Online Bulletin

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Welcome to worship at PUMC! 

An online “bulletin” for our next service is posted below.  Before attending the service (either in person or via Live Stream), use this bulletin to “Pre-Prayer” for the service.  The scripture readings and song titles are hyperlinks which will display the Scripture text or song lyrics.   Empower your worship experience by praying through the Scripture and song lyrics before the service starts.

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  • 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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Bulletin for the Next Live Service…            Live Stream

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Sunday 12/5/21, 10:15 AM Worship

Sunday, December 5

Second Sunday in Advent

 

Opening Welcome and Call to Worship:    1 Peter 1:8-9

Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy,  for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

Song of Praise & WorshipThe Heart of Worship”/”The Heart of Christmas

Lighting of the Advent Candle:  Week 2- Peace      (Ekfeld Family)

Carol of the Season:      “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”  (Hymnal #240)  

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Welcome & Announcements  

Offertory:  “Breath of Heaven”       Invest

Offertory Prayer          

Song of the Season:   “In The Bleak Midwinter”  (Hymnal #221)

Congregational Prayer       

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Scripture:   Matthew 1:18-21 & Luke 2:8-12 

Sermon:     The Messiah, and Humanity’s Need for Saving 

                   Rev. Dr Jim Bolton, PUMC Sr. Pastor

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Communion:

Closing Carol:     “What Child is This?   (Hymnal #219)

Benediction

Sending ForthIn the Bleak Midwinter, verse 4

What can I give Him, poor as I am?  If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;  If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part; yet what I can I give Him, give my heart.

Postlude:   “Yuletide Echoes”

 

Meet Our Worship Team…

Rev. Dr. Jim Bolton, Sr. Pastor

Sue Crispin, Music Director /Piano and Organ

Ann Downham, Soprano

Mary Shipley, Alto / piano

Chris Valianti, Tenor

Brad Thayer, Bass

Lee Whitaker, Guitar

Howard Lex, Drums

 

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Bulletins for Previously Recorded Services…

 

 

Sunday 11/28/21, 10:15 AM Worship

Sunday, November 28

First Sunday in Advent

Opening Welcome and Call to Worship: Isa 9:2

Song of Praise & Worship: Here I Am to Worship

Lighting of the Advent Candle: Week 1- HOPE

Carol of the Season: Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus” (Hymnal #196)

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Welcome & Announcements

Offertory: “Hope Has A NameInvest

Offertory Prayer

Song of the Season:Shine on Us

Congregational Prayer

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Scripture: Micah 5:2 Matthew 1:18-25, & Matthew 2:1-6

Sermon: “Political Leaders, Kingdoms, and The Messiah”

Rev. Dr Jim Bolton, PUMC Sr. Pastor

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Closing Carol:O Little Town of Bethlehem” (Hymnal #230)

Benediction

Sending Forth: “Hope has a Name; Emmanuel, the Light of the World who broke through the darkness. All hail the King, Emmanuel, the Light of the World, the Glory of heaven.

Postlude: Arrangement of “Sing We Now of Christmas

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

Sunday, November 21

26th Sunday After Pentecost- Bible Sunday

Opening Welcome: Join with me in reading Psalm 100:

Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth!

Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!

Know that the LORD, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his;

we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!

For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

Let us come together in worship, entering His gates with Thanksgiving, and His courts with praise!

Songs of Praise & Worship:

 

Worship Leader:

The words of our opening hymn came from a lad only 16 years of age, in England, in 1826. His name was Henry Alford. He came from a long line of clergymen. His first charge, after graduation from Trinity College, Cambridge, was in Wymeswold, Leicestershire. His gentle disposition, cheerful attitude and sheer genius catapulted him to fame and high honor. He was a versatile man: an artist, an organist and singer, composer of verses and a very talented speaker. His literary ability was climaxed with the completion of The Greek Testament, a commentary of four volumes, which required 20 years of hard labor.

It is reported that he loved to mingle with the common man. He never seemed to lose his vision of the pit from which he, too, had been lifted. He was thankful. In the fall of 1844, while he was at Wymeswold, his first charge, the people of this hamlet decided to have a festival, rejoicing in the abundant harvest already gathered into their barns. For this particular occasion, the people sang a song by Alford had written a song which has been sung, perhaps millions of times during Thanksgiving celebrations:

“Come, ye thankful people, come, Raise the song of harvest-home.”

As we sing this inspiring song, let us rededicate ourselves to a life of thankfulness. Let us learn to see and appreciate the little things that we so often overlook.

“Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Ephesians 5:20

Opening Hymn: Come, Ye Thankful People Come!” Hymnal #694 (Psalm 95:2)

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Welcome & Announcements

Offertory: “Rejoice, Give Thanks and Sing!Invest

Offertory Prayer

Baptism: (Liturgy on Hymnal page 39)

Prayer Chorus: “Thy Word” Hymnal #601 (Psalm 119:105)

Congregational Prayer

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Scripture: Selections from Psalm 119: 9-16, 33-40, 57-64

Sermon: “Be Sure to Read the Instructions”

Rev. Dr Jim Bolton, PUMC Sr. Pastor

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Closing Song:Great is Thy Faithfulness” Hymnal #140 (Lamentations 3:22-23)

Benediction Response: “The Lord Bless & Keep You” (Numbers 6:24-26)

Postlude: Now Thank We All Our God” (Hymnal #102– Marche Triomphale)

Sunday 11/14/21, 10:15 AM Worship

Sunday, November 14

25th Sunday After Pentecost – Generosity Sunday

Opening Welcome:

Hear these words from Psalm 103: Bless the Lord O my soul; all my inmost being praise His Holy Name. Bless the Lord O my soul and forget now all His benefits-who forgives your sins and heals all your diseases. Bless the Lord, all His heavenly hosts, you his servants who do His will. Bless the Lord O my soul!

Songs of Praise & Worship:

 

Worship Leader: Our opening hymn today is based primarily on the rich imagery of Psalm 104:1-7: “Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, you are very great. You are clothed with honor and majesty, wrapped in light as with a garment. You stretch out the heavens like a tent, you set the beams of your chambers on the waters, you make the clouds your chariot, you ride on the wings of the wind, you make the winds your messengers, fire and flame your ministers. You set the earth on its foundations, so that it shall never be shaken. You cover it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains. At your rebuke they flee; at the sound of your thunder they take to flight.”

Opening Hymn: O Worship the King” (Hymnal #73)

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Welcome & Announcements

Offertory: “Lord of Everything” – Lee Whitaker Invest

Offertory Prayer

Prayer Chorus: “Give Thanks

Congregational Prayer

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Scripture: 1 Chronicles 21:18-26, Luke 19:1-10, and Psalm 100

Sermon: “Gratitude: The Catalyst to Being a Blessing”

Rev. Dr Jim Bolton, PUMC Sr. Pastor

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Closing Song:For The Beauty of the Earth” (Hymnal #92)

Benediction Response: “Lord, Dismiss Us with Thy Blessing” (Hymnal #671)

Postlude: Postlude on the Hymn tune, “Lyons” (“O Worship the King”)

Sunday 11/7/21, 10:15 AM EST Worship

Sunday, November 7

24th Sunday After Pentecost

 

Please Remember: “Fall Back” one hour on Saturday night! This is the week where we switch from Daylight Savings time to Standard Time

 

Opening Welcome:

Hear these words from Psalm 104 – “Praise the Lord, O my soul. O Lord, You are very great, you are clothed with splendor and majesty. He wraps Himself in light as with a garment; He stretches out the heavens like a tent, and lays beams of His upper chambers on their waters. How many are your works O Lord! In wisdom You made them all, the earth is full of your creatures. When You send Your Spirit, they are created and You renew the face of the earth. May the glory of the Lord endure forever, may the Lord rejoice in His works. I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. May my meditation be pleasing to Him as I rejoice in the Lord. Praise the Lord O my soul!”

Songs of Praise & Worship:

 

Hear these words of Paul from I Timothy 1:15-17, “The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, and I am the foremost of sinners; but I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience for an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life. To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever, Amen.”

Opening Hymn:Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise” (Hymnal #103)

Welcome & Announcements

Offertory:Gratitude Invest

Offertory Prayer

Prayer Chorus: “In the Garden” (Hymnal #314)

– a special song of PUMC as we recognize our 136th anniversary on November 10.

Congregational Prayer

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 9:1-11

Special Video Presentation

Sermon: “God’s Generosity to Us (pt 2)”

Rev. Dr Jim Bolton, PUMC Sr. Pastor

Communion:

 

Closing Song:O God Our Help in Ages Past” (Hymnal #117)

Benediction Response: “Sent forth by. God’s blessing…” (Hymnal #664)

Postlude:Postlude on Melita” – “Eternal Father, Strong to Save

– In honor of our Veterans – Veterans Day, November 11

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

Sunday, October 31

23rd Sunday After Pentecost

Reformation Sunday

Opening Welcome:

Hear these words from the book of Isaiah (40:30-31)

“Even youths may faint and grow weary, and young men stumble and fall. But those who wait upon the Lord will renew their strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not faint…

I, the Lord have called you for a righteous purpose, and I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and appoint you to be a covenant for the people and a light to the nations.

