shines”

Scripture:   Matthew 26:52   Galatians 6:7-10    John 17  

Message:   “United or Untied?”

Closing Hymn: “Help Us Accept Each Other”

Sending Forth: “Go Forth For God in Strength”

Postlude: 

Sunday 1/10/21, 10:15 AM

Sunday January 10, 2020

Baptism of the Lord Sunday

Songs of Praise & Worship:

  • “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”
  • “Blessed Assurance”

Opening Hymn: “Open My Eyes That I May See”

Welcome & Announcements

Ministry of Music

Prayer

Scripture: Ezekiel 1:1, 28 and Matthew 2:1-12

Message: “God’s Got an Epiphany for You”, Bishop John Schol    (via Greater NJ Annual Conference video)

Closing Hymn: “O God Our Help in Ages Past”

Sending Forth: “Go Forth For God in Love”

Note: In addition to the sermon that we used in our service today, the Conference produced a pair of complete worship services which could be used during the two week “Clergy Renewal” period.  Click this button to see these videos:   Renewal Services  

Sunday 1/3/21, 10:15 AM

Sunday January 3, 2021

Epiphany Sunday

 

Opening Welcome & Scripture:    The visit of the Wise Men from Matthew 2 

Songs of Epiphany:     “We Three Kings”,  “Offering”

Opening Hymn of Epiphany:   “As With Gladness Men of Old”

Prayer

Hymn for the New Year:  “Another Year is Dawning”

Welcome & Announcements

 
Service for the New Year in Prayer, Scripture & Song
  • “You Make All Things New” – Chris Valianti, soloist
  •  A Prayer for the New Year – by Billy Graham
  • “Welcome to Our World” – Praise Team Live

Confession of Sin & Absolution: “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus”

Confession of Faith (by Martin Luther):  “I Believe” – Ann Downham, soloist

Thanking God for His ProvidenceHebrews 13:5-8

Thanking God for Our Existence:   Psalm 100,   “Shout to the Lord”

Thanking God for His ProtectionPsalm 34:1-10,  “My Redeemer is Faithful & True” – Chris Valianti, soloist

Thanking God for His Forgiveness: Psalm 103:12,   “Ten Thousand Reasons”

Thanking God for Being Our Source of Strength & Place of Refuge: Psalm 46,  “Still”

Closing Prayer

Closing Scripture: Excerpts from Romans 8

Closing Hymn:  “When We Face An Unknown Future”

Benediction

Benediction Response:  “All Glory Be to Christ”

Sunday 12/27/20, 10:15 AM

The Sunday after Christmas is traditionally an “informal” time where we celebrate the carols of the season.  During this service, we sang the following carols and Pastor Jim explained the meaning and background of each…

  • Once in Royal David’s City
  • The First Noel
  • I wonder as I Wander
  • While Shepherds Watched their Flocks by Night
  • Sing We Now of Christmas
  • Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
  • Twelve Days of Christmas (see last page of Advent Devotional)
  • Go Tell it on a Mountain

Thursday 12/24/20, 7:00 PM Christmas Eve

Thursday December 24, 2020

Christmas Eve

Music of the Season”  (7:00 ~7:30)

Introit:  “I Believe”  (Ann Downham)

Lighting of the Christ Candle: (Ann & Mike Downham)

Opening Carol:   “O Come, All ye Faithful”

Opening Prayer & Welcome  

Scripture Reading:    Isaiah 9:2,6-7    Micah 5:2   

Carol Medley:

  • “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear”
  • “O Little Town of Bethlehem”
  • “Angels We Have Heard on High”
  • “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”

Time of Prayer 

Ministry of Music:  “All is Well” (Praise Team Live & Alleluia Bells)

Christmas GospelLuke 2:1-20 

Christmas Message:   “Do You Hear What I Hear?”  (Rev. Dr. Jim Bolton)

Closing Carol /  Spreading the Light:  “Silent Night”

A Prayer For Christmas:

Almighty God, you made this holy night shine with the brightness of the true Light.  Grant that here on earth we may walk in the light of Jesus’ presence and in the last day wake to the brightness of His glory; through Your only Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever, AMEN.

Benediction

Benediction Response:  “Christmas, isn’t Christmas…”

Postlude: “Joy to the World!”

Sunday 12/20/20, 10:15 AM Worship

Sunday December 20, 2020

Fourth Sunday in Advent

Songs of Praise & Worship:

  • “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen”
  • “The Heart of Christmas”

Lighting of the Advent Wreath: The Taylor Family

Opening Carol: “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear”

Welcome & Announcements

Offertory: “O Little Town of Bethlehem” (Alleluia Bells)

Prayer Chorus: “There’s A Song in the Air”

Prayer

Ministry of Music: “Mary Did You Know?”

