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6/26/22 Bulletin

Open and Affirming of ALL God’s Children

Homeless Jesus

Third Sunday after Pentecost

June 26, 2022

Welcome Monteux Musicians – Annie Moon on French Horn and Audrey Foster on Trumpet

This service will be in the Sanctuary and on Zoom at 9:00 a.m.

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Silent Prayer

As prophets catch fire, as disciples draw flame, as apostles walk in the Spirit,

O Holy One, Holy Three, fill us with fervent desire to enter your kin-dom.

Lead us by the cross of Christ to live in the love of Christ, now and forever. Amen

* Indicates points in the service when we stand in body or spirit


Prelude Annie Moon on French Horn and Audrey Foster on Trumpet


*Introit Come, O Spirit, Dwell Among Us B. #267

Come, O Spirit, dwell among us; come with Pentecostal power;

Give the church a stronger vision; help us face each crucial hour.

Built upon a firm foundation, Jesus Christ, the Cornerstone,

Still the church is called to mission that God’s love shall be made known.

*Call to Worship

One: God, who rules the universe, calls us;

All: Christ, who took up his cross, calls us;

One: Holy Spirit, who frees us body and soul, calls us.

All: Let us faithfully answer by worshiping the triune God.

*Passing of the Peace (ASL) - Lighting of the Peace Candle & Prayer for Peace & Justice

*Hymn Here in This Place (Gather Us In) R. #250

Here in this place, the new light is streaming, now the dark night has vanished away. See in this space, our fears and our dreamings, brought here to you in the light of this day. Gather us in, the lost and forsaken; gather us in, our spirits inflame. Call to us now, and we shall awaken; we shall arise at the sound of our name. We are the young, our lives are a mystery; we are the old, who yearn for your face. We have been sung throughout all of history, called to be light to the whole human race. Gather us in, the rich and the haughty; gather us in, the proud and the strong; give us a heart so meek and so lowly; give us the courage to enter the song. Here we receive new life in your waters; here we receive the bread of new birth; here you shall call your sons and your daughters, call us anew to be salt for the earth. Give us to drink the wine of compassion, give us to eat the bread that is you; nourish us well, and teach us to fashion lives that are holy and hearts that are true.

Not just in buildings, small and confining, not in some heaven, light years away, here in this place, the new light is shining, now is God present, and now is the day. Gather us in, and hold us forever; gather us in and make us your own; gather us in, all peoples together, fire of love in our flesh and our bone.

*Invocation (spoken in unison)

Liberating One, we keep you before us. Our souls rejoice and our hearts are gladdened. Our very beings find safety and security in your presence. We approach you with thanksgiving and anticipation. Enliven us to be your people in the world. Embolden us to live in freedom. Empower us to be your good news. Stand up in us and show us the path of life. Amen

Children’s Message

Old Testament Reading (Hebrew Scriptures) Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20

New Testament Reading (Christian Scriptures) Luke 9:51-62

Special Music Annie Moon on French Horn and Audrey Foster on Trumpet

Message                                                                                                             Rev. TJ Mack

I am weak, but thou art strong; Jesus, keep me from all wrong; I'll be satisfied as long as I walk, let me walk close to thee.

Just a closer walk with thee, grant it, Jesus, is my plea, daily walking close to thee; let it be, dear Lord, let it be.

Through this world of toil and snares, if I falter, Lord, who cares? Who with me my burden shares? None but thee, dear Lord, none but thee.

Just a closer walk with thee, grant it, Jesus, is my plea, daily walking close to thee; let it be, dear Lord, let it be.

When my feeble life is o'er, time for me will be no more; guide me gently, safely o'er to thy shore, dear Lord, to thy shore.

Just a closer walk with thee, grant it, Jesus, is my plea, daily walking close to thee; let it be, dear Lord, let it be.

Prayer for Transformation and New Life Restoring God, too often we accept the conditions of the world around us and impose limitations on what is possible. We bind ourselves to societal conventions, norms, and pressure rather than follow you and your way. We conform to the values of this world rather than pursue the fruit of the Spirit. Show us the path of life and freedom in you. Teach us to plant seeds of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. May we perennially bear that fruit.

Words of Grace The Guiding Spirit opens us to new life and leads us to right paths. Hear the voice that continually calls, leads, and companions with us. Life in the Spirit is constantly renewed and restored. Let the grace of God nurture our roots and allow our flourishing. 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 – Jesus invites us to follow him in all ways, including the use and sharing of our resources.

Offertory If with All your Hearts, from the Oratorio”Elijah” Mendelssohn

*The Doxology 

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)

Giver of Gifts, receive the resources we bring. May they bless our community and our world. May bonds of scarcity be broken as we meet the needs around us with the gifts that you have first given to us. May we be gladded by giving and rejoice in generosity. Amen

*Hymn How Great Thou Art R. insert

Oh Lord, my God: When I in awesome wonder, consider all the worlds thy hands have made, I see the stars I hear the rolling thunder, Thy power throughout the universe displayed.


When through the woods and forest glades I wander, and hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees; when I look down from lofty mountain grandeur and hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze.


And when I think that God, his son not sparing, sent him to die, I scarce can take it in: that on the cross, my burden gladly bearing, he bled and died to take away my sin.


Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee; how great Thou art, how great Thou art! Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee; how great Thou art, how great Thou art!

When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation, and take me home, what joy shall fill my heart: then I shall bow, in humble adoration, and there proclaim, my God, how great Thou art!



*Sung Benediction Go With Us, Lord R. #336

That in your Spirit strong and true our lives may be our gift to you.

Postlude Annie Moon on French Horn and Audrey Foster on Trumpet

(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.

Monteux Guest Musicians Annie Moon on French Horn and Audrey Foster on Trumpet

Music Minister – Debbie Riley

Deacons – Nick Davis & Peggy Emigh

Liturgist – Barbara Reeve

Graphics Minister – Cynthia Wood

Audio-Video Support – Ron Schwizer or…

Office Secretary – Vicky Espling

Settled Minister – TJ Mack

The Body of Christ – You

Resources: and Feasting on the Word

On the cover: Timothy Schmalz, Homeless Jesus.

"Permission to podcast / stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #A-738532. All rights reserved.”

Come, O Spirit, Dwell Among Us

Words - ©1979 Hope Publishing Company

Contributors: Janie Alford

Words and Music - ©1982 GIA Publications, Inc.

Contributors: Marty Haugen

I Am Weak, but Thou Art Strong (Just a Closer Walk with Thee)

Public Domain – Hymns of Truth and Light #436

Go with Us, Lord

Words - ©1990 Hope Publishing Company

Contributors: Mary Jackson Cathey

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