Let us draw near to God as we worship him, our Hope, Our Strength and our deliverer…

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Songs of Praise & Worship:

Opening Hymn: A Mighty Fortress is Our God” (Hymnal #110)

Welcome & Announcements

Offertory:This is Church Invest

Offertory Prayer

Prayer Chorus: “I Lift My Eyes Up

Congregational Prayer

Scripture: John 13:35

Sermon: ” Compassion: Let’s Change the World”

Rev. Nate Steury, Missionary in Zambia

Closing Song:They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love

Benediction Response: “Go Forth in Joy” Verse 4 (Hymnal #670)

Postlude: Tocatta in D minor…………………….J.S. Bach

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

Sunday, October 24

22nd Sunday After Pentecost

Opening Welcome:

True worship is really defined by the importance of God in our daily lives. This is why Paul tells us, “I appeal to you, therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” (Romans 12:1) Worship overflows from hearts surrendered to Christ.

Lord, may we fully surrender ourselves to Worship you today, and every day, for You are worthy of our thanks and praise. May we be true believers who worship You in spirit and in truth.

Songs of Praise & Worship:

Opening Hymn: O For A Thousand Tongues to Sing” (Hymnal #57)

Welcome & Announcements

Offertory:Lord, Be Glorified Invest

Offertory Prayer

Prayer Chorus: Grace Alone

Congregational Prayer

Scripture: Psalm 36:1-12 & Luke 4:14-37

Sermon: “God’s Generosity to Us”

Rev. Dr. Jim Bolton, PUMC Sr. Pastor

Closing Song:Amazing Grace, My Chains Are Gone!

Benediction Response: My chains are gone...

Postlude:O Zion, Haste” (Hymnal #573) ……..arranged D. Torrans

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

Sunday, October 17

21st Sunday After Pentecost – Laity Sunday

Opening Welcome: (Praise Team Live)

Hear these words from Psalm 71

“In You, O Lord I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame. Be my rock of refuge to which I can always go. But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise You more and more. Your righteousness reaches to the skies Lord, You who have done great things. I will praise you for your faithfulness O my God.”

These words from Psalm 71 is a testimony by its writer of what God has done for us. As we gather for worship today, these words still ring true as we praise Jesus-our Way Maker, miracle worker, promise keeper, and the light in a darkened world.

Songs of Praise & Worship: (Praise Team Live)

Opening Hymn: “Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah” (Hymnal #127)

Welcome & Announcements (Larry Bakely & Brian Foley)

Offertory: “The Calling” (Lee Whitaker) Invest

Offertory Prayer (Sue Crispin)

Baptism: Liturgy- Hymnal page 39 (Pastor Jim)

Prayer Chorus: “Just As I Am” (Hymnal #357)

Congregational Prayer (Jennifer Andrade)

Scripture: 2 Chronicles 2:11-14

Sermon: “Called and Qualified” Larry Bakely, PUMC Lay Leader

Closing Hymn: “Here Am I Lord” (Hymnal #593)

Sending Forth: Blessing From Numbers 6

Benediction Response:Here I Am Lord, is it I Lord?

Postlude:CWM Rhondda” (Tune to “Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah”)

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

Sunday, October 10

20th Sunday After Pentecost

Opening Welcome:

Hear these words from Psalm 86

“Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth;

Give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever!

 

Song of Praise & Worship: Cry of My Heart

Call to Worship:

Leader: Hear my prayer, O Lord; in your faithfulness give ear to my supplications; In your righteousness answer me! I remember the days of old; I meditate on what you have done; I think about what your hands have wrought.

Congregation: I stretch out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land.

Leader: Answer me quickly Lord, for my spirit is failing.

Congregation: Do not hide your face from me or I will be like those who go down to the pit. Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you.

Leader: Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.

Congregation: Rescue me from my enemies, Lord, for I hide myself in you.

Leader: Teach me to do your will, for you are my God;

ALL: May your good Spirit lead me on level ground.

Leader: Lead us Lord, Take our lives, may they be consecrated to You.

 

Opening Hymn: Take My Life, and Let it Be

Welcome & Announcements

Offertory:Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me Invest

Offertory Prayer

Prayer Chorus: “Holy Spirit, Rain Down

Congregational Prayer

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 2:6-16

Sermon: “Life is A Puzzle At Times” Rev Glenn Chaplin, PUMC Pastor of Visitation

Closing Hymn: “Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart”(Hymnal #500, vs 1, 4 & 5)

Sending Forth: “Let Us Now Depart in Thy Peace” (Hymnal #668 – online lyrics unavailable…)

Postlude: “Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart”

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

Sunday, October 3

19th Sunday After Pentecost World Wide Communion Sunday

Opening Welcome:

As we gather to worship our Great God this World-wide communion Sunday, hear these words from Revelation 7

I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice: “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.” All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying: “Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!”

Men and women of faith, let us join as the people of God to praise Him!

Songs of Praise & Worship:

Opening Hymn: “Forward Through the Ages” (Hymnal #555)

Welcome & Announcements

Offertory:He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”/”This is My Father’s World Invest

Offertory Prayer

Prayer Chorus: “In Christ There is No East or West” (Hymnal #548) (Verse 3?)