Scripture:  John 1:1-14    

Message: “The Gospel According to a Red-Nosed Reindeer”

Closing Carol: “Angels We Have Heard on High”

Sending Forth: “ ”

Postlude: ” “

Sunday 12/20/20, 4:15 PM Cantata

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Sunday 12/13/20, 10:15 AM Worship

Sunday December 13, 2020

Third Sunday in Advent

Songs of Praise & Worship:

  • “Angels From the Realms of Glory”
  • “O Little Town of Bethlehem”

Lighting of the Advent Wreath: The Friedrich Family

Opening Carol: “People, Look East”

Welcome & Announcements

Offertory: “Angels We Have Heard on High” (Alleluia Bell Choir)

Prayer Chorus: “What Child is This?”

Prayer

Ministry of Music: “Christmas Hallelujah”

Scripture: Luke 2:8-15

Message: “Does Anyone Know What Christmas is All About? ”

Closing Carol: “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”

Sending Forth: “O Holy Child of Bethlehem…”

Postlude: “In Dulci Jubilo” (“Good Christian Men, Rejoice!”)

Sunday 12/6/20

Sunday December 6, 2020

Second Sunday in Advent

Songs of Praise & Worship:

  • “Here I Am to Worship”
  • “Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus”

Lighting of the Advent Wreath The Reese Family 

Opening Carol:   “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” 

Welcome & Announcements

Ministry of Music: “When I Think Upon Christmas”

Prayer Chorus: “Emmanuel, Emmanuel”

Prayer

Scripture:    Matthew 3:1-12     

Message:    “Guess Who is Coming to Town?”

Closing Carol: “Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne”

Sending Forth: “Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus”

Postlude: “Sing We Now of Christmas”

Sunday 11/29/20

Sunday November 29, 2020

First Sunday in Advent

Songs of Praise & Worship:

  • “Hymn of Joy”
  • “Even So, Come”

Lighting of the Advent Wreath: “Prepare the Way”

Welcome & Announcements

Ministry of Music: “Gratitude”

Prayer Chorus: “Shine on Us”

Prayer

Scripture: Ephesians 5:15-20 Philippians 4:5-9

Message: “How Can I Say Thanks?”

Closing Hymn: “In the Bleak Midwinter”

Sending Forth: “Rejoice, rejoice! Emmanuel, Your love has come here to dwell”

Postlude: “From Heaven Above”

Sunday 11/22/20

Sunday November 22, 2020

Songs of Praise & Worship:

  • “I Will Enter His Gates With Thanksgiving”
  • “Forever”

Opening Hymn: “Come, Ye Thankful People Come”

Welcome & Announcements

Ministry of Music: “My Tribute”

Prayer Chorus: “Give Thanks”

Prayer

Scripture:      Psalm 66:1-20 Luke 17:11-19    

Message: “Our Generous God”

Closing Hymn: “Great is Thy Faithfulness”

Sending Forth: “With praise and Thanksgiving…”

Postlude: “Now Thank We All Our God”

Sunday 11/15/20

Sunday November 15, 2020

Songs of Praise & Worship:

  • “Let Everything That Has Breath Praise the Lord”
  • “Bless the Lord (Ten Thousand Reasons)”

Opening Hymn: “Mansion Just Over the Hilltop”

Welcome & Announcements

Ministry of Music: “I Can Only Imagine”

Prayer Chorus: “Thy Word”

Prayer

Scripture:  2 Timothy 1:3-5 Revelation 21:9-27

Message:    “A Glimpse of Heaven ”

Closing Hymn: “When We All Get to Heaven”

Sending Forth: When we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be…

Postlude:  “Medley on Hymns of Heaven”

Sunday 11/8/20

Sunday November 8, 2020

(Anniversary Sunday)

Songs of Praise & Worship:

  • “Shout to the Lord”
  • “This is Amazing Grace”

Opening Hymn: “Holy, Holy, Holy”

Welcome & Announcements

Ministry of Music: “There is None Like You”/”In the Garden”

Prayer Chorus: “Kindness”

Prayer

Scripture:   Titus 3:4-8 & Romans 12:1-2   

Message:   “Grace Which Has Been Given”

Closing Hymn: “Amazing Grace, My Chains Are Gone”

Sending Forth: “Purpose Statement” (to the tune of “I Love to Tell the Story”)

“That every person in the world know Jesus Christ as Lord,

His love will grow within us, by just trusting in His Word.

In heav’n and here on earth, God’s will may it be done,

Our mission is accomplished, lost souls for Christ are won!

To God be the glory, to KNOW the wondrous story,

To GROW, GO tell the story, of Jesus and his love!”

Postlude “Postlude on ‘St.Gertrude’”

Sunday 11/1/20

Sunday November 1, 2020

Songs of Praise & Worship:

  • “Every Praise”
  • “Living Hope”

Opening Hymn: “Sing with All the Saints in Glory”

Welcome & Announcements

Ministry of Music: “Find Us Faithful”

Prayer Chorus: “Refiner’s Fire”

Prayer

Scripture:  1 Peter 1:1-9    Hebrews 12:1-3    

Message:   “Who Are the Saints?”

Closing Hymn: “For All the Saints”

Sending Forth: “Find Us Faithful”

Postlude “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”

Sunday 10/25/20

Sunday October 25, 2020

Songs of Praise & Worship:

  • “I Will Enter His Gates With Thanksgiving”
  • “Blessed Be the Name of the Lord”

Opening Hymn: “To God Be the Glory!”

