UNION CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF HANCOCK
Open and Affirming of ALL God’s Children
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
July 3, 2022
Welcome Monteux musicians – Linda Jenkins, Flute & Phillip Larroque, Oboe
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O God, you send us out into the world as your disciples. Allow the church to be a healing presence, a place and a people that live out the essence of your kingdom, here and now;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever. Amen
* Indicates points in the service when we stand in body or spirit
Prelude Linda Jenkins, Flute & Phillip Larroque, Oboe
*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 (in unison) (Ode 1 – The Odes of Solomon, adapted)
The Lord is upon my head like a crown, evoking the presence of God with me always.
The crown of truth is braided for me and causes God’s branches to bloom within me.
You, God live upon my head and blossom down upon me. Your fruits are full and overflowing, full of your saving love. Everlasting God, we give you thanks and praise. Amen
*Passing of the Peace (ASL) - Lighting of the Peace Candle & Prayer for Peace & Justice
*Hymn Called As Partners in Christ’s Service B. #495
Called as partners in Christ’s service, called to ministries of grace,
We respond with deep commitment fresh new lines of faith to trace.
May we learn the art of sharing, side by side and friend with friend,
Equal partners in our caring to fulfil God’s chosen end.
Christ’s example, Christ’s inspiring, Christ’s clear call to work and worth,
Let us follow, never faltering, reconciling folk on earth.
Men and women, richer, poorer, all God’s people, young and old,
Blending human skills together gracious gifts from God unfold.
Thus new patterns for Christ’s mission, in a small or global sense,
Help us bear each other’s burdens, breaking down each wall or fence.
Words of comfort, words of vision, words of challenge, said with care,
Bring new power and strength for action, make us colleagues, free and fair.
So God grant us for tomorrow ways to order human life
That surround each person’s sorrow with a calm that conquers strife.
Make us partners in our living, our compassion to increase,
Messengers of faith, thus giving hope and confidence and peace.
*Invocation (spoken in unison)
God with us, you send us into the world as your agents of restoration and change. You speak to us in the stillness of our rest and the chaos of a frenzied world. You guide us in troubling times, and you move us to dance in celebration. We give thanks for your presence among us. Open all points of receptivity within us as we worship you, Holy and Living God. Amen
New Testament Reading (Christian Scriptures) Luke 10: 1-11, 16-20
Special Music Linda Jenkins, Flute & Phillip Larroque, Oboe
Message Rev. TJ Mack
*Hymn Forward Through the Ages R. #482
Forward through the ages, in unbroken line, move the faithful spirits at the call divine. Gifts in differing measure, hearts of one accord, manifold the service, one the sure reward.
Refrain: Forward through the ages, in unbroken line,
move the faithful spirits at the call divine.
Wider grows the holy realm, reign of love and light; for it we must labor, till our faith is sight. Prophets have proclaimed it, martyrs testified, poets sung its glory, heroes for it died.
Not alone we conquer, not alone we fall; in each loss or triumph, lose or triumph all. Bound by God’s far purpose in one living whole, move we on together to the shining goal!
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 – The generous life responds to the call to mutuality and burden sharing. The generous life recognizes the abundance of creation. The generous life follows the steps of Jesus in meeting needs, spreading hope, and sharing love.
Offertory Andante Giacomo Cervetto
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)
Creator, bless these gifts that we bring to this community and the world. May our time be used preciously, our treasure shared faithfully, and our talents demonstrated gloriously in your name. Amen
*Communion Hymn Let Us Break Bread Together R. #311
Let us break bread together on our knees; let us break bread together on our knees. When I fall on my knees, with my face to the rising sun, My God, have mercy on me.
Let us drink wine together on our knees; let us drink wine together on our knees. When I fall on my knees, with my face to the rising sun, My God, have mercy on me.
Let us praise God together on our knees; let us praise God together on our knees. When I fall on my knees, with my face to the rising sun, My God, have mercy on me.
The Lord’s Supper
Invitation to Holy Communion
One: This is the joyful feast of the people of God. Come to this table as you are. It is spread for us that we might again know that God comes to us, shares our common lot, dwells among us, and invites us to join the people of a new age, a new day, a new heaven, a new earth. We come to this table, not because we must, but because we may.
All: This is an open table at which all are welcome.
Words of Institution
All: On the night when Jesus was betrayed, Jesus gathered with his disciples in the upper room where an ordinary meal became an instrument of God. At this table, Jesus broke bread with those who would betray him. At this table, Jesus drank wine with the one who denied him. At this table, Jesus communed with those who would abandon him. At this table, Jesus gave a new commandment. At this table, we learn to love one another as God loves us.
Breaking Bread and Pouring Wine
One: Through the broken bread we participate in the body of Christ.
Through the cup of blessing we participate in the new life Christ gives.
The gifts of God for the people of God. Come, for all things are ready.
Sharing the Elements
One: The bread of life.
One: The cup of joy.
*Prayer of Thanksgiving (in unison)
Bountiful God, we give you thanks that you have refreshed us at your table. Strengthen our faith, increase our love for one another, and send us forth into the world in courage and peace, rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen
Go on your way in the assurance that the God of peace goes with you, before you, and behind you. Go in peace. Amen
*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 Linda Jenkins, Flute & Phillip Larroque, Oboe
(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 – Linda Jenkins, Flute & Phillip Larroque, Oboe
Music Minister – Debbie Riley
Deacons – Peggy Emigh, Pat Summerer, David Wildes
Liturgist – Peggy Karns
Graphics Minister – Cynthia Wood
Audio-Video Support – Mike Summerer
Office Secretary – Vicky Espling
Settled Minister – TJ Mack
The Body of Christ – You
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Called as Partners in Christ's Service - Jane Parker Huber
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Go with Us, Lord
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Monteux Guest Musicians Bios
Linda Jenkins (1st year) is an avid collaborative musician and educator based in Denton, TX. Specializing in contemporary music, Linda frequently collaborates with local composers as a soloist and chamber musician. Recently, she was a prize-winner and finalist for the Oklahoma Flute Society’s Collegiate Artist Competition, Rochester Flute Association’s Piccolo Artist competition, COFA Young Artist, and the Carl D. Hall piccolo competition. Linda has been a guest performer at the MidAtlantic Flute Festival, Oregon Bach Festival’s Composer Symposium, SEAMUS, University of Oregon’s Musicking conference, and National Flute Association. Linda has a B.M. from Bowling Green State University and a M.M. from the University of Oregon, where she studied with Dr. Conor Nelson and Professor Molly Barth respectively. Currently, Linda attends the University of North Texas and studies with Professor Terri Sundberg.
Philip Larroque (2nd year, oboe; 1st year, conductor) teaches oboe, music theory, and musicianship at Tulane University and maintains a private piano and oboe studio in New Orleans. Larroque co-founded and co-directs the New Orleans Chamber Orchestra, presenting numerous premieres from a diverse array of composers as well as a concert series in prisons. He also coaches chamber music with the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras and is assistant conductor of the Tulane Orchestra. As an oboist, he regularly performs throughout the Gulf Coast region, including with the Acadiana, Rapides, and Lake Charles Symphonies and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.
Larroque attended the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts. He studied oboe with Jaren Atherholt at Tulane and with Jack Cozen Harel at the University of Akron. He completed additional studies on English horn with Robert Walters and in conducting with Maxim Samarov, Kenneth Kiesler, Donald Schleicher, Larry Rachleff, Mark Shapiro, and Markand Thakar.