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8/21/2022 Bulletin

Hancock Point Chapel

Union Congregational Church of Hancock

Shared Service

Jesus and the Bent Over Woman, Barbara Schwarz.

August 21, 2022

The Order of Worship – Hancock Point Chapel

God is spirit;

and they that worship God

must worship God in spirit and in truth.



Call to Worship

Leader: Welcome to this holy place! Come with others or alone. Savor, here refreshing grace, here where peace from God is known.

People: Peace to all who enter here! Peace be with each passerby! Peace dispelling anxious fear, peace from God who hears each sigh!

Leader: May this building be a place where the peace of God is found!

People: Welcome, then, to sacred space! Welcome, then, to hallowed ground!

Hymn of Praise Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee #611

Joyful, joyful, we adore thee, God of glory, Lord of love! Hearts unfold like flowers before thee, opening, to the sun above. Melt the clouds of sin and sadness; drive the dark of doubt away. Giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day.

All thy works with joy surround thee; earth and heaven reflect thy rays,

stars and angels sing around thee, center of unbroken praise. Field and forest, vale and mountain, flowery meadow, flashing sea, chanting bird and flowing fountain, call us to rejoice in thee.

Mortals, join the happy chorus which the morning stars began.

Love divine is reigning o’er us, joining all in heaven’s plan. Ever singing, march we onward, victors in the midst of strife. Joyful music leads us sun-ward in the triumph song of life.

Invocation (spoken in unison)

Almighty God, unto whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid: cleanse the thoughts of our hearts, by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnify thy holy name. Amen

Prayer for Transformation and New Life (spoken in unison) Transforming God, too often we have been afraid to speak out against the injustices of this world. We have worshipped in ways that made us feel good rather than honor you in our words and deed. Show us the path to faithful living. Show us how to build beloved and just communities. Teach us how to do your work in this world. Empower us to plant seeds of love, faith, and hope. May we bloom where we have been planted to your glory.

Words of Grace The Mystery we name God, leads us into all truth. Feel the gentle nudges without and within, helping us to course correct. Life in the Spirit is not static, and neither are we. Let the grace of God help us to build that which lasts and plant what nourishes.

The Lord’s Prayer

Minister: O Lord, open thou our lips.

People: And our mouths shall show forth thy praise.

Minister: Praise ye the Lord!

People: The Lord’s name be praised!

Our Father (Creator) who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen

Anthem For Where Love is, There is God

arr.Douglas E. Wagner

The Reading from the Hebrew Scriptures Psalm 71

The Reading from the Christian Scriptures Luke 13:10-17

Prayers of the People and Pastoral Prayers

Why should I feel discouraged? Why should the shadows come? Why should my heart be lonely and long for heaven and home, when Jesus is my portion? My constant Friend is he: his eye is on the sparrow, and I know he watches me;


I sing because I’m happy, (I’m happy)

I sing because I’m free, (I’m free) for his eye is on the sparrow, and I know he watches me.

“Let not your heart be troubled,” his tender word I hear, and resting on his goodness, I lose my doubts and fears; though by the path he leadeth but one step I may see; his eye is on the sparrow, and I know he watches me; his eye is on the sparrow, and I know he watches me.


I sing because I’m happy, (I’m happy)

I sing because I’m free, (I’m free) for his eye is on the sparrow, and I know he watches me.

Whenever I am tempted, whenever clouds arise, when song gives place to sighing, when hope within me dies, I draw the closer to him, from care he sets me free: his eye is on the sparrow, and I know he watches me; his eye is on the sparrow, and I know he watches me.


Sermon Rev. TJ Mack

Invitation to Offering


*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)

Fount of Every Blessing, receive these gifts in the joy in which we bring them. May they bless your church universally, our community, and our world. May none suffer lack and may we always give from generous hearts. May we always take joy in being blessed to give and to share with you and each other. Amen

Communion Hymn I Come with Joy #515

I come with joy, a child of God, forgiven, loved and

free, the life of Jesus to recall, in

love laid down for me, in love laid down for me.

I come with Christians far and near to find, as all are

fed, the new community of love in

Christ's communion bread, in Christ's communion bread.

As Christ breaks bread, and bids us share, each proud division

ends. The love that made us, makes us one, and

strangers now are friends, and strangers now are friends.

The Spirit of the risen Christ, unseen, but ever

near, is in such friendship better known,

alive among us here, alive among us here.

Together met, together bound by all that God has

done, we'll go with joy, to give the world the

love that makes us one, the love that makes us one.

Invitation to Holy Communion

One: This is an open table at which all are welcome.

We come to this table, not because we must, but because we may.

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.

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


At this table, Jesus drank wine with the one who denied him.

At this table, Jesus communed with those who would abandon


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.

All: Amen

One: The cup of joy.

All: Amen

*Prayer of Thanksgiving (in unison)

Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer, we give you thanks that you have refreshed us at your table. We are eternally grateful that in this holy mystery, you have given yourself to us. Empower us, that we may go into the world in courage and peace, to give ourselves to each other in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen



Music – Jill Jeude & Debbie Riley

Choir Anthem – Hancock Point Chapel & Hancock UCC

Greeters – Shannon & Rob Waldner

Bell Ringers – Beth & Ed Beemiller

Prayers of the People – Billy O’Meara

Collecting Offering – Shannon & Rob Waldner

Liturgists Call to Worship – Rob Waldner

Invocation – Robin Long – Scripture – Vicky Espling

Communion Assistant – Ellen O’Meara

Bulletin Graphics – Cynthia Wood

Hancock UCC Office Secretary – Vicky Espling

Settled Minister – TJ Mack, Union Congregational Church of Hancock

The Body of Christ – You


Gifts in Open Hands – Tirabassi & Eddy, Feasting on the Word – Worship Companion

Worship Ways –

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

Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee

Words and Music - ©2020 Stephen DeCesare / Exultet Music

Contributors: Henry Van Dyke, Ludwig Beethoven, Stephen DeCesare

His Eye Is On The Sparrow

Words and Music - ©1995 Hal Leonard Corporation

Contributors: Arr. Roger Emerson

I Come with Joy

Words - ©1995 Hope Publishing Company

Contributors: Brian Wren

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