Congregational Prayer

Scripture: Galatians 3:22-28 Ephesians 4:1-6

Sermon: “It’s a Small, Small World” Rev Dr. Jim Bolton, PUMC Sr. Pastor

Communion:

Closing Hymn: “O Church of God United” (Hymnal #547)

Sending Forth: “May Thy great prayer be answered…” (Hymnal #547, verse 4)

Postlude: “St. Gertrude” (tune to “Forward Through the Ages”)

Sunday 9/26/21, 10:15 AM Worship

Sunday, September 26

18th Sunday After Pentecost

Opening Welcome: From Psalm 145:1-6

I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever.

Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever.

Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.

One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.

On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.

They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds, and I will declare your greatness.

Songs of Praise & Worship:

 

Hear these words from Isaiah 6:1-3

In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple.

Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.

And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!”

As Isaiah saw a vision, and heard the hosts singing as one, let us join together and proclaim, “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty!”

Opening Hymn: “Holy, Holy, Holy” (Hymnal #64)

 

Welcome & Announcements

Offertory: “Because of Who You Are” Invest

Offertory Prayer

Prayer Chorus: “Knowing You”

Congregational Prayer

Scripture: John 6:25-59 & Exodus 3:13-14

Sermon: “Do Jesus and Sam I Am Have Anything in Common?” Rev Dr. Jim Bolton, PUMC Sr. Pastor

Closing Hymn: “Be Thou My Vision” (Hymnal #451)

Sending Forth: “Be Thou My Vision- Verse 4”

Postlude: based on the hymn tune, “Slane” (Tune to “Be Thou My Vision”)

Sunday 9/19/21, 10:15 AM Worship

Sunday, September 19

17th Sunday After Pentecost

Opening Welcome:

Twenty years ago on September 11, 2001, an album called “Worship,” by Michael W. Smith was released to a weary and hurting world. God’s timing is perfect. The songs on that album not only led us to “Turn Our Eyes Upon Jesus,” but guided many Christians to remember “Forever” the faithfulness of our “Awesome God!” Today as we gather to worship, we “draw closer to Him” as we praise and give thanks to the Lord our God and King!

Songs of Praise & Worship:

 

Hear these words from Psalm 67-

“O God be gracious to us and bless us and make your face to shine upon us,

That your way may be known upon earth, your saving power among all nations.

Let the peoples praise you, O God! Let all the peoples praise you!

Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity

And guide the nations upon earth.” Guide us, O Great Jehovah!

 

Opening Hymn:Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah” (Hymnal #127)

Welcome & Announcements

Offertory:Agnus Dei Invest

Offertory Prayer (James 4:7-10)

“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom.”

Prayer Chorus: “Draw Me Close

Congregational Prayer

Scripture: Numbers 13:26 – 14:11

Sermon: “Persevering in Faith When the Odds Are Against Us” Rev Dr. Jim Bolton, PUMC Sr. Pastor

Closing Hymn: “It Is Well With My Soul” (Hymnal #377)

Sending Forth: “Lord, Dismiss Us With Thy Blessing” (Hymnal #671)

Postlude: based on the hymn tune, “Sicilian Mariners”………….G. Young

Tune to “Lord Dismiss Us with Thy Blessing

Sunday 9/12/21, 10:15 AM Worship

Sunday, September 12

16th Sunday After Pentecost

Opening Welcome:

Hear these words from Psalm 122

“I was glad when they said to me, Let us to the house of the Lord! Our feet have been standing within your gates, O Jerusalem! Pray for the peace of Jerusalem…peace be within your walls, and security within your towers! For the sake of the house of the Lord, our God, I will seek your good.”

Songs of Praise & Worship:

Hear these words from Psalm 93

The Lord is robed; he has put on strength as His belt. Yes the world is established, it shall never be moved. Your throne is established from of old; You are everlasting!”

 

Opening Hymn:This is My Father’s World” (Hymnal #144)

Welcome & Announcements

Offertory:Jesus, Strong and Kind Invest

Offertory Prayer

Prayer Chorus: “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” (Hymnal #349)

Commissioning of Teachers

Congregational Prayer

Scripture: Luke 2:41-52

Sermon: “Continually Growing” Rev Dr. Jim Bolton, PUMC Sr. Pastor

Closing Hymn: “Take My Life

Sending Forth: “The Trees of the Field

Postlude: Postlude on “St. Anne”…………..arranged by R. Parks

“O God, Our Help in ages past, our Hope for years to come…” (Hymnal #117)

Sunday 9/5/21, 10:15 AM Worship

Sunday, September 5

15th Sunday After Pentecost

Opening Welcome: From Psalm 100

“Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the lands! Serve the Lord with gladness,

Come into His presence with singing…Enter His gates with Thanksgiving,

And His courts with praise!”

Songs of Praise & Worship:

Opening Hymn: “The Church’s One Foundation” (Hymnal #545)

Welcome & Announcements

Offertory:Man After Your Own Heart Invest

Offertory Prayer

Prayer Chorus: “Lord, Be Glorified

Congregational Prayer

Scripture: John 15:1-8 & Romans 11:17-24 Psalm 23

Sermon: “Keeping Connected” Rev Glenn Chaplin, Pastor of Visitation

Communion: Liturgy: from Hymnal pages 12-14

Closing Hymn: “O Master Let Me Walk With Thee” (Hymnal #430)

Sending Forth: “Go Forth For God in Love” (Hymnal #670)

Postlude:Here I Am Lord

Sunday 8/29/21, 10:15 AM Worship

Sunday, August 29

14th Sunday After Pentecost

Opening Welcome From Psalm 68

“Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior who daily bears our burdens. Our God is a God who saves. From our Sovereign Lord comes escape from death. Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth. Proclaim the power of God! You are a mighty God who saves! Praise be to God!”

Songs of Praise & Worship:

Opening Hymn: Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” (Hymnal #89)

Welcome & Announcements

Offertory:Not Too Far From Here Invest

Offertory Prayer

Prayer Chorus: “They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love” (verses 1,2,3)

Congregational Prayer

Scripture: Luke 16:10-15, 19-31

Sermon: “The Cost of Not Caring” Rev Jim Bolton, PUMC Sr. Pastor

Communion: Liturgy: from Hymnal pages 12-14

Closing Hymn: “Help Us Accept Each Other” (Hymnal #560)

Sending Forth: (“They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love“)

“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.

And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love, Yes they’ll know we are Christians by our love.”

Postlude:Ode to Joy”……………………………..arranged by G. Young

Sunday 8/22/21, 10:15 AM Worship

Sunday, August 22

13th Sunday After Pentecost

Opening Welcome

“This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

Songs of Praise & Worship:

Hear these words from Hebrews 4

“Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we have not a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sinning. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

Opening Hymn: Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior” (Hymnal #351)

Welcome & Announcements

Offertory:I Am A Promise” – Molly & Julie Murphy Invest

Offertory Prayer

Prayer Chorus: “I Need Thee

Congregational Prayer

Ministry of Music:My Tribute” – Carol Murphy

Scripture: Luke 18:1-8

Sermon: “It’s You Again?” Rev Jim Bolton, PUMC Sr. Pastor

Closing Hymn: “What A Friend We Have In Jesus” (Hymnal #526)

Sending Forth: (“Pass Me Not O Gentle Savior”, Hymnal#351)

Savior, Savior, hear my humble cry. While on others Thou art calling do not pass me by.

Postlude:Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah” …………..arranged by Rick Parks

Sunday 8/15/21, 10:15 AM Worship

Sunday, August 15

12th Sunday After Pentecost

Opening Welcome

Songs of Praise & Worship:

Welcome & Announcements

Call to Worship (based on Ephesians 5:20)

Leader: Thank God at all times for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Give thanks to God!

PEOPLE: We thank God for joy, for laughter, for abundant blessings of every kind.

Leader: Give thanks to God at all times and for everything!

PEOPLE: We thank God, when we can and as we can, for struggles, for solitude, for fears.

Leader: Give thanks to God at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

ALL: We thank God that, in Christ, our joys as well as our pain, our losses as well as our laughter, are in God’s heart and hands.

Written by Thom Shuman and posted on Lectionary Liturgies

Opening Hymn: “The Church’s One Foundation” (Hymnal #) #545

Children’s Message

Offertory:The Potter’s Hand” (Praise Team Live) Invest

Offertory Prayer

Prayer Chorus: “On Eagles Wings” (Hymnal #143)

Congregational Prayer

Scripture: Ephesians 5:15-20 2 Corinthians 4:1-6

Sermon: “What Should We Do?” Jim Kier, PUMC Lay Servant

Closing Hymn: “Shine Jesus Shine

Sending Forth: Shine Jesus Shine. Fill this land with the Father’s glory…

Postlude:Aurelia” (“The Church’s One Foundation” Hymnal #545)

Sunday 8/8/21, 10:15 AM Worship

Sunday, August 8

11th Sunday After Pentecost

Opening Scripture: From 1 Chronicles 29:11

“Yours, Lord is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, is the kingdom; You are exalted over all!” And we come together to Worship our God this day who is so worthy of our praise.”

