Moultonboro UMC

Welcome to Worship

The Sunday Worship

June 7, 2020

Good morning.
Welcome to a time of recognizing and being thankful for our life in God. Today is Trinity Sunday – a time to give thanks for the vastness of God … to be in awe of the ways God makes God’s self evident, present, and empowering in life!

Before we start, I invite you to get a piece of bread and a cup of juice with which to join in Eucharist together later in our service.

Welcome back. So, let us come. Come all! Come with praise! Listen! Watch! Sing!

Hear the ancient proclaim their awe and wonder of their God that doesn’t create out of violence or for his own self, but of their God who creates order from chaos … with the shear power of love.

Let us continue awe and wider and praise reading together Psalm 8: 

O LORD, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.
Out of the mouths of babes and infants you have founded a bulwark because of your foes, to silence the enemy and the avenger.
When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established;
what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them?
Yet you have made them a little lower than God, and crowned them with glory and honor.
You have given them dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under their feet,
all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field,
the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
O LORD, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Linger a moment. Look back over those words. Enter into the heart of the psalmist – the full and humble amazement, thanks, and praise!

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Sharing in Prayer 
One as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are one… We come together as one to lift our hearts in prayer. We remember that prayer is both a time of listening and a time of speaking.

Sit for a moment and listen.
What is God saying to your heart this morning?
Who is God laying on your heart?
What situation does God want you to be especially mindful of at this very moment?
…Hold that inspiration. Listen to it. Feel it.

Let us connect to the power that is prayer in the Spirit of God, that is a divine energy, which can bring healing, peace, hope, and lived-love.

We have several persons and situations that have been on our prayer list:

John Scudder, Nancy Smith, Karl & Marilyn Bates, Wendy Krauss, Bev Charest, Barbara Kohls, Joseph McBride, Linda Schneider, Fred Hittner, Frank Davis, Rae Marie Davis

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

Let us take a moment to be in silent prayer, joining your prayers with these.

Lord, I add to our prayers my sincere thanks for all the blessings around me. Yet, I continue to be especially concerned with this virus situation. We need the guidance of your Holy Spirit. How should we best begin to open life back up again? How are we to maintain balance? And we need your divine wisdom to speed our way to a vaccine. We lift up those struggling in so many ways with this pandemic. Our hearts join yours to those who grieve loss.

With one heart and one voice, let us pray with Kate, the prayer that Jesus taught us:

Our Father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name;
Thy kingdom come;
Thy will be done
on earth, as it is in heaven:
Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil,
For thine is the kingdom,
the power, and the glory,
For ever and ever.
Amen.

Once again, let us also give thanks to one another for the pooling of our tithes and offerings in support of the kingdom of God. I have been so thankful and humbled by people calling wanting to catch up on their giving. Thank you that you realize the challenge to meet our financial obligations in these times – of our church, but also in our community, and in our connection as The United Methodist Church in ministry throughout the world.
Thank you.

Right now, the best way to share your offering is to either drop it off at the
office Tues thru Fri between 8:30 and 12:30 or to mail it to P.O. Box 188 in
Moultonborough.

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Today’s lesson comes from the Book of Acts of the Apostles. Jesus responds to the disciples’ question by trying one more time help them get it. Let us listen as Kate shares with us Acts 1:6-14: 

Special Music:

Pastoral Reflection

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In response to God’s message this morning, let us join together in our Modern Affirmation of Faith, as Kate leads us: 

We believe in God the Father, infinite in wisdom, power and love, whose mercy is over all his works, and whose will is ever directed to his children’s good.

We believe in Jesus Christ, Son of God and Son of man, the gift of the Father’s unfailing grace, the ground of our hope, and the promise of our deliverance from sin and death.

We believe in the Holy Spirit as the divine presence in our lives, whereby we are kept in perpetual remembrance of the truth of Christ, and find strength and help in time of need.

We believe that this faith should manifest itself in the service of love as set forth in the example of our blessed Lord, to the end that the kingdom of God may come upon the earth.

Amen

Go in this faith. Feel it within, express it without. Take time to stay in the Spirit. May it bring you peace and hope and joy and a desire to help others to know the same. Go in Jesus’ name.

Go in Christ

Please listen to this video and take it with you as you go humming in the wonderful waters of life in God: