Community and St Mark United Methodist Church
Phase 1 in-person worship
June 14th, 2020
Gathering and passing the peace-please remain masked and only speak with those around you and with social distancing.
Welcome and announcements
Leader: Call to the Lord, who hears our prayers.
People: Sing to the Lord, who delights in our songs.
Leader: Wait for the Lord, the source of our hope.
People: Worship the Lord, who is worthy of our praise.
Joys and Concerns of the People
Prayers for Life Leader
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.
*Affirmation of Faith:
I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe 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, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy universal church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
Offertory Prayer Leader
Prayer of illumination
Psalm Reading: Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19
Gospel Reading: Matthew 9:35-10:23
Reader: The word of God for the people of God.
People: Thanks be to God
Prayer of Confession: Steadfast source of mercy and grace, we long for you to touch our lives, as you touched the lives of Sarah and Abraham; we yearn to laugh at blessings that are so unlikely, we can scarcely believe them; we desire to feel in our very bones, that no problem we face is beyond your care. Grant us the wisdom to put our trust in you, and to offer you our songs of praise and our shouts of joy. Amen.
Words of Assurance: In God’s faithfulness, we are made well. In Christ’s love, we discover righteousness and peace. In the Spirit’s sustaining power, we find strength for the journey. Thanks be to God.
(*) Please stand if able, (UMH) The United Methodist Hymnal, (FWS) The Faith We Sing, (CBY) Cokesbury, (FOG) Blue Hymnal
June 21st, Each church will worship at their usual times and their usual places. We start Phase 2 worship which means we can have up to 50 people and children as young as 7.
Closing the Church: Please make sure all toilets are flushed, the lights out and the heat on 65 in winter and 75 in summer.
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