Order of Worship for June 13, 2021 - Third Sunday after Pentecost


Prelude                                       “Pictures from Fairyland”    op.113, 4th mvmt Robert Schumann
                                                                        Tom Tatton, viola

Call to Worship                                                                                                Tom and Maureen Upton
    Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
        Who alone does wondrous things.
    Blessed be God’s glorious Name for ever;
        May God’s glory fill the earth! Amen and Amen!

Opening Prayer
  Almighty God, the source of all knowledge and author of life:
  Keep the Church under your care, that we may walk with joy in times of peace and go forth with courage in times of trial;
  Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God now and for ever. Amen.    [Francic Sacramentary; alt, TJC]

Hymn                                                   “The Kingdom of God“                                                        #275

Recognition of our Graduates and Presentation of the 2021 Scholarship

Prayer Before the Word                                                                                                    Jan Carpenter

First Lesson                                 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, 14-17

Psalm                                                             Psalm 20

Children’s Time   

Gospel                                                     Mark 4:26-34

Message                            “Beech Trees, Bears, and Butterflies”                  Pastor Gilbert Stones

Hymn                                                  “Hymn of Promise”                                                               #707

Pastoral Prayer

Prayer Interlude

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                                                                        Rob Mills
    Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed by 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.

    Lead us not into temptation,

    But deliver us from evil

    For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory for ever and ever.


Offering    [Click here to go to online giving]

Offertory                                     “For the Beauty of the Earth”                                           John Ritter

Prayer of Dedication

Leaf Dedication for Kate Hopson, Dallis Richardson, and Marcia Munson

Hymn                                    “Bring Forth the Kingdom of God”                                                 #2190

    Join us on Zoom at 11:00 a.m. for fellowship.
Song of Blessing:                                     “Shalom to You”   

Passing the Peace of Christ with phone calls, texts, emails, cards and prayers

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Thanks to everyone who made today’s service possible

Barbara Hoff - Organ and Piano
Tom Tatton - Viola
Jora Landis and Cheryl Dove - Vocals
Jan Carpenter - Reader
Tom and Maureen Upton and Rob Mills - Liturgy
Rich Bolin - Music Coordinator
Rich Bolin, Kasey P. Lindsay, Mary Anne Meyer, Gilbert Stones - Primary Videography
Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editing