Moultonboro UMC

Welcome to Worship

The Sunday Worship

June 14, 2020
 

Gathering Music:

Good Morning All 

Call to Worship Psalm 100:

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

Worship the Lord with gladness;
come into his presence with singing!
Know that the Lord is God.
It is God that made us,
we are God’s people … the sheep of God’s pasture.
Enter God’s gates with thanksgiving,
and God’s courts with praise.
Give thanks to God, bless God’s holy name.
For the Lord is good;
his steadfast love endures forever,
and his faithfulness to all generations.

 

Join in Singing

 

Listen as Ashley reads from Exodus 19:2-8a:

Let Us Sing:

Prayer Time 

Ashley reads the Prayer of the Psalmist:

What does the Lord require of you, of me, of us?
To act justly, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8

Let us respond with the prayer of the psalmist:

You desire truth in the inward being; therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart.

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. Psalm 51

 

Think on this:

Time of Sharing in Prayer

Please send your joys and concerns to the office during the week, so that we may post them here weekly.

John Scudder, Nancy Smith, Karl & Marilyn Bates, Bev Charest, Barbara Kohls, Joseph McBride, Linda Schneider, Fred Hittner, Frank Davis, Rae Marie Davis, Mel & Jean Heckman, The Purdy Family, Jeanine Royer

 

Let us join as one heart and one voice praying as Jesus taught: 

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 let us not fall into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Amen.

Offerings and Tithes 

Today’s lesson comes from the Gospel of Matthew. Jesus sends his disciples to reunite the 12 tribes of Israel as God’s treasured possession. Yet, he warns them that some will hate them because they bring a counter-cultural message, that they will be impinging upon the domain of the wolves. Yet, because of his great compassion for the crowds that were seeking change – looking for hope, looking for peace and well being … he sent them out. Here, Ashley will read it for you:

Pastoral Reflection

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In response to God’s word today, let us join – not just in word, but
with broken and contrite hearts – in the Wesleyan Covenant
Prayer. Let us truly be open to feel the hurt, the pain, the
suffering of our black and brown brothers and sisters. Like those
first apostles, let us truly seek to be God’s instruments for
healing, for good news, for bringing out the kingdom of love for
one another. Please join me: 

I am no longer my own, but thine.
Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt.
Put me to doing, put me to suffering.
Let me be employed by thee or laid aside for thee,
exalted for thee or brought low for thee.
Let me be full, let me be empty.
Let me have all things, let me have nothing.
I freely and heartily yield all things
to thy pleasure and disposal.
And now, O glorious and blessed God,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
thou art mine, and I am thine.
So be it.
And the covenant which I have made on earth,
let it be ratified in heaven.

Amen

Benediction
And now go from here – thankful, blessed … yet, blessed not only in self, but blessed to be a blessing … to all … for justice and righteousness … for all, regardless of color, race, age, class, gender identity, level of education, job, level of authority. Go to be a sanctuary for a God … and therefore for all God’s beloved children.

Let Us Go Forth Singing

Go In Christ