Order of Worship

4th Sunday of Pentecost

A Service of Word

June 20, 2021

8:45 & 11:00 AM

Note: The Acts underlined will only be observed in the 11:00 AM Service.

The Chiming of the Worship Hour

The Prelude           “Majesty and Glory of His Name”              Sikes   

The Welcome and Informal Moments                                                                      

The Invocation

O Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your loving-kindness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you

and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

*The Hymn of Praise No. 110 (vs. 1, 2)    “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”

A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing;

Our helper he amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing. 

For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe; 

His craft and power are great, and armed with cruel hate, on earth is not hi equal. 

Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing, 

Were not the right man on our side, the man of God’s own choosing. 

Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is he;

Lord Sabbaoth, his name, from age to age the same, and he must win the battle. 

The Glory Sighting                                             VBS Kids

The Children’s Moments

The Baptismal Covenant pg. 33                    Blair Macallan Livesay

Special Prayers of the People for Father’s Day

Leader: We pray to the Lord. 

People: Lord, hear our prayer. 

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                      

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, and the power, and the glory forever. AMEN.

The Giving of God’s Tithes and Our Offerings                        

The Offertory          “His Eye is on the Sparrow”                  Sprunger

*The Doxology    

*The Gospel Lesson                                    1 Samuel 17:38-47                                                                                                                                                                                                     

38 Saul clothed David with his armor; he put a bronze helmet on his head and clothed him with a coat of mail. 39 David strapped Saul’s sword over the armor, and he tried in vain to walk, for he was not used to them. Then David said to Saul, “I cannot walk with these; for I am not used to them.” So David removed them. 40 Then he took his staff in his hand, and chose five smooth stones from the wadi, and put them in his shepherd’s bag, in the pouch; his sling was in his hand, and he drew near to the Philistine.

41 The Philistine came on and drew near to David, with his shield-bearer in front of him. 42 When the Philistine looked and saw David, he disdained him, for he was only a youth, ruddy and handsome in appearance. 43 The Philistine said to David, “Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. 44 The Philistine said to David, “Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the air and to the wild animals of the field.” 45 But David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with sword and spear and javelin; but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 46 This very day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you down and cut off your head; and I will give the dead bodies of the Philistine army this very day to the birds of the air and to the wild animals of the earth, so that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel, 47 and that all this assembly may know that the Lord does not save by sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord’s and he will give you into our hand.”

Reader:  This is the Word of God.

PEOPLE: THANKS BE TO GOD.

The Sermon                                          “Sling Shot Prayers”

*The Affirmation of Faith No. 881                 The Apostle’s Creed    I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord: who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; the third day He rose from the dead, He ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.  I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.                                        

                                

*The Hymn of Invitation No. 522 (vs. 1, 3, 4)              “Leave It There”                                      

If the world from you withhold of its silver and its gold, 

And you have to get along with meager fare,

just remember in his Word how he feeds the little bird, 

take your burden to the Lord and leave it there. 

Refrain

Leave it there, (leave it there) leave it there, (leave it there)

Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there. (leave it there)

If you trust and never doubt, he will surely bring you out; 

Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.  (leave it there)

When you enemies assail, and your heart begins to fail, 

Don’t forget that God in heaven answers prayer; 

He will make a way for you, and will lead you safely through,

Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there. 

Refrain

When your youthful days are done, and old age is stealing on, 

And your body bends beneath the weight of care, 

He will never leave you then, he’ll go with you to the end, 

Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there. 

Refrain

The Benediction                                             

The Postlude                 “Alleluia, Amen”                  UMH  

   

The flowers on the Altar are dedicated to the Glory of God

and given in loving memory of 

Doug Wood and all dads and granddads

by his family, 

ANNOUNCEMENTS THIS WEEK:  

  • • We will continue to offer virtual worship on Sundays at 11AM on the radio and Facebook Live. You can also find the videos on You Tube. 
  • • Tithes & Offerings: Offering baskets are placed at the back of the Sanctuary or you can mail your offering to P.O. Box 293 or use the online service at www.easytithe.com to give online.  Thank you for your continued support. 
  • Sunday Morning Worship: As a reminder from the latest guidelines, the CDC no longer requires masks for those who are fully vaccinated and still recommends that those who are not vaccinated wear masks. Beginning Sunday, May 23, masks are optional on Sunday mornings and will be available in both services for those who wish to wear them. 
  • • Please remember that there are a number of reasons people may still wish to mask or are not yet vaccinated, and let us be sensitive to those needs. Over the next few weeks, we will begin reopening some pews in the 11AM service. For those who still want more space for social distancing, remember that there is plenty of room to spread out in the 845 service.
  • • We continue to encourage regular hand washing at the sanitizer stations.
  • PLAYGROUND PROJECT – PHASE II – Be sure to check out the WALL OF MONEY fund-raiser! We have collected $2,060 so far!  Help us raise the money left on the wall.  You can find envelopes on the wall in the hall at the back of the Sanctuary and downstairs in the CDC.  Choose an envelope and donate the amount on the outside of the envelope. Instructions are inside.  Checks can be made to FUMC.  The playground brings much joy to our children on Sunday mornings and special events such as VBS, and during the week for our daycare children.  Our children are the future of the church and community.  Please prayerfully consider a gift toward this project through a donation or by participating in one of the upcoming fund-raisers.  Thank you for your support!