UNION CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF HANCOCK
Open and Affirming of ALL God’s Children
2 Sons, James B Janknegt
Second Sunday after Pentecost
June 19, 2022
Guest Pastor – Jeff Jeude
This service will be in the sanctuary and on Zoom at 9:00 a.m.
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10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship Service followed by Zoom Coffee Hour
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Almighty God, ruler of all things seen and unseen, through your Son, Jesus Christ
and the Holy Spirit, you show your power and mercy. You cast out evil, tear down walls of division, comfort and challenge your people, and show signs of your kin-dom coming into the world. Grant that we may lift up the discouraged, strengthen the doubting, and join with all who seek to thank you for your goodness. Glory be to you, O God, who, with the Holy Spirit and the Holy Son, together is worshiped and praised; One God forever. Amen
* Indicates points in the service when we stand in body or spirit
Prelude O My Soul Rejoice with Gladness Karg-Elert
*Introit Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (v.1) B. #43
Love divine, all loves excelling, joy of heaven on earth be found,
Fix in us a humble dwelling, all your faithful mercies crown;
Jesus, you are all compassion; pure, unbounded love impart.
Visit us with your salvation, enter every trembling heart.
*Call to Worship
One: There is no longer Jew or Greek,
All: there is no longer slave or free,
One: there is no longer male and female: for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.
All: We are children of God through faith.
*Passing of the Peace (ASL) - Lighting of the Peace Candle & Prayer for Peace & Justice
*Hymn Jesus Loves Me R. #103
Jesus loves me! This I know, for the Bible tells me so. Little ones to him belong; they are weak, but he is strong.
Refrain: Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so.
Jesus loves me! This I know, as he loved so long ago, taking children on his knee, saying, “Let them come to me.”
Jesus loves me! still today, walking with me on my way, Wanting as a friend to give light and love to all who live.
*Invocation (spoken in unison)
As you spoke to the Legions, O God, speak now to the forces that surround us.
By your Spirit, let your word illumine the darkness, and your light break through our delusions, that we may see your truth. Amen
New Testament Readings (Christian Scriptures) Galatians 3:23-29
Special Music Meditation on “Land of Rest” American Folk Melody/Giamanco
Message “From a Distance” Pastor Jeff Jeude
*Hymn It Was God Who Ran to Greet Him R. #71
It was God who ran to greet him as he stumbled home in shame,
Then embraced him, clothed and fed him, gave him back his family name.
It was God who swept the kitchen and retrieved that precious coin;
God in woman called her neighbors, “Come, and in my gladness join.”
It was God who, as a shepherd, left the ninety-nine asleep
And then searched in cold and darkness till he found that missing sheep.
It is God who runs to meet us, conscious of our every need;
Then, as we in turn help others, God rejoices in each deed!
Call to Confession
Trusting in the mercy of God, let us confess our sin to God and to one another.
Prayer of Confession
Merciful and gracious God, we walk in a way that is not good.We follow our own
devices. We ignore your image in ourselves and in our neighbors.Do not turn away
from us, O God, but hear our cry for blessing.Lead us out of the tombs we inhabit.
Guide us into your light so that we may walk in your way. Amen
Declaration of Forgiveness
You belong to Christ and are heirs of the promise of freedom. In full assurance of justification
by grace through faith, by the authority of God’s beloved Son, I declare to you the absolute
forgiveness of all your sins. In the name of the blessed Trinity, One God. Amen
Prayers of the People – Sharing Joys & Concerns
Lead Me Lord
Lead me Lord, lead me in thy righteousness, make thy way plain before my face.
For it is thou Lord, thou Lord, only, that makest me dwell in safety.
Welcoming our Tithes and Offerings – God gives us more than enough for our journey of
faith. Let us present our tithes and offerings so that others may know their blessings and give
thanks to God.
Offertory Gondola Song Mendelssohn
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise God, all creatures here below;
Praise God for all that love has done;
Creator, Christ, and Spirit, One. Amen
*Prayer of Dedication (spoken in unison)
Triune God, through Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit, you bring hope to the despairing, healing to the sick, and release from bondage to all who are oppressed by sin and evil. Direct our gifts to fulfill your purpose as we await the time when all creation is one in your love, by the grace of Jesus Christ and the community of the Holy Spirit. Amen
*Hymn Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (vs. 2-4) B. #43
Breathe, O breathe your loving Spirit into every troubled breast; Let us all in you inherit, let us find your promised rest; Take away our love of sinning; Alpha and Omega be. End of faith, as its beginning, set our hearts at liberty.
Come, almighty to deliver, let us all your life receive; Suddenly return, and never, never-more your temples leave. You we would be always blessing, love you as your angles love. Pray and praise for your unfailing, wounded arms out-stretched above.
Finish, then, your new creation; pure and spotless may we prove; Let us see your great salvation perfectly restored in you; Changed from glory into glory, till in heaven we take our place, Crowned as saints, we ever shall be lost in wonder, love, and praise.
The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord’s face shine on you with grace and mercy.
The Lord look upon you with favor and give you peace.
*Sung Benediction Go With Us, Lord R. #336
Go with us, Lord, and guide the way through this and every coming day,
That in your Spirit strong and true our lives may be our gift to you.
Postlude Fuga Mendelssohn
(Please remain seated for the Postlude)
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Many thanks to those who helped make this service possible –
in front of the camera and behind the scenes.
Guest Pastor – Jeff Jeude
Music Minister – Debbie Riley
Deacons – Everett Espling & Vicky Espling
Liturgist – Priscilla Hirschenhofer
Graphics Minister – Cynthia Wood
Audio-Video Support – Ron Schwizer
Office Secretary – Vicky Espling
Settled Minister – TJ Mack
The Body of Christ – You
Feasting on the Word
"Permission to podcast / stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #A-738532. All rights reserved.”
Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
Words and Music - ©1993 MorningStar Music Publishers / Birnamwood Publications
Jesus Loves Me
Words and Music - © OCP
Contributors: JESUS LOVES ME, William Bradbury
It Was God Who Ran to Greet Him
Words - ©1993 Selah Publishing Co., Inc.
Contributors: Rae E Whitney
Go with Us, Lord
Words - ©1990 Hope Publishing Company
Contributors: Mary Jackson Cathey