Community and St Mark United Methodist Church
Phase 1 in-person worship
June 7th, 2020
Gathering and passing the peace-please remain masked and only speak with those around you and with social distancing.
Welcome and announcements
Leader: For the “many-ness” of God’s creative splendor,
People: let us give thanks.
Leader: Before Jesus’s humility, and the power of Christ’s commands,
People: let us stand in wonder.
Leader: For the mystery of relationships—God’s with us, and ours with one another,
People: let us seek God’s holy wisdom.
Leader: Come! Let us worship the Triune God.
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
Old Testament Reading: Genesis 1:1-2:4
Psalm Reading: Psalm 8
Reader: The word of God for the people of God.
People: Thanks be to God
Prayer of Confession: God of creation, we often imagine we must go it alone. Remind us, at such moments, of the “we” in your creation, the Three in our baptism, and the “one another” in our community. Comfort and empower us, as we gather in your Spirit. Amen. Amen.
Words of Assurance: Jesus said, “I am with you always.” Friends, seek earnestly to live in peace, and know that the God of peace and love is with you. Amen.
(*) Please stand if able, (UMH) The United Methodist Hymnal, (FWS) The Faith We Sing, (CBY) Cokesbury, (FOG) Blue Hymnal
Pastor Kirk Culpepper Organist Betty Copeland
June 14th, A joint worship will be held at Community UMC 37 Cherry Road Portsmouth
June 21st, Each church will worship at their usual times and their usual places.
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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