Sunday, June 6
Order of Worship, Second Sunday after Pentecost, 6 June 2021
song NCH 312, “We Love Your Realm, O God”
1 Samuel 8:4-11 (12-15), 16-20
Mark 3: 20-35
song NCH 394, “In Christ There is No East or West”
receiving and welcoming new members: Rev. John and Carol Tschudy
We welcome you with joy in the common life of this church. We promise you our friendship and prayers as we share the hopes and labors of the church of Jesus Christ. By the power of the Holy Spirit may we continue to grow together in God’s knowledge and love and be witnesses of our risen Savior.
song NCH 340, “We Are People on A Journey”
Now let this same Spirit descend upon these gifts that in the breaking of the bread and the sharing of this cup we may know the living presence of Jesus who gave his body and blood for all.
Give us an unshakeable hope in the holy commonwealth which is to come. For we pray through Jesus Christ, with you and the Holy Spirit, one god, now and forever. Amen
song NCH 575, “O For a World”
NCH 312: “We Love Your Realm, O God,” Text: Timothy Dwight, 1801, adapt Lavon Bayler, 1992; Tune: “St. Thomas,” William’s New Universal Psalmodist, 1770.
v. 1: We love your realm, O God, all places where you reign. We recognize, with hope and joy, the world as your domain.
v. 2: We love your church, O God, for Christ has given life to form communities of love that seek to heal our strife.
v. 3: We recognize, with pain, that we have not achieved the faithfulness of our resolve when we at first believed.
v. 4: Yet Christ, our friend and guide, continues to forgive, delivering us from our mistakes, inviting us to live.
v. 5: Beyond our brokenness, we seek to know your ways of deep communion, solemn vows, and hymns of love and praise.
v. 6: We know your truth will last. We trust your reign is sure. Equip us for those daily tasks that help your world endure.
NCH 394: “In Christ There is No East or West, ” Text: John Oxenham, 1908, alt; stanza 3, Laurence Hull Stookey, 1987; Tune: “McKee,” African-American melody, arr. Harry T. Burleigh, 1939.
v. 1: In Christ there is no East or West, in Christ no South or North; but one community of love throughout the whole wide earth.
v. 2: In Christ shall true hearts everywhere their high communion find; God’s service is the golden cord close-binding humankind.
v. 3: In Christ is neither Jew nor Greek, and neither slave nor free; for men and women live in God, and all are kin to me.
v. 4: In Christ now meet both East and West, in Christ meet South and North; one joyous, true community throughout the whole wide earth.
NCH 340: “We Are People on A Journey (Somos pueblo que camina),” Text and tune: “Misa Popular Nicaraguense,’ 20th cent., alt; trans. Carolyn Jennings, 1993.
v. 1: We are people on a journey; pain is with us all the way. Joyfully we come together at the holy feast of God.
v. 2: God has sent the invitation to the humble and the poor. Joyfully we come together at the holy feast of God.
v. 3: This is bread that God provides us, nourishing our unity. Joyfully we come together at the holy feast of God.
v. 4: Christ is ever present with us to unite us all in love. Joyfully we come together at the holy feast of God.
v. 5: All who truly thirst for justice seek their liberation here. Joyfully we come together at the holy feast of God.
NCH 575: “O for a World,” Text: Miriam Therese Winter, 1987; Tune: “Azmon,” Carl G. Glaser, 1828, adapt Lowell Mason in Modern Psalmody, 1839.
v. 1: O for a world where everyone respects each other’s ways, where love is lived and all is done with justice and with praise.
v. 2: O for a world where goods are shared and misery relieved, where truth is spoken, children spared, equality achieved.
v. 3: We welcome one world family and struggle with each choice that opens us to unity and gives our vision voice.
v. 4: The poor are rich, the weak are strong, the foolish ones are wise. Tell all who mourn: outcasts belong, who perishes will rise.
v. 5: O for a world preparing for God’s glorious reign of peace, where time and tears will be no more, and all but love will cease.