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.
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
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.
- 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://westportpresbyterian.org/mission-outreach/lunch-bags/ Contact us to volunteer to make lunches