Bulletin for Sunday, August 14, 2022

 

Please join us for worship in person or on YouTube at 10:00 am 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-aWw0Tc165vh6Epdr-XBxw  

Through Faith, we walk on the path Jesus set for us.
The people of St. Paul’s
Belong … Believe … Love … Listen … Lead


WE APPROACH OUR GRACIOUS GOD

Worship Leader:  Linda Wagner

PRELUDE

WELCOME    MV 18    Lord, Prepare Me to Be a Sanctuary (2X) (CCLI)

LIFE & WORK OF THE CONGREGATION

WE GREET EACH OTHER WITH THE PEACE OF CHRIST

                            ~ those present online are invited to use the chat function on YouTube,
 those present in person are invited to turn and wave or bow to the people around you as you exchange words of peace

LIGHTING THE CHRIST CANDLE
We light this candle to light our way as we reflect and celebrate 60 years of UCW.
May its light strengthen and embolden us where the way is hard.

CALL TO WORSHIP
Women’s Aide and Women’s Missionary Society gathered together.
They had a vision.
Young women and seasoned members gathered.
They had a vision.
In 1962 United Church Women was born.
They had a vision.
In 2022 we gather to celebrate.
We have a vision.

Please stand as you are able and repeat our UCW Purpose. To unite women of the congregation for the total mission of the church and to provide a means through which we may express our loyalty and devotion to Jesus Christ in Christian witness, study, fellowship, and service.

Gathering Hymn (used in the 1962 inaugural service)

VU  660    How Firm a Foundation (verse 1,2 and 5)

OPENING PRAYER
We celebrate the ladies who came before us; we celebrate the ladies who did the hard work to allow us to be the organization we are today.
Be with us through the challenges of this moment in time as we celebrate, reflect, and renew our purpose.

WE SHARE AS GOD’S CHILDREN THE BIBLE’S STORY IN WORD AND IN SONG:

A TIME FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART

CHILDREN’S TIME

Hymn     VU 18                     There’s a Voice in the Wilderness

PRAYER FOR ASSURANCE AND GRACE (Taken from the inaugural service, 1962)
Hear us o Lord, as we pray for wisdom and understanding to match the need of our day. Enlighten our minds as we study the complexities daily facing government, business, educators, health care and science.
Grant us, we pray thee, heart, and nerve to act when thou dost show us thy way.
Preserve us from disdaining the opportunities for seemingly small services which come to us.
Give us grace to pray for those where opportunities look large to us.
May all our service be done in accordance with thy will.
Confirm us in our resolves, that we may truly do thy work for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

SCRIPTURE LESSONS
   Hebrews 6:19 (Theme scripture of the 60th Celebration, Continuing in Hope)
   Psalm 46:1-2
   Romans 8: 28, 38-39

A MOMENT OF REFLECTION
                                          Trusting that God is at work in our midst
                          we allow the words we have heard to settle and sir in our souls

GIFT OF MUSIC

MEDITATION       Hope     

Hymn    VU  675     Will Your Anchor Hold

WE EXPRESS OUR GRATITUDE TO GOD AND PREPARE FOR MINISTRY IN THE WORLD

THE OFFERING
         Mission Minute
         The Invitation:
                Sung Dedication      We Bring Our Gifts to Share (1L)

Sharing of Celebrations and Concerns

Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer

Hymn                     VU 87                     I Am the Light of the World

COMMISSIONING
We are called to be the church,
To live in hope.
Let us leave this service with renewed hope and courage,
To work together as servants of the church
And we do this knowing that God is with us.
Amen

SUNG BENEDICTION        VU 964     Go Now in Peace

POSTLUDE

Parts of this service were prepared for use by UCW to celebrate the 60th Anniversary. Portions were used from services prepared by Ruth Kennedy, Winsloe UCW, and Marilyn Bubar, Keswick Ridge UCW.

 

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July
Bulletin for July 3 – 24 , 2022
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Bulletin for July 24, 2022
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August
Bulletin for August 7, 2022
Bulletin for August 14, 2022