Traditional Worship Service/1 Corinthians 11:23-25, Galations 3:27, Ephesians 3:1-6
Contemporary Worship Service/Luke 24:13-21
Order of Worship
Sunday, August 7, 2022
11:00 AM Traditional Worship
The Welcome & Announcements by Rev. John Fugh, Jr.
The Choral Call to Worship: “I Come With Joy”
The Prelude: “I Come, O Savior, to Thy Table” by Thomas Canning
The Cross and Flame Come to the Altar
The Hymn of Celebration: “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty”
The Affirmation of Faith
The Gloria Patri
The Pastoral Prayer with The Lord’s Prayer by Rev. John Fugh, Jr.
The Offertory Prayer
The Offertory: “Come to the Table of the Lord” by J. Althouse
The Scripture Lesson: 1 Corinthians 11:23-25, Galatians 3:27, Ephesians 3:1-6
The Passing of the Peace
The Welcome & Registration of Attendance
The Children’s Moment by Rev. Dr. Shane Green
The Sermon: Holy Marks by Rev. Dr. Shane Green
The Service of Holy Communion
The Hymn of Consecration: “Here, O My Lord, I See Thee”
The Cross and Flame Go Before Us into the World
The Benediction and Choral Response: “Together Met”
The Postlude: “Sent Forth by God’s Blessing” by Welch Folk Tune
July 24, 2022
Contemporary Worship Service
Rev. John Fugh, Jr.
Sermon: The Woman Caught
Scripture: Sermon Text – John 8:2-11
Featuring The Praise Band
| Lately, I’ve spent a great deal of time reflecting on the aging process. Getting older can be those Golden Years where people relish the fruits of their labor, especially with those they love. Though I’m not there personally, I look forward to that aspect of life. However, there is a different side of the aging process that is less than golden, for it can be dark. With the loss of control and autonomy, things can be challenging mentally and physically. I realize “control” is somewhat of an illusion, but the aging process crashes our perceptions in sudden ways that force one to confront realities that were kept at arm’s length for so long. |
Either through a firsthand experience or watching from the first row, the aging process can be daunting. For those that watch another journey down this path, there is a real sense of helplessness. It is painful to see people that were stalwarts, captains, and anchors for many years, now recess from center stage to the background. They still can be seen by the audience because of their respective wakes, for they have earned the respect of others for years, but as they move to the background, it becomes apparent that change has occurred. Now, the frailty of life becomes the focus of those watching.
As I watch many go through this process, I find myself oscillating between grief and gratitude. The realization that one’s course has permanently changed and now faces a distant horizon that is not as far as it was before, leaves the pain and sadness of grief. This is my first thought. Thankfully, the next is one of gratitude. Just as I think of what is coming, I also think of all that has happened which fills my heart with gratitude.
The Bible speaks of one that finishes his or her course in faith and now rests from their labors. On one level, grief. I know the course is coming to an end. With the next breath, gratitude in what lies ahead—rest. In all of this, I’m humbled by God’s provisions, and his care for all that has been and for what will be.
This Week’s Readings:
*Monday – Colossians 1
*Tuesday – Colossians 2
*Wednesday- Colossians 3
*Thursday – Colossians 4
*Friday- 1 Timothy 1
*Children’s safety and anxiety as the new school year starts up.
*Heal those who are sick and protect those who are not.
*Comfort those who are grieving and in distress.
*Wisdom for our leaders as they navigate through uncertain times.
*Guidance for those seeking to find their way.
*Continued Growth Inside and Outside the Walls of St. Paul UMC.
|“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for all he has done.” – Philippians 4:6|
We have some busy days ahead, so make sure you are preparing for Confirmation gatherings, Back to School happenings, white-water rafting, and Wednesday Night Suppers!!
Next Sunday: August 14 – Confirmation kickoff will be a breakfast in the Youth building for confirmands, parents and mentors! If you have not heard from Grace Bailey, please reach out to her as this is a journey of faith for our 6th graders they will not want to miss.
Family Night Suppers will return Wednesday, August 17th! Details coming soon.
Two weeks from today: August 21 – busy Sunday in many ways!
1. Promotion Sunday for all of our children
2. 3rd graders will be given their Bibles during the 11:00 service
3. Back to School Bash at 5:30 on the Hewitt Quad – supper, water inflatables and more! Please dress accordingly, bring your lawn chair and come join in for lots of family fun and fellowship.
4. Jessica’s first day on the job as Children’s Director! Please make her feel welcome. Meet and greet will be on Sunday, 8/28.
Youth – registration for the Fall Rafting Trip is now open! The trip is September 3-5 (Labor Day weekend) but you must register and pay by August 17th. Cost is $250. Reach out to Laura or Logan with your questions.
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Church Streaming and Podcast License
License Number: CSPL055770
Additional License from One License #A-714141 and CCLI #2035791