Home Worship Service June 14

Worship June 14, 2020

The Second Sunday of Pentecost

Wood Island Lighthouse, MaineBeaches.com

Focus: “We need to be the church that serves and loves people now, today, exactly where they are. Your message is only as loud as the actions that accompany it. Live your message and it will be heard loud and clear.”
– Kellen Roggenbuck, 21st century

Welcome:

Call To Worship:
L: O God of Peter and Andrew, Mary and Martha, you change simple people into powerful disciples.
P: The reign of God is at hand. Let us proclaim the good news in word and deed.
L: O God of St. Francis, you teach us to minister to the poor and oppressed
by taking your place at their side.
P: The reign of God is at hand. Let us proclaim the good news in word and deed.
L: O God of Mother Teresa, of so many nurses and doctors of our time,
you minister to the sick and dying through their presence.
P: The reign of God is at hand. Let us proclaim the good news in word and deed.
L: O God of nameless ones who work on behalf of justice and peace throughout our world, you inspire hope and change in their midst.
P: The reign of God is at hand. Let us proclaim the good news in word and deed.

Gathering Music: In These Times (Joan Armatrading) -Michelle Currie

Invocation
Holy One, whom we so often don’t recognize,
come into our midst and make your presence known!
Renew our strength,
refresh our imaginations,
inspire our weary efforts
to carry your Peace into the world.
Amaze us with your power to make all things new
And let us face your world with curiosity and hope.
In the name of the One who leads us on the Way, Jesus, the Christ. Amen
Lord’s prayer

Opening Hymn: Make Me A Channel of Your Peace #753

Readings: Romans 5:1-5 • Matthew 9:35-10:8

Sermon: Called To Go Out (When we can!) -Rev. Paula Norbert

Sermon Response: Blowin’ In The Wind (Bob Dylan) -Michelle Currie

Prayers of the People: Hush Now In Quiet Peace

Closing Hymn: I’ve Got Peace Like A River
Peace Like A River (Lyrics)
vs. 1
I’ve got peace lije a river
I’ve got peace like a river
I’ve got peace like a river in my soul
I’ve got peace like a river
I’ve got oeace like a river
I’ve got peace like a river in my soul
vs. 2
I’ve got peace like an ocean
I’ve got peace like an ocean
I’ve got peace like an ocean in my soul
I’ve got peace like an ocean
I’ve got peace like an ocean
I’ve got peace like an ocean in my soul
vs. 3
I’ve got peace, love and joy like a river
I’ve got peace, love and joy like a river
I’ve got peace, love and joy like a river in my soul
I’ve got peace, love and joy like a river
I’ve got peace, love and joy like a river
I’ve got peace, love and joy like a river in my soul

Benediction
Go forth from this time together
With hearts open to the surprising, inexhaustible love of God.
Greet friends and strangers with the gifts of Christ:
Mercy, and justice, and joy.
Expect the Spirit to meet us wherever we are, in struggle, in grief, and in peace.

Go In Peace:

Readings:
Romans 5: 1-5
Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.

Matthew 9:35-10:8
Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

Then Jesus summoned his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to cure every disease and every sickness. These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon, also known as Peter, and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax-collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed him.
These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Go nowhere among the Gentiles, and enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. As you go, proclaim the good news, ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. You received without payment; give without payment. (Take no gold, or silver, or copper in your belts, no bag for your journey, or two tunics, or sandals, or a staff; for laborers deserve their food. Whatever town or village you enter, find out who in it is worthy, and stay there until you leave. As you enter the house, greet it. If the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet as you leave that house or town.
The Word of the Lord.        Thanks Be To God