Worship with Communion, June 6, 2021

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THE GATHERING

Gathering Music: Hymn #627 “I Love You, Lord” ~ Pastor Scott

Welcome and Announcements Followed by Lighting of the Christ Candle

Prelude: “Bread, Blessed and Broken” by Michael B. Lynch

Call to Worship  

O give thanks to the Lord with your whole heart.

On the day I called, you answered me.

God’s steadfast love endures forever.

Thanks be to God!

Let us pray:

Prayer of the Day

God of days, we praise your name, for your grace sustains us. We wait for you, Lord, for your word strengthens us. Our outer nature is wasting away day by day, but our inner nature is being renewed by your daily bread. Grant us the eyes to see what cannot be seen and to gaze on what is eternal. May we revel in your work and be a visible witness of your invisible kingdom. In Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.

Hymn of Praise #631 “In the Presence of Your People” ~ Pastor Scott

Invitation to Healing

The gift of God’s grace is lavished upon us, through the life and death of the risen Lord. Trusting in the love and goodness of God, let us seek wholeness.

Prayer of Healing

Gracious God, have mercy on us, for we have failed to be faithful to you, though you have been faithful to us. You show us your wisdom, but we prefer to go our own way. Our broken relationships with you and one another have created poverty in us and our neighbors. In your mercy, reconcile us to you, one another, and our neighbors for the work of justice, peace, and love, through Jesus Christ, our redeemer…

Kyrie: #437 “You Are the Lord, Giver of Mercy”      Amen.

Assurance and Passing of the Peace

Friends, believe this Good News: God is One and God is Three – Love constantly flowing in, out, and through; the gift of Jesus Christ for me and for you. For this we say: Thanks be to God!

Since God has loved us through Christ, let us love one another. Please share a sign of peace with those with whom you are worshiping.

Hymn of Response: #583 “Gloria, gloria(3x) ~ Pastor Scott

Celebrating Joys: Where we have seen God at work

Song of Response: Hymn #628 “Praise, I will Praise you, Lord”

THE WORD

Prayer of Illumination:

Holy God, let your Spirit now move in us, to turn us away from the temporary and move us to your eternal love made visible in Creation and in Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray.  Amen.

Hebrew Scripture: Psalm 138:1-8

“The Word of the Lord” “Thanks be to God”

Epistle Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1

“The Word of the Lord” “Thanks be to God”

Gospel Reading: Mark 3:20-35

“The Gospel of the Lord” “Praise to you O Christ”

Reflection: Boundless Jesus ~ Pastor Scott Crane

RESPONSE TO THE WORD

Hymn of Response: #816 “If Thou but Trust in God to Guide Thee”

Affirmation of Faith: ~ Adapted from the Confession of 1967, 9.32

The life, death, and resurrection, and the promised coming of Jesus Christ has set the pattern for the church’s mission. His human life involves the church in the common life of all people. His service to men and women commits the church to work for every form of human well-being.

Intercessory Prayers of the People (“Lord in your mercy,” “Hear our prayers”)

The Lord’s Prayer: “…debts…debtors…”

Invitation to Present Our Offerings

Let us continue to worship the Lord through our gifts of talents, tithes, and ourselves.

Members, friends, and guests: Church expenses total roughly $1900 a month. Thank you for your commitment and your generosity. Please make checks out to First Presbyterian Church of Trout Lake, PO Box 210, Trout Lake, WA 98650.

Offertory and Doxology Hymn #607   

Prayer of Thanksgiving/Dedication

Eternal God, your son Jesus teaches us that a house divided cannot stand. Together, we offer ourselves and our gifts, that they may be used to extend your grace to others for your glory, through Jesus our Lord. Amen.

Invitation to the Lord’s Supper

The Lord be with you. And also with you. Lift up your hearts! We lift them up to the Lord! Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give our thanks and praise.

This is the joyful feast of the people of God!

We come from north and south from east and west to sit at table in the kingdom of God.

This is the Lord’s table. Our Savior invites those who trust him to share the feast he has prepared. It is a right and joyful thing to offer thanks to you, O God, the source of all creation. Your holy energy flows in animals and plants, makes them move, and gives them desire to live. You brought forth the world in love, and in your great love creation finds at last its proper end. And so with the hosts of heaven we join the everlasting hymn of praise:

Hymn #552 “Holy, Holy, Holy”

You fill our world with glory and light, and yet our mortal eyes cannot behold so bright a truth. Then you sent us Jesus Christ. Jesus said, “I am the bread of life. Come to me and never be hungry.” We give you thanks that on the night before he died, Jesus took bread, and after giving thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying: “Take, eat.  This is my body given for you.  Do this in remembrance of me.”

Jesus also said: “I am the vine, you are the branches.”  “Believe in me and never thirst.” After supper, he poured the cup and said: “This cup is the new covenant sealed in my blood, shed for you for the forgiveness of sins.  Whenever you drink it, do this in remembrance of me.” Great is the mystery of faith:

Hymn #553 “Christ Has Died; Christ Is Risen”

According to Christ’s commandment:

We remember his death, we proclaim his resurrection, we await his coming in glory.

Let us pray together:

Gracious God, pour out your Holy Spirit upon us and upon these your gifts of bread and cup, that the bread we break and the cup we bless may be the communion of the body and blood of Christ.  Calling on the power of the Holy Spirit, we ask: That we may be made one with the risen Christ and with all God’s people; that we may be faithful as Christ’s body in ministry in the world, that we may live in anticipation of the fullness of God’s realm.

Through Christ, with Christ, in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor are yours, almighty God, now and forever. Amen!

All has been prepared and the table awaits.  These are the gifts of God for the people of God. Thanks be to God!

Communion of the People

Hymn of Reflection #507: “Come to the Table of Grace” (Join as able)

Prayer after Communion

Let us pray together:

Eternal God, we give you thanks for this holy mystery in which you have given yourself to us. Grant that we may go into the worldin the strength of your Spirit, to give ourselves for othersin the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

SENDING

 Closing Hymn #720 “Jesus Calls Us”

Charge:

Our Lord Jesus says that whoever does the will of God is his kindred. Go now and serve others as Jesus did.

Benediction

Congregational Song: “Let There Be Peace on Earth”

Questions for Reflection:

Jesus says in Mark 3:35, “Whoever does the will of God…is my brother and sister and mother.” How do you prepare yourself to do God’s will? Paul says in 2 Corinthians 4:16 that it is possible for our “inner nature” to be renewed every day. In your life, what contributes to your renewal? How are these connected?  What keeps us from renewal?

Write your own morning and evening prayers for this week.

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