You Have to Have an Attitude to Live the Beatitudes

You Have to Have an Attitude to Live the Beatitudes

3rd Sunday of Pentecost—Father’s Day-Juneteenth Sunday  June 19, 2022, 11:00 am

PRELUDE: Summer Journey— Thomas Ediger, arr. for solo piano by Emily Davidson* *This was originally a duet.
CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS

Leader:       Jesus did not limit his ministry to the four walls of the church.
People:      Jesus was out there fighting injustice and speaking truth to power every single day.
Leader:       He was out there spreading a message of grace and redemption to the least, the last, and the lost.
People:      And our charge is to find Jesus everywhere, every day by how we live our lives.
Leader:       So we can’t fool ourselves into thinking that we’re going to be good servants of God if we’re not whole inside ourselves.
                                                          —Michelle Obama

HYMN:  This Is My Father’s World   GTG#370
CALL TO CONFESSION AND COMMITMENT 

Do not get lost in a sea of despair.    Be hopeful. Be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day    a week, a month or a year.    It is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble,    necessary trouble.  Nothing can stop the power  of a committed and determined people  to make a difference in our society.  Why?  Because human beings are the most dynamic link to the Divine on this planet.”  Amen.                                                       —John Lewis

SUNG CELEBRATION OF GOD’S AMAZING GRACE: Into My Heart  STF#2160
SCRIPTURE:   Isaiah   61:1-4  Matthew 5:1-12
SUNG RESPONSE TO SCRIPTURE: Lord, I Want to Be a Christian  GTG#729
SERMON: You Have to Have an Attitude to Live the Beatitudes 
HYMN:  I Love to Tell the Story  GTG#462
WELCOMING
CHORAL ANTHEM: When I Can Read My Title Clear (The Saints’ Delight)—Lori Larson;
PRAYER: Father’s Day Prayer, Lord’s Prayer, and…
SUNG RESPONSE: Come, Bring Your Burdens to God  GTG#851  (SING TWICE)
OFFERTORY: Reach Out to Your Neighbor— words and music by Roger Copeland; Jennifer Weiman, mezzo soprano
PRAYER OF DEDICATION

Leader:       We long for the time when the meek shall inherit the earth,
People:    And all who hunger and thirst after justice shall be satisfied,
Leader:       We believe that, despite the persistence of evil,
People:    Now is always the time when more good can be done.    Leader:          Deeper engagement in the Jesus work is asked of us.
People:    We can make a difference.    Leader: In the upside down world of the gospel,
People:    We measure our wealth not by what we have, but what we give.
All:            Amen. 

HYMN: We Are One in the Spirit  GTG#300
BLESSING
SUNG BENEDICTION RESPONSE:  Lead Me, Guide Me (sing twice)  GTG#740
POSTLUDE: Prelude in G minor, op. 28, no. 12– Chopin


Announcements:

  • Church Office is closed tomorrow in honor of the Juneteenth holiday. (Lunches will be given out!)
  • Anti-Racist Dialogue Initiative now has an interracial team that will plan  the work & spread the message: Micah Rose Emerson, Rev Scott, Shirley Heard (Northeast community), Stan Morgan (Westport) and Rev. Buzzy LeCluyse (Pine Ridge pastor)
  • 1ST ZOOM Bible Study was a great experience last week. Next study is Wednesday, June 29, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Let Rev Scott know if you want to receive an invitation. We will be studying Mark 1:12-20.
  • Want to volunteer to help Westport Showers? (Sundays and every other Thursday) or Westport Weekday Food Refuge? Volunteer:
    https://westportshowers.org/
    https://westportpresbyterian.org/mission-outreach/lunch-bags/  Contact us to volunteer to make lunches

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