Songs of Praise & Worship:

Opening Hymn: Standing on the Promises (Hymnal 374)

Welcome & Announcements

Offertory: ” ” (Flute Solo)

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Offertory Prayer

Baptism: Liturgy: from Hymnal page 39

Prayer Chorus: “Just As I Am

Congregational Prayer

Scripture: Matthew 13:31-32

Sermon: “I’ll Take a Side of Mustard”

Closing Hymn: “Little is Much When God is In It

Sending Forth: Chorus- “Little is much when God is in it…

Postlude: “Arioso ” (G.F. Handel)

Sunday 8/1/21, 10:15 AM Worship

Sunday, August 1

10th Sunday After Pentecost

Opening Scripture: Psalm 95

“Come let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.

Let us come before Him with thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song.

Come, let us bow down in worship, for He is our God, and we are His people.”

 

Songs of Praise & Worship:

Welcome & Announcements

Offertory: “The Call” (Watch it on YouTube)

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Offertory Prayer

Prayer Chorus: “As the Deer

Congregational Prayer

Scripture: Matthew 13:1-13

Sermon: “Planting Seeds in God’s Garden”

Communion: Liturgy: from Hymnal pages 12-14

Closing Hymn: “Hymn of Promise” (Hymnal #707)

Benediction Response: Shout to the Lord…

Postlude:He Hideth My Soul

Sunday 7/25/21, 10:15 AM Worship

Sunday, July 25

9th Sunday After Pentecost – “Christmas in July!

Opening Scripture:

Hear these words from John 1 – “In the beginning was the Word; the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things came to be, not one thing had its being but through Him. All that came to be had life in Him and that life was the light of men, a light that shines in the dark, a light that darkness could not overpower.

This day we come to worship Jesus, the light of the world. Let us join together in singing as we worship our Lord and Savior in spirit and in truth.

 

Songs of Praise & Worship:

Opening Hymn:Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” (Hymnal #240)

Welcome & Announcements

Offertory:

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Offertory Prayer

Prayer Chorus: “Shine on Us

Congregational Prayer

Scripture: Luke 2:8-20

Sermon: “Can Every Day Be Like Christmas?”

Closing Hymn: “Joy to the World” (Hymnal #246)

Benediction Response: Keep Christmas With You

Postlude: Arrangement of “O Come All Ye Faithful” (Hymnal 234)

Sunday 7/18/21, 10:15 AM Worship

Sunday, July 18

8th Sunday After Pentecost

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Opening Scripture: Psalm 111

“Praise the Lord. I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart in the company of the upright, in the congregation. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who practice it. His praise endures forever!”

Songs of Praise & Worship:

Opening Hymn:How Great Thou Art” (Hymnal #77)

Welcome & Announcements

Offertory:Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me

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Offertory Prayer

Prayer Chorus: “O How I Love Jesus” (Hymnal #170, verses 1,2,3)

Congregational Prayer

 

Scripture: Mark 9:23

Sermon: “Realizing the Power within You”

  • Rev. Glenn Chaplin, PUMC visitation pastor
  • Pastor Jim is on vacation this week.

 

Closing Chorus: “Freely, Freely” (Hymnal #389)

Benediction Response: How Great Thou Art- Chorus (Hymnal #77)

Postlude:Power in the Blood

Sunday 7/11/21, 10:15 AM Worship

Sunday, July 11

7th Sunday After Pentecost

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Opening Scripture:    Psalm 100:1-4

Songs of Praise & Worship:

Opening Hymn:   “Majesty”  (Hymnal #176)

Welcome & Announcements

Offertory:   “God Will Make a Way

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Offertory Prayer

Prayer Chorus:   “There’s Just Something About that Name”   (Hymnal #171)

Congregational Prayer

Scripture:        Genesis 37:1-11

Sermon:          “You Are Someone Special”  

Closing Chorus:   “Trust and Obey”     ( Hymnal #467)

Benediction Response:   “God will make a way…” 

Postlude:      “The Little Prelude & Fugue in F”  (Bach) 

Sunday 7/4/21, 10:15 AM Worship

Sunday, July 4

6th Sunday After Pentecost

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Opening Scripture: Isaiah 26:3-4

“You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, For in Yah, the Lord, is everlasting strength.”

Songs of Praise & Worship:

Opening Hymn:God of the Ages” (Hymnal #698)

Welcome & Announcements

Offertory: “Pitman’s In the Garden”(Video of “virtual choir” singing “In the Garden”)

Offertory Prayer

Prayer Chorus: “This is My Song” (Hymnal #437)

Congregational Prayer

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 10:6-24

Sermon: “Using Our Freedom for God and Neighbor”

Communion: Liturgy from pages 12 and 13 of the UMC hymnal

Closing Chorus: “Lead On, O King Eternal” (Hymnal #580)

Benediction Response: “Let There Be Peace On Earth” (Hymnal #431)

Postlude:Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus” (Arrangement- Hymnal #514)

Sunday 6/27/21, 10:15 AM Worship

 

Sunday, June 27

5th Sunday After Pentecost / Scholarship, Graduate, and Confirmation Sunday

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Opening Scripture: Leviticus 19:2

“Speak to all the congregation of the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy.’”

Songs of Praise & Worship:

Opening Hymn:Leaning on the Everlasting Arms” (Hymnal #133)

Welcome & Announcements

Offertory: “Amazing Love”

  • Avery Canna, 2021 GCIT graduate with her grandfather, Lee Whitaker
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Offertory Prayer

Awarding of Scholarships

Recognition of Graduates

Prayer Chorus: “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” (Hymnal #349)

Proverbs 16:3 Commit your works to the LORD, And your thoughts will be established.

Congregational Prayer

Scripture: John 15:9-17

Sermon: “Jesus, A Very Special Friend”

Confirmation: We officially welcome our confirmation class into membership (Liturgy: scroll down to section 12)

Closing Chorus: “Amazing Grace, My Chains Are Gone!

Benediction Response: “The Blessing”

Postlude: “Triumphal March”……………………E. Grieg

Sunday 6/20/21, 10:15 AM Worship

Sunday, June 20

Father’s Day

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Opening Scripture: Psalm 145:9 The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works

Songs of Praise & Worship:

Opening Hymn:To God Be the Glory” (Hymnal #98)

Welcome & Announcements

Offertory:Abba Father” (Chris Valianti)

  • Romans 8:15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”
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Offertory Prayer

Prayer Chorus: “He Knows My Name

Congregational Prayer

Scripture: Ephesians 1:1-13

Sermon:

Closing Hymn: “This is My Father’s World” (Hymnal #144)

Benediction Response: To God Be the Glory, Hymnal #98 (“Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the earth hear His voice…” )

Postlude:Faith of Our Fathers” (~hymnal #710- Organ arrangement)

The flowers in front of the pulpit are given in memory of Kim K. Bakely on the anniversary of her “new birthday” into glory (June 20, 2015)

Sunday 6/13/21, 10:15 AM Worship

Sunday, June 13

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Opening Scripture:

Songs of Praise & Worship:

Opening Hymn: O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing (Hymnal #57)

Welcome & Announcements

Offertory: Alleluia Bell Choir (recording)

Offertory Prayer

Sacrament of Baptism: (Hymnal page 39)

Prayer Chorus: Speak Lord, in the Stillness

Congregational Prayer

Scripture: 1 Kings 19:1-13

Sermon: Victory Over Disappointment and Despair

Closing Hymn: Open My Eyes that I May See (Hymnal #454)

Benediction Response: How Great is our God…

Postlude: ” “

Sunday 6/6/21, 10:15 AM Worship

Sunday, June 6

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Opening Scripture: Psalm 95

Songs of Praise & Worship:

Opening Hymn: Sweet Hour of Prayer” (Hymnal #496)

Welcome & Announcements

Offertory:Bow the Knee” (Ann Downham & Mary Shipley)

Offertory Prayer

Prayer Chorus: Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart” (Hymnal #500)

Congregational Prayer

Scripture: Habakkuk 1:1-4, 13 & Psalm 13:1-2

Sermon: “The Gift of Unanswered Prayer”

Communion: (Liturgy from pages 12 and 13 of the UMC hymnal)

Closing Chorus: Lord, I Need You

Benediction Response:

“Lord, I need You, oh, I need You. Ev’ry hour I need You. My one defense, my righteousness; O God, How I need You. My one defense, my righteousness, I God how I need You.”

 

Postlude: When the Roll is Called Up Yonder / When We All Get to Heaven” (Mary Shipley)

Sunday 5/30/21, 10:15 AM Worship

Sunday May 30, 2021

Memorial Day Sunday

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Opening Scriptures: Pslam 97 Psalm 33

Songs of Praise & Worship:

 

Opening Hymn: God of Our Fathers

Welcome & Announcements

Offertory: A Heart Like Yours (Ann Downham)

Prayer

Prayer Chorus: Make Us One

Scripture: James 1:19-26

Sermon: “What Do You See When You Look into a Mirror?”

Closing Hymn: O Master Let Me Walk with Thee

Benediction Response: Words by Rev. Carolyn Gillette…

Be doers of the word of God, Not simply those who hear. Be ones who look into God’s word, Obey, and persevere. Be quick to listen, slow to speak, And slow to anger, too. Put wrath aside; instead, be meek And let God work in you.

Postlude: Battle Hymn of the Republic

Sunday 5/23/21, 10:15 AM Worship

Sunday May 23, 2021

Pentecost Sunday

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Opening Scripture: Acts 2:1-4

Songs of Praise & Worship:

 

“O God, the Holy Spirit, come to us, and among us; Come as the wind, and cleanse us; come as the fire and burn within us,

Come as the dew and refresh us. Convict, convert, and consecrate many hearts to our great good,

And to Your greater glory, Lord.This we ask in the Name of Jesus, and for His sake. AMEN.”