Welcome & Announcements

Ministry of Music: “I Will Listen to His Voice”

Prayer Chorus: “Speak Lord in the Stillness”

Prayer

Scripture: I Samuel 3:1-10  

Message: “Witness Like the Man with Two Umbrellas”

Closing Hymn: “Here I Am, Lord”

Sending Forth: Here I Am, Lord

Postlude “Praise Him, Praise Him!”

Sunday 10/18/20

Sunday October 18, 2020

Songs of Praise & Worship:

  • “How Great is Our God”
  • “Step by Step”

Opening Hymn: “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee”

Welcome & Announcements

Ministry of Music: “This is My Father’s World/In His Hands”

Prayer Chorus: “In His Time”

Prayer

Scripture:    Genesis 8:1-17

Message:    “Are We There Yet?”  

Closing Hymn: “O God Our Help in Ages Past”

Sending Forth: “How Great is Our God…”

Postlude ” “

Sunday 10/11/20

Sunday October 11, 2020

Songs of Praise & Worship:

  • “All the Earth”
  • “Come Thou Fount, Come Thou King”

Opening Hymn: ” Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah”

Welcome & Announcements

Ministry of Music:   Lee Whitaker

Prayer Chorus: “Still, My Soul Be Still”

Prayer

Ministry of Music:    “On the Willows”

Scripture:   Jeremiah 29:4-14  & Psalm  137:1-6   

Message:    “But How Can We  Sing the Lord’s Song with All of This Going On? “

Closing Hymn: “It is Well With My Soul”

Sending Forth: “The Trees of the Field”

Postlude   “The Solid Rock”

Sunday 10/4/20

Sunday October 4, 2020

World Wide Communion Sunday

 

Songs of Praise & Worship:

  • “Indescribable”
  • “We Are Marching in the Light of God”

Opening Hymn: “Christ for the World We Sing”

Welcome & Announcements

Ministry of Music: “He is Worthy”

Prayer Chorus: “One Bread, One Body”

Prayer

Scripture:    Amos 7:1-7 

Message: What’s Your Standard for Measurement?”

Closing Hymn: “Shout to the North”

Sending Forth: Shout to the North…

Postlude

Sunday 9/27/20

  

Sunday September 27, 2020

Songs of Praise & Worship:

  • “Days of Elijah”
  • “Even So Come”

Opening Hymn: “For the Healing of the Nations”

Welcome & Announcements

Ministry of Music: “Glorious Day”

Prayer Chorus: “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus”

Prayer

Scripture:     Revelation 22:1-5   Revelation 7:9

Message: “Sharing God’s Dream

Closing Hymn: “Shine, Jesus, Shine!”

Sending Forth: Shine, Jesus, Shine…

Postlude: “The Holy City”

Sunday 9/20/20

      

Sunday September 20, 2020

Songs of Praise & Worship:

  • “You Are Holy”
  • “Holy is the Lord”

Opening Hymn: “Holy, Holy, Holy”

Welcome & Announcements

Ministry of Music: “Because of Who You Are”

Prayer Chorus: “More Like You”

Prayer

Scripture:   John 6:60-69      

Message: “But, It’s So Hard….  The 6:66 to be Concerned About

Closing Hymn: “I Know Whom I Have Believed” 

Sending Forth: “I Know Whom I Have Believed ”

Postlude: “May Jesus Christ Be Praised”

Sunday 9/13/20

      

Sunday September 13, 2020

Songs of Praise & Worship:

  • “My Hope is in You”
  • “Who You Say I Am”

Opening Hymn: “Ye Servants of God”

Welcome & Announcements

Ministry of Music: “Find Us Faithful”

Prayer Chorus: “He Knows My Name”

Prayer

Scripture:   Ruth 4:13-17,   Proverbs 17:6,   Psalm 78:1-8

Message:   “Passing It Forward

Closing Hymn: “A Christian Home”

Sending Forth: May All Who Come Behind Us find us faithful…

Postlude: “A Celebration for the Family of God” (Musical Slideshow)

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Sunday 9/6/20

Sunday September 6, 2020

Songs of Praise & Worship:

  • “That’s Why We Praise Him”
  • “ Because of Your Love”

Opening Hymn: “Crown Him With Many Crowns”

Welcome & Announcements

Ministry of Music: “I Love to Tell the Story”

Prayer Chorus: “Oh How He Loves You & Me”

Prayer

Scripture: Hosea 11:1-4 John 15:9-10   

Message: “A Real Love Story

Communion:  

Closing Hymn: “Amazing Love”

Sending Forth: “Because of Your Love, We’re Forgiven… ”

Postlude:   “Majestic Praise”  (Mary on Piano, Sue on organ)

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  1. June

    in case anyone missed this, here’s the link to Rev. Reasner’s obituary: https://www.radzieta.com/obituaries/William-S-Reasner?obId=18779287#/obituaryInfo

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