Opening Hymn: Spirit of Faith Come Down” (Hymnal #332)

Welcome & Announcements

Offertory:Jesus, Here’s Another Child to Hold” (Chris Valianti)

Offertory Prayer:

Baptism: (U. Methodist Hymnal, page 39)

Prayer Chorus: Holy Spirit Rain Down

Congregational Prayer: Pastor Jim

Scripture: Acts 2:1-13

Sermon: The Answers for Life are Blowing in the Wind

Closing Hymn: Shine Jesus Shine

Benediction Response: Shine, Jesus Shine….

Postlude: “Songs of the Spirit”

Sunday 5/16/21, 10:15 AM Worship

Sunday May 16, 2021

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Opening Scripture: Pslam 93:1-4

Songs of Praise & Worship:

Opening Hymn: Rejoice the Lord is King!

Welcome & Announcements

Offertory: Praise Team Live

Offertory Prayer: Sue Crispin

Prayer Chorus: We Fall Down

Congregational Prayer: Pastor Jim

Scripture: Acts 1:1-8 and Luke 24:50-53

Sermon: “It’s Time for the Church to Be Up, Up, and Away”

Closing Hymn: Go, Make of All Disciples

Benediction Response: Sent Forth By God’s Blessing

Postlude: Jesus Shall Reign

Sunday 5/9/21, 10:15 AM Worship

Sunday May 9, 2021

Mother’s Day (6th Day of Easter)

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Mother’s Day – “Hymns, Psalms and Spiritual Songs of Our Faith”

It is our prayer that our worship service today will glorify God, and speak to you as we share some hymns, psalms and spiritual songs that have spoken to you especially during this past year.  Join with us as we sing these great songs of our faith!

 

Songs of Praise & Worship

 

Call to Worship:   – Psalm 98:1-4

1 Sing to the Lord a new song,   for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm  have worked salvation for him.

2 The Lord has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness to the nations.

3 He has remembered his love and his faithfulness to Israel;  all the ends of the earth have seen  the salvation of our God.

4 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music…

 

Opening Hymn:    “How Great Thou Art”  #77

Welcome & Announcements 

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Offertory:     “In the Garden”  (Mary Shipley, piano)

Offertory Prayer

Prayer Choruses

Prayer    Pastor Bolton

 

~   “Hymns, Psalms and Spiritual Songs of Our Faith”   ~

 

It Is Well With My Soul”  (Bazzel/Marmelstien Family Brass)

I Will Listen”  (Ann Downham, soloist)

Medley of Hymns of Our Faith:

 

Til the Storm Passes By  (Praise Team Live)

Amazing Grace, My Chains Are Gone”   

Even If  (Chris Valianti, soloist)

It is Well With My Soul  (Alleluia Bells)

“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!

It is well, (it is well), With my soul, (with my soul)

It is well, it is well with my soul!  Amen, A—–men!!!

 

Benediction

Benediction Response  Here I Am Lord

“Here I am Lord, is it I, Lord.  I have hear You calling in the night. 

I will go, Lord, if You lead me.   I will hold Your people in my heart.”

 

Postlude      Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”……………………….A. Showwalter

Sunday 5/2/21, 10:15 AM Worship

Sunday May 2, 2021

Fifth Sunday of Easter

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Opening Scripture:  

Songs of Praise & Worship: 

Opening Hymn: Holy, Holy, Holy

Welcome & Announcements

Ministry of Music:God, You’re So Good” 

Offertory Prayer

Prayer Chorus: Goodness of God

Congregational Prayer

Scripture: Psalm 116:1-9 

Sermon: “Be Confident: God is Good!”

Communion:    (Liturgy is from pages 12 and 13 of the UMC hymnal)

Closing Hymn: Holy Holy Holy (Jesus Reigns)

Benediction Response: Holy is the Lord God Almighty…

Postlude: “Postlude on “Nicaea”  (Holy, Holy, Holy)

Sunday 4/25/21, 10:15 AM Worship

Sunday April 25, 2021

Fourth Sunday of Easter

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Opening Scripture:  

Songs of Praise & Worship:

Opening Hymn: All Hail the Power of Jesus Name

Welcome & Announcements

Ministry of Music:One Day” – Chris Valianti, soloist 

Prayer

Prayer Chorus: What A Beautiful Name

Scripture: Luke 24:1-10  

Sermon: ” The First Witnesses of the Resurrection”

 

Closing Hymn: Precious Name

Benediction Response: Precious Name, O how sweet…

Postlude: “Coronation”  (All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name)

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

April 18, 2021

Third Sunday of Easter

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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)

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

Sunday April 11, 2021

Second Sunday of Easter

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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

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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)

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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).

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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).

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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“)

 